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Time to choose: whales, or US national security?
In the US there are fears that the use of sonar equipment is having an adverse effect on whales. Environmental campaigners have traced a problem of disorientated, stranded whales back to noise pollution from sonar. The Inter-agency Committee on Marin
Mobula Ray Bursts from the Waves
Photo: nbonzey Off the coast of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, a Mobula Ray bursts from the swell with breathtaking beauty, catching air as its whip-like tail trails behind. The expr
Fancy your own Hobbit Home?
By Emma Morton Dug into a hillside in a secluded part of Wales, Hobbit homes, or rather low impact woodland homes, are springing up all over the place thanks to the Lammas Project. This project is the first of its kind and aims to demo
Global War-ing. Russian Style.
A week ago, Russian explorers laid claim to the mineral wealth of the Arctic by planting their country’s flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, in a move described as “heroic” by Robert Nigmatulin, head of Russia’s Institute of Oceanic Studies. <
Screw-top Wine Screwing Cork Forests
Cheap wine is usually awful. I mean, isn’t life just too short to drink vinegar? In an ideal situation… yes. However, as plastic corks and screw-tops increasingly become the norm (grabbing a 20% share of the market up from just 2% in 2000) something
Uh Oh! One third of world CO2 absorbed by One Ocean. Current Changing!
An Australian discovery brings scientists closer to an understanding of the global climate system – knowledge which is crucial to the fight against climate change. Scientist Ken Ridgway claims that a current sweeping past the island of Tasmania, just
Beef Jerky Underpants
Image: Etsy The next time you strip off to get down to some sweet loving and you really want to give your partner something to get hot under the collar about, you might wa
Don't buy books, Chegg them
US website Chegg.com provides a revolutionary online textbook rental service, offering over two million used books and 800,000 new b
Snails Trailing Beneath the Skin of the Water
Image: photographyfun Snails are creatures that provoke quite extreme reactions in humans: often either disgust or culinary desires. But these slimy creatures actually deserve our respect a