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History

Who were the White Rose group?

18 February 1943. It is a frosty winter's morning in Munich. Brother and sister Hans and Sophie Scholl are walking to the city’s university campus on Amalienstrasse. They are students at the University of Munich, treading their usual route to lectures together.

Nature

5 Facts about the Giant Pacific Octopus

1. The Giant Pacific Octopus is the largest of all species of octopus. The largest ever specimen weighed over 600 pounds and measured 30 metres in length.

Mind & Body

Will there ever be a 'cure' for cancer?

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, promising to channel millions of dollars into the ‘fight’ against the dreadful disease and vowing to ‘cure’ cancer within decades.

Science

7 Things You Didn't Know About Chocolate

  1. The first commercial milk chocolate was produced in 1876 in Switzerland. The key ingredient? Condensed milk.
  2. Chocolate cake is the most popular food-related Google search in Sweden.

Science

Could a fish survive brain surgery?

George, a 10-year-old goldfish from Australia, made headlines this week after surviving a ‘high-risk’ brain tumor removal operation. George’s owner decided to go through with the £125 operation when her vet gave her the choice between agreeing to the procedure or having the fish put to sleep.

Nature

Do elephants really never forget?

Elephants never forget. So goes the old adage. But what about the science? Do the facts support the age-old saying?

Mind & Body

Can you trust your memory?

Human memory is pretty accurate, right? A recent survey found that 63% of Americans believe that human memory functions like a video camera, recording events in chronological order so our moving memories can be played back in high definition, colour detail at will.

Science

What happens when we fall in love?

Listening to your friend gush and harp on about their new partner might leave you with one thought: they’ve gone completely mad.

Nature

Were there ever sharks in the UK?

Yes! And not where you might expect… Recently, archaeologists from the University of Manchester made a shocking discovery – a 310 million year old shark egg case, (or mermaid’s purse), found in a long-abandoned mining tip in Doncaster, Yorkshire!

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