Archive for October 25th, 2016:

Ape’s fig challenge wins photo award

Image copyright Tim Laman Image caption “Entwined Lives”, taken with a GoPro, is one picture from a sequence captured over a couple of days Who dares wins. An orangutan pictured climbing high into a tree to reach some figs has taken the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) competition. American

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‘Zika mosquito’ eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Eggs of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) have been found near Folkestone in Kent The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, have been found for the first time in the UK. People in Stanford near Folkestone have been sent letters

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Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches

Image copyright Ocean Exploration Trust Image caption A stubby “googly-eyed” purple animal looking like a cross between an octopus and a squid Scores of spectacular and rare under sea species have been found by expeditions this year to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean. They include strange purple orbs, “mud monsters” and

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