Read more about the article Giant Diamond Goes For GBP 25 Million Because Of Lucky Weight
Image shows the Fortune Pink pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond, undated photo. (Christie's 2022/Newsflash)

Giant Diamond Goes For GBP 25 Million Because Of Lucky Weight

An exceptionally rare giant pink diamond has been sold for GBP 25 million it is believed because its unique weight is a double lucky number in China. The 18-carat pear-shaped gem - named Fortune Pink - was sold at the Geneva Magnificent Jewels auction as part of Christie's Luxury Week…

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Read more about the article Orphan Rhinos Enjoy New Pond At Vienna Zoo
A newly created pond for the Indian rhinos was opened in the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. (Daniel Zupanc/Newsflash)

Orphan Rhinos Enjoy New Pond At Vienna Zoo

A new pond has been set up at Vienna Zoo's Indian rhino enclosure - to the great delight of its horned inhabitants. The Viennese zoo is home to Sundari and Jange, two Indian rhinos who were raised by carers at Nepal's Chitwan National Park after being discovered living without parents.…

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Read more about the article Only Humans And Tuskers Use Their Nose And Mouth To Create  Sound
Image shows scientists Veronika Beeck (right) and Michael Kerscher (left) in Nepal in an undated photo. (Veronika Beeck/Newsflash)

Only Humans And Tuskers Use Their Nose And Mouth To Create Sound

Humans and elephants are the only mammals to combine their mouths and their noses to create sounds, a new study has revealed. Cognitive biologists Veronika Beeck and Angela Stoger-Horwath and a team from Austria's University of Vienna studied the sounds of Asian elephants using an acoustic camera with 48 microphones.…

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Read more about the article Secret Tomb Of Ancient Egyptian General Unearthed
The tomb of an ancient Egyptian commander of foreign soldiers named Wahbire-merry-Neith was uncovered by a Czech archaeological mission from Charles University in Abusir near Saqqara, Egypt. (The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities/Newsflash)

Secret Tomb Of Ancient Egyptian General Unearthed

The secret tomb of an ancient Egyptian general who ran an army of foreign mercenaries has been unearthed by archaeologists. Egyptian military official Wahibre-mery-Neith was in charge of recruiting soldiers of fortune from Asia Minor and the Aegean Islands. The burial shaft dates back to the early 5th century BC…

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Read more about the article Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring
Sirex noctilio, also known as the Sirex woodwasp. (Flora Krivak-Tetley/Newsflash)

Alien Invader Wasp Threatens North America’s Forests With Females Capable Of Producing 1,000 Offspring

A superwasp able to produce 1,000 offspring is threatening vast forests in North America's, a new study has revealed. The Sirex woodwasp lays its eggs on pine trees in a mucus and a fungus that are both deadly to the host. The species - native to Asia, Europe an North…

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Read more about the article Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses
Customs dog found 844 dried seahorses weighing a total of around five kilograms at Leipzig-Halle Airport in June 2022. (Hauptzollamt Dresden/Newsflash)

Customs Dog Sniffs Out Hundreds Of Endangered Seahorses

Customs officers found nearly 1,000 endangered seahorses being smuggled through an airport to be used as 'natural viagra' by bogus healers. The dried seahorses had been stashed in a freight package going through Germany's Dresden and Leipzig Airport when they were found by a sniffer dog. The 5-kilogramme (11-lb) package…

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Read more about the article Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study
The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) which is one of the most common of the world’s 56 Rattus species, and is also known as the house, roof or ship rat. It is found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. (division, CSIRO/Newsflash)

Black Death Only Spread Because Man Was Too Close To Rats, Says Oxford Study

The Black Death was only possible because human civilisation had become advanced enough to allow rats to survive and flourish, according to the first study of the ancient genes of the black rat. Rattus rattus, otherwise known as the black, house, ship, or roof rat is one of the most…

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Read more about the article Boffins Unearth Extremely Rare 100,000 Year Old Giant Panda Fossil In Chinese Cave
Over 100,000 year old giant panda fossil has been discovered in Shuanghe Cave, Zunyi, China. (Guizhou Mountain Resources Research Institute/AsiaWire)

Boffins Unearth Extremely Rare 100,000 Year Old Giant Panda Fossil In Chinese Cave

Boffins in China have unearthed an extremely rare giant panda fossil dating back over 100,000 years. Researchers from the Guizhou Institute of Mountain Resources of the Guizhou Academy of Sciences in the south-western Chinese province of Guizhou found two giant panda fossils in Shuanghe Cave, also in Guizhou Province. Shuanghe…

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Read more about the article Adorable And Endangered Malayan Tapir Cub Dies One Week After It Was Born
The cute Malayan tapir offspring that was born in the Leipzig Zoo in Germany on 5th November. (Zoo Leipzig/Newsflash)

Adorable And Endangered Malayan Tapir Cub Dies One Week After It Was Born

This adorable and endangered Malayan Tapir cub has died just a week after a German zoo celebrated its birth. The adorable male Malayan tapir (Acrocodia indica) cub was born at Leipzig Zoo in Germany last Friday morning, 5th November, and it died on Saturday, 13th November. https://youtu.be/x7U2g5YZzoc Zoo Leipzig/Newsflash Leipzig…

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Read more about the article German Zoo Celebrates The Birth Of An Adorable And Endangered Malayan Tapir Cub
The cute Malayan tapir offspring that was born in the Leipzig Zoo in Germany on 5th November. (Zoo Leipzig/Newsflash)

German Zoo Celebrates The Birth Of An Adorable And Endangered Malayan Tapir Cub

This is the moment a newborn endangered Malayan tapir cub nervously observes its enclosure while sticking close to its mum. Zookeepers at Leipzig Zoo in Germany said mum Laila gave birth to the cub last Friday morning, 5th November. The zoo said in a statement: "Laila is a very experienced…

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