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Animal homosexual behaviour under-reported by scientists, survey shows

George Murray Levick, an explorer with the Scott Antarctic expedition, spent the summer of 1911-12 taking detailed notes on the breeding cycle of Adélie penguins.

20/06/2024

Spanish police arrest 10 after discovery of ‘highly sophisticated’ meth lab

Spanish police have arrested 10 people and seized 70kg of methamphetamine after discovering a “highly sophisticated” synthetic drug laboratory capable of producing up to 10kg of meth a day.

20/06/2024

Fossil fuel use reaches global record despite clean energy growth

The world’s consumption of fossil fuels climbed to a record high last year, driving emissions to more than 40 gigatonnes of CO2 for the first time, according to a global energy report.

20/06/2024

How the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu drastically cut plastic pollution

For generations, the people of Erakor village in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu would pass their time swimming in the local lagoon.

20/06/2024

Beach buried by eruption of Mount Vesuvius reopens to public after restoration

An ancient Roman beach that was buried by the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius has reopened to the public at Herculaneum archaeological park in southern Italy.

19/06/2024

Covid immune response study could explain why some escape infection

Scientists have discovered differences in the immune response that could explain why some people seem to reliably escape Covid infection.

19/06/2024

Asian American farm collective targets food insecurity: ‘It’s been really healing’

Every Wednesday afternoon, seniors, community groups and restaurants across Manhattan Chinatown receive boxes of freshly grown Asian heirloom vegetables – it could be cabbage, Thai basil, bitter melon, chili peppers, okra or green stem…

19/06/2024

From showing animals for profit to protecting them: the reinvention of Buenos Aires zoo

A mara, stretched out under the shade of a huge ombu tree, greets you at the entrance to the Buenos Aires Eco-park. It’s just one of dozens of the hare-like rodents that roam the grounds of the former city zoo.

19/06/2024

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