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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

NPR News - 18 hours 7 min ago

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

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Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

BBC - 18 hours 19 min ago
The demonstration is the latest against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder run out for one-ball duck for Canterbury

BBC - 18 hours 50 min ago
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is run out for a one-ball duck for Canterbury during a 50-over match against Northern Districts.

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 23:37
Indian star Zaira Wasim, 17, says she was touched inappropriately on a flight from Delhi.

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 23:02
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.”

Johanna Konta: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 23:00
Tennis player reached the Wimbledon semi-finals and won in Miami - profile of Sports Personality nominee.

Singer Chris Rea collapses on stage

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 22:47
The 66-year-old singer-songwriter, whose hits include Driving Home for Christmas, is in hospital.

Vasyl Lomachenko wins as Guillermo Rigondeaux retires after sixth round

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 22:05
Ukraine's Vasyl Lomachenko retains his WBO world super-featherweight title as Guillermo Rigondeaux retires after the sixth round with a hand injury.

Johnson to meet Iranian president on second day of talks

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 20:05
The foreign secretary will continue to call for British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's release.

Brexit: MPs call for 'meaningful' Commons vote

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 18:56
The group wants 'national interest' to be put above politics with an EU Withdrawal Bill amendment.

California wildfires: Governor brands fires 'new normal'

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 18:30
Governor Jerry Brown's comments come as firefighters begin to take control of the vast wildfires.

Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 17:48
Key allies are among Arab countries who condemn the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

UK snow: Amber warning predicts snow across UK

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 17:25
Up to 20cm of snow could fall in some areas, as roads, railways and airports are set to be affected.

Two-year degrees to lower tuition fees

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 16:46
Jo Johnson wants to change the system where three-year degrees have "crowded out" anything else.

Honduras election: Opposition requests annulment

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:50
The main opposition contender accuses electoral authorities of tampering with the results.

Botanical exploits: How British plant hunters served science

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:37
Collecting in the clouds: Remembering the British plant-hunters who diced with death to discover plants

'Poker princess' Molly Bloom on her stranger-than-fiction life

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:35
The 'poker princess' whose life running high-stakes games has inspired a new film.

The shoes hidden in homes to ward off evil

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:31
Why did people hide old shoes in their homes?

Art and wine: Learning to paint while drinking

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:30
Learning to paint while enjoying a drink has become a popular pastime - but can you improve under the influence?

Mashrou' Leila: The voice of Middle East youth

BBC - Sat, 2017-12-09 15:26
Beirut-based Mashrou' Leila talks about their music and run in with the Egyptian government.