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Weight-loss gadget compared to ‘medieval torture device’
Weight-loss device
Tall Tales

Weight-loss gadget compared to ‘medieval torture device’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Jun 2021
Best shots: Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Awards 2021
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In pictures

Best shots: Nature TTL Photographer of the Year Awards 2021

Photographers explore ocean depths and wild terrains in 2021 awards
3 Jun 2021
Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:A swan flaps it's wings in the River Thames on April 7, 2011 in Windsor, England. Much of Britain continues to enjoy unseasonably warm weather, recording the hotte
Tall Tales

Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Mar 2021
Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons
A mother sperm whale with its calf
In Brief

Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons

Experts say sperm whales shared behaviours to outmanoeuvre 19th-century hunters
18 Mar 2021
Racoons break into bank and steal biscuits
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In Brief

Racoons break into bank and steal biscuits

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Oct 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology

Scientific ecology can be traced back to Charles Darwin and considers living things and their environment
29 May 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 39. Selective breeding
Dog
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 39. Selective breeding

Domesticating animals and creating plants and crops allowed agriculture to flourish
13 Mar 2020

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What Brexit means for animals
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In Depth

What Brexit means for animals

UK wildlife at greater risk thanks to post-Brexit regulation gaps, claim charities
3 Feb 2020
General Election 2019: best dogs at polling stations
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In Brief

General Election 2019: best dogs at polling stations

Voting day has brought out some very good boys
12 Dec 2019
Why is British wildlife in decline?
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In Brief

Why is British wildlife in decline?

New study warns that populations have plummeted by average of 60% since 1970
4 Oct 2019
Could swine fever epidemic see pork taken off the menu?
Police lured rogue pig back to farm using snacks from KFC
In Depth

Could swine fever epidemic see pork taken off the menu?

Slovakia becomes latest country to report outbreak amid rising fears about inadequate containment efforts
9 Aug 2019
What are Tardigrades?
Tardigrade
In Brief

What are Tardigrades?

So-called water bears are the toughest animals on Earth - and now scientists suspect they are alive on the Moon
7 Aug 2019
How dangerous are pigeon droppings?
Pigeon
In Depth

How dangerous are pigeon droppings?

Review of flagship Scottish hospital launched following death of child patient from infection linked to bird excrement
23 Jan 2019
Chester Zoo fire: how animals were saved with bananas
Chester Zoo fire
In Brief

Chester Zoo fire: how animals were saved with bananas

Keepers ‘overwhelmed’ as fundraising campaign tops £120,000 following blaze in Monsoon Forest zone
17 Dec 2018
Scientists find the Dracula ant is the world's fastest mover
Dracula ant
In Depth

Scientists find the Dracula ant is the world's fastest mover

Insect uses lethal speed of its spring-loaded mandibles to stun or kill prey
12 Dec 2018
Should animal shelters ban Christmas adoptions?
Golden retriever
In Brief

Should animal shelters ban Christmas adoptions?

German pet rescue centres take a stand over pets as presents
11 Dec 2018
Tributes pour in for Roger Australia's muscle-bound kangaroo
Kangaroo
In Depth

Tributes pour in for Roger Australia's muscle-bound kangaroo

Enormous animal came to fame when a photo of him crushing a metal bucket like a paper cup went viral
10 Dec 2018
Why BA refuses to carry lab animals
British Airways
In Brief

Why BA refuses to carry lab animals

Airline facing legal battle over its blanket ban on transporting animals for medical research
19 Sep 2018
Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018: the funniest finalists
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In Brief

Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2018: the funniest finalists

From a hiding moose and a helpful bear to a very expressive squirrel
18 Sep 2018
US vets untangle 'Gordian Knot' of squirrels
Squirrels
In Depth

US vets untangle 'Gordian Knot' of squirrels

Wildlife centre operates to save animals’ tails that became entwined with each other and their nest
17 Sep 2018
‘Dream job’ on Greek island looking after cats goes viral
Cat Sanctuary Greece
In Depth

‘Dream job’ on Greek island looking after cats goes viral

Sanctuary has to curtail number of applicants eager to look after 55 rescue cats ‘in Cyclades paradise’
13 Aug 2018
Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya
Two people have been killed in separate hippo attacks in Kenya
In Brief

Two killed in hippo attacks in Kenya

Chinese tourist mauled by a hippo while trying to take a photograph
13 Aug 2018
Mystery ape discovered in ancient Chinese tomb
Gibbon
In Depth

Mystery ape discovered in ancient Chinese tomb

Extinct species of gibbon suggests humans wiped out primate populations long before the modern era
22 Jun 2018
Why are scientists genetically editing pigs?
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In Depth

Why are scientists genetically editing pigs?

Breakthrough in making the animals resistant to disease poses ethical and legal dilemma
21 Jun 2018
Which dangerous dogs are banned in the UK?
Dogo Argentino
In Brief

Which dangerous dogs are banned in the UK?

Four specific breeds have been prohibited since 1991, but recent statistics are prompting MPs to reconsider the law
11 May 2018
Cloning monkeys: the ethical dilemma behind the miracle
Cloned monkeys
In Brief

Cloning monkeys: the ethical dilemma behind the miracle

Identical macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were born eight and six weeks ago in Chinese lab
25 Jan 2018
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