'So this father male swan went after the other couple swan. And he tried to murder the other male swan by using his mouth and neck to wrestle the other swan's neck into the water trying to drown him. It was a brutal 4-5 minutes of fighting catching everyone's attention. … [Read more...] about Boy, 17, is charged with assault and drug possession after man was pushed into a canal for tackling ‘group of youths who had kicked out at a swan’
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The internet is a bit like a soap opera, in that the dialogue often seems phoney. As a human, you know this. You know a lot of that squabbling and babbling just doesn't ring true. No species that angry could have survived the invention of fists. Online, even a whimsical chit-chat about the cutest part of a kitten can rapidly descend into a bitterly entrenched civil war that tears families apart, with brother turning on brother while their mother looks on, weeping. Resolving Palestine looks like a piece of piss by comparison. … [Read more...] about Has every conversation in history been just a series of meaningless beeps?
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The walking sharks themselves are just a fraction of the immense diversity of sharks. There are bramble sharks and gollumsharks, night sharks and shy sharks, clouded angelsharks and splendid lanternsharks; there are fat catsharks, mouse catsharks, frog, cow and weasel sharks. In all, more than 500 elasmobranch species are alive today. One in 10 shark species are bioluminescent: they light up in the dark. Another is so small you could tuck it in a pocket, and it has little pockets of its own – filled, for an unknown reason, with glowing goo. Some sharks puff up to look bigger and scarier than they really are. Mother sharks can be pregnant for three years at a time, or have virgin births. … [Read more...] about Why we need sharks: the true nature of the ocean’s ‘monstrous villains’
We should all remember that history, and expect the unfailing tendencies of human nature, including inherent distrust, the potential for paranoia and the suspicion of science. When a vaccination does finally emerge for Covid-19, we must count our blessings — and doubt the naysayers. … [Read more...] about Will getting fit rid me of my embarrassing man boobs? Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions