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Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA<p>A Hong Kong Customs official holds up a picture of a pangolin next to some of the 2 tons seized pangolin scales displayed at a Hong Kong Customs & Excise Department press conference on 16 June 2014. According to Hong Kong Customs, this is the largest seizure in five …


Week in wildlife – in pictures

A capped gibbon, alligator eggs and a herd of deer at sunrise feature in this week’s roundup of images from the natural world


The quest for the best wildlife photographer of 2015 is on - Telegraph

Nature Photography

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Stunning frost formations, an underwater feeding frenzy and a rare bittern feature in this week’s best images from the natural world


13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

BRITISH BROADCASTER and naturalist Sir David Attenborough once asked: “Are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an …

These Stunning Photos Prove Endangered Species Belong in the Wild, Not Captivity

Between spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, plastic pollution, poaching and mass deforestation, human activity has made it more than a bit …

Green Living

Why is Canada refusing to protect 76 endangered species?

Canada has chosen to reject an agreement to protect 76 endangered plant and animal species from international trade. Documents recently released from …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Rover Drills, Stars Collide, and a Rocket Launches

Curiosity drills Mars for rocky reassurance, some stars throw tantrums as they collide, and a rocket launches to study the sun.

Confessions Of An Astrophysicist: I'm In Love With A Star

So, I'm in love and it's not an easy thing.<p>Though my beloved is beautiful and subtle and bestowed of great grace, there also is a terrible distance between us. Nothing I do can bridge that gulf, and the object of my affections will not acknowledge me. But I don't care. For those in love know that …

17 Space Pictures That Will Actually Make You Think

The universe might be big and wonderful and scary, but that doesn't mean we can't understand it.

NASA VolcanoBot goes where no human dares to tread

Volcanoes are fascinating beasts. Known for belching fire and molten rock, they aren't always the friendliest places to be, especially when it comes to scientists seeking to learn more about their nooks and crannies. NASA researchers have developed a couple of different VolcanoBots, little rolling …


Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …


Week's Best Space Pictures: Saturn's Rings Go Dark, X-Rays Burst, and a Skyline Burns

Cassini views Saturn's rings in a different light, x-rays flare from the sun, and a city's skyline stands out against a fiery sunset.