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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

WWF México on Twitter: "¡Medalla de oro en salto y chapuzón! http://t.co/quajl32U"

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Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Stretches, Dust Swallows Africa, and the Milky Way Arcs

The sun sends out magnetic material, dust blows across the Atlantic, and the Milky Way arcs over the Himalaya in this week's best space pictures.

Today in science: Launch of Sputnik

Sputnik’s unassuming beep ushered in the Space Age. Hear it here.<p><b>October 4, 1957</b>. On this date, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first …

Richard III Killed by Sustained Attack, Suffering 9 Wounds to Head

A new study shows Richard III died for want of a helmet, not a horse.<p>HASTINGS, ENGLAND—Lack of a helmet and not a horse—"My kingdom for a horse!" as Shakespeare has it—cost King Richard III his life, according to a study published Wednesday in the British medical journal <i>The Lancet</i>.<p>The forensic …

Top 5 Star Gazing Apps For International Astronomy Day

Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!<p>Today is International Astronomy Day, so lets celebrate by looking up. Created in 1973, the holiday’s mission involves sharing the joy of astronomy with the general public; astronomy clubs, planetariums, leagues, and observatories will …

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Met Office launches space weather forecasting service

After a bright start to the morning, the day will turn gloomy as the solar wind lashes Britain with energetic particles and an enormous ball of magnetised plasma slams into Earth bringing a few days of geomagnetic storms.<p>The day when weather bulletins might be like that moves a little closer next …

Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

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Is fluoride hurting Iceland's farm animals?

<b>Reykjavik, Iceland</b> - For the third summer in a row, hydrogen fluoride has been detected in vegetation samples taken near an aluminium plant in eastern Iceland, worrying farmers and horse owners who fear for their animals' well-being.<p>Aluminium plants emit fluoride, a chemical element that can be …

Oxygen absorbing material may allow us to breathe underwater

Using specially synthesized crystalline materials, scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have created a substance that is able to absorb …

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Ponen en cuarentena y regresan a EU al equipo de NBC

EFE<br>WASHINGTON, EU.- La cadena <b>NBC</b> anunció este viernes que repatriará en vuelos privados a su equipo informativo en Monrovia, <b>Liberia,</b> después de que …

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Hito: primer alumbramiento de mujer con matriz trasplantada

Agencias<br>LONDRES, Inglaterra.- El nombre del primer bebé nacido de una mujer con la <b>matriz trasplantada</b> sólo podía llamarse de una forma: "<b>Vincent</b>", …

¿Cuánto es lo máximo que ha sobrevivido una persona sin dormir?

<b>Semanalmente, la revista BBC Focus resuelve algunas dudas de sus lectores. A continuación, una selección de sus respuestas para curiosos.</b><p>¿Cuánto ha sido el mayor tiempo que una persona ha sobrevivido sin dormir?<p>Nadie lo sabe en realidad. Pero el récord registrado de una persona que ha permanecido …

¡Caballo de mar! Kurt Arriga nos sorprende con esta cautivante fotografía de un caballo nadando en el mar.

Encuentran más rocas "extrañas" en Marte

Una de ellas es la toma de una roca con un parecido asombroso a un semáforo de la Tierra<p>Varias imágenes tomadas por el rover <b>Curiosity</b>, que recorre …

NJ boy dies suddenly of enterovirus D68

Eli -- a sweet, active, blonde-haired preschooler -- had gone to sleep feeling fine, perhaps dreaming of playing with his sisters or having a fun day at school.<p>He didn't make it through the night.<p>While the young boy died sometime between the night of Wednesday, September 24, and the following …