Anne Rimmer

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New Research Shows Pigeons Can Be Taught to Read - Kind Of

Ingenious bastards.<p>A new study has suggested that pigeons can be taught to read, and might be able to distinguish ‘words’ from ‘non-words’.<p>This makes …

Is chlorine the next chemical battleground?

<b>Hundreds of people in Havelock North are gradually returning to full health after coming down with gastroenteritis when their water supply was</b> …

Water

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (7 May 2016)

You can sign up for The Ed’s Up—a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet.<p><b>Top picks</b><p>From me at the Atlantic:<p>Every Episode of David Attenborough’s Life Series, Ranked<br>• A DNA Sequencer in Every Pocket<br>• Sir David Attenbingo<br>• Humans Paid for Bigger Brains With …

Stem Cells

Birds on Islands Are Losing the Ability to Fly

Before the arrival of humans—and the rats, cats, and other predators that we brought—New Zealand was an idyllic haven for birds. Without ground-dwelling mammalian hunters to bother them, many of the local species lost the ability to fly. There’s the kakapo, a giant, booming parrot with an owl-like …

Birds

Kiwi teens sizzle in the sun – In the News

<b>New Zealand teens are shirking sun-smart clothing and the grown-ups looking after them are not doing much better, according to new research.</b> The …

New Zealand

8 Shows to Watch If You're Still Not Over Downton Abbey

Discover Russia's Ghost Villages

Reflections of the Ulyanovsky monastery, almost destroyed during the Soviet time, are seen along the banks of the Vycheg<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Denis Sinyakov<p>1 …

Rats found on pest-free islands in Northland

Routine rat trap checking in February confirmed that there were three rats on three islands in Ipipiri/Eastern Bay of Islands in Northland. Further …

It’s not just fluffy bunnies – here comes the dark side of Beatrix Potter

A puppet musical show co-written by Alan Ayckbourn will bring out the villainy in a nursery classic as part of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Potter’s birth<p>Beatrix Potter’s bucolic tales about bunny rabbits, hedgehogs and puddleducks will be celebrated across Britain this summer as …

Books

Differential responses of cryptic bat species to the urban landscape

Abstract<p>Urbanization is a key global driver in the modification of land use and has been linked to population declines even in widespread and …

What went down at last night’s Versace show

Last night in a colossal, circular hall in Milan, Donatella Versace tapped a star-studded line-up to model her latest collection. The clothes themselves were signature Versace – flashes of metallic, the iconic Medusa head and super-short hemlines provided the high-octane glamour that has become the …

Gigi Hadid

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (13 February 2016)

<i>Sign up for The Ed’s Up—a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from around the Internet.</i><p><b>Top picks:</b><p>From me at the Atlantic:<p>Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species<br>• Why You Can’t Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home<br>• This Bacterium Acts Like a One-Cell Eyeball<br>• The …

Sexual Harassment

Clive James: how did the BBC’s War And Peace measure up?

The BBC’s lavish, sexy, heart-rending, head-spinning and generally not-half-bad adaptation of Tolstoy’s vast novel War And Peace finished last weekend, so this weekend there is nothing to do except discuss whether Natasha was credible when she fell so suddenly for the odious Anatole Kuragin, and to …

Literature

Part 1: A proud history of conservation

<b>The extraordinary specialness of our wildlife and ecosystems is internationally renowned. New Zealand is a global biodiversity hotspot with deep time</b> …

UK Floods: Hebden Bridge Man Delivers Impassioned Message To Foreign Aid Critics

A scorching rant hitting out at those claiming foreign aid should be diverted to help UK flood victims has surfaced, after the North of England …

War and Peace: on the set of the BBC's epic Tolstoy adaptation

Of all the places I would expect to find a sumptuous adaptation of War and Peace being filmed, a former textiles factory on the industrial outskirts of Vilnius, Lithuania, is the last. In fact, only the cast buzzing in and out of their trailers in 19th-century garb convinces me that I am in the …

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Vibrant Rainbow Installation Made with 60 Miles of Thread Weaves through the Smithsonian

This mesmerizing rainbow of colour appears to be some sort of architectural sculpture, but in reality it's created from vibrant strands of thread. Artist Gabriel Dawe has done it again, this time with a dazzling piece entitled <i>Plexus A1</i>. As part of his ongoing <i>Plexus</i> series, this multicolored optical …

Art

Humorous Charts and Graphs Show What Being an Introvert Is All About

BuzzFeed Life's assistant health editor Anna Borges created a series of graphs any introvert can relate to. There are pie charts depicting how truly wonderful it is to have a vivid inner world, unwavering sense of self, and top-notch listening skills.<p>Through her bar graphs, Borges conveys some of …

Personality

A Photographer Anticipates the Moments Before the Flood

As the climate talks in Paris draw to a close, we revisit Carl De Keyzer’s epic work <i>Moments Before the Flood</i>, in which he circumnavigates the European coastline, traveling more than 82,000 miles and visiting more than 5,000 locations, to “photograph this beautiful and very unique coastline, riddled …

Coastlines

COP21: The latest

<b>Here you’ll find links to posts from our various Sciblogs contributors and guest posters as well as to reports from New Zealand Herald science</b> …

Climate

Berries and Hepatitis A – Expert reaction

<b>The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Director General has issued a statement warning of a potential Hepatitis A risk associated with imported</b> …

Environmental Health

NZ Skeptics announce Bent Spoon award

NZ Skeptics announce Bent Spoon award<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<p>The Pharmacy Council has been awarded the 2015 Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for …

Inflamed

The debate over the latest cure-all craze.<p>Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

BBC Greenlights TV Series Based on Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’

LONDON — The BBC’s flagship channel, BBC One, has commissioned an initial eight-part series based on Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy novel in three …

World Ballet Day Live In Videos | Ballet News | Straight from the stage - bringing you ballet insights

By onOctober 1, 2015 in Ballet News<p>World Ballet Day Live In Videos<p>English National Ballet’s Swan Lake photographed by Cheryl Angear<p>October 1st 2015 …