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Ever wondered how birds detect magnetic fields?

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in What's news?

Birds make epic journeys across the globe every year guided by Earth's magnetic field. But how they detect this magnetic field has left scientists baffled for decades.

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Small aggressive fish outmuscle bigger rivals

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in What's news?

Generally, when predicting a fight the age old adage is 'back the big guy'. But not apparently in the fish world

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Hummingbirds dodge raindrops

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in What's news?

A new study suggests that plucky Anna's hummingbirds, which can weigh less than an ounce, keep flying through a heavy downpour...

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Guess what… elephants don’t purr!

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in What's news?

Until recently, scientists were not sure how elephants made their distinctive thunderous rumblings.

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Amazing weird animals created in photoshop!

Posted on May 10, 2012 in What's news?

Weird, cute, funny and creepy Take a look at this video of weird animal hybrids created by photoshop wizards Worthing 1000.    Some are pretty cute, others are downright creepy – but all of them will make you look twice!  

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Great bustard flies over UK once again

Posted on May 2, 2012 in What's news?

It's been absent from the UK for 180 years but the great bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is now once again flying across the south west of England, thanks to a remarkable pioneering reintroduction programme

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Prehistoric giant crocodile competed with titanboa

Posted on May 2, 2012 in What's news?

A 6 metre (20 ft) long extinct fish-eating crocodile may have battled titanboa, the largest snake of all time, in what's now Colombia, suggests a new study.

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