The British Oyster Opening Championships drew in the UK's fleetest shuckers
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Sunday 04 August 2013
It could be the unusual weather, disease, or both, but something is laying waste to Gallic fisheries
Friday 22 March 2013
A youngster wowed his teachers when it emerged the piece of shale he brought with him to a show-and-tell was in fact a 300 million-year-old fossil.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Wednesday 30 November 2011
More than three-quarters of British-grown oysters contain norovirus, research has found.
Friday 30 July 2010
In 1991, just out of college, I bought a copy of Francis Ponge's 'Le Parti Pris des Choses'. Ponge, one of the signatories of the 'Surrealist Manifesto', is usually described as a "poet" – yet the label doesn't quite fit. For a start, he wrote in prose. Strange prose, it must be said: short paragraphs so rich with metaphor and all the tricks of rhetoric (apostrophe, the interrogative, declamatory exhortations such as "Let us consider...") that, as with the best poems, we're disoriented from the start by being immersed in language and nothing but language, with all its quicksand-like shiftiness, its sleights of hand, its endless self-adjustments and self-contradictions. Ponge even made a term up for his hybrid form, naming one of his collections 'Proêmes'.
Friday 20 March 2009
With its circular jaw armed with an array of fearsome teeth, it cruised the prehistoric seas as one of the top marine predators of its day.
Sunday 26 March 2000
Friday 11 September 1998
Sunday 08 February 1998
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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