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Cat parasite found in Arctic Beluga – BBC News

BBC NewsThe cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause blindness in people, has been identified in Beluga in the western Arctic. The discovery by University of British Columbia scientists has prompted a health advisory to…

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Termites inspire robot builders – BBC News

BBC NewsThe insects build impressive, metres-high structures even though they can follow only simple rules and have no knowledge of an overall plan. The Harvard researchers’ robot brick-layers do something similar, sensing just the immediate…

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Lorde ‘will have a long career’ – TVNZ

TVNZA Kiwi record producer says Lorde will have huge opportunities following her exposure at the Grammy Awards. Lorde was among a line-up of the music industry’s brightest stars to perform at the prestigious ceremony in…

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Why birds fly in a V-formation – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFlying birds often arrange themselves into a crisp, perfect V, so why not an S? What’s wrong with M and B and the other neglected letters? Now the first extreme close-up of birds flying…

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Revelers usher in 2014 with fireworks, festivities – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and Chicago and San Francisco planned massive outdoor festivities.New…

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Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows – AFP

AFPWashington — New findings at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have bolstered the notion that cavemen cared for their elders, researchers said. The research is based on excavations around the skeleton of an…


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