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Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

July 23, 2014 - 9:09pm
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
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VIDEO: Who was that man on the Moon?

July 23, 2014 - 5:01pm
Why the US public lost interest in lunar exploration
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Voyage to unlock Arctic secrets

July 23, 2014 - 2:21pm
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
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VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

July 23, 2014 - 2:12pm
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
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Fur seals feel climate impacts

July 23, 2014 - 12:52pm
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
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VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

July 23, 2014 - 11:40am
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.
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EU sets 30% energy savings target

July 23, 2014 - 7:52am
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.
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Bats 'fly by polarised light'

July 23, 2014 - 5:43am
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
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Deep sea mining licences issued

July 23, 2014 - 4:55am
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
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Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

July 23, 2014 - 2:55am
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.
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Giant python gets a health check

July 23, 2014 - 2:35am
Enormous reticulated python gets annual check-up
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Quarantine over China plague death

July 23, 2014 - 12:47am
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

July 22, 2014 - 10:32pm
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?
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Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

July 22, 2014 - 9:28pm
European spat over energy savings target
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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

July 22, 2014 - 7:14pm
Models and concepts by famous car manufacturers
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VIDEO: Giant python gets a health check

July 22, 2014 - 11:13am
A team at Chester Zoo has given a check-up, including heart ultrasound scan to its giant reticulated python, named JF.
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Jellyfish set for record numbers

July 22, 2014 - 6:00am
Wales is hailed as a jellyfish "hotspot" by researchers who say they could hit record numbers this summer.
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Three person IVF plans 'progress'

July 22, 2014 - 5:35am
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
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Kepler sees world with distant orbit

July 22, 2014 - 5:04am
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
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AUDIO: Warm weather boosts slug numbers

July 22, 2014 - 4:07am
There has been an increase in the number of slugs in Britain's gardens due to the warm and damp weather.
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