These small, segmented creatures come in many forms - there are more than 900 species of them - and they're found everywhere in the world, from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans. … [Read more...] about Researcher discovers ‘mold pig’ that is deemed a new species of an invertebrate that grew up to 100 micrometers, feasted on fungi and lived 30 MILLION years ago
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A relaxed and observant cyclist, Robb likes to deflate the macho feats of Lycra-clad speed-freaks with their fancy gear and blinkered vision. “The bicycle is one of the most efficient inventions ever,” he says, “and you should exploit that efficiency.” Notice more; suffer less. Companionably, his books champion slow tourism, and indeed slow history, against “the national penchant for challenges and quests”. Forget the peak but enjoy the gap (or nick, or swyre, or howse). He credits Margaret with a decisive voice in this approach: “She had no desire to be a boy and climb to the top of the steepest hill.” A senior academic librarian when they lived in Oxford, she now serves as a magistrate for their gorgeous if remote home district on the England-Scotland border. … [Read more...] about Walking Hadrian’s Wall: discovering the secrets of the landscape
'This is the end for them and they can feel it. They can no longer keep their secrets hidden away where no one can see or hear the innocent begging for mercy but we can feel them and that is why we won’t stop.' … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve been charged 22 times’: Glamorous vegan activist insists on breaking into farms to ‘rescue’ animals – despite the threat of jail time
Back then he employed a pair of architects to create two decadent fantasies – a fishing lodge and a fishing temple. The Lodge – now known as the Pavilion – cleverly used wooden blocks cut to resemble stone. It's still fooling the eye today. It had just two rooms: a kitchen and a parlour, which became known as the Monkey Room after Spencer commissioned French artist Andien de Clermont to paint the walls and ceiling with depictions of our primate friends clothed as humans and fishing, shooting, hunting, smoking, optimistically hurling tiny harpoons at vast whales, and generally living the life of the country gentleman in the reign of George III.• monkeyisland.co.uk … [Read more...] about UK’s tiny islands: 10 hidden gems to discover
Beau Travail is Denis's first return to Africa in a film since Chocolat, inspired by her own childhood as the daughter of a government functionary. The family frequently moved around west Africa, with the exception of a year in Djibouti, a French overseas territory in east Africa that gained independence in 1977. But Denis, 54 , stresses Beau Travail was not made in the spirit of autobiographical pilgrimage. "I remember being dazzled by the beauty of the Red Sea, the desert. You don't forget a landscape like that. I always thought of Djibouti as a place where human history hasn't really begun yet - or perhaps it's already over. There's something in the landscape that's stronger than human civilisation. There's no agriculture, for example, and there are live volcanoes. And there's the Legion." … [Read more...] about Who wants to be a legionnaire?