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Lanky bird's killer kick quantified

January 25, 2016 - 11:02am
The secretary bird kicks snakes to death with a strike that packs five times the bird's own weight in a fraction of a second, scientists say.
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VIDEO: 'Ninja eagle' kicks like a mule

January 25, 2016 - 11:02am
UK researchers measure the power in the strike of the secretary bird, which hunts by kicking.
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Zika virus 'to spread across Americas'

January 25, 2016 - 10:27am
The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned.
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Israeli veganism takes root in land of milk and honey

January 25, 2016 - 9:09am
How Israel is embracing veganism
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Why do sperm whales wash up on beaches?

January 25, 2016 - 5:52am
Why do sperm whales die in the North Sea?
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Massive funnel-web spider to be milked

January 25, 2016 - 4:08am
Big Boy, a funnel-web spider with a leg span of 10cm, is the largest specimen ever handed in to Australia's only venom-milking programme.
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Swimming with elephants and sharks

January 24, 2016 - 7:23pm
Swimming with toxic fish and 'sexy shrimp'
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VIDEO: Penguin diary: Charting a year in the life

January 24, 2016 - 6:23pm
Victoria Gill joins a team of scientists as they set up remote cameras to observe penguin colonies in the Antarctic.
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VIDEO: Scientists set up penguin CCTV

January 23, 2016 - 6:00pm
A team of researchers led by Dr Tom Hart at Oxford University has set up a network of penguin-monitoring cameras throughout the Antarctic Peninsula.
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North Face widow offers land to Chile

January 23, 2016 - 5:22pm
The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.
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Reusable Bezos rocket revisits space

January 23, 2016 - 5:37am
US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos reflies the New Shepard rocket and capsule system he launched and recovered last November.
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VIDEO: Capturing the world's longest sunset

January 22, 2016 - 6:05pm
A BBC News crew is in Antarctica following a team of British researchers who are monitoring penguins.
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Storks shun migration for junk food

January 22, 2016 - 4:35pm
Storks feeding on rubbish dumps instead of migrating are more likely to survive the winter, research shows.
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VIDEO: Red kites flying high in County Down

January 22, 2016 - 3:51pm
As red kites prepare to mate and breed, volunteers in County Down are out identifying potential nest sites so they can check for chicks later in the season.
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Plant 'counts' as it digests flies

January 22, 2016 - 6:57am
Scientists say the Venus flytrap controls its digestion process by gauging the number of times a struggling insect touches its trigger hairs.
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'Sea monster' could be 'new species'

January 22, 2016 - 6:53am
A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists say.
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Tags give insight into shark behaviour

January 22, 2016 - 6:28am
Scientists say satellite tagging basking sharks off Scotland has given valuable insights into their behaviour of the world's second biggest fish.
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Diseased algae inspire designs

January 22, 2016 - 5:00am
Images from a microscope of healthy and infected algae inspires the designs of a Scottish-based textiles producer.
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India's maverick 'frog man'

January 22, 2016 - 2:35am
The scientist who was 'made' by a purple frog with a snout
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VIDEO: Controversial plan to save rhinos

January 22, 2016 - 12:58am
Karen Allen meets a rhino breeder with a controversial solution to stop poachers killing his animals for their horns.
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