Category Archives: wonders of the world

Feathers aren’t scary, Mr Spielberg?

by Matthew Cobb That's a velociraptor — Aokiji (@DukeOfZamunda) March 19, 2017 In fact, it’s a Brahma Chicken, but it’s still pretty scary!

An inordinate fondness for nematodes

by Matthew Cobb I have no idea if this true, or how you could be confident it was (or wasn’t) correct, but it could easily be right. Jack is Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London. Four out of every five individual animals on Earth today is a nematode worm.There are a lot […]

Angel Falls

I doubt that I’ll ever make it to Venzuela to see Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world—3212 feet, or 979 meters: 6 times the height of the Washington Monument. But this video, from the BBC’s Planet Earth, is a decent substitute: And here’s a longer video, well worth watching. It also shows the plane […]