Human Universals: What Makes Us Human?

On May 11, 2019 by Lazer Horse

In the 1990s, an anthropologist published a list of “human universals” — traits, behaviors, and the like, that all humans share. It is a fascinating glimpse into the human condition. Image credit These...

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PHOTOS: The Skies Of Brighton And Beyond

On March 17, 2019 by Lazer Horse

I am an amateur photographer; I am so amateur, in fact, that the only camera I own is attached to my phone. I’m also a huge fan of the sky. These two things...

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PHOTOS: Cars Stuck In Lake Baikal

On March 2, 2019 by Lazer Horse

Lake Baikal in Russia is huge. In fact, as far as volume is concerned, it’s the biggest lake in the world. It holds 20 percent of all the unfrozen fresh surface water on...

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How Brazilian Culture Has Been Shaped by Africa

On November 24, 2018 by Lazer Horse

Brazil, the largest country in South America and the 4th largest democracy in the world, is a melting pot in the truest of senses. The giant country boasts one of the most genetically...

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Elasmotherium: A Gigantic Extinct Unicorn

On October 28, 2018 by Lazer Horse

Unicorns, of course, are pure myth… or are they? Siberian cultures have long spoken of a huge beast with a single horn. The horn of which, so the stories go, could fill a...

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Maned Wolf: A Fox On Stilts

On August 27, 2018 by Lazer Horse

Standing proud at almost 1 metre tall, the maned fox cuts an impressive figure. In this article, we explain why it has long legs, where it lives, what it eats… and what it...

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The Helmeted Hornbill And Its “Ivory”

On June 25, 2018 by Lazer Horse

The hornbills are an odd-looking family of birds, and the helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is arguably the black sheep of the family. Here, we unfurl its tragic tale. With its incredible head adornment...

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Delmar Harmood Banner: Art In The Lake District

On December 9, 2017 by Lazer Horse

I’ve covered a fair few artists on Lazer Horse over the years. In general, they’re relatively easy to research, Wikipedia has done a significant amount of the leg work already. Delmar Harmood Banner...

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Bouvet Island: The Most Remote Island On Earth

On December 15, 2016 by Lazer Horse

 The views are stunning, the weather is dodgy, and the nightlife is rubbish. But, if you want to be isolated, Bouvet Island is your best bet. Bouvet Island is a Norwegian territory as far...

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VIDEO: Feather Stars Look Like Magical Aliens

On December 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse

We’ve all seen a wide range of wildlife documentaries based on marine life. But the wonders truly are unending. Each time people go down there, they find something new and weird. Feather stars have...

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