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Why Elephant DNA Could Hold The Key To Fighting Cancer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have known for some time that cancer is unusually rare in elephants. Just three per cent of the giant mammals succumb to the disease over t...

Have You Ever Seen A Cuttlefish Hunt? It's Brutal

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

The humble cuttlefish might appear to be nothing more than the lovable puppy of the seas but that’s probably got something to do with the fact you...

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Where Is The Happiest Place To Live?

Izzy McRae | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

For as long as I can remember I've been going on holiday to Galloway. It's in the south west corner of Scotland - a part of the country that's often ignored as people power up the motorway to Glasgow or Edinburgh and beyond.

Our Worst Nightmare Has Come True: Vampire Bats Are Now Biting Humans

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

It has finally happened, after years of contently drinking the blood of local birds the vampire bat is now moving on to humans. These tiny coffee cup-...

This Blood Sucking 'Dracula' Ant Is One Of 133 'New' Species

SWNS | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

More than a hundred animals and plants - including an armoured lizard, a blood sucking ant and a colourful sea slug - are among the newly discovered s...

HS2 To Claim Central London's Last Hedgehog Stronghold Thanks To House Of Lords Ruling

Tanya Perdikou | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Tanya Perdikou

Last year, by the light of a spring moon, I spent a night creeping the flowerbeds and secluded corners of London's Regent's Park. Until the early hour...

Despite Being Hidden Under Metres Of Ice, Antarctica's Seafloor Is Stunning

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

When you think of the seafloor in Antarctica you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s probably a barren wasteland, covered by vast swathes of ic...

Finding Our Natural Space On Earth

Sam Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Reconnecting with nature is not just beneficial for us and our health; it is beneficial for all species. The more we can learn from the ecosystems that we depend upon, the better we can protect them, for everyone's survival.

17 Life Lessons We Learned From Planet Earth 2

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s official, the UK is completely obsessed with Planet Earth. And while we’re willing on baby iguanas, admiring snow leopards and generally lett...

This Life Form Is So Old It Pre-Dates Oxygen On Earth

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers have made the astonishing discovery of life forms that actually pre-date oxygen on Earth. Scientists from the University of Cincinnati hav...

The Never-Ending Flood Debate

Louis Sherman | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

We therefore need to look at a far more holistic approach where flood management, climate change, communities and development are looked at as one and inter-linking. This simple development could start to create real change in flood-effected societies and how government prepares areas to flooding.

Respect Your Elders - Why Our Ancient Woods Deserve Better

Matt Daw | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Like many environmental campaigners I often find myself turning to economic arguments to explain the value of trees and woods to society. Trees perfor...

Feeling Safe During Times Of Change And Uncertainty

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling safe during a time of transition and uncertainty in politics and society can be difficult. At such a time feeling a comforting connection to o...

Are All Babies Obsessed By Trees?

Oli Reed | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Don't get me wrong, I like trees too, but this is something else. As soon as we emerge from beneath the canopy, his little face crumples again, before we dash to the next one and repeat the process. There doesn't seem to be a trunk of timber in England that won't get him revved up, and he certainly isn't species-biased either.

This Penguin Came Home To Find His Wife Had Been Cheating - What Followed Was Savage

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK

A National Geographic documentary has filmed the moment a penguin returned home to find his wife with another man. What followed is one of the most sa...

Explorers Discover The World's Deepest Underwater Cave

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Tech

A celebrated Polish diver has discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave, a flooded limestone chasm in the Czech Republic. Krysztof Starnawksi,...

Astonishing Footage Captures The Moment A Massive Tornado Hits

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Tech

Tornados are some of the most powerful natural forces on Earth. With that in mind it’s hard to imagine what must have been going through this driver...

Reconnecting With Nature And Restoring Your Cluttered Mind

Andrew Robinson | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Sometimes you just need to escape; to momentarily forget; to focus on something away from changing a nappy; or running your life around appointments; or mowing the garden; or doing the calculations to see whether you need to work an additional shift at your other job this month.

The State Of Nature Is A Wake-Up Call For Us All

Glyn Davies | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Glyn Davies

I have spent a lifetime working in environment and development, forest and wildlife conservation, and developing biodiversity policy. I do it because of my love for nature, and I want to do everything I can to protect the earth and all that is on it for future generations.

The Indian Rhino - What We Can Learn From This Conservation Success Story

Catherine Capon | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

When you think of rhinos - horns, poaching and Africa - are probably conjured in your mind's eye and that's hardly surprising as these prehistoric pac...

'Late Night Twitter Thunderstorm Party' Shows Brits At Their Weather-Loving Best

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

It’s well-known that Brits love to moan about the weather, so it was no surprise that social media users came together on Twitter to discuss the som...

Talking Trees: How Trees Communicate

Frontier | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Frontier

We once thought that plants were just standalone entities, much like us, the key difference being our ability to interact with the world and each other. But research over the past few decades has found that plants, especially trees, may not be as inert as once thought.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards Winners Are Here And They're Stunning

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

The winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 have been announced resulting in a stunning collection of pictures which showcase the dive...

400-Year-Old Greenland Shark Discovered Is Longest-Living Vertebrate

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech

The Greenland shark is now the longest-living known vertebrate on planet Earth, scientists have reported. Using radiocarbon dating the team of scienti...