Monthly Archives: October 2016

Popular fairy tales and folk stories are ancient

They have been told as bedtime stories by generations of parents, but fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood may be even older than was previously thought. Dr Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist at Durham University, studied 35 versions … Continue reading

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Japanese Textile Designs 41

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Riff Cohen – A Paris

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sailing stones of Death Valley

The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, a dry lakebed in Death Valley, have been the subject of a mystery since the 1940s. The playa is dotted with stones, some as large as 700 pounds (320kg), with long tracks behind … Continue reading

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I cannot say

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better. Georg Lichtenberg

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Plants

Plants are able to “remember” and “react” to information contained in light, according to researchers. Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These … Continue reading

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