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Busting the myths of animal sleep

3rd March 2014
What do you know about animal sleep?

First images of unexplored deep sea

3rd March 2014
An expedition to the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific has revealed that giant eels and crustaceans teem thousands of metres beneath the waves.

Badger culls were 'ineffective'

28th February 2014
Analysis of last year's pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire has concluded they were ineffective and inhumane, the BBC understands.

Rare songbird faces fire ant threat

27th February 2014
An award-winning conservation project to save the Tahiti monarch faces threats from rain, rats and fire ants.

Rare zebra born at Chester Zoo

26th February 2014
An endangered species of zebra is the first of its kind to be born at Chester Zoo in more than 30 years.

Stunning whale graveyard explained

26th February 2014
Scientists think they can now explain the astonishing discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.

Call to reverse tail docking ban

26th February 2014
Gamekeepers in Scotland stepping up their campaign to end the ban on the docking of working dogs' tails.

Storm fears for iconic seabirds

25th February 2014
Record numbers of malnourished seabirds are being washed up on beaches following storms, say experts.

Last Neanderthal home is studied

25th February 2014
An ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived is being studied to assess storm damage.

Seabird death toll 'at least 600'

24th February 2014
More than 600 dead seabirds have now been found on Jersey's beaches, wildlife experts confirm.

Tourism hope for threatened lemurs

21st February 2014
The world's most threatened primate could be saved from extinction by eco-tourism according to conservationists.

Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'

21st February 2014
A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Owls drafted in to fight deadly virus

21st February 2014
Chilean officials turn to an unlikely ally - owls - to fight a virus that has already killed 15 people.

Dog and human brain link revealed

21st February 2014
The canine brain reacts to voices in the same way that the human brain does - especially when they hear emotionally charged sounds, a study suggests.

Washed-up baby turtle 'fortunate'

19th February 2014
A baby loggerhead turtle washed ashore during the recent storms is "extremely fortunate" to be alive, experts say.

Bumblebees hit by honeybee diseases

19th February 2014
Diseases harboured by honeybees are spilling over into wild bumblebees, a study suggests.

Boost for countryside butterflies

19th February 2014
Countryside butterfly numbers boosted by warm summer.

VIDEO: Britain's butterfly population thriving

19th February 2014
Britain's butterflies thrive as a result of last summer's sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Farmland butterflies bounce back

19th February 2014
The UK's farmland butterflies have flourished thanks to last year's hot summer, according to the charity Butterfly Conservation.

Monkey's brain moves sedated avatar

18th February 2014
A monkey's brain has been used to control the movements of a sedated monkey, scientists report, raising hope for advances in overcoming paralysis.