Why sloths descend from the safety of the trees once a week to go to the toilet has baffled scientists - but one specialist thinks he has the answer
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Tuesday 19 March 2013
More signs of past water on Mars have been uncovered by the American space agency Nasa's Curiosity rover.
Photography book of the week: Black Maps - American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime, By David Maisel
Sunday 03 March 2013
"These photographs," writes David Maisel, one of a group of landscape photographers dubbed "the New Topographics", "depict the landscape of the American West as the site of human-induced trauma."
Saturday 26 January 2013
Sunday 02 December 2012
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!! Plane crashes into highway! Oh wait...that's just a TV set.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Scientists say the Martian soil at NASA's Curiosity Rover's landing site contains minerals similar to that found on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano.
Monday 29 October 2012
All schoolchildren will be able to learn Chinese, Hindi, Japanese or Indonesian under a new government strategy to increase Australia's engagement with Asia.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Shares in Pathfinder Minerals shot up like a rocket yesterday, more than doubling after the Aim-listed miner won a landmark, High Court ruling in a dispute with a former African director over who owns its key asset.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Nasa yesterday showed off the first high-resolution, colour portrait images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, detailing a mound of layered rock where scientists plan to focus their search for the chemical ingredients of life on the Red Planet.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Abigail Disney – filmmaker, philanthropist and great-niece of the legendary animator Walt Disney – has publicly renounced her share of the family profits from an Israeli firm she claims is exploiting "occupied natural resources".
Friday 29 June 2012
Shares in Pathfinder Minerals, the Mozambique-focused miner which suspended trading in November, will relist in London today after an intervention by the UK Government.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
"There's potash in them thar hills" might lack the potency of the Klondike's rallying cry, but the discovery is causing passions to run high in the North York Moors.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Deep beneath the cherished North York Moors lies a valuable mineral that is dividing local people
Tuesday 12 June 2012
A mining company says it has found the world's biggest and best quality supply of a valuable mineral under the North York Moors National Park.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
After his journey to the bottom of the sea, James Cameron has a new far-flung idea
Saturday 14 April 2012
1. Lipstick in Pleasure Me Red
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
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- 3 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
- 4 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
- 5 Barack Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee in support of gay rights