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Birds beat machines in hover test

Earth News - 30th July 2014
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.

Bumps, buzzards and critical species

Earth News - 30th July 2014
Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

First flamingo egg 'for eight years'

Earth News - 29th July 2014
Flamingos at a wildlife centre in Wearside produce their first egg in eight years, according to the charity that runs it.

Eggshells may act like 'sunblock'

Earth News - 29th July 2014
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.

Wide-eyed lemurs on the web

Earth News - 29th July 2014
Fifty years of data, from the lives of nearly 4,000 endangered primates at the Duke Lemur Centre in North Carolina, have been transferred from ageing paper records into a public, online database

Perils of the English countryside

Earth News - 28th July 2014
The risks you may run while taking a walk in the English countryside.

Koala survives speedy ride under car

Earth News - 28th July 2014
A koala has had an extraordinary escape clinging to the bottom of a car on a busy Australian highway.

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'

Earth News - 28th July 2014
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.

Jellyfish set for record numbers

Earth News - 25th July 2014
Wales is hailed as a jellyfish "hotspot" by researchers who say they could hit record numbers this summer.

Images reveal park's red panda cubs

Earth News - 25th July 2014
Images are released of two young red panda cubs born at the RZSS's Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore.

Bird-proof bags thwart seagulls

Earth News - 25th July 2014
Seagulls rifling through a seaside town's litter are thwarted by a new range of bird-proof rubbish bags.

'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

Earth News - 25th July 2014
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery

Earth News - 25th July 2014
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

Earth News - 24th July 2014
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

Fur seals feel climate impacts

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Giant python gets a health check

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.

Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?

Earth News - 23rd July 2014
Do butterfly wing patterns really mimic predator eyes?