Savannah cats are a controversial breed between a domestic cat and a Serval, a wild African cat. The breed began in the mid 1980s and have become popular pets as well as featuring in private zoos. Savannah cats are tall, slim, and long-legged cat but their general size relies on how close they are to the first generation that was bred. Male Savannah cats tend to be larger than females. They are known for being sociable and can get on well with children and even other animals. Savannahs cann be trained to walk on a lead, play fetch, and even sometimes perform tricks. In the UK it is not legal to own a Serval or a first generation Savannah cat. The RSPCA has also expressed some concern about the affect that the Savannah cat may have on the natural wildlife of the UK due to the cat’s keen hunting instincts. … [Read more...] about ‘Big cat’ on loose in North London after escaping from mansion on ‘Billionaires’ Row’ as armed police join hunt
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One person from Axminster, Devon, told police: ''The beast of Bodmin Moor is in the top of my garden lying down digesting his dinner." … [Read more...] about ‘Big cat’ spotted after decapitated lamb found mauled in Devon field
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I suppose I had hoped for something qualitatively different from those particle physics talks I used to hear 40 years ago. Yes, the particle energies were larger, the detector was bigger, and the data rates were faster. But otherwise it seemed like nothing had changed (well, there also seemed to be a new predilection for statistical ideas like p values). There wasn’t even striking and memorable dynamic imagery of prized particle events, making use of all those modern visualization techniques that people like me have worked so hard to develop. … [Read more...] about ‘It feels like it’s a bit of a hack’: Why disappointed scientist Stephen Wolfram feels bittersweet about the discovery of the Higgs boson
“Hysteria is not a particularly politically correct term any more, because it’s kind of misogynist, but it does have a technical meaning,” says Balick. “A hysterical emotional response is when you’re having too much emotion, because you’re not in touch with the foundational feeling. An example would be office bitching. Everybody in the office is bitching and it becomes a hysterical negativity that never treats itself; nobody is taking it forwards.” This has the hammer thud of deep truth. I have worked in only a couple of offices, but there was always a gentle hubbub of whinging, in which important and intimate connections were forged by shared grievance, but it was underpinned by a deliberate relinquishing of power. You complained exactly because you did not intend to address the grievance meaningfully. … [Read more...] about Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?