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Giving birth two million years ago was 'relatively easy'

Image copyright Getty Images Human childbirth can be a long, painful, drawn-out process, needing assistance and sometimes taking days. So why do close living relatives like chimps have an easier [...]

The surprising truth about UK energy use

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World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

Image copyright Ben Tapley/ZSL Image caption Giant salamander: Not one species but three A newly-identified amphibian is possibly [...]

Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The increased frequency and intensity of wildfires may be one outcome of climate change [...]

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

Image copyright NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Image caption Wasps, bees, sawflies and ants all belong to a grouping of insects known as Hymenoptera – and Gavin [...]

Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The expansion of electrical grid connections has increased use of SF6 It’s [...]

Protesters suspended from a bridge in Houston

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Australia bushfires are now 'hotter and more intense'

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The long history of solar power

Image copyright Getty Images The classical Greek philosopher Socrates believed the ideal house should be warm in winter and cool in summer. With clarity of thought like that, it’s easy [...]

UK farms plan for going 'carbon neutral'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Farmers could change the diets of livestock so that they don’t belch so much methane [...]