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VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.
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VIDEO: The snail farm in my spare bedroom

September 2, 2014 - 5:12pm
Helen Howard started a snail farm in her spare bedroom and allotment seven years ago - now she sells to restaurants and private chefs.
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Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

September 2, 2014 - 5:09pm
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog Natural England.
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DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

September 2, 2014 - 4:56pm
Two US men who spent three decades in prison for rape and murder, one on death row, are released after new DNA evidence proves their innocence.
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Monkey leaders have different brains

September 2, 2014 - 12:16pm
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according to their social status
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Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

September 2, 2014 - 11:38am
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

September 2, 2014 - 9:52am
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Badger vaccination scheme under way

September 2, 2014 - 7:58am
A scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis in a bid to tackle the disease in cattle is launched by the government.
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Africa's farmers face failed seasons

September 2, 2014 - 7:12am
African farmers face 'failed seasons' risk as a result of being overwhelmed by climate change, warns a status report on the continent's agriculture.
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VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?

September 2, 2014 - 4:57am
David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.
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Does limiting the power of appliances save energy?

September 2, 2014 - 4:20am
Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?
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Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

September 2, 2014 - 3:43am
First report from Europe's new quake-watcher
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Russian sex geckos die in orbit

September 2, 2014 - 2:51am
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
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How corals stir up their world

September 1, 2014 - 6:57pm
Corals stir up the water, creating vortices that draw in nutrients and drive away waste, research reveals.
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Action films 'may make you fat'

September 1, 2014 - 6:53pm
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
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Water voles end 20-year absence

September 1, 2014 - 6:15pm
Water voles end 20-year absence in Scottish Highlands
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Vacuum cleaner debate hots up

September 1, 2014 - 5:33pm
Don't get suckered, Mr Vacuum Cleaner tells people trying to beat new EU rules.
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Cave yields Neanderthal 'artwork'

September 1, 2014 - 2:41pm
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art.
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African food security on the menu

September 1, 2014 - 9:55am
African ministers and business leaders gather in Ethiopia to consider ways to trigger a green revolution and improve the continent's food security.
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Antarctic waters 'rising faster'

September 1, 2014 - 4:16am
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report finds.
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