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They are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy. Revealed in glorious colour and detail by the world’s great telescopes, they have become iconic images, blending science and art. They are the nebulae, giant clouds of gas and dust backlit by stars in the process of being born or dying. But More...
Flowering plants and their pollinators have co-evolved over millions of years. Today, there are innumerable examples of special tricks that plants use to attract insect pollinators. Many plants not only smell like rotting flesh, they have evolved to mimic other aspects of a rotting carcass, includin More...
These are the supersized monsters of a bygone era – prehistoric animals that evolved into gigantic killing machines. If alive today, they would dwarf their modern equivalents. They were the top predators of their time and the most fearsome animals that ever lived. But what happened to these supersiz More...