Missing just two hours of sleep can erase memories for ever

Yet ANOTHER reason why sleep is so vital – missing even two hours a night can erase memories for ever Just two hours of missed sleep is enough to stop the brain from laying down and storing memoriesReplay of our memories while we are asleep is essential for their proper storage in the brain | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 16 October 2012 If you sleep badly tonight, you may have no recollection of reading this tomorrow.

The Armageddon virus: Why experts fear a disease that leaps from animals to humans could devastate mankind in the next five years

The Armageddon virus: Why experts fear a disease that leaps from animals to humans could devastate mankind in the next five years | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 15 October 2012 Armageddon: Scientists have warned that a global viral outbreak is inevitable within five years The symptoms appear suddenly with a headache, high fever, joint pain, stomach pain and vomiting.

SeaWorld: Killer whale suffers mysterious injury prompting fury from animal rights groups

Pictured: Killer whale”s mysterious horror gash prompts fresh fury over the treatment of animals at SeaWorldNakai, an 11-year-old performing whale suffered gash to the chin which left its jawbone exposed Park claims it happened when he hit the side of the poolHowever reports claim Nakai may have been in a fight with two other whalesPeta accuse SeaWorld of housing killer whales together incompatibly, a violation of the Animal Welfare Act By Daniel Miller PUBLISHED: 11:07 GMT, 1 October 2012| UPDATED: 06:35 GMT, 2 October 2012 A performing Killer Whale suffered a horrific injury which left its jawbone exposed at a SeaWorld theme park, prompting fury from animal rights groups.

Research ship discovers 1.5 MILLION new species during “health check-up” of the world’s oceans

Research ship discovers 1.5 MILLION new species during “health check-up” of the world”s oceans. A research ship has discovered more than one million new species after trawling through the Atlantic, Pacific, Southern and Indian oceans.

Free to roam: Lions confiscated from private owner in Serbia are released into South African wildlife sanctuary

Free to roam: Moment rescued lions are released into the wildAnimals confiscated from private owner in Serbia who bought them from Belgrade Zoo in 2009Animal welfare charity helped transfer them to South African sanctuary. Three lions being kept by a private owner in Serbia have been confiscated and relocated to a South African wildlife sanctuary.

Stunning images of wolves as they were seen by the couple who lived in a ten for SIX YEARS to better observe the wild animals

Call of the wild: Stunning images capture couple”s extraordinary bond with wolves after spending SIX YEARS living among them. Most people run from wolves but one brave couple spent six years of their lives living with the feared creatures in an effort to better understand their way of life.

Man posts himself to girlfriend as a prank but almost dies when couriers lose delivery address for THREE HOURS

Man posts himself to girlfriend as a prank – but almost dies when couriers lose delivery address for THREE HOURS Sealed box was too thick for him to bore an air-hole in itCourier service did not know there was a person insideThey said that even animals have to be transported in special containers

A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time

A kiss for daddy, and then perhaps a scratch too far: Heartwarming pictures of a lion cub meeting his father for the first time . He is one of the world”s most dangerous predators.

A whale of a tale! Amateur photog captures stunning shots of humpbacks feeding in California waters surrounded by fearless water revelers enjoying the…

Stunning moment a humpback whale breached the water as he fed in the middle of a sleepy Californian fishing harbour. An amateur shutterbug happened upon a stunning scene as a pod of humpback whales emerged from the water as a curious crowd of watchers gathered around.