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Fact or Fiction: Dogs Can Talk
BBC News-2010-06-04 17:16:57

Are human speech-like vocalizations made by some mammals equivalent to conversation--or just a rough estimation of it? By Tina Adler  

Maya, a noisy, seven-year-old pooch, looks straight at me.Full Story

Australia to mount legal bid against Japan whaling
Japanese whaling ship hauls two minke whales on board (file image) Japan says its whale hunt is legal under the international convention.
 
'World's biggest' forest protection deal for Canada
'World's biggest' forest protection deal for Canada. By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Lake The agreement will protect much of Canada's wide open rangelands.
 
Rats top invasive mammals table
By Mark Kinver Science and environment reporter, BBC News Brown rats (Image: PA) Brown rats opportunistic behaviour helped the species to spread quickly.
 
Whaling plan draws anger from green groups
By Richard Black. Environment correspondent, BBC News. The proposal would secure a future for Japanese coastal whaling.
 
Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms
By CARLO PIOVANO, Associated Press Writer Carlo Piovano, Associated Press Writer – Tue Apr 20, 1:44 pm ET.
 
India launches biometric census
India launches biometric census. Indian President Pratibha Patil fills in a census form (1 April 2010).
 
Toads have early warning of natural disasters
March 31, 2010 1:15 PM. Scientists say common toads are able to predict when an earthquake is about to strike and get out of the way in advance.
 
Tigers in decline
Tiger decline is 'sign of world's failure' By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News website.
 
Japan protest over proposed bluefin tuna trade ban
Japan protest over proposed bluefin tuna trade ban. Japanese traders protest at Tsukiji market in Tokyo on 11 March 2010.
 
Oscar win for film of dolphin hunt in Japan's Taiji
A fishing boat sails to catch whales off Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan Fishermen in Taiji hunt both dolphins and small whales A film which follows the annual dolphin hunt in the Japanese town of Taiji has won the Oscar for best documentary.
 
Desert ants in Tunisia smell in stereo
Desert ants in Tunisia smell in stereo, sensing odours from two different directions at the same time.
 
Apec leaders drop climate target
World leaders meeting in Singapore have said it will not be possible to reach a climate change deal ahead of next month's UN conference in Denmark.
 
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