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Why Birds Migrate Vast Distances – and How you Can Help During Their Breeding Season

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/04/2022 - 8:50pm in

It’s spring migration season, with birds resident returning from winter sojourns in warmer climes to their summer breeding sites. The post includes some suggestions on how you can help the birds.

Spring Is Here: 324+ Daffodils (and Counting), 33 Tulips, and One Simnel Cake

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/04/2022 - 2:25am in

Spring has sprung and we’re surrounded by blooming daffodils and tulips, with bluebells soon to follow. Bring on the bees and butterflies!

Comedy Tonight

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 3:58am in

Something familiar,
Something peculiar,
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!

‘Unthinkable’: Scientists Shocked as Polar Temperatures Soar 50 to 90 Degrees Above Normal

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 21/03/2022 - 9:50pm in

Scientists express shock and alarm at the unprecedented temperature surges recorded thes weekend at each of the earth’s poles - the latest manifestation of climate change.

Valentine’s Day: The Pressures of Shopping for Romance

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/02/2022 - 10:50pm in

The pernicious effects of the Hallmarking of holidays. Valentine's Day happiness comes from spending time sharing pleasant experiences, rather than spending money on the perfect gift.

Book Review: The Science Behind Aesop’s Menagerie

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/01/2022 - 8:54pm in

In “Aesop’s Animals,” zoologist Jo Wimpenny provides a guided tour of animal behavior drawn from the classic fables.

Headstrong Girls and Dependent Boys: Gender Differences in the Labour Market Returns to Child Behaviour

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 1:55am in

Gender-stereotype defying boys and girls appear to carry on that way as adults and pay a financial price.

How ‘Queer Eye’ Upholds Liberal Economic Fantasies

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 15/01/2022 - 10:36pm in

The popular show focuses on America's economic victims, offering help only elites enjoy while avoiding critiques of gross inequality.

In Memoriam Betty White

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/01/2022 - 5:58am in

On the last day of the year, 17 days before her hundredth birthday.... With lots of clips!

The Magnificent History of the Maligned and Misunderstood Fruitcake

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 10:50pm in

Does the fruitcake get a bum rap?

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