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The Sioux Campaign to Buy Back the Black Hills That Belong to Them
Society & Culture  (tags: Sioux, Black Hills, Paha Sapa, stolen, environment, sacred land, Fort Laramie Treaty, illegally seized, history, land rights, campaign )

Pia
- 711 days ago - guardian.co.uk
The Black Hills were stolen from the Sioux in 1877. Now, the flagship media group lastrealindians.com and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have combined in an attempt to buy back Pe' Sla - land due to be auctioned off for development on 25 August 2012.
British Expedition to Pacific 'Treasure Island' Where Pirates Buried Their Plunder
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, expedition, history, pirates, treasure, Pacific, Cocos Island, Treasure of Lima, Captain William Thompson )

Pia
- 718 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A British explorer is heading to a deserted Pacific "treasure island" where nineteenth century pirates are said to have stashed a multi million pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen from the Spanish.
Take Action on Badgers - Write to David Cameron
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, killing, badger cull, badgers, culling, bovine TB, agriculture, take action, David Cameron, England )

Pia
- 720 days ago - e-activist.com
Despite opposition and no scientific basis, the Coalition Government has decided to conduct a pilot cull of badgers in England this year in a misguided attempt to solve the bovine TB crisis. Please write to PM David Cameron to express your opposition.
Storm Petrel Seabirds Can Smell Their Relatives
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, birds, seabirds, mating, inbreeding, smell, research, biology, genetic compatibility )

Pia
- 739 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In a "recognition test", European storm petrels chose to avoid the scent of a relative in favour of approaching the smell of an unrelated bird. The researchers think this behaviour prevents the birds from "accidentally inbreeding".
Gower Cave Reindeer Carving Is Britain's Oldest Rock Art
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, history, art, rock art, cave art, humans, Wales, Britain )

Pia
- 758 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A reindeer engraved on the wall of a cave in south Wales has been confirmed as the oldest known rock art in Britain. The image in Cathole Cave on Gower was created at least 14,000 years ago, said Bristol University.
New York Beekeepers Quadruple
Green Lifestyle  (tags: urban beekeeping, honeybees, beehives, local food, pollinators, gardening )

Pia
- 861 days ago - guardian.co.uk
NYCBeekeeping, the city's largest beekeeping group, reports that membership has grown from around 325 to more than 1,300 people and there are now hives on skyscraper rooftops, in community gardens, and school backyards across the five boroughs.
Orangutans 'Could Video Chat' Between Zoos Via IPads
Animals  (tags: animals, conservation, zoos, orangutans, wild animals, endangered animals, technology, social networking, tablet computers )

Pia
- 940 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The hairy tech fans at a Milwaukee zoo have been playing with iPads since they were first introduced to them in May. The next step would be to provide wi-fi access - meaning the apes could watch orangutans in other zoos.
Coalition Faces Court Fight Over Refusal to Ban Circus Animals
Animals  (tags: animals, protection, suffering, cicus animals, captive animals, wild animals, circuses, Britain, broken promise, Government, David Cameron )

Pia
- 940 days ago - independent.co.uk
Animal welfare groups are considering launching a court challenge to the Coalition's refusal to ban wild animals in British circuses. The Government broke a promise to abide by the result of a Commons debate in June, when MPs unanimously supported the ban
'Intelligent' Slime Able to Navigate Its Way Out of Maze
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, research, discovery, slime mould, information processing, maze, puzzle )

Pia
- 940 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A Japanese scientist cultivates slime mould in petri dishes and has discovered how the brainless organism is capable of finding its way out of a maze. The slime is able to "organise" its cells to create the most direct route through a maze.
Apes 'Gamble Like Humans By Calculating Odds'
Animals  (tags: animals, study, research, animal behaviour, apes, gambling, cognitive skills )

Pia
- 940 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Given the choice of a safe bet of a small piece of banana or a larger chunk of fruit hidden beneath one of a selection of shuffled cups, the apes chose to gamble more than 50 per cent of the time.
 
 
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