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Nightmare on the pill

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:30
Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.

Inside the secret lives of polar bears

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:22
A camera attached to the neck of a female polar bear shows two bears breaking through ice sheets to hunt for prey.

Blind mice have sight restored

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:00
Blind mice regain partial vision after stem cell reprogramming

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 22:01
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.

'Puppy talk' - why do we use it and do dogs respond?

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:55
Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.

Japanese monkey tries to mate with deer

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:46
A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.

Donald Trump win 'won't sway world on climate'

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:22
Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.

Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 22:50
Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:12
A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:10
Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.

New candidate for 'missing element' in Earth's core

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:04
Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.

Chimp drinking culture caught on video

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:13
Critically endangered chimpanzees craft absorbent drinking sticks, remote cameras reveal.

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible' despite Trump

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:55
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.

Mother-baby bonding insight revealed

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
Scientists say mothers hold babies on the left to help in bonding - and this is not unique to humans.

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:05
Scientists discover a 'clear signal' of urbanisation in the evolution of organisms around the globe.

China pollution: 'It can be completely dark'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:00
A look at life inside China's most polluted city. Shijiazhuang is currently underneath a thick layer of toxic smog.

Brixton Road breaches annual air pollution limit in five days

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:48
A south London road breaches its EU annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days.

Forensic science standards 'at significant risk'

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 02:27
The quality of forensic science work in England and Wales is putting the integrity of the criminal justice system at risk, the regulator warns.

Notorious bird egg thief on the run in Brazil

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:13
A notorious egg thief is on the run after stealing bird eggs worth up to £5,000, after authorities in Brazil lost track of him.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 16:58
One of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.