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Sparkling Pet Portraits Gifted to Animal Charity by Celebrity Photographer Rankin

March 21, 2018


These incredible pet portraits were shot to celebrate the role pets play in our lives. Animal charity Blue Cross asked Rankin to create the series and he gave his time free. That shot of singer Diana Vickers with a foal called Emerald has a ‘too good to be true’ look about it. Vickers with her […]

Blue Planet 2: Can We Ever Learn How to Speak to Whales and Dolphins?

January 5, 2018


Marine scientists have dreamt of speaking to cetacean species – dolphins and whales – for decades. But how far have we really come since the 1960s in understanding how they communicate and what they are saying? Scientists like marine biologist Dr Luke Rendell of St Andrews University in Scotland have worked long and hard to […]

Proof Through Images – Shots of Science Up Close

April 12, 2017


Science is revealed up close with this selection of images gathered by Canadian researchers for the 2016 competition ‘Proof Through Images’ The National Centre for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a collection of 10 institutes run by the French Ministry of Education and Research. Together with Decouvrir magazine, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]

So What Do You Call a Gathering of Ferrets?

February 11, 2017


Many people know that the collective name for a group of crows is a ‘murder’. but what about monkeys, peacocks or even bishops? The answers are surprisingly lyrical. Nouns of assemblage often go beyond the merely descriptive into the poetic. Take some of the examples below. They look into the character of what they represent, […]

Ultimate Travel Buzz: Working with Wild Animals and Conservation Projects

January 15, 2017


Safaris are often top of people’s wishlist of travel experiences. Seeing wild animals in their native habitat is close to the ultimate buzz. So why not try your hand at conservation and help secure a future for wild species. When water is scarce, water tanks at the camps attract wildlife. Some species clearly have a […]

Kiss Bye to 2016 in Tumblr – Happy New Year Everyone! Onwards 2017

December 31, 2016


Tumblr is the home of GIFs, artful Photography, Video and Illustration. But it’s also home to Science, Tutorials and just about any learned pursuit you can imagine. Dive in. Home to ‘no sweat’ blogs, Tumblr has been around for a while in internet terms (founded in 2007). Yahoo snapped it up in 2013 for a […]

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