Never mind horse meat...llama, crocodile and chimp are now part of our food chain
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Friday 18 March 2011
They range in size from the tiny Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, weighing little more than an ounce, to the 440lb mountain gorilla.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
The Smithsonian's database of thousands of 'candid camera' shots gives a fascinating insight into wild behaviour
Friday 04 February 2011
Neuroscience is a frustrating business. Modern research has done a wonderful job of mapping out the overall organisation of the human brain, yet the details of the machinery remain mysterious. We know which brain region is responsible for face recognition, and which understands word meanings, and which takes care of decisions, and so on. But nobody has any idea how these clever tricks are done. Much of our knowledge comes from brain injuries. Localised damage to the brain can cause very specific disabilities. There are people who have lost the ability to see motion, even though their vision is otherwise normal, and people who can no longer speak grammatically, even though they can comprehend others perfectly well.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 17 December 2010
An abandoned baby orang-utan had a luxury journey to its new adoptive home - as a first-class passenger on a cruise ferry.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Sunday 21 November 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Snakes, stray dogs and monkeys are the latest problem for officials rushing to complete work at the athletes' village in Delhi.
Friday 17 September 2010
That's F as in "Fail", which describes what troubled teacher Mr Anderson (David Schofield) is doing after a traumatic attack on him by a pupil.
Monday 13 September 2010
Monday 16 August 2010
A previously unknown monkey species has been discovered in the Colombian jungle.
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