Schoolteacher William Buchman was arrested after officers found over 300 living and dead snakes inside his property
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Friday 08 February 2013
Three of veteran broadcaster's shows identified in a new study as perpetuating the notion that animal relationships are predominantly heterosexual
Furry, cute, long-tailed and distinctly rodent-like - the creature that could be our earliest human ancestor
Friday 08 February 2013
In a paper published yesterday in the journal 'Science', researchers claim that within two to three million years of the extinction of dinosaurs the first modern mammals may have begun to appear
Wednesday 06 February 2013
No matter how chilly it is outside, come half term, you're going to need to tire out the children. Try one of these for size
The mystery of the Iran space monkey is solved - the pictures showed the wrong animal, say Iranian officials
Monday 04 February 2013
Iran has insisted that it did send a monkey into space amid conjecture that the launch was faked.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Was Iran's monkey in space launch faked? Before and after pictures of space-travelling simian appear to show different animals
Friday 01 February 2013
The veracity of Iran’s triumphant claims to have launched a monkey into space has been called into question by before and after pictures of the simian space-traveller that appear to show two different animals.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
BBC 5Live's radio presenter Shelagh Fogarty was left cowering on her chair after a mouse was seen scurrying across the studio.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Suspected Islamist gunmen opened fire on residents of a market town in northeast Nigeria, killing 18 people in one of the deadliest attacks for several weeks, a local government official said.
Monday 21 January 2013
Olympic silver medalist Gemma Gibbons returned to action yesterday and picked up the first British Championship gold of her career in Sheffield.
Monday 07 January 2013
The threat of schism within the Anglican church grew last night after the leader of a global group of traditional Anglicans condemned the Church of England for "compromising with the secular preoccupations of the West" by allowing celibate gay bishops.
Thursday 03 January 2013
The count is required as part of the license terms of British zoos
Monday 31 December 2012
The world is facing a new wildlife crisis with rhino and elephant poaching in Africa now running out of control, as the illicit wildlife trade booms across the globe as never before.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Darwin, who some have dubbed the 'Toronto One', was taken in by Animal Services after being found in the furniture store dressed in a sheepskin coat
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Soldiers in Nepal are hunting a wild elephant that is terrorising villagers in the south of the country and has killed four people in the past three months.
Monday 17 December 2012
While, primates of all species can apparently enjoy fizzy pop (see above), it turns out that picking up on the beat in music is a uniquely human trait.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 4 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 5 YouTube video shows woman verbally abusing takeaway staff 'because they used green peppers'