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Rats alter the way they use whiskers

Earth News - 7th July 2014
Rats can change the way they use their whiskers depending on how well they know their surroundings, new research shows.

Uganda cop shoots 'aggressive' tortoise

Earth News - 7th July 2014
Policeman kills reptile after being 'attacked' at home.

Worries over 'cruel' elephant trade

Earth News - 6th July 2014
Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar as smugglers seek to resume a lucrative trade to Thailand, a report says.

VIDEO: Teaching an endangered bird to love again

Earth News - 6th July 2014
Scientists at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia teach international groups to track wild animals - a skill they hope will help keep count of endangered species around the globe.

Osprey spotted hunting on the Mersey

Earth News - 5th July 2014
A rare bird of prey has been spotted hunting on the River Mersey, says a wildlife charity.

VIDEO: Baby rhino cared for by sheep surrogate

Earth News - 5th July 2014
A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.

Wild chimp language translated

Earth News - 4th July 2014
Researchers say they have worked out the meaning of the gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.

Bee watchers help to map species

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
Budding bumblebee enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a research project designed to help save crucial species.

VIDEO: Secrets of plant roots revealed

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
Plants have been grown inside a microscope to allow scientists to watch their roots developing in 3D.

Public asked to spot woodland moths

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
Members of the public are being asked to send in their sightings of the UK's bizarre and beautiful woodland moths for Moth Night 2014.

VIDEO: Footage of eagle raiding Springwatch nest

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
Video shows a young sea eagle pushing the Springwatch eagle chick out of its nest in an attack never before caught on film in Scotland.

Giraffe legs' strong, skinny secret

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.

Early bird 'had feather trousers'

Earth News - 3rd July 2014
An ancient creature halfway between a dinosaur and a bird had feathered "trousers" on its hindlimbs, a new fossil reveals.

Britain's pioneer ecologists at work

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Preserving the UK's vulnerable wildlife

Fish memory spans days, not seconds

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
African cichlid fish's memory of feeding areas can span up to twelve days, scientists show.

Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish'

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Many coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Dormice 'take naps to fatten up'

Earth News - 2nd July 2014
Naps may help dormice save energy and survive until it is time to hibernate, say scientists.

Deep-diving devil rays solve mystery

Earth News - 1st July 2014
New tracking data shows that Chilean devil rays dive down nearly 2km below the ocean surface.

Cow shot after harbour rescue bid

Earth News - 1st July 2014
A lifeboat is launched to help a cow near Aberdeen Harbour.

First bat recorded on St Kilda

Earth News - 1st July 2014
A bat is recorded for the first time on the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda, says the National Trust for Scotland.