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News has come in from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire of an historic event: the first crane egg in over four centuries has been laid in the United Kingdom.
Rat, fox and mink has been passed off as mutton and beef in China in the latest food scandal to rock their nation. In early May this year, the Chinese authorities revealed that, after a three month investigation, 904 people had been arrested.
We humans are smugly certain that we are the only animals clever enough to manipulate our world around us, creating early warning detection systems for natural disasters like volcanoes and hurricanes.
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 600,000 people die every year as a result of being infected with malaria.
A vaccine that protects against spider venom, and significantly help with spider control in general, may be a step closer thanks to recent research.
They are the once-secret relics of an era of fear and mistrust between the world’s biggest superpowers but now Cold War nuclear bunkers are being put to a different purpose, to help to protect the dwindling bat population.
Exposure to dangerous levels of mercury may have played a significant role in the global decline of Arctic foxes, according to recent scientific findings.
The world's smallest flying robot has been built with the ability to fly like a fly, including the manoeuvrability that enables the real ones to avoid all human efforts to swat them.
A new digital camera that contains 180 individual lenses and is designed to work like the compound eye of an insect has been announced in the journal Nature.
Fruit flies are considered some of the most harmless creatures but in the absence of food, their larvae become aggressive cannibals.
It is seldom that we humans feel much sympathy for rats. The more common feeling engendered by the scaly tailed rodents who live under our homes, steal our food and even occasionally bite us.
Member states of the EU are to vote on the European Commission's proposal to restrict the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides. It is suspected that the use of neonicotinoids in pest control has contributed significantly to bee deaths.
The skeletal remains of an exotic big cat that lay hidden away in the dusty storerooms of the Bristol museum for more than a century, have recently brought about some interesting findings.
In 2010 there were as few as 500 breeding pairs of hen harriers in Scotland. It is clear that they are an endangered species. Now bird watchers and walkers are being asked to look out for them to help conserve their numbers.
Regular players at a Derbyshire golf club have relished the rare chance to catch a glimpse of an unexpected birdie on their course!
For the second time this year, hundreds of sea birds of the South West Coast of Britain have been found dead or dying, covered in a strange, glue-like substance.
Mobile phone customers in Southampton have had their service interrupted by a peregrine falcon which has nested next to a faulty transmitter, preventing access by engineers to carry out repairs and restore service.
A new scientific report published by the University of Duisburg-Essen has revealed some interesting insights into the behaviour of red wood ants.
Between Shikoku and Hiroshima, in the middle of Japan's Inland Sea, is the unusual island of Okunoshima. Often called Usagi Shima, or Rabbit Island, it is home to more than 300 wild rabbits, attracting hoards of visitors every year.
Britain's Protected Areas, both nature reserves and national parks, came in for government criticism in 2010 which stated that the protected areas were too fragmented and offered only limited long-term security to the species they were set up to protect.