Monthly Archives: August 2017

Not just stars

From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year’s competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. A battle we are losing Image copyright Haitong Yu The Milky Way rises…

Did the first flower look like this?

Image copyright herve.sauquet@u-psud.fr, juerg.schoenenberger@univ Image caption 3D model of the ancestral flower reconstructed by the new study, showing multiple whorls of petal-like organs, in sets of threes. All living flowers ultimately derive from a single ancestor that lived about 140…