Tag Archives: nature

There’s a bit of a breeze this evening in Scotland…

…like, up to 250km per hour in places. Yes, it’s killing wind turbines. A £2 million, 100 metre tall wind turbine catches fire in hurricane-force winds at Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The wind turbine was spinning so fast it caught fire. The engine of the giant turbine went up in flames and its blades were […]

Police Farce

[with grovelling apologies to the ghost of William Wordsworth] Police rushed a pair of officers in a marked car to a park after two young sisters were spotted picking daffodils. Sienna Marengo, four, was seen picking flowers with six-year-old stepsister Olivia in Poole, Dorset. A member of the public reported them to police and two […]


Eye-candy du jour… Colourful and visually stunning – but also important in our understanding of scientific advances – the winners of this year’s Wellcome Image Awards range from a close up look at a bloody sticking-plaster, to the striking shades of a ruby-tailed wasp viewed through a microscope. The judging panel were looking for images […]