UK Nature

The 500m Nature Trail

David Bond | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

My children are back at school today. It makes me feel guilty. After a summer of walking and frolicking, suddenly I have to decant them into the car and ferry them around. I know I shouldn't. But it is just too far for them to walk (especially for the 4-year-old).

Too Poor for Nature

David Bond | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

These three million children are not just growing up in material poverty, but in environmental poverty. They can not afford nature... Children growing up in deprived areas are more likely to be underweight at birth, and obese in their teens. They are at much greater risk from accidental injury in the home and tend to perform worse at school.

Life On Mars

Christina Robert | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech
Christina Robert

Lets be clear here -we are not meant to live on Mars. You've seen the pictures. Our bodies are built for earth.

On Perfection, Planning and Losing

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Perfection In our facile society, perfection is glossy, fabricated, manipulated and made to order. Yet we are surrounded by unmistakably perfect momen...

Scientists Grow Miniature 'Human Brain-In-A-Bottle'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

A miniaturised "brain-in-a-bottle" has been grown by stem cell scientists who hope it will lead to new treatments for neurological and mental diseases...

How Fast Can A Snail Travel?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

The top speed of a snail is a sluggish one metre per hour, a new study has revealed. But that pace allows them to explore the length of an average ...

Did We Get Darwin All Wrong?

Richard Reoch | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Tech
Richard Reoch

It has been fashionable from the time of Darwin, indeed almost beyond question, to hold that evolution is based on survival of the fittest. But what this latest study demonstrates is that the fittest among us are likely to be those who are the most adaptable, considerate and cooperative.

Nature vs Tech: Battle for My Heart

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

I was born in a city but my parents always took me for weekends away in nature. When I was young, we would go picking mushrooms in forests, sailing on lakes and hiking mountains. Now that I'm responsible for planning my own holidays, I can't really decide if I prefer the city or the countryside.

Celebrating the Ingenious Skills of Tribes on UN Indigenous Day

Joanna Eede | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

Acute observations have taught tribes how to hunt wild game and gather roots and berries, how to sense changes in climate, predict movements of ice sheets, the return of migrating geese and the flowering seasons of fruit trees.

REVIEW: Rodriguez At Wilderness

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Under the cover of a black Fedora and a smokey haze, the former man of music mystery Rodriguez took to the Wilderness Festival stage on Saturday night...

Love Alive in Art: The Artist's Ardor Springs from Nature

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my younger days, I savored each drop of my education - every lesson was a shining gift to be unwrapped, and my mind was eager to take them in. I still recall with such clarity the day my class learned about Luther Burbank, a pioneer of agriculture and a true reveler in Nature's glory.

First Wild Beaver Seen In Britain In Over 800 Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A dog walker has taken photographs of what are said to be the first wild beaver living in Britain since the early Middle Ages. Lorna Douglas says s...

Shark Alert In Cornwall

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A diver says he was confronted by a dangerous blue shark off the coast of Cornwall that had been lured in by the warm weather. Charles Hood told Th...

When Nature Attacks - A Warning

Nick Abbot | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

At about this time of year, when we venture out in great numbers, some birds have been taking matters into their own hands and out of ours. Resorts report that seagull attacks have increased on the promenades for a few years now. Slowly, it appears, our winged foe are getting the upper hand.

LOOK: Orangutan Birth Captured On Camera

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

This is the incredible moment an orangutan cradles her "miracle" newborn, captured on camera for the first time. Never-before-seen footage of the S...

Mirror, Mirror...

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

This young bear appears transfixed by his own reflection as he gazes into the surface of a still lake. Believed to be two or three years old, the ...

Love Alive in Art: Moved by a World In Bloom

Ana Tzarev | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

In my life as an artist, I have never needed to look further than my own garden for inspiration. I could fill ten thousand canvases with the marvels our magnificent Earth so graciously gives.

How Love Really Does Change Your Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have found that love really can change your brain. Well, that's assuming that humans and prairie voles share similar relationship tendenci...

Sir David Attenborough To Have Urgent Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sir David Attenborough is to undergo heart surgery, promoters have said. The veteran naturalist is having a pacemaker fitted and has cancelled a pl...

A Letter to Ian Khama, President, Republic of Botswana

Noam Schimmel | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Dear President Khama, In keeping with Botswana's commitment to democracy and human rights and respect for all its citizens predicated on equality be...

Zoo Keeper Savaged By A Tiger

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A zoo worker has been seriously injured in a tiger attack at an animal park, police said. The 24-year-old woman was in the big cat's enclosure when...

UK Wildlife 'In Trouble' Warns Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

UK wildlife is at risk with almost 60% of UK species declining "at a worrying rate" in the past half century, experts have warned. Of 3,148 British...

What's All the Buzz About?

Tony Gray | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Tony Gray

Bee numbers have been on the decline since the Sixties, so it is crucial to raise as much awareness as possible around their economical and environmental importance to encourage people to show their support for the British bee.

Fatal Embrace: Boa Constrictor And Iguana Fight To The Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

A boa constrictor and iguana are locked in a fatal embrace in this horrifying yet fascinating shot. Posted to Reddit via Imgur, the image is accom...

Why Caring for Nature Should Stay in the National Curriculum

Elisabeth Whitebread | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elisabeth Whitebread

We wrote a letter, which was published this weekend alongside an article in the Sunday Times. It calls on the government to re-instate caring for nature in the primary school curriculum for the benefit of children today and tomorrow. Sir David Attenborough called me up to let me know he would sign our letter.