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17 December 2014 Last updated at 11:03

Booming year for bitternsBittern in reed bed

More likely to be heard than seen, the bittern has been found in record numbers in England thanks to its loud call

Artist impression of Aquilops americanusNew horned dinosaur species named

A skull found in Montana, US belongs to the earliest known horned dinosaur species in North America

Torquigener albomaculosus pairNew pufferfish species named

The pufferfish responsible for building mysterious circles on the sea bed off the coast of Japan has been named as a new species


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There have been 75 solar eclipses and 167 major volcanic eruptions in my lifetime

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