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A rhino moves to higher grounds in the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, about 40 miles from the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. Heavy rains and rising floodwaters forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes in India.
The European Southern Observatory's Wide Field Imager has captured the intricate swirls of the spiral galaxy Messier 83, a smaller look-alike of our own Milky Way. It shines with the light of billions of stars and the ruby red glow of hydrogen gas. The observatory is based in the Chilean desert. Messier 83 lies roughly 15 million light-years away and stretches over 40 000 light-years.
A Bristol University image of a green woodoopoe bird: Gangs of rival birds behave 'like football fans', chanting battle-songs and commiserating with each other after losing a contest, according to university scientist.
This NASA image shows the tracks created by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity after it climbed out of the 'Victoria Crater' on August 28th.
PHD student Sebastian Bitzer performs push up exercises with a programmed Kondo humanoid robot at the newly opened Imformatics Forum building of the University of Edinburgh. The university's £42m development brings together over five hundred scientists whose interests include virtual reality and robotics
Workmen prepare a Soyuz TMA-13 vehicle for space flight at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. The ship will carry tourists Richard Garriott and Edward Mike Finkle into space on October 13th.
Puppies born through artificial insemination between Afghan hound Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, and two cloned bitches of the same breed, play at the animal research institution of Seoul National University in South Korea। The world's first cloned dog has become a father following the first successful breeding of cloned canines, the researchers said.

A Grevy's zebra foal, Florence, is the latest arrival at Edinburgh Zoo. The Grevy's zebra is listed as endangered with only 2,000 left in the wild.
Motion Computing have launched the LE1700 tablet PC, which combines the Intel Core2 Duo processor, advanced wireless connectivity and features such as embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.


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