The History Of Life: Creatures From The Cambrian

On April 24, 2015 by Tim Newman
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As part of my never-ending and unsuccessful effort to learn about the things I should already know, I’ve decided to look at geological epochs and the animals that lived therein. I’m starting near the...

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Henry VIII’s Wives: A Brief History

On April 23, 2015 by Tim Newman
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As I grow ever older, I’m increasingly annoyed with how little I know about history in general. At school you have the perfect opportunity to learn about the weirdness of the Royal Family. But, when...

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Chanctonbury Ring: Mysteries And Histories

On April 11, 2015 by Tim Newman
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Chanctonbury Ring, part of Sussex’s magnificent South Downs, has been part of local folklore and ancient culture since time immemorial. Chanctonbury Ring sits proud on the north edge of the Downs, almost 800 feet above sea level (which...

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The Queen Is Related To The Prophet Muhammad, Seriously

On April 4, 2015 by Tim Newman
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If you go far enough back in time we’re all related to each other, and the bacteria in our own guts. But, this is a pretty weird and cool connection. The Queen can...

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Rat Kings: Folk Legend Or Reality?

On April 3, 2015 by Tim Newman
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“Ratking” by Photographed at Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum Altenburg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The term ‘rat king’ brings to mind a doll house and a tea party with cute little stuffed...

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Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Salafist & Wahhabi: What’s The Difference?

On April 2, 2015 by Tim Newman
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“Al-Haram mosque – Flickr – Al Jazeera English” by Al Jazeera English – Al-Haram mosque. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. If you’ve read the news at any point in the...

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Vézac: Dordogne’s Incredible Garden

On March 28, 2015 by Tim Newman
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I recently wrote about how mother nature was a fickle old hag who produced terror on the one hand and beauty on the other. Here at Vézac we have an example of humanity...

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Pan Ron: Cambodian Beauty Meets Despotic Terror

On March 26, 2015 by Tim Newman
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In the swinging 60’s and early 70’s Cambodia was alive with a vibrant array of musical vibes. Rock, mambo, jazz and everything in between, above and below; traditional met and mingled with current styles from...

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David Hlynsky “Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain”

On March 14, 2015 by Tim Newman
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David Hlynsky was born on the shores of the Great Lakes in the US of A, but has his genetic roots nestled in Poland. As he got older, he realised that the depressing anti-Soviet US propaganda couldn’t all...

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Kizhi Pogost: Incredible Wooden Church

On March 12, 2015 by Tim Newman
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“Kizhi churches” by User:MatthiasKabel – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Kizhi Pogost (Кижский Погост) is nothing short of miraculous; the wooden wonders were built in the 17th century and...

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