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Chinese New Year Special: Wild horses being dragged back from the edge

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭禧發財 or ‘wishing you [are] prosperous in the coming year’! Today marks the start of the Year of the Horse, which will run from now until the 18th February next year. More specifically, as each year is also assigned one of the Five Elements, 2014 is the Year of the Wooden … Continue reading

Christmas special: The Twelve Factoids of Creatures – part 2

So it’s Christmas Eve’s Eve! And as promised here is the second part of the ‘Nature is anything but simple’ twist on a yuletide classic—the ‘Twelve Factoids of Creatures’. As I said in the previous post (read it here), these factoids are inspired loosely (in some cases very loosely) by the gifts in the Twelve … Continue reading

Christmas special: The Twelve Factoids of Creatures – part 1

So it’s Christmas in less than a week! But, instead of your typical Christmas-themed post, here is a ‘Nature is anything but simple’ twist on a yuletide classic: the Twelve Days of Christmas. In my next two posts, I will countdown through ‘Twelve Factoids of Creatures’ that are inspired loosely (in some cases very loosely) … Continue reading

What do you get if you cross a chimp with a pig?

It sounds like a joke… but the punch line might surprise you. According to American geneticist Dr. Eugene McCarthy, the answer is… no offence… you! Well, not just you but all of us – as he claims that: ‘humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig’. Unsurprisingly, his hypothesis has not been published … Continue reading

The Stark Truth about the Direwolf

Winter is coming! The long summer seems like a distant memory, and the icy Winds of Winter approach. To mark the change in season, this week’s post reveals the Stark truth behind a fearsome ‘ice age’ predator: the direwolf. For those of you who spotted my not-so-subtle hints – you’ll know that this post has … Continue reading

Movember Special: Moustachioed Monkey

So it’s that time of year again – when many a Brit’s stiff upper lip is hirsute for a good cause. Of course, we’re over half way through Movember now – and this month men from across the nation (and in 20 other countries around the world) have been growing moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health … Continue reading