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Fence to stem human-elephant conflict

Thu. 21/08/14

A fence of palmyra trees is showing some success as a barrier to conflict between people and elephants in Sri Lanka.

Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

Thu. 21/08/14

Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.

Earliest evidence of snail-eating

Thu. 21/08/14

Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.

Osprey pair nest at nature reserve

Thu. 21/08/14

A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

Thu. 21/08/14

Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Thu. 21/08/14

Rescuers comb through the site of Japan landslides

Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

Thu. 21/08/14

Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.

The economic impact of Ebola

Thu. 21/08/14

How Ebola crisis has affected West Africa's economies

VIDEO: New dates rewrite Neanderthal story

Wed. 20/08/14

The history of human evolution has been completely rewritten with the discovery that modern human beings and Neanderthals coexisted in Europe for much longer than previously thought.

Spiders 'do better' in cities

Wed. 20/08/14

Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.

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