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AUDIO: Animals 'have platonic friendships'

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:14
Animals with big brains such as elephants, horses, killer whales and some primates have close platonic friendships, according to the New Scientist.

Bats may be moved for development

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:39
Bats and badgers living on the site of a proposed industrial development in Oxfordshire could be rehomed.

VIDEO: Researchers seek to print body parts

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:49
Researchers at the University Medical Centre Utrecht are using stem cells in 3D bio-printing.

Farm drugs being used like 'sweets'

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 00:17
The use of antibiotics on farms without medical supervision has been condemned at a meeting of the world animal health organisation.

Google to build self-driving cars

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:00
Google has announced that it will start building its own self-driving cars. They will have a stop/go button but no controls, steering wheels or pedals.

Gene test for heart risk rolled out

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 17:24
A blood test for a preventable form of heart disease, caused by inherited high cholesterol levels, is being rolled out in the UK.

Grave find may be early false tooth

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 16:58
Archaeologists have identified what they say is the earliest dental implant known from Western Europe.

VIDEO: Oil workers film tornado escape

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:45
A group of oil workers have escaped a tornado, moments before it struck their camp in North Dakota, in the US.

MH370 spur to 'better ocean mapping'

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 07:10
Scientists welcome news of MH370 data release

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 21:07
A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.

China to scrap millions of cars

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 18:28
China will remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year in order to improve air quality.

The brave new world of DIY faecal transplant

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:29
The people desperate to be cured with someone else's faeces

Anger over 'invisible' rabies toll

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 16:06
A shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs is costing the lives of tens of thousands of children every year, say animal health experts.

New view of cellular 'skeleton'

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 05:26
Scientists develop new tools allowing them to watch structural proteins in action within living cells.

How reliable are medical research checks?

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 02:43
Is the system for reviewing medical research working?

Pets to be tested for deadly Mers

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 01:09
Scientists are soon to test cats, dogs and even rats as they seek to understand the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Margarine linked to divorce?

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 16:14
Could eating margarine increase your chance of divorce?

The strange profusion of portmanteau dog names

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 16:13
What breeds are mixed to create a Jaffanorkie?

Why your children don't listen to you

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 17:54
The real reason children don't listen to their parents

Fox and hedgehog share bite to eat

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 00:26
A fox and a hedgehog are captured on a webcam sharing a meal in the garden of a Suffolk wildlife enthusiast.