Undated handout picture released 31/01/2011 by Survival International of what they say are uncontacted Indians seen from a Brazilian government's observation aircraft in the Brazilian Amazon forest, near the border with Peru. The Indians appear be to healthy and could be running from Peru due to a invasion of their lands by loggers. Picture: Afp

Amazon’s 8000-year-old secret

THE Amazon seems wild and uncharted, but researchers have discovered a secret that changes everything we know.

Intruders kill, hack zoo rhino’s horns

Intruders kill, hack zoo rhino’s horns
INTRUDERS at a French zoo have shot dead a white rhino and then hacked off its horns in a shocking poaching incident.

5kg of coins removed from sea turtle

5kg of coins removed from sea turtle
FOR years, Bank the sea turtle swallowed coins tossed into her pool by people who thought it would bring them good luck.

The kinky secret of wolf spiders

The kinky secret of wolf spiders
SCIENTISTS have revealed why the unluckiest arachnids in the world have devised a kinky plan involving four-hour threesomes.

Council: ‘Hero’ dog to be saved

Council: ‘Hero’ dog to be saved
UPDATE: THE pit bull cross which “saved” a boy whose mother allegedly tried to drown him has been spared.

Wreck reveals lost ‘Atlantis’ metal

Wreck reveals lost ‘Atlantis’ metal
MYSTERIOUS red-gold metal ingots linked to the mythical civilisation of Atlantis have been recovered from an ancient shipwreck.

Why are these turkeys doing?

Why are these turkeys doing?
FOOTAGE of a flock of turkeys repeatedly walking in perfect circles around a dead cat has sent the internet into a spin.

The kangaroo of your nightmares

The kangaroo of your nightmares
WELCOME to Australia, where none of the wildlife is innocent, and no one is safe. This footage of a terrifying kangaroo proves it.

Intimate brush with a naked alien landscape

Intimate brush with a naked alien landscape
THIS heavenly body’s beauty is incredible — in a stark, primordial kind of way. The eerie landscape of Comet 67P is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

This is not his original skull

This is not his original skull
THIS man will leave hospital today after getting the world’s first partial skull and scalp transplant. And it’s not just the successful surgery he’s happy about.

Aussie that dies from too much sex

Aussie that dies from too much sex
FOR many, dying while having sex would be the dream way to go. But for two particular species, dying while furiously mating is an everyday reality.

This fish has to be the catch of the year

This fish has to be the catch of the year
ANGLER Erik Axner celebrates hauling in this enormous 2.1m halibut fish — by jumping in the water to pose for pictures with it.

Terrified boy frozen in time forever

Terrified boy frozen in time forever
THE earth shook. The air burned to 300C. A terrified little boy scrambled for the safety of his mother’s lap. Now, more than 2000 on later, he’s emerged.

Pluto’s ‘darn weird’ dysfunctional family

Pluto’s ‘darn weird’ dysfunctional family
THINGS tend to get a little weird out on the fringes. It’s certainly so with Pluto: It can’t seem to control its wayward moons.

Game of Thrones editor killed by lion

Game of Thrones editor killed by lion
A VISUAL effects editor on Game of Thrones was the victim of a fatal mauling by a lioness, in a gruesome scene reminiscent of the violent TV drama.

Monster waves delay NASA parachute

Monster waves delay NASA parachute
HIGH waves have forced NASA to postpone the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, during a flying saucer launch.

Is this why Kanye can’t smile?

Is this why Kanye can’t smile?
SMILING definitely doesn’t come naturally to Kanye, and now, thanks to science, we may know why. Take the lol test to see if you have the laughter gene.