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The birds' beauty belies their often menacing and destructive nature
When most of us think of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, we think of moai, the 887 magnificent statues that guard its shores. But the mystery of BBC4's Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World wasn't how these monoliths were made, or how they were moved into place (aliens, obviously) or even whether the ancient Rapa Nui people were responsible for their own decline, it's why the myths have persisted for so long.
The likelihood of people developing diseases including type two diabetes and Crohn's could be affected by genes inherited from Neanderthals
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It's a theory that hasn't been proposed by politicians yet
Black rats are also implicated in both outbreaks, which took place 800 years apart
Francis has already used the symbolic power of his office to change attitudes
Children born in one northern town can reportedly expect – on average – to live to 105
Group of friends were swimming at an isolated water hole in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park southeast of Darwin
To most of us, lions are African, but many of the great beasts of legend were Indian. Now a zoo plans to breed more of them
Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.
Studying the disease among dogs could allow experts to build a defence if human cancers became transmissible
Scientists say a group living in the Araguaia River, Brazil has been isolated from other varieties for more than two million years
Identity of swine shrouded in secrecy
In the late 1980s, Africa’s elephant population was decimated to just 600,000. Bringing the elephant slaughter to consumers' televisions had a profound impact. Can it be done again?