January 2014 archive

Jan 08

Big Question: Who was Alfred Russel Wallace?

Everyone knows about Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution and natural selection, but not many know that another man came up with the same ideas at around the same time. His name was Alfred Russel Wallace. Sadly, whereas Darwin has gained all the attention and glory in the past one hundred and fifty years, …

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Jan 04

Animal Record Holders: Hardiest Animal

They can survive temperatures ranging from 150°C to -272°C. They can go a decade without water. They can live virtually anywhere you can think of, from the highest mountains, underneath layers of solid ice, to the deepest ocean trenches. They can endure the most extreme conditions on Earth – and even beyond. But what are …

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