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Scientists look to songbirds to solve human speech disorders

Songbirds may hold answers to questions about how humans form words for speech, knowledge scientists say could eventually translate into treatments for speech impediments....

75 years of puppy registering helps prevent genetic disease

A 75-year-old register of newborn puppies is helping prevent genetic illnesses in a Dutch breed of dog. It means breeders of the Kooikerhondje dog...

Saudi Arabia looks to its coastline to develop diving tourism

Saudi Arabia has the longest coastline of any country along the Red Sea, and the kingdom's nascent tourism industry is betting on the clear,...

Polar bears treated to fish on International Polar Bear Day

The San Diego Zoo celebrated International Polar Bear Day when they released 10 largemouth black bass into the pool of their polar bear exhibit....

Diamonds – the lustre of love

Diamonds are popular gifts at Valentine's Day and Antwerp's world famous Diamond District is preparing for a busy period. Those in the know say...

Inmates at Brazilian women’s prison hold beauty pageant

Women serving time at a prison in Rio de Janeiro swapped their uniforms for gowns as they took part in a beauty pageant. After...

Solar and electric powered vessels come of age

Solar and electric powered boats are coming of age. The alternative powered vessels on show in Berlin come at a time when many petrol-engined...

Twinkly lights create festive atomsphere at Kew Gardens

A magical illuminated Christmas trail has opened in one of London's most famous gardens. More than a million twinkling lights are illuminating The Royal...

One-month-old panda cub doing well at French zoo (Video)

Officials at a French zoo say a baby panda born last month can now drink without a feeding bottle and weighs more than one...

Blacksmiths compete at Stia biennial

Blacksmiths from around the world are facing off at a fiery metal work contest in Stia, Italy. But it's not all competition the artists...