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A two-year-old girl has made an almost complete recovery after spending nearly 20 minutes at the bottom of a pool. Scans showed Oluchi Nwaubani had been starved of oxygen for some 18 minutes - three times longer than the brain can usually survive - in Bromley, London. Despite being warned that even if she were to live she may never walk or talk again, her parents say she can run around and say "what she wants"...

2009-02-10

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Flying may be the safest form of transport, but many of the three million people who take to the air each day are terrified of crashing. Now more than ever, though, it's possible to survive a plane crash. ... There is a factual error in this report, air travel is not necessarily the safest form of transport. It all depends how it is measured, in fact rail travel wins on safety in terms of accidents per journeys and accidents per hours...

2006-10-03

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A cat who was fitted with metal plates in all four legs after surviving two 21ft falls has been dubbed "bionic"...

2007-11-23

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The free will that humans enjoy is similar to that exercised by animals as simple as flies, a scientist has said. The idea may simply require "free will" to be redefined, but tests show that animal behaviour is neither completely constrained nor completely free. The paper, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests animals always have a range of options available to them. "Choices" actually fit a complex...

2010-12-16

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A cat who vanished from his home in New Zealand has been returned - after being found stowed away in a container in Australia. Douglas found himself in Adelaide, after 18 days and more than 3,540km in a sealed container.

2011-04-18

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After a month adrift on the ocean, two men have been found on a deserted island in the Pacific. How could anyone survive being at sea for so long?

2011-11-30

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A Japanese man has survived for 24 days in cold weather and without food and water by falling into a state of "hibernation"...

2006-12-21

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Infanticide is a powerful tool in ensuring the survival of a species, researchers are increasingly finding.

2012-05-21

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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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