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'Lost' golf courses in new project

'Lost' golf courses in new project

Hundreds of "lost" Scottish golf courses have been recorded as part of a new project.

Chimps and humans 'natural killers'

Chimps and humans 'natural killers'

Chimpanzees and humans have one key trait in common - both are natural born killers, scientists have shown.

Dwarf galaxy has giant black hole

Dwarf galaxy has giant black hole

A dwarf galaxy 500 times smaller than our own Milky Way has a giant dark heart, scientists have discovered.

'Sassenach' piper making a living

'Sassenach' piper making a living

David Leeman is an Englishman with half-an-eye on the Scottish referendum as he has just set himself up as a traditional piper.

Agent Fifi test for wartime spies

Agent Fifi test for wartime spies

To the lonely would-be agent preparing for a possibly fatal mission behind Nazi lines, the glamorous Frenchwoman with the confiding manner offered the enticing prospect of some friendly female company.
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Colossal squid exam is Internet hit

Colossal squid exam is Internet hit

Scientists have examined a colossal squid that was caught in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea.
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Op for dog with taste for thongs

Op for dog with taste for thongs

A dog obsessed with eating thong underwear had to have an emergency operation to remove one of his lacy snacks - only to eat another pair of pants days after he recovered.
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Neigh bother as Yes horse wins race

Neigh bother as Yes horse wins race

A race between Yes and No horses has resulted in a win for the pro-independence camp.
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Boa constrictor found after escape

Boa constrictor found after escape

A nine-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped from its cage in the US has been found after two days on the loose.
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Surprize! Apple is orange and pink

Surprize! Apple is orange and pink

An award-winning fruit grower has struck a deal with Tesco to trial a newly-developed yellow and orange-skinned apple with pink flesh.
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