Ming the clam was first discovered in 2006 and killed by scientists unaware of its age. Recent advances have revised Ming's age upwards by 103 years
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Thursday 31 January 2013
Musselburgh trials day does not quite have the same ring to it as Cheltenham trials day, but racing is nevertheless most grateful to the enterprise shown at the Scottish racecourse and those at other venues responsible for keeping the jumping show properly on the road over the next few days.
Monday 28 January 2013
Not up for the Costa? Don't worry there's plenty others to choose from
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Here it is, the monster of the depths, the sea-creature of nightmares, filmed for the first time in its natural habitat: the giant squid.
Saturday 05 January 2013
Tom Leece is Film and TV editor at Fourth & Main
Tuesday 16 October 2012
“As if we didn't have enough to worry about with terrorists and bandits,” said one disgruntled Karachi resident. “Now we have brain-eating amoeba to contend with.” Indeed, the latest threat in the notoriously crime-ridden city is not robbery or sectarian violence, but a waterborne organism that causes a form of meningitis.
Monday 15 October 2012
It sounds like a plot from a spoof horror film, but ever since a South American mollusc, the innocent-sounding apple snail, was accidentally released into the rice fields of the river Ebro Delta in 2009, for local farmers, the nightmare scenario of a plague of voraciously hungry snails has been sadly all too true.
Friday 31 August 2012
A startling 20 per cent of world's invertebrates, including insects and worms, are now endangered
Saturday 18 August 2012
As ever, Kele Okereke’s energies are divided between the political and the personal on Four, with agit-punk assertions like “ Coliseum” and “Kettling” and the contemptuous pillorying of political duplicity in “So He Begins to Lie” punctuated with more tenderly rendered emotional wrestling on tracks such as “Truth” and “Real Talk”.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Thursday 19 July 2012
Squid-style sex leaves cephalopods suffering from temporary muscle fatigue
Sunday 15 July 2012
Record rainfall leads to population explosion – and devastation of British gardens
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early