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State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
Evolutionary biologists claim some animals may actually have superior cognitive abilities than tose possessed by humans
Experimenting on animals isn't just cruel - we're finally learning that it's not even as scientifically effective as once thought
Study of brain activity shows it struggling to process complex urban landscapes
Fossilised dung left by megaherbivores 240-million years ago have been found clustered together
Once, stuffing a guinea pig for pleasure was considered mildly eccentric. Now, the craze has become so popular that even leading practitioners say it has got out of hand. Polly Morgan, who made taxidermy fashionable 10 years ago with her zany displays of birds, says she has become "uncomfortable with the direction taxidermy is taking", saying it is "ghoulish and macabre to stuff animals for kicks". She thinks that young people are "glorifying or sexualising" dead animals.
Nasal surprise led to discovery of new method of spreading disease from chimps to humans
Researchers noticed tamarin monkeys communicating with each other at a 'reduced amplitude' in the presence of zoo staff they disliked
Two men have been arrested for allegedly peddling the protected animal
71-year-old cosmologist had previously been less supportive of the right to die as 'there is always hope'
Iran is preparing to launch a cat into space, just seven months after claiming to have sent a monkey on a successful 20 minute flight 72 miles into the atmosphere.
US competition sees work from representatives of sanctuaries across the country go head to head in an online vote
Other contenders for the prize include the pubic louse and the pig-nosed turtle
Sheep are being transported for up to 18 hours in hot, cramped conditions from the North of England to France, a charity’s investigation into live animal exports has found.
Japanese researchers use skin cells from mice to create sperm and eggs that were later used to create a live birth