Movements are similar to flowing traffic on a congested motorway - but can work in any direction
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Sunday 17 November 2013
Scientists believe they have finally worked out how the mighty albatross – a seabird capable of travelling 10,000 miles in a single journey and circumnavigating the globe in 46 days – manages to fly without expending almost any energy.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Cameras show bird passing ship, dramatic sea dive, skimming over waves and landing in colony
Friday 11 October 2013
The Week in Books
Friday 13 September 2013
Bill Callahan's follow-up to 2011's gorgeous Apocalypse finds him in the company of a small, discreet band, whose gentle shuffles are coloured mostly by guitar, fiddle and flute, as his muse flits haphazardly about him. A line from “Spring”, “My eyes are still forming the door that I'm walking through”, suggests the extempore writing style that ties these songs so loosely together. Pastoral metaphors predominate, the relationships of eagle and seagull with river and sea contrasted with the human arcs described in “Javelin Unlanding” and “Ride My Arrow”. Ultimately, Callahan ends up heading for home in “Winter Road”, faith in his muse confirmed again: “I have learned to just keep on when things are beautiful”. As they so often are here.
Saturday 07 September 2013
'We drove through the Hollywood Hills and hung out at the Chateau Marmont'
Friday 09 August 2013
A pensioner became a prisoner in her own home for four days following a terrifying spate of seagull attacks.
Sunday 07 July 2013
Are you a fondler? Or do you keep your hands to yourself in a bookshop? The question is seen as a vital one for publishers keen to preserve the traditional paper book. Why? Because a tactile, finger-friendly cover can often mean the difference between a strong seller and one that bombs at the tills, or so the thinking goes.
Attack from the air: The British coastal towns turned into war zones by seagulls menacing tourists and post office workers
Saturday 06 July 2013
It’s a seaside town known for its idyllic picture postcard scenery, but an area of Newquay has been turned into a warzone by menacing gulls.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Helicopters drop 200 tons of poison pellets in world’s biggest extermination project
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Monday 01 July 2013
Book publisher Penguin Random House today completed its merger in a move that will see Penguin’s headquarters move from London to New York and Random House’s UK boss, Dame Gail Rebuck, step back from the day-to-day running of the company.
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- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police