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A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty in the United States of murdering his mother following a row over his household chores.

2009-01-04

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The tender interactions between mothers and newborns might not be limited to humans, scientists report.

2009-10-08

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The dance of the weedy sea dragon takes place every year in the shallow seas off the coast of Australia. During the ghostly dance, two beautifully odd-looking fish mirror each other's every movement. At the end of the ritual, the male fish is the one to get pregnant, giving birth two months later...

2009-10-29

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Frances Inglis has been given a life sentence after being found guilty of killing her 22-year-old son Thomas. What drove a mother to inject her own child with a fatal dose of heroin when she was already on bail for a previous attempt at taking his life?

2010-01-20

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It is like something out of a horror movie: baby spiders devour their own mother, then climb aboard her web, and make it throb in a series of pulsating vibrations.

2010-06-24

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The Sorte mountain, in Venezuela's western state of Yaracuy, is considered a sacred place by the faithful followers of Maria Lionza - a syncretic religion blending African, indigenous, and Catholic beliefs. Every year, thousands of her worshippers travel there to make offerings to the indigenous goddess and conduct spiritual healing rituals in the forest. While 90% of Venezuelans are nominally Catholic, Maria Lionza is now considered...

2010-12-15

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A female grizzly bear has killed a man out on a hike with his wife in the US after the couple apparently surprised the bear and its cubs, officials say.

2011-07-07

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Some animal mothers pay with their lives in order to ensure the survival of their offspring, while others have to endure extreme parenting situations. What must they go through?

2012-05-14

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