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A woman is left "quite shocked" when an eagle flies into her living room while she is watching the French Open tennis championship.
The faces of our male ancestors evolved certain features as a defence against fist fights, according to an argument put forward by US researchers.
Rats experience regret when their poor decisions make them miss out on better food options, a study finds.
Police search for three stolen parrots, including an asthmatic one that could die without its medication.
The US Geological Survey has released the first video footage ever ''filmed'' by a polar bear - in the Beaufort Sea, near Alaska.
Conservationists celebrate as barn owls successfully hatch twice as many chicks on a Cambridgeshire farm as they did the previous year.
RSPB Scotland says "outrageous rumours" have been spread accusing it of accidentally killing birds of prey.
The first of four peregrine falcon chicks nesting on Norwich Cathedral takes its maiden flight.
Blind cave-dwelling fish found in Somalia are able to recognise differences in quantities, say scientists.
Protecting the red squirrels of Anglesey has won a retired academic physicist a top award from a conservation charity.
NZ Landslide kills critically endangered kakapo parrot.
A tortoise thought to have travelled almost 300 miles in the back of a lorry from Devon is saved moments before being pulped at a Norfolk recycling plant.
A project to repair a swimming pool's leaking roof is on hold after a colony of bats was discovered there.
A fox is stealing dozens of shoes in a Leeds suburb and dumping them outside a woman's house.
Doctors believe they have found the first evidence that a new deadly virus in the Middle East has been transmitted from a camel to people.
Sightings of an invasive bumblebee species in Britain have reached a record high, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust says
Environmentalists are opposing the government's plans to boost roads, housing and fracking - all announced as part of the Infrastructure Bill.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, lives for 20 years and has never naturally developed cancer
A campaign to help protect yew trees which are often found in churchyards and are hundreds of years old is launched by the Church in Wales.
Fossils dealer Eric Prokopi is jailed for three months for smuggling dinosaur bones into the US including those of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus.