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Is there such a thing as ‘flying ant day’?

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The emergence of winged ants during summer often provokes a strong public reaction We’re all used to ants sprouting wings and taking to the air during summer, but is there really such a thing as a “flying ant day”? A new study appears to have solved the mystery,

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Mighty T. rex ‘walked rather than sprinted’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption T. rex was a fierce carnivore The size and weight of a T. rex would have prevented it from moving faster than 20km/h (12mph), research suggests. University of Manchester scientists used a new computer simulation to assess the speed of the massive biped. Based on T. rex‘s muscles alone,

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Butterfly numbers facing ‘vital’ period

Image copyright Butterfly Conservation Image caption Butterfly Conservation says many UK species are declining in numbers Butterflies in the UK are facing “a vital” period following a worrying decline in their numbers, naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned. The TV broadcaster said some of the UK’s most common species have suffered “significant declines” in recent

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Why the cheetah is a champion sprinter

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cheetah has a recorded speed of 68-75 mph (109.4-120.7 km/h) They’re the sprinters of the animal world – cheetahs on land, falcons in the air and marlins in the sea. But, why are they so fast when bigger, more muscular animals might be expected to outpace them? Now,

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Drifting Antarctic iceberg A-68 opens up clear water

The giant iceberg known as A-68 that was produced in the Antarctic last week continues to drift seaward. All the latest satellite images indicate the gap between the 6,000-sq-km block and the floating Larsen C Ice Shelf from which it calved is widening. The particular image on this page was acquired by the Deimos-1 satellite.

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World’s large carnivores being pushed off the map

Image copyright Ethiopian Wolf Image caption The Ethiopian wolf has lost 99% of its range Six of the world’s large carnivores have lost more than 90% of their historic range, according to a study. The Ethiopian wolf, red wolf, tiger, lion, African wild dog and cheetah have all been squeezed out as land is lost

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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths’ Fields Medal, dies

Image copyright Courtesy of Maryam Mirzakhani Image caption Prof Mirzakhani is seen as an inspiration for young female mathematicians Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. The 40-year-old Iranian, a professor at Stanford University, had breast cancer which had spread to her bones. Nicknamed

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A mission to the Pacific plastic patch

Media captionMission to the plastic patch: On board with Capt Charles Moore and his team A mariner who has spent years travelling “hundreds of thousands of nautical miles” to measure the impact of plastic waste in the ocean has estimated that a “raft” of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles (2.5m sq km)

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Behold Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Image copyright NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Jason Major Image caption Jason Major, a JunoCam citizen scientist and a graphic designer from Warwick, Rhode Island, took the raw images from the probe to create this perspective An American space agency probe has returned the most detailed pictures ever of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The Juno spacecraft passed over the giant

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Blue whale takes centre-stage at Natural History Museum

Image copyright Trustees of the NHM, London Image caption The skeleton has been given a diving pose – as if it is feeding on a ball of krill London’s Natural History Museum (NHM) has undergone a major revamp with a blue whale skeleton now forming the main exhibit as visitors come through the front door.

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