Science Archive

Sheep ‘can recognise human faces’

[ad_1] Image copyright SPL Image caption Ewe look familiar: sheep have a human-like ability to recognise faces Sheep have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study. Cambridge University researchers were able to train sheep to identify the faces of actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson, former US President Barack Obama

Fossil of ‘our earliest ancestors’ found in Dorset

[ad_1] Image copyright Mark Witton Image caption The mammals ventured out at night to hunt insects Fossils of the oldest-known ancestors of most living mammals, including human beings, have been unearthed in southern England. Teeth belonging to the extinct shrew-like creatures, which scampered at the feet of dinosaurs, were discovered in cliffs on the Dorset

Gibbons saved from pet trade have baby

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe arrival of the new baby gibbon provides hope for the future of this endangered species Conservationists are celebrating the arrival of a baby Javan gibbon – the first of this species to be born in the wild to parents that were rescued from the pet

Relocated squirrels moving to new areas, says charity

[ad_1] Image copyright Peter Cairns Red squirrels relocated to woodlands in the north west Highlands are “flourishing and breeding”, according to a conservation charity. More than 80 squirrels were trapped in other parts of the Highlands in phases of the project led by Findhorn-based Trees for Life. The animals were released in areas that had

‘I inject myself with snake venom’

[ad_1] Meet Steve Ludlow. He is 51 and for the past 30 years he has been injecting himself with snake venom. He told the Today programme it hurt – a lot – at the beginning, but now his body is almost immune and he is donating his blood to science. He is a living specimen

Patient scans being sent from ambulances in new trial

[ad_1] Image caption Paramedics attached to five ambulances are involved in the pilot project Images of patients’ injuries are being sent from ambulances to a hospital emergency department in a trial involving the European Space Agency. The technology allows hospital-based specialists to assess patients’ condition and their needs before they arrive at A&E. Paramedics are

Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Representatives of US coal companies are due to present at this year’s climate talks Plans by the Trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major UN meeting have angered environmentalists. An adviser to the president is expected to take part in a