During a 2014 field trip to Oregon’s Lake County, palaeontologist Gregory Retallack discovered fossilised animal tracks, writes
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
Over the next few weeks, hedgehogs will be awakening from their winter slumbers. The prickly porkers have slept, tucked up in nests of leaves and grass, since October or November, relying on their heating fuel, brown body-fat, for sustenance, writes
Mon, 19 Feb, 2018
Hypatia, the first great female astronomer and mathematician, lived in Egypt in the 5th Century AD.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
During excavations at Paul St in central Exeter in 1983, archaeologists found the leg and wingbones of a large bird.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2018
Women are to be allowed drive cars in Saudi Arabia and a cinema may open there shortly. A paper in the Turkish Journal of Zoology, suggests that the ultra-conservative whooper swan may also be “loosening up”.
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
Dogs, according to their owners, are more intelligent than cats. Some even have jobs; rounding up sheep, guarding buildings and performing circus tricks. Cat enthusiasts, however, consider the slavish grovelling ways of dogs to be slightly degrading.
Mon, 18 Dec, 2017
Today’s jet aircraft are 80% more fuel-efficient than those of the 1960’s, but aviation still accounts for 3.5% of human-induced climate change, writes
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
WITHOUT the help of grand-parents siblings and friends, single mothers can find it difficult to raise a child.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
The bigger a bat’s ears, the better its hearing, is likely to be. But is it, asks
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017