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Winning Nat Geo photos reveal nature and humanity at their finest

National Geographic asked readers to show them the world, and these photographers didn’t disappoint, offering inspiring images from their travels. For the 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest, the judges chose winning images in three categories — cities, people and…

Guest blog – Dewilding Basingstoke by Paul Sterry

Dewilding Basingstoke One thing leads to another. This all harks back to the saga of Basingstoke’s beleaguered Common Toads, a story that not only continues but also evolves. So as summer approaches, and all those young toadlets leave their breeding…

When their star-birthing days are over, galaxies retire to oblivion

All things must end. Even galaxies. And when it’s time for the Milky Way to go, it will be quite a show — at least, if humans are still clinging to this planet in a few billion years. Someone may…

There's a lump on the moon that's 5 times bigger than Hawaii's Big Island

There’s something buried deep beneath the moon’s surface. It’s massive — about five times the size of Hawaii’s Big Island — and it’s having a significant impact on the moon’s gravitational field. The thingie lies in the heart of the…

Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data

Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers to better predict these features and study their role in global ocean cycles.