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British Prime Minister Theresa May is to face a vote of no-confidence in her own parilamentary party this evening, after Tory rebels mustered enough letters from Conservative MPs supporting the move. May faces a revolt over her Brexit deal and postponed a vote on it in parliament this week, saying it was clear she would not win majority support for it.

The Strandbeests

The Strandbeests
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest. Theo Jansen

Science fiction abounds with stories of the mad scientist in his laboratory, surrounded by beakers and decanters and odd electrical objects, trying to create a new life form. Dutchman Theo Jansen uses plastic tubing and old soda bottles to make his new life form - the astonishing Strandbeests. 

Click here to watch Jansen's oddly beautiful beasts.


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