Wildlife photography can change the way we see our planet
So go the lyrics to Duran Duran’s first hit single. While it’s not strictly an Earth Day song, it still gets you thinking about new beginnings.
And forest bathing doesn’t even have to take place in a forest for you to reap the benefits.
Once upon a planet
Wildlife photographer Emma Gatland documents moments that connect us to some of our wild planet’s most precious life forms.
Born in Zimbabwe, Gatland grew up enjoying ‘the rawness, the beauty, the vastness (and) the calm’ of the outdoors in the surroundings South Africa.
Gatland hopes her images can convey “what conservation is” and draw attention to the issues animals face.
If you’re not a fan of centipedes, you might want to get rid of them, but this insect named after Taylor Swift will never go out of style.
We promise the image above isn’t of a potato – it just looks like one.
Meanwhile, astronomers were all about ice giants and ocean worlds this week.
A long time ago
It is perhaps the oldest example of animation ever discovered.
According to new research, early humans carved works of art out of rock tablets and placed them near flickering fires to give the illusion of movement in images.
Archaeologists have studied stone plaques engraved with animals such as horses, reindeer, bison and wolves by hunter-gatherers 15,000 years ago. The edges of the stones bore signs of heat damage, indicating that they were sitting near a fire.
The Barabaig people of central Tanzania have dangerous neighbours: around 800 lions.
But as populations of these vulnerable big cats dwindle, conservationists are teaming up with the tribe to protect the fearsome predators rather than hunt them.
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