Animals

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Mixed messages: is research into human-monkey embryos ethical?
Biologists recently created a chimera with both human and monkey cells. But not all scientists are happy to blur species boundaries

Philip Ball

15, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Texas police fail to earn stripes as tiger which terrorised suburb goes missing
Ownership of Tiger named India that briefly roamed streets near Houston disputed but man, 26, charged with evading arrest

Victoria Bekiempis and agencies

15, May, 2021 @1:47 PM

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‘He grabbed the lead and said: give me the dog’: can pet detectives stop the rise in animal theft?
Dogs are more valuable than ever – which is why so many are being snatched. But some owners and pet detectives are fighting back

Sam Wollaston

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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A starfish is born: hope for key species hit by gruesome disease
US team succeeds in captive breeding of sunflower sea stars and aims to reintroduce them to the wild

Laura Paddison

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Australia’s mouse plague: six months ago it was war, now whole towns have accepted their presence
Farmers and residents in NSW and Queensland are still fighting surging rodent numbers but they fear the ordeal will stretch on for months

Matilda Boseley

14, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Shelter releases 1,000 feral cats on to Chicago streets to combat rat crisis
Program called Cats at Work places two or three felines outside residences and businesses to deal with rodent problem

Gloria Oladipo

14, May, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Wild boar surround woman near Rome and steal food shopping
Italian farmers have protested in recent years about soaring wild boar population wreaking havoc on crops

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

14, May, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Would-be dog owners told to think twice before buying flat-faced breeds
Exclusive: Brachycephalic breeds prone to health issues and may fuel crime, experts say as registrations soar

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

14, May, 2021 @12:31 PM

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‘Beavers are just being beavers’: friction grows between Canadians and animals
Beavers cause internet outages, steal posts and even put 30 sq km of a town underwater – but experts say the animals have a profound effect on ecosystems

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

14, May, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Maya the Bee 3: The Golden Orb review – pants ants antics
The third instalment in the animated insect franchise for kids is a buzz-free disappointment

Cath Clarke

14, May, 2021 @7:56 AM

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Hello children and welcome to the Museum of Nice Things | First Dog on the Moon
For example this display shows a cat asleep in a ray of sunshine! Is that legal?

First Dog on the Moon

14, May, 2021 @6:57 AM

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Country diary: your eyes do not deceive you – this is a black squirrel
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire: There are about 25,000 of this melanistic form of the grey squirrel in the UK, and here they are local celebrities

Nic Wilson

14, May, 2021 @4:30 AM

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