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Noah's Ark given the seaworthy seal of approval by physicists

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Noah's Ark given the seaworthy seal of approval by physicistsResearchers are saying that the concept of Noah's Ark would definitely have worked. Photo / Thinkstock

Noah's Ark could have floated even with two of every land animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.

Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge vessel, they are confident it would have

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Dozens of giant weta relocated to pest-free home

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Dozens of giant weta relocated to pest-free homeAuckland Zoo keeper Ben Goodwin with female wetapunga. Photo / Auckland Zoo

Dozens of New Zealand's giant weta were relocated to a pest-free island home today.

About 150 of the nationally endangered weta punga were released on Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf following a successful breeding programme, Auckland Zoo said.

The weta punga is one of the

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Koalas that eat leaves and shoot selfies

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Koalas that eat leaves and shoot selfiesBruce the Koala at Wild Life Sydney Zoo takes a selfie with a new Sony QX camera armed with special sensors. Photo / Instagram

Not quite a duck face, but Bruce the koala and his friend Jay have become quite the experienced selfie-snappers at Wildlife Sydney Zoo.

The marsupials have taken over some hyper-sensitive camera gear, posing atop branches

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Sharks back in spotlight after deaths on opposite coasts

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Sharks back in spotlight after deaths on opposite coastsTathra Beach in New South Wales was closed after the attack. Photo / Alison Newbold

Sharks have forced themselves back into the minds of Australians.

A woman was killed in a shark attack in southern New South Wales yesterday while the death of a West Australian diver, thought to have been killed by a shark, has refocused attention on the state's

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Lesbian penguins pair off in same-sex couple first for aquarium in Ireland

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An aquarium in Ireland has welcomed what is believed to be one of the world's only lesbian penguin couples, after keepers observed two females exhibiting courting behaviour.

Missy and Penelope, who are six and seven years old respectively, were thought to be Ireland's first ever same-sex penguin couple.

They were among five

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