State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
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To begin a three-part series on children’s books for Christmas, Nicholas Tucker picks the season’s best picture books
An animal baby boom prompted a move to answer an age-old dilemma: what are those monkeys doing?
Japanese researchers use skin cells from mice to create sperm and eggs that were later used to create a live birth
New study shows that dogs yawning when their owners do is an emotional response
Inquest in Westminster hears how the unruly member of conservation site staff bore a grudge after he was fired for getting into fights and having an affair with a volunteer
Human head and brain transplants are now feasible. That's according to Italian neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero who believes he has worked out how to transfer the head of one human on to the body of another.
Is it our immortal souls? Or our sense of irony? Or perhaps our (comparatively) hair-free torsos?
Never mind horse meat...llama, crocodile and chimp are now part of our food chain
A fossilised skeleton of a tiny creature with a long tail, sharp teeth and monkey-like feet has turned out to be the oldest-known primate – the group that includes gorillas, chimps and humans.
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Tales From The Trees
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
Iran has insisted that it did send a monkey into space amid conjecture that the launch was faked.