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Hamelin Bay: Nearly 150 beached whales die in Australia

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOver 100 whales die in mass stranding in Australia Only six whales have survived a mass stranding of short-finned pilot whales on the coast of Western Australia. About 150 of the animals were found beached at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth. Their […]


Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Apitherapy is the use of substances from honeybees to treat medical conditions A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow. The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction. […]

'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery

Lifestyle changes which could help avoid cancer

MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage


Elon Musk pulls brands from Facebook

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Entrepreneur Elon Musk has had the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted. The #deletefacebook movement has grown after data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining the personal information of about 50 million users. Mr Musk had poked fun at speaker brand Sonos after it said it […]

KeepVid scraps YouTube-ripping function in favour of legal approach

DeepMind explores inner workings of AI

The smart robot arm for work in space and other news


Whales in mass stranding on Western Australia beach

[ad_1] Image copyright WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT Image caption About 75 whales have already died, Western Australia authorities say About 150 whales have become stranded on a beach in Australia, prompting a major rescue effort. The animals were spotted by a fisherman at Hamelin Bay, about 300km (180 miles) south of Perth, early on Friday. About […]


Engineering giant

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brunel was a visionary who transformed the way we live, but behind his carefully cultivated public image lay anxiety and self-doubt Allowing nothing to stand in his way, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built across gorges, tunnelled under rivers and through hills to construct railway lines, stations, bridges, viaducts and […]


Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

[ad_1] Image copyright Emery Smith Image caption The genome study uncovers possible reasons for the skeleton’s unusual features Tests on a six-inch-long mummified skeleton from Chile confirm that it represents the remains of a newborn with multiple mutations in key genes. Despite being the size of a foetus, initial tests had suggested the bones were […]