Laura Beard

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On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

In April of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, …

These Cool Kinetic Sculptures Can Run 40 Hours After a Single Wind of the Spring

It looks like the inner workings of an elaborate mechanical clock, but it’s actually one of many hypnotic kinetic sculptures created by …

15 Arachnophobic Facts About Camel Spiders

Camel spiders are tricky creatures. These desert arachnids look like they have ten legs, but two of these limbs are really pedipalps, sensors that …

Earth - Animals invented public toilets long before we did

Public toilets are one of the markers of civilisation. By removing the need to wee and poo in the street, they keep our cities clean and reduce the risk of disease. We might not always like sharing a toilet space with other people, particularly if it's not very clean, but it's clearly a brilliantly …

Earth - These microscopic mites live on your face

You almost certainly have animals living on your face.<p>You can't see them, but they're there. They are microscopic mites, eight-legged creatures rather like spiders. Almost every human being has them. They spend their entire lives on our faces, where they eat, mate and finally die.<p>Before you start …

Animals That Grow Gardens

This National Wildlife Photo Contest entry was taken by Anne Zeneski, who built this pond in her backyard in North Carolina. The pond attracts frogs …

Birdfeeding favours exotic birds | @GrrlScientist

Photograph: Josie Galbraith.<p><b>Figure 2:</b> Spotted doves, <i>Streptopelia chinensis,</i> and house sparrows, <i>Passer domesticus,</i> crowding together at an experimental feeding station. These species are invasive and are not native to New …

Toni Morrison interview: on racism, her new novel and Marlon Brando

Toni Morrison is, without a doubt, a world-class novelist. Her work as an editor, however, has received much less attention. Morrison worked at Random House for 20 years, leaving in 1983, just before she set out to write her <b>Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved.</b><p>At her apartment in lower Manhattan, I …

Photo by @joelsartore | The eye of a Grand Cayman blue iguana at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas. This is one of the most endangered lizards on Earth. #PhotoArk #SedgwickCountyZoo #iguana #joelsartore #animal #eye #endangered

Now they're feline better: The abandoned black cat who cuddles other sick strays back to health at an animal shelter

• <b>Black cat Rademenes snuggles with dogs and cats at the Polish shelter</b>• <b><br>He was brought in to the animal hospital with a respiratory infection</b>• <b><br>After</b> …

Dogs really do love us: Study finds first evidence of inter-species hormone exchange

Dog lovers everywhere, rejoice! They really do love us on a chemical level. Dogs were found to make use of the “lovers’ hormone,” Oxytocin, to sneak …