Seals can copy human speech and music, study suggests

Seals can copy human speech and music, study suggests

Grey seals are able to form words and sing like humans, new research suggests. University of St Andrews researchers found three trained animals were able to copy speech, as well as notes from songs including the Star Wars theme tune.
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Wistow Maze marks 50th anniversary of moon landings with astronaut layout

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Wistow Maze owner Diana Brooks takes a test run around the maze ahead of Saturday's opening. Since 2004 the design of the maze has changed every year and this year depicts an astronaut to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landin...
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Premier League transfer round-up: West Ham sign Haller in record fee

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A look at the latest Premier League transfer dealings as West Ham part with a reported club-record GBP45million to sign Sebastien Haller.
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23 feared dead after arson at Japanese animation studio

23 feared dead after arson at Japanese animation studio

A man has burst into an animation production studio in Japan and set it on fire, leaving 23 people presumed dead. The blaze in Kyoto injured another 36 people, some of them critically, authorities said.
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First look at the Beezza - the pizza exclusively for bees

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Trump hits out at congresswomen at rally as crowd roars 'send her back'

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US president Donald Trump has renewed his attack on four Democratic congresswomen at a campaign rally. He derided them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggested they leave America. Taking the politicians on one at a time, Mr Trump t...
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Former England cricketers rate current team's chances of winning the Ashes

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Human remains and cannon ball unearthed at Battle of Waterloo hospital site

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An excavation of the area around the main allied battlefield hospital site during the Battle of Waterloo has uncovered human remains, dozens of musket balls and a 6lb cannon ball. Archaeologists have also discovered a number of coins and uniform ...
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Boris Johnson brandishes kipper at final hustings

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Boris Johnson kicked off the final Tory leadership hustings by brandishing a kipper on stage. Addressing the crowd in London, he whipped out the plastic-wrapped fish which he said he had been handed by a national newspaper editor.
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Spitfire to fly around the globe in world first

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Two pilots will attempt to fly an original Spitfire around the globe in a world first on August 5 2019, taking off from Goodwood in West Sussex. 'The Longest Flight' forms part of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.
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Lord Hall 'refutes and resents' claims BBC not honouring deal in TV licences row

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Ed Smith: It's the right time for Jason Roy

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May warns political discourse going down wrong path 'towards much darker place'

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Giant portrait of Neil Armstrong revealed in Italian field

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Pep Guardiola confirms Sane is to remain at Manchester City despite Bayern interest. Sane was one of the stand-out players as Manchester City beat West Ham 4-1 in a pre-season friendly in Shanghai. Guardiola claimed Manchester City's desire to ke...
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Rory McIlroy keen to shun spotlight during bid for Open glory

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Drone footage shows fields of echium in full flower in Essex

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Fields of echium and borage in full flower in the village of Feering in Essex. Fairking Ltd has been growing the crops for over 30 years and now farms over 6,000 acres of the flower which are harvested for their seed in order for the oil to be e...
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Mason Greenwood after first Manchester United goal. The 17-year-old scored as Manchester United beat Leeds 4-0.
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