The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

Quick – what do you call a tiny little bird that seems to defy the laws of physics and hums loudly while it does it? That’s right, The Amazing Physics Defying Bird. Or I guess you could call it a hummingbird if you were feeling particularly uninspired. Hummingbirds...
All about seals, sea lions and walruses

All about seals, sea lions and walruses

There are many different types of seal – Seal (the famous singer), seal (the semi-aquatic marine mammal) and seal (the seal around a shower door). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the marine mammal that we’re looking at here. A harbour seal, swimming around. Photo: Tony...
Wintery myths and legends

Wintery myths and legends

January may be well behind us, but we’ve still got at least another month of winter (except in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where it seems to be winter permanently). We know that spring will soon be here, but in the past people couldn’t be so sure. So what did folk around the...
4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

4 spooky ghost towns from around the globe

As the Specials once pointed out, this town is coming like a ghost town; all the clubs have been closed down. But sometimes it takes a lot more than a lack of nightlife to create a ghost town. Although Halloween may be over, the scent of pumpkins and (for some reason)...