This morning we discover whether pigs have feelings, look at why having a dog keeps you healthy and marvel at Scotland's record-breaking tidal turbine.
Happy as a pig in mud
Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory are carrying out pioneering work to shed light on the feelings of pigs.
The team are exploring the use of facial recognition technology to assess the emotional state of animals at Scotland’s Rural College Pig Research Centre.
The power of man’s best friend
Research published by Mayo Clinic has found keeping a pet is associated with better cardiovascular health, especially if that animal is a dog.
‘In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level,’ said researcher Andrea Maugeri. ‘The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level.’
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Dorset to stage protest walk against oil drilling
Environmental activists will walk from Shaftesbury to Studland in late September to oppose fracking and oil drilling on the county’s coastline.
Green-energy record for Scotland
The world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine will bring green energy to Scotland after the Scottish government granted a local engineering company £3.4 million to fund construction.
The 236-ft-long device, which will be situated at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, will be able to generate more than 2MW.
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