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How a new map of the early universe is like a hedgehog

On the back of a hedgehog...

A new method for investigating dark energy has allowed astronomers to peer further back into the past than ever before, revealing a universe that was very different to the one we live in today. Today’s universe is expanding. Not just that, its expansion is accelerating. Galaxies are not only getting further away from us all [...]

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Extinction Countdown

SEGA and Sonic step in (briefly) to protect endangered hedgehogs

Britain’s beloved hedgehogs are in crisis. Some 50,000 hedgehogs die every year under the wheels of cars and trucks throughout the U.K. That high death rate has had a mighty toll on the cute little creatures: There are now 300,000 fewer hedgehogs in Britain than there were a decade ago. (Other threats to hedgehogs include [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Dead animals at the roadside

It’s a sad fact of modern life that thousands of animals of all different kinds get killed on roads every year following collisions with motor vehicles. Here in southern England there’s a list of creatures you see dead at the roadside all the time. In some cases, these animals have to cross roads because that’s [...]

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