The History Of Life: Creatures From The Silurian

On June 3, 2015 by Tim Newman
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Welcome to part three of my leisurely wander through the timeline of life. Recently, I touched on the Cambrian period which led to the Ordovician, and today we’ll tackle the scintillating Silurian. The Silurian...

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Platybelodon & Amebelodon

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Platybelodon and Amebelodon, what lovely beasts they were. They look like the type of animal you would see in an awful Disney Star Wars remake, but the important difference is, these guys actually roamed...

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This Is What A Slice Of Tree Trunk Sounds Like Played On A Record Player

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Bartholomäus Traubeck has answered a question that none of us ever asked. He has found out what a slice of tree sounds like when it’s played on a record player. Before you dash...

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The Chemistry Of The Amazon Mapped

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Scientists from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory have done something pretty impressive. They have mapped the chemical content of the Amazon basin and its ancient forests. It’s the largest project of its type, and as an added bonus the...

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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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