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Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award

[ad_1] Image copyright Marsel van Oosten/WPY Two snub-nosed monkeys are pictured resting on a stone and staring intently into the distance. What are they looking at, and what are they thinking? It turns out they are watching a big barney between members of their troop. This image of apparent serenity versus commotion is the overall winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, announced at a gala dinner
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Gazing monkeys image wins

[ad_1] Image copyright Marsel van Oosten / WPY Two snub-nosed monkeys are pictured resting on a stone and staring intently into the distance. What are they looking at, and what are they thinking? It turns out they are watching a big barney between members of their troop. This image of apparent serenity versus commotion is the overall winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, announced at a
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Pompeii: Vesuvius eruption may have been later than thought

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pompeii was famously destroyed on 24 August in 79 AD - or was it? Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered an inscription they say may show that the history books have been wrong for centuries.Historians have long believed that Mount Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 AD, destroying the nearby Roman city of Pompeii.But now, an inscription has been uncovered dated to mid-October -
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The ‘ugly duckling’ fossil from the deep

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mosasaurs were huge carnivores that swam 66 million to 80 million years ago The mosasaurs recently took a star turn in the Jurassic World movie, showing off the Hollywood version of their fearsome jaws.Now an "ugly duckling" from 85 million years ago is shedding new light on the giant marine reptiles that lived at the time of Tyrannosaurus rex.Scientists have long puzzled over
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What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of space flight.It is vital to prevent the astronauts from becoming malnourished during missions, which often last months. But modern space nutrition goes further than that. It aims to maximise the crew's performance while reducing the damaging effects of space
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Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThese chicken nuggets were grown in a lab from cells taken from a living animal There's a looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat. Could a chicken running around a farmyard in San Francisco hold the key to a solution?In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that the human race would one day "escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken
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Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

[ad_1] The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa.The administrators, FRP Advisory LLP, have already begun to talk to potential suitors.But without the funds the project faces being
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Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South
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Bloodhound supersonic car hits financial roadblock

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The car is essentially built; it just needs funding to go and set records The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South