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    Neanderthal brains ‘grew more slowly’

    BBC | Updated at 11:43am on September 22, 2017

    A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours. An analysis of a Neanderthal child’s skeleton suggests that...

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    Flamingo balancing act saves energy

    BBC | Updated at 09:40am on May 24, 2017

    Flamingos expend less energy standing on one leg than in a two-legged stance, scientists have confirmed...

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    Albatrosses counted from space

    BBC | Updated at 06:58pm on May 04, 2017

    Scientists have started counting individual birds from space. They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of...

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    Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

    BBC | Updated at 12:55pm on January 27, 2017

    A medieval skeleton found at a UK burial site has revealed clues to the history of leprosy...

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    Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

    BBC | Updated at 10:46am on December 06, 2016

    The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists....

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    Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

    BBC | Updated at 10:52am on November 19, 2016

      The Obama administration has introduced a ban on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic for at least five years. The move is a significant...

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    Maths zeroes in on perfect cup of coffee

    BBC | Updated at 11:29am on November 16, 2016

    Mathematicians are a step closer to understanding what makes a perfect cup of coffee. Through some complex calculations, they have shone a light on the...

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    Synthetic rhino horn ready 'in two years'

    BBC | Updated at 01:10pm on October 05, 2016

    The man behind attempts to develop synthetic rhino horn has told the BBC that he hopes to have a ‘bio-identical’ product ready to...

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