The Makapansgat Pebble – A Glimpse Into An Ancient Mind

On May 27, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Pebbles don’t make the news very often, and rightly so, they are generally unimpressive. However, the Makapansgat pebble is cut from a different cloth. This pebble tells a brief but enchanting story about humanity’s...

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A Short History Of The Great Dismal Swamp

On May 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Having written about the incredible Okefenokee swamp in the US of A and the Great Vasyugan Mire in Siberia I thought it appropriate to continue the theme. So, today, I am proud to introduce...

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Great Vasyugan Mire: The Biggest Swamp In The World

On May 23, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Great Vasyugan Mire is located in Russia, in the Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Tomsk regions. It is epic in the original sense of the word, it covers an incredible 53,000 km² in total. That’s...

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Amazing Weather Records: Rain

On May 22, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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This is the second installment of impressive weather records. Last time I covered temperature and this time it is the turn of our old foe: rain. I hate rain. It’s my least favourite...

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The Blob: A Meteorological Mystery

On May 22, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Blob is a brand new meteorological phenomenon, its whimsical name belies the evil glint in its eye. This fledgling beast is causing the deaths of thousands of marine mammals and birds and at the same...

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A Selection Of Weird & Disturbing Medieval Manuscript Art

On May 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Modern humans like a good laugh, and medieval humans were no different, although they probably had quite a bit more to complain about than we do now. When you bring to mind a medieval scene, you tend to...

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PyroPet Candles Are Cool Candles For Cool People

On May 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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You might not have realised that candles are having a rebirth at the moment. In most people’s minds candles are associated with romance and power cuts, two very uncool things indeed. But PyroPet Candles are...

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Climate Change: The Almighty Elephant In The Deeply Fragile Room

On May 16, 2015 by Lonesome George
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Global warming: virtually everyone accepts it is happening and that it will inevitably result in dire consequences for humanity and other life on this planet. Most people accept the overwhelming weight of evidence...

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Andreas Lie’s Beautiful Norwegian Forest Critters

On May 15, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Andreas Lie is a 24-year-old digital mixed media artist based in Bergen, Norway. He produces lovely images of Norwegian forests within Norwegian creatures. Wolves, lynx, they’re all in there. If you like what I’m...

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Is The Indian Purple Frog The Ugliest Animal In The World?

On May 2, 2015 by Tim Newman
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I don’t think that even a herpetologist could find the purple frog attractive. They could definitely find them amusing and/or fascinating, but no one could look at this guy and think “wow, what...

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