Category - Amazing World

Bonfires crackle, water balloons catapult from strategic hiding places and coloured powders tie-dye the world. It’s time for Holi! Despite its aesthetic recently being adopted by the Western festival scenes as a ‘trendy way to paint your...

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The Tree Climbing Goats of Morocco

In the ancient Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year. Named after Mars, the god of war – who inexplicably beat his sword into a ploughshare as the dual patron of agriculture – it was a season that represented a return to nature...

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Tardigrades: Nature’s survivors

If you thought the cockroach was the Earth’s hardiest creature, think again! There is an animal even tougher, far smaller and, if you believe it’s possible, even stranger looking: the tardigrade, am eight-legged micro-animal most commonly found in...

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NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope

The technological advancements predicted for 2018 remind us, once again, that the classic sci-fi image of the future is happening right now. As we look ahead to the year to come, NASA are preparing to look back – all the way back. In fact, a...

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Mardi Gras: Everybody Loves a Carnival!

All around the world, February is truly the month of the carnival. From the colourful Italian stylings of the Carnevale di Venezia (Carnival of Venice), the monster parades visible in Germany during the Kölner Karneval (Cologne Carnival), and the...

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Mount Kailash: Centre of the Universe?

It is not uncommon for a landmark with religious significance to hold meaning for several faiths at once. The most famous and one of the most tragic examples is the greatly fought-over city of Jerusalem, heralded as a Holy City by both Judaism and...

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Japanese Tea Ceremonies: Hatsugama

Without a doubt, tea is one of the most consumed drinks on the planet. Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk or without, drink it for pleasure or medicinal purposes, it certainly plays a major role in many cultures. For those of us bracing...

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Amazing New Year Traditions!

Another year has begun! Around the world, those of us who have stepped over into a new calendar year this January 1st have undoubtedly celebrated in our own ways, be it with family, friends or as part of a peaceful night alone. Despite being nothing...

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