Flamingoes Return To Galapagos Island After 20-Year Gap

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Flamingos have been seen making the nests in Isla Rabida, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 2022. (Marvi Cordoba-PNG/Newsflash)

Flamingoes have returned to a Galapagos island 20 years after an invasion of rats forced them out. The return is the fruit of 12 years of painstaking efforts to eradicate…

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

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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)

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…

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New Pioneering Technique Uses Sound Waves To Blast Cancer Cells That Dont Come Back

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The 700kHz, 260-element histotripsy ultrasound array transducer used in Prof. Xu’s lab. (Marcin Szczepanski, Michigan Engineering/Newsflash)

A new pioneering technique developed at the University of Michigan can blast tumours in a non-invasive way, with experts saying that in 80 percent of cases, they do not grow…

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Shocking Images Show Baby With Nose Eaten By Rats After Being Abandoned On Aleppo Streets In War-Torn Syria

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The infant girl who was dumped on the streets in Aleppo where rats ate her face. (Lama Al-Qadi/Newsflash)

These shocking images show a baby whose nose was eaten by rats after it was abandoned on the streets of Aleppo in war-torn Syria. The baby, who has reportedly been…

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Galapagos Island Research Team Reveals That Only 211 Adult Wild Pink Land Iguanas Remain Alive On Earth

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One of the 211 Pink Land Iguanas left on Isabela Island, Galapagos, 2021.

Only 211 rare Pink Land Iguanas only found on a remote Galapagos volcanic island are left alive according to scientists monitoring the population, and even more worryingly, no juveniles were…

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Lazy University Employee Facing Two Years In Jail After He Let 100 Lab Rats Starve To Death

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An illustrative image of a lab mouse.

A former university employee is facing up to two years imprisonment after he starved over 100 lab mice to death in a research facility in Austria. More than 100 laboratory…

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