UK Nature

A Simple Screensaver Could Cure Laziness

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

By the time I've finished writing this story I would have checked Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and my Emails at least once, maybe twice. As much as...

Guy's Peaceful Paddle Boarding Session Interrupted By Bitey Killer Whale

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

When Luke Reilly decided to go on a nice calm paddle boarding session off the northern coast of New Zealand, the last thing he expected was to have an...

Mysterious Natural Phenomenon Transforms Beach Into Stunning 'Alien World'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Something incredible is happening to the shores of Tasmania. In the last few days a massive bloom of organisms have transformed the beach into a gl...

Chris Packham's Latest Idea Might Have You Thinking Twice About That Countryside Walk

PA | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

TV presenter Chris Packham has called for wolves to be reintroduced back into the British countryside. The Springwatch host, 54, said that humans h...

Spring Renewal 1

Karen Ruimy | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Every morning stay within yourself, meditate, write down your feelings about this clearing. Answer those questions freely. Create yourself a dream plan. Though don't forget gentleness and patience for yourself as it can take a month or more.

How to Plant One Billion Trees a Year (Drones and Seed Bombs)

Thomas Church | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

26 billion trees are cut down every year and only 15 billion are replanted. Just like our economy, we're in a tree deficit. If we want to make a difference we're going to have to plant faster. Together, Robert and I managed 20 trees in the day (large saplings) - one street in East London.

Here's What You Need to Know Before You Head to Yosemite

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

Last year, more than 4m visitors flocked to Yosemite national park in California to gape at the dramatic mountains, hike through the vast meadows and soak up the stunning scenery. There's nothing worse, however, than trying to bask in nature's glory while being jostled by a coach load of snap-happy selfie enthusiasts.

This Is What A Category 5 Storm Looks Like From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Tech

This is Typhoon Maysak. It was at one point one of the most powerful storms that nature can produce, creating wind speeds of up to 300km/h. Astrona...

100 Miles From Nowhere (Preview)

Alice Charles | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Armchair adventurers will get a kick out of this new show on Animal Planet, 100 Miles From Nowhere. As will sadists. Three men, Matt Galland, Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson travel to some of the world's remotest spots, trekking some 100 miles in just four days.

Which Should Be Britain's National Bird? Cast Your Vote Here!

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the third most exciting vote of 2015, after a) the general election and b) Eurovision. It's the vote to decide which of our fine feathered fri...

Explorer Chased In Terrifying Slow Motion By Horny Giant Tortoise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy

This is the shocking moment an explorer was forced to flee the onslaught of a horny giant tortoise. Documentary filmmaker Paul Rose was on an islan...

Three Ways to Happiness: Doing, Thinking and Being

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

There are many ways of understanding human well-being, but perhaps the most simple and useful is to think in terms three different approaches. In other words, if you want to find happiness, there are three different routes you can take.

10 Best Places To Watch The Solar Eclipse

PA | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Where should you go to enhance your chances of experiencing the best sighting of the near-total eclipse on Friday? Central Engand, south west Engla...

Weasel Flies Off On Woodpecker's Back For Amazing Adventure

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

Is it a bird? Is it a weasel? No, it's a woodpecker and weasel, hurtling through an Essex country park on what appears to be a riotous adventure toget...

Beneath the Surface, Our Waters are in Trouble...

Rose O'Neill | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Rose O'Neill

However, I bet if our tea consumption or ability to put a load of washing in was rationed, people might think differently. Equally, if we weren't able to take a summer stroll alongside our favourite river or go paddling in the sea on one of those rare hot summer days, people may take more of an interest.

A Mysterious Cloud Above Mars Has Scientists Scratching Heads

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists and astronomers have been left scratching their heads after a huge cloud was spotted over the southern regions of Mars. The massive plum...

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Why Britain Needs a Nature Manifesto

Tony Juniper | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.

Mostly out of Africa: From Monkey to Man

Frontier | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Frontier

A recently discovered early primate has revealed that a distant ancient relative of modern day humans may have evolved earlier than originally thought. The primate fossil resembles modern day tarsiers from south-east Asia and is believed to be 55 million years old.

You Think Dog Product On Your Shoes Is Bad!

Nick Abbot | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Revelling in this awesome sight, rather than swimming away as fast as they could, the diving group got covered like a cake in frosting. They claim that when the whale left the area, perhaps for hygiene reasons, the waste washed off them and left no smell.

7 Wonders Of The Animal World

Frontier | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Frontier

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.

Why We Should Keep Lancashire Frack Free

Damien Clarkson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

These people are on the frontline and these planning decisions represent a significant moment in the battle to stop fracking across the UK. If the Council refuses the application it will raise serious doubts on whether any community in the UK would have to accept an extreme form of fossil fuel extraction on their doorsteps and under their property.

Black Holes To Collide And 'Destroy Galaxy'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

Two insanely massive black holes are about to collide and destroy an entire galaxy. Fortunately… it's not our galaxy. The pair of supermassive...

You've Never Seen A Bird Fly Like This...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US Government's experimental robotics division DARPA is looking to build an all-new type of fast-flying drone that can mimic the manoeuvrability o...

Play Ideas to Help Kids Become Less Shy

Patricia Evans | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Children nowadays face a lot of societal pressures. We expect them to be achievers in school or sports, have many friends and be better than the next kid. Parents tend to push their children to mingle with other kids, putting them in the spotlight. However, this does not only increase your kid's shyness, it also makes them feel insufficient and affects their overall confidence level.