The first oak trees to be used in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris have been selected from a forest west of the capital…
From the archives
Is Harry Potter one of your favourites? Even if it isn’t, there are a lot of funny and interesting things in the series. Here is one of them…
Sensual egg recipes
How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up? Scrambled? Poached? Well, here we are with some unusual egg recipes. You may like them or not, but they are sure to give you some (cooking) ideas… And why sensual? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out…
We have all heard of “Natural Selection”. It is the process through which populations of living organisms adapt and change. Natural selection is a key mechanism of evolution. When we hear the world “evolution”, we probably think of improvement, getting better, faster, smarter, etc. Unfortunately, this is not what natural selection is about. Natural selection … Continue Reading
Getting a new face… and hands
Doctors in New York have performed the world’s first successful face and double hand transplant. A car crash in 2018 left Mr DiMeo with third-degree burns over 80% of his body. His fingertips were amputated and he lost his lips and eyelids. He says the operation has given him a “second chance at life”…
Wanna hear some “number” jokes?
Number Jokes, as their name implies, rely on puns or double meanings related to numbers. Number Jokes usually come in two lines. The first introduces a situation based on numbers, and the second an apparently impossible follow-up. I have selected some of the funniest (and trickiest) ones for you. Let’s see how many of them … Continue Reading
The one-minute time machine
What if, at the push of a button, you could travel back in time just one minute? That is the premise of this short film. In the opening scene we see a woman sitting on a bench in a park with her eyes closed, relaxing. A man approaches her…
What’s the difference between Covid vaccines?
The three Covid-19 vaccines that have been approved in the UK are from Pfizer-BioNTech, the University of Oxford and Astra-Zeneca and Moderna. These vaccins are similar in some ways but there are many differences between them. Here is a video from BBC health correspondent Laura Foster that looks at how much immunity they give, how … Continue Reading
Is this the best way to cook rice?
Rice is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s population, especially in Asia and Africa. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize (corn). It is therefore to be expected that there are many different ways of cooking rice. Here’s one way of … Continue Reading