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Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

Image copyright Brent Stirton/WPY Image caption Brent Stirton says the things he’s seen have dented his faith in humanity A shocking image of environmental crime has been declared the top entry in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition. Taken by South African Brent Stirton, the picture shows the slumped form of a […]

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'Big, bad wolf' image flawed – scientists

Image copyright Rooobert Bayer Image caption Wolves are good at working together to get food rewards New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves. In tests of cooperation skills, wolves outperformed their domesticated relatives. Scientists say the findings challenge assumptions about how dogs were tamed from […]

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Einstein’s waves detected in star smash

Image copyright NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A.Simonnet Image caption Artwork: Merging neutron stars rippling across space-time Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars. They have confirmed that such mergers lead to the production of the gold and platinum that exists in the Universe. The measurement of […]

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Full reheat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe engine was designed to work in a jet fighter, not in a car A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet engine, the vehicle will first mount an assault on […]

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UK-built Sentinel satellite to track air pollution

Image copyright ESA Image caption Sentinel-5 Precursor is a major UK contribution to the EU’s Copernicus programme A UK-assembled satellite is set to go into orbit shortly to monitor air quality around the globe. Its Dutch-designed instrument will make daily maps of polluting gases and particles known to be harmful to health. Called Sentinel-5P, the […]