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Diabetes for bees

A bee’s sensitivity to sugar reveals her attitude to food.

Live from the ultimate robot competition

While this cute “˜astrodog’ was posing, 11 teams of engineers from across the US were trying to develop the next generation of robots at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. The new autonomous…

Animals inside out

Is this the new Noah’s Ark?

Mysterious gaze

The Ural owl can be found in Europe and Asia. Its average wingspan is 1.30 metres; females are larger than males, and they usually weigh up to 1.3 kilograms. Strix uralensis hunts rodents…

I can see it, I can feel it but I just can’t reach it!

You can roar all you like big cat, but I ain’t moving!

SKA: the winning sites and the science

The elusive ladybird spider

With a striking red abdomen decorated with six black spots, the male ladybird spider is one of the world’s most fascinating — and elusive — creatures. This spider (Eresus cinnaberinus) is an endangered…

Elephants still in danger

Elephants remember the exact location of their water supplies.

Untamed nature

Natural history filmmaker Karen Bass shares footage from her latest projects.

Supernova remnant

A 400-year-old supernova explosion creates a spectacular scene.

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