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Travel in Sofia, Skopje 2017: Photo Journal

May 31, 2018

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Wanderings through Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Stops in Skopje, Macedonia and the newly minted European capital of Sofia, Bulgaria. Skopje, Macedonia Statue of Alexander the Great Macedonia’s national hero. Alexander (356 BC-323 BC)built an empire stretching from Greece to northwest India by the age of 30, waging a military campaign across Asia and North […]

Has Canine Domestication Been Good for Dogs or Will History Judge it a Disaster?

April 24, 2018

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The likely origin of all our domestic dog breeds is widely acknowledged to be when people tamed wolves thousands of years ago, but has it been a behavioural and genetic disaster scenario for man’s best friend? Canine evolution and the domestication of wild dogs are both fascinating and controversial subjects in equal measure. Archaeological and […]

Sparkling Pet Portraits Gifted to Animal Charity by Celebrity Photographer Rankin

March 21, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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