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  • British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016: The winners

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    The British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrate the best of British wildlife as captured on camera by amateur and professional photographers covering everything from animal portraits, animal behaviour to marine life and urban fauna, the awards highlight the great wealth and diversity of British wildlife.

    George Stoyle / British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016“Hitchhikers” (Lion’s Mane Jellyfish), St Kilda, off the Island of Hirta, Scotland, by George Stoyle

    Willem Kruger / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016A Southern Yellow Hornbill gobbles down termite snacks, in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. (Willem Kruger//Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016)

    Audun Rikardsen / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016Sharing a buffet. (Audun Rikardsen/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016)

    British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller. 

    Hidden Britain Winner Emergence, Goring, Oxfordshire, England, by Stephen Darlington.

    Winner of the under age 12 category. œCygnet with Swan London, England, Seren Waite (age 10).

    Urban Wildlife Winner, œThe Supermarket Starling, Cornwall, England, by Geoff Trevarthen.

    Animal Portraits Winner Contemplation, Mountain hare, Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland, by Jamie Mina.

    “Welcome to the Party” (Grey Seal), Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, by Adam Hanlon

    “Eye to Eye” (Emerald Damselfly), Cornwall, England, by Ross Hoddinott

    Winner of the 12-18 years old category. Kung Fu Puffin, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Rebecca Bunce. Age 18.

    Habitat Winner: Living Space, gannets on Bass Rock, East Lothian, Scotland, by Charles Everitt.

    British Seasons Winner: Season spring Common weasel, North Yorkshire, England, by Robert E Fuller.

    Animal Behaviour Winner Back Garden Babies, Garden spider, Nottinghamshire, England, by Jacqueline Spindley.

    A mallard duck peers down at a brown trout, in Hampshire, England. (Paul Colley/British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016)

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  • Stunning Microscopic Photography

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    Microscopes can see what no human eyes can, paired with a camera and a lot of talent, however, photographers can capture this tiny universe and bring it to all of us. We present a collection of incredible microscope photos that will change how you see the world

    Eye of a honey bee covered in dandelion pollen

    by Ralph Claus Grimm/Nikon Small World

    Eye of a honey bee covered in dandelion pollen

    Spore capsule of a moss

    by Henri Koskinen/Nikon Small World

    Spore capsule of a moss

    Juvenile starfish magnified 10 times.

    Nikon Small World

    Juvenile starfish

    Mouse neurons in culture

    Nikon Small World

    Mouse neurons in culture

    Antenna of a male moth

    Igor Siwanowicz/Nikon Small World

    Antenna of a male moth

    Cross-section of a leaf on a water lily bud

    Dr. David Maitland

    Cross-section of a leaf on a water lily bud

    Close-up of ancient Chinese pottery

    Yvonne (Yi-Chieh) Lu

    Close-up of ancient Chinese pottery

    Cow artery cells

    Dr. Robert Markus

    Cow artery cells

    Stinger of a honey bee

    Harry Leung/Nikon Small World

    Stinger of a honey bee

    A 10.5-day-old muse embryo

    Maria Boulina, Akira Chiba, and Hasitha Samarajeewa/Nikon Small World

    A 10.5-day-old muse embryo

    Fern sorus at varying stages of maturity

    Rogelio Moreno Gill/Nikon Small World

    Fern sorus at varying stages of maturity

    Nerves and blood vessels in a mouse ear skin

    Tomoko Yamazaki/Nikon Small World

    Nerves and blood vessels in a mouse ear skin

    Aquatic fly larva (Atherix ibis)

    captured here at 25 times its true size by Fabrice Parais.

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  • Bill Gates thoughts on combating climate change

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    In their 2016 annual letter Bill and Melinda Gates argue that world needs 'an energy miracle' and believe that such a breakthrough will occur within 15 years.

    “I expect the world will discover a clean-energy breakthrough that will save our planet and power our world.”

    Watch Bill Gates explaining his prediction in the video below.

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