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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • A twister forms
    A tornado ‘s funnel reaches towards the ground near South haven in the US state of Kansas. At least 24 people were killed by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma City. (Copyright: Reuters)
  • Jet salute
    Two Soviet-made MiG-27 fighter-bombers perform a flypast during a Victory Day parade in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Copyright: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Robo-bop
    A robot dancing show draws an audience at the China International High-Tech Expo in Beijing. (Copyright: AFP/Getty Images)
  • Alternative therapy
    A Kemp’s Ridley turtle called Dexter receives acupuncture at New England Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital after being stranded on Cape Cod over the winter. (Copyright: AP)
  • Volcanic plume
    Ash rising from the Alaskan Pavlov Volcano viewed from the International Space Station (ISS). The eruption spewed debris 20,000 ft (6km) into the air. (Copyright: Nasa/Reuters)
  • Pilotless pair
    Two Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton drones on the tarmac at a base in Palmdale, California. The type is due to enter service with the US Navy. (Copyright: Northrop Grumman/Reuters)
  • Purrfect pose
    Bartek, a one-year-old Amur tiger, plays in front of the camera at an open-air enclosure at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Copyright: Reuters)
  • Sustainable school
    A view of the Green School in Badung, Bali. The Indonesian campus was last year voted “the greenest school on earth" and teaches students from 45 nations. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Gentle giants
    Two filter-feeding whale sharks in Indonesia’s Cenderawasih Bay National Park, seen during a Greenpeace trip to promote the nation’s biodiversity. (Copyright: Greenpeace/AFP/Getty)
  • Blowing in the wind
    Dandelion seeds fly into the air in the French town of Godewaersvelde. Warmer weather has bought an increase in allergies brought on by spring pollen. (Copyright: AFP/Getty Images)
The most amazing pictures from the last seven days – including a a tornado, dancing robots and therapy for a sickly turtle.

More stunning image galleries:

A drone at sea, a curious lemur and a dramatic landing from space

Tiny robots, printable guns and a sunken German bomber

Dramatic storms, face transplants and a pensive gorilla

Space, bionic limbs and robot protests

Rubber wastelands, a trip to a taxidermist and hurricane testing labs

Flu scares, robot surgery and the untouched planet

Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula

Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts

The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever

Comets, the world’s largest astronomical project and a lagoon of death

Biblical swarms, reaching out into space, and jumping rats

Deep sea beauty, giant drilling machines and hypnotic space telescopes

Stunning views of Earth and up close and personal with a human parasite

Russian meteor, extreme weather and a turtle with artificial fins

Cosmic storms, the first bionic man and how to clean a oil-covered bird

Birth of stars, life at sub-zero temperatures and micro-living in the city

Pollution from space, active volcanoes and a robot restaurant

Amazing Lego sculptures, freakish weather… and Big Bird

Gruesome tools, environmental disasters and intimate views from space. 

Christmas treats and the end of the world

Bathing snow monkeys, a tweeting pope and elephant dung coffee.

Architectural giants and a new way of seeing the Moon

Red pandas, Saturn and Nature’s unstoppable forces

The world's largest bloom, the world's largest aquarium and the world's fastest sailing boat

Venice under water, a total eclipse and a pedestrian-avoiding car

Space shuttle, Baumgartner and Hurricane Sandy

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