Unexpected giraffe and The Range

I went to a meeting today and I saw this on the noticeboard in the corridor: It is a very unusual name to choose.  They could have used the name of any animal to inspire disabled people to achieve things that others wouldn’t expect them to be able to do.  It seems that my quest…

Dolphins help humans to catch fish

Photo credit BBC.co.uk This evening I caught about half an hour of a programme called Animal Odd Couples, shown on BBC1.  It documented the unusual relationships between humans and various animals. There was a woman who has a strong bond with some lions.  The great thing about this story is that there is a plan…

Could we create Jurassic Park for real?

Scientists in Spain are trying to clone an extinct species of mountain goat from cells that were preserved in liquid nitrogen.  They managed to do this but the goat died just minutes after being born. Should we be doing this?  What are we going to do if we do manage to clone them and they…

The house that was built for £150!

Photo credit SWNS I found an article today about a farmer who built the house pictured above for just £150.  The fabric of the building is made from clay, earth, dung and straw.  The man who made it, Michael Buck, used an old lorry windscreen for the windows and floorboards salvaged from a skip.  Here…