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Chester Zoo breeds Montserrat tarantulas in world first

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:45
Keepers at Chester Zoo have become the first in the world to successfully breed Montserrat tarantulas in captivity.
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Time-lapse footage of Perseid meteor shower

Fri, 2016-08-12 21:05
Time-lapse footage has captured the Perseid meteor shower over Spain.
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Growing call for grouse shooting ban as season opens

Fri, 2016-08-12 11:26
Thousands are calling for a ban on grouse shooting, arguing the sport increases the threat faced by an endangered species of raptors.
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400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’

Fri, 2016-08-12 10:15
Scientists say they have found a Greenland shark that is about 400 years old - making it the longest-living vertebrate known.
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Jupiter gravity push sets up 'meteor storm' on Earth

Fri, 2016-08-12 01:37
Observers are looking forward to an annual astronomical event that could to turn into a spectacular "meteor storm" in the early hours of Friday.
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Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis

Thu, 2016-08-11 23:54
In a surprise result, eight paraplegic people regain partial movement after a one-year training program based on brain-controlled robotics.
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Teeth in faeces suggest ancient shark ate its young

Thu, 2016-08-11 15:01
Scientists find a baby tooth in the fossilised faeces of an extinct shark, suggesting the animals practised filial cannibalism.
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What can killer whales teach us about the menopause?

Thu, 2016-08-11 09:33
Scientists are studying killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause - in both orcas and humans.
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Piltdown review points decisive finger at forger Dawson

Wed, 2016-08-10 22:13
After an eight-year study, researchers conclude that history's most infamous fake fossils were made by one man - the prime suspect, Charles Dawson.
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Wild New Caledonian crows possess tool-craft talent

Wed, 2016-08-10 09:43
Scientists confirm that wild crows from New Caledonia in the South Pacific can craft tools.
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Can killer whales help solve the mystery of menopause?

Wed, 2016-08-10 09:11
Why scientists are watching killer whales in an effort to understand the mysterious biology behind the menopause.
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Life thriving on UK's biggest underwater mountains

Wed, 2016-08-10 03:06
A deep-sea expedition discovers a remarkable array of life on the UK's tallest underwater mountains.
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Britain's tallest mountain is underwater

Wed, 2016-08-10 03:03
Scientists from Plymouth University have visited the UK's tallest mountains - over 100 metres under the sea.
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Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Tue, 2016-08-09 21:27
International scientists are calling for action to "future proof" the insects, birds and mammals that pollinate crops and wild plants.
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Beware the walruses

Tue, 2016-08-09 21:11
Paddling from Greenland to Scotland in a canoe is risky business.
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Scientists develop dissolving battery

Tue, 2016-08-09 20:53
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.
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'Stay away' from beached oil rig

Tue, 2016-08-09 19:18
People are warned to stay away from the stricken Transocean Winner oil rig which ran aground during a storm.
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One drug is 'new hope' for three killer infections

Tue, 2016-08-09 11:05
A single drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show..
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Decline of fishing in Lake Tanganyika 'due to warming'

Tue, 2016-08-09 05:48
New research blames rising temperatures over the last century as the key cause of decline in one of the world's most important fisheries.
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DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

Tue, 2016-08-09 01:17
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.
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