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March 21, 2015 5:20 AM Scientists uncovered 231m old 9ft-long ‘Carolina Butcher’ croc that walked upright

FRANCE: A newly discovered crocodile ancestor that lived on land and walked on two legs may have been a top predator before dinosaurs took over the world. Carnufex carolinensis, whose name means Carolina Butcher, was 2.7m long and thought to have preyed on other reptiles and mammals. It lived in North Carolina, 231m years ago at the start of the Late Triassic 26

March 20, 2015 7:08 PM Ethiopia burns six tonnes of elephant ivory, vowing 'zero tolerance' to poachers

Ethiopia has torched a six-tonne pile of seized elephant ivory, the country's entire stock, vowing a "zero tolerance" policy towards poachers and traffickers. The torching of the seized stock, which included huge tusks, elaborate carvings, necklaces and bracelets, came two weeks after neighbouring Kenya made a similar gesture aimed at demonstrating renewed 15

March 20, 2015 11:01 AM World's pollinators in rapid decline

The world's pollinating birds and mammals are in decline, the first global assessment of trends in their status has revealed. According to a joint study by BirdLife, IUCN and others, the conservation status of pollinating bird and mammal species is deteriorating, with more species moving towards extinction than away from it. On average, 2.4 bird and mammal 23

March 20, 2015 10:52 AM How did YOUR pets respond to the eclipse? Birds fell silent and cats 'went nuts' but all was quiet at London Zoo

Animal behaviour experts had warned that this morning’s eclipse could make owls more alert, sheep feel sleepy and change the flight of moths. And while some animal lovers have taken to Twitter to describe how their cat ‘went nuts’ or dog looked confused, some say pets and farm animals didn’t react at all to the astronomical phenomenon. The partial eclipse 72

March 20, 2015 10:45 AM Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

All eyes were turned to the heavens early Friday for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected airplane seats, European countries with clear skies and a remote Arctic archipelago. Die-hard eclipse junkies flew in from around the world to the Faroe Islands and Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago to observe the less than three minutes of daytime 33

March 20, 2015 8:16 AM Darwin puzzle solved

A 200-year-old evolutionary puzzle surrounding a group of animals described by Charles Darwin as “the strangest ever discovered” has been resolved by scientists. International experts, including a team from London’s Natural History Museum, found evidence that South America’s extinct ‘native ungulates’, the last of which died out 10,000 years ago, are related 21

March 20, 2015 7:14 AM Stem cell therapy may help treat Type 2 diabetes

A human embryonic stem cell line derived at Stanford University. (REUTERS/Julie Baker/Stanford University School of Medicine/California Institute for Regenerative Medicine/Handout) Type 2 diabetes is marked by insulin resistance, or the body’s inability to store sugar and convert it into carbohydrates for energy. Overcoming that resistance is the main hurdle 19

March 19, 2015 6:01 PM World Heritage Sites risk collapse without stronger local management, researchers say

Without better local management, the world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers in Science. Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest from climate change will require reducing the other pressures they face, for example overfishing, fertilizer 13

March 19, 2015 1:37 PM Darwin's weirdest animals, finally placed on family tree

A team of researchers say they have solved the mystery of animals that Darwin called as the "strangest animals ever discovered." A new study has found that these mysterious animals- an ancient horse like animal having a long snout, and a rhinoceros-shaped animal with a head that looks similar to the head of a hippopotamus- descended from an ancient group 20

March 19, 2015 11:08 AM Mystery of Darwin's strange South American mammals solved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To 19th century British naturalist Charles Darwin, they were the strangest animals yet discovered, one looking like a hybrid of a hippo, rhino and rodent and another resembling a humpless camel with an elephant's trunk. Ever since Darwin first collected their fossils about 180 years ago, scientists had been baffled about where 39