Large Blue Butterfly Returns

The biggest reintroduction to date of the large blue has led to the rare butterfly flying on a Cotswold hillside where it has not been seen for 150 years. About 750 butterflies emerged on to Rodborough Common in Gloucestershire this summer after 1,100 larvae were released last autumn following five years of innovative grassland management to create … Continue reading Large Blue Butterfly Returns

Family-Style Restaurant Has No Prices

"There’s a little restaurant in a small Alabama town where there’s no cash register and no prices, just a whole lot of soul… and soul food. At Drexell & Honeybee’s in downtown Brewton near the Florida border, the menu changes daily, but there’s always a hearty selection of Southern dishes to enjoy: fried chicken, cornbread, and … Continue reading Family-Style Restaurant Has No Prices

Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

"When fire ravaged Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral last year, many presumed that the three colonies of bees living on its sacristy roof had perished. But against all odds, the bees survived the inferno and continued to thrive through the coronavirus lockdown." “There’s nothing wrong with them at all,” reports beekeeper Sibyle Moulin, who looks after some … Continue reading Notre-Dame’s Bees Keep Buzzing

Trick Your Brain into Remembering

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills. "MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN about having a terrible memory. Shopping lists, friends’ birthdays, statistics for an exam—they just don’t seem to stick in the brain. But memory isn’t as set in stone as you might imagine. With the … Continue reading Trick Your Brain into Remembering

A Rainy Video Make Dreams Come True

Nigeria — Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year old boy from Nigeria whose video of him ballet dancing in the rain went viral on the Internet, has been handpicked by a prestigious dance school in New York City to receive a full scholarship. Madu is one of 12 students mentored by Daniel Ajala Owoseni, a dance instructor … Continue reading A Rainy Video Make Dreams Come True

Detectorist Finds Haul of Artefacts

Metal detectorists, it’s fair to say, have had a good lockdown. Last month it emerged that amateur treasure hunters had unearthed dozens of rare finds in their back gardens while restrictions kept them at home. Now a detectorist in the Scottish Borders has uncovered a haul of bronze age artefacts – including a complete horse harness and preserved … Continue reading Detectorist Finds Haul of Artefacts

Breakthrough for Dyslexia

An LED lamp that helps people with dyslexia read “effortlessly” There may not be any current pharmaceutical treatment for dyslexia, but scientists have designed a new type of lamp that could be game-changing for people with learning disabilities. While the cause of dyslexia is still somewhat mysterious, the researchers found that the disorder can be … Continue reading Breakthrough for Dyslexia