Friday
Jan302015

10 facts about cute animals you may not know

These animals are really cute… but they also have some surprises in stock for us! For example, did you know the three-toed sloth can turn its head 270 degrees? Test your knowledge against our list - you might learn a thing or two!

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Thursday
Jan292015

Dolphin Rehabilitation: A good deed or just plain cruelty?

Captive rehabilitation is often promoted as a good deed with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and a way of saving stranded dolphins so that they can be released back into the wild. Unfortunately that is not the whole story. Many dolphins never leave captivity once they have been “rescued” due to the low success rate of captive rehabilitation. Marine mammals such as dolphins simply aren’t made for life behind bars. 

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Round the World: How to book the best tickets

“I am going to see the world!” Well, good for you. The question is: How do you go about it? It’s not only about time; it’s also about money, planning, and having the right attitude. Not one traveller is similar, so let’s take a look at the different options open to would-be travellers keen on seeing everything.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

Working Holidays: The Best Places To Go

Travelling isn’t cheap and for some people, a gap year purely for leisure is out of the question. But it’s not all lost. Many people travel and work at the same time and sometimes this is the better option. By taking on work as you travel around a new country you get to experience the culture much more than the average backpacker.

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Monday
Jan262015

MOSTLY OUT OF AFRICA: FROM MONKEY TO MAN

Almost all scientists agree upon the fundamental principles of the theory of evolution as scientific fact. The research conducted and discoveries associated with evolutionary anthropology have given us a greatly developed understanding of our ancestors and origins.

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Friday
Jan232015

8 ways to cure wanderlust without travelling

Travelling has kept you happy for years, but what do you do when you suddenly realise it’s time to stay home for a while? Here are a few tips that will help you cure your wanderlust without even having to leave your home.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Down with plastic pollution 

“Paper or plastic?” Paper, please! 

Plastic pollution is defined as the accumulation of plastic debris and products in the environment, negatively impacting wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. It is a common sight in most of our everyday lives: tangled plastic bags in bushes on the side of the road, empty plastic bottles floating in the neighbouring river, plastic debris washed up on the shore by the sea…

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Into the wild meets: This American Girl

Camille Willemain is the founder and writer of This American Girl, her travel blog relating her adventures since she left her American life behind to travel the world. In February 2012, the desire to travel got into her, and apparently hasn’t left her since! We interviewed her to learn more about her life of “snorkelling, yoga, and dance parties”. 

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Tuesday
Jan202015

5 Countries To Visit in 2015

So you want to travel this coming year, but you still don’t know where to go? Let us give you a few ideas and put you on the right track to find your dream destination! Here are five countries we think you’ll want to visit in 2015. Whether you want a bustling metropolis or white sand beaches, we have it all!

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Monday
Jan192015

Invasive species wreaking havoc on their new habitats

We have all seen some animals outside of their natural, original habitat, whether knowingly – the lions in our British zoos are hardly native to this land, despite being the national animal – or unknowingly – you may not know this, but rats are not actually native to Europe!

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Friday
Jan162015

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Giza, Babylon and Rhodes are all well and pretty, but animals also deserve a list celebrating their best and brightest architects! Here we have selected 7 of nature’s best architects; from deep down in the sea to nestled up in the trees, animals also know how to build impressive structures.

 

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Thursday
Jan152015

Dying Languages: Do We Need To Save Them At All?

As of 2014, there are more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world. However, half of these are ​​estimated to become extinct by the end of the century, which would prove an irreplaceable loss for all of humanity. In the UK alone, Celtic languages including Cornish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic may soon disappear, but why is it that we should preserve them?

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