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50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year announced

Last Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of a prestigious event in every wildlife photographer’s calendar, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (WPY). The overall winner was declared to be “The Last Great Picture” by Michael “Nick” Nichols. His monochrome picture of a sleeping pride of lions set against the African plain was described by…

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Looking hot

Heat vision has typically been the reserve of pit vipers, rattlesnakes and individuals with access to very front heavy goggles. But now in addition to the plans to add micro-circuitry which will allow for a Terminator-esque information overlay to the world, engineers from the University of Michigan have developed an infrared sensor minute enough to…

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A mammoth task

Since 2003, when French and Spanish researchers seemingly reversed time and revived an extinct species of wild goat (the burcado), the process now dubbed “de-extinction” has been linked with bringing back other species from the depths of time. A discovery last year of a highly preserved 47,000 year old mammoth in eastern Siberia, has recently…

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