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UN slams Australia's treatment of refugees

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Dogs understand both language and intonation, making their brains similar to humans'

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Scientists have come up with proof that shows dogs not only understand human language, but also know the difference between genuine praise and meaningless words.

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Same-sex behaviour of water striders guarantees mating success

When competition for females is intense, male Australian water striders can end up mounting lots of other males.

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Why do men exist? Scientific study offers an explanation

A shop worker rests in the shade along the beach in Recife June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Since in many species, sperm is males' only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

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Fossils of largest dinosaur ever to roam the Earth found in Argentina's remote Patagonia region

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Palaeontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what was likely the largest dinosaur ever to roam the Earth.

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Researchers connect two monkeys via computer chips, allowing one to control the other's movement

Scientists have successfully used computer chips to link two monkeys together, allowing one monkey's brain to control the other's body movement.

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800,000-year-old footprints found in Norfolk, Britain; oldest ancient human footprints found outside Africa

Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa.

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