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  • Rarity Alert: Grey Phalarope at Napton Reservoir, Warwickshire 21/09/2018
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    Rarity Alert: Grey Phalarope at Napton Reservoir, Warwickshire 21/09/2018

    13 hours ago

    Grey or Red Phalaropes, as they are otherwise known, are, as I write turning up right across the UK after departing from their Arctic breeding grounds. When two such birds turned up in a sleepy corner of Warwickshire, the opportunity to see them was too good to pass up.

  • Birding Trip Report: Black-Necked Grebe at Earlswood Lakes, Warwickshire 17/09/2018
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    Birding Trip Report: Black-Necked Grebe at Earlswood Lakes, Warwickshire 17/09/2018

    4 days ago

    A rather mundane Monday morning was brightened up by the appearance of a juvenile Black-necked Grebe just a few miles from home.

  • Birding Trip Report: Curlew Sandpiper at Middleton Lakes Nature Reserve 09/09/2018
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    Birding Trip Report: Curlew Sandpiper at Middleton Lakes Nature Reserve 09/09/2018

    4 days ago

    Autumn is the best time to see migratory wading birds, so when a Curlew Sandpiper was reported less than half an hour from home it was an opportunity far too tempting to pass up.

  • The West Midlands All Day Bird Race Autumn 2018
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    The West Midlands All Day Bird Race Autumn 2018

    9 days ago

    Twice a year birders across the West Midlands region come together to try and spot the most amount of birds at a number of different sites. This is an account of the day and how I and my local patch fared.

  • Birding Trip Report: Marbled Duck at Grimley, Worcestershire 27/08/2018
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    Birding Trip Report: Marbled Duck at Grimley, Worcestershire 27/08/2018

    4 weeks ago

    The Marbled Duck is a problematic species whenever it appears in Britain, as they are a popular feature of private wildfowl collections. But every now and then an individual appears that seems to display the characteristics of a wild bird.

  • Birding Trip Report: Stilt Sandpiper at Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve 26/08/2018
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    Birding Trip Report: Stilt Sandpiper at Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve 26/08/2018

    4 weeks ago

    The Stilt Sandpiper may be a common enough site in North America. But whenever one is sighted in Britain it draws in visitors from far and wide, including yours truly.

  • 15 Interesting Facts About Scottish Football
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    15 Interesting Facts About Scottish Football

    4 weeks ago

    Scottish football may not get the attention that its neighbor south of the border does, but it is a compelling league full of iconic teams, compelling characters and a host of interesting facts.

  • Celtic vs. Rangers: A Complete History of the Old Firm
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    Celtic vs. Rangers: A Complete History of the Old Firm

    33 hours ago

    Celtic and Rangers are collectively known as the Old Firm, and not only are they most successful football clubs in Scotland, they also contest one of the fiercest football rivalries in the world.

  • Top 10 Largest Empires in World History
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    Top 10 Largest Empires in World History

    4 weeks ago

    For most of recorded history, we humans have lived under the rule of an empire. But, which of the many that have existed were the greatest?

  • 19 Awesome Facts About King Cobra Snakes
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    19 Awesome Facts About King Cobra Snakes

    4 weeks ago

    In the dense forests of southern Asia lives a huge, venomous snake with an even bigger reputation.

  • Ilfracombe: A Visitors Guide
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    Ilfracombe: A Visitors Guide

    5 weeks ago

    Ilfracombe is charming and quaint seaside and harbour town nestled away in an often forgotten corner of the UK, the North Devon coast. It offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and has something for everybody.

  • Flamborough Head: A Visitors Guide
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    Flamborough Head: A Visitors Guide

    5 weeks ago

    It may only be 8 miles long but the peninsula of Flamborough Head is an outdoor and wildlife lovers haven. With unspoilt chalk cliffs and a historic lighthouse, it's one of Yorkshire's must see places.

  • Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve: A Visitors Guide
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    Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve: A Visitors Guide

    6 weeks ago

    East Yorkshire is home to some of the most spectacular coastline you'll find anywhere in the UK, and if you love seabirds, then the spectacular white chalk cliffs at Bempton are quite simply unmissable.

  • How Do Chimpanzees Hunt and Kill Their Prey?
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    How Do Chimpanzees Hunt and Kill Their Prey?

    6 weeks ago

    When we think of the great predators of the animal kingdom, chimpanzees don't normally spring to mind. Yet, they are in fact among the deadliest predators on the planet. But how exactly do they catch and kill their prey?

  • A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang
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    A Guide to the Brummie Accent and Slang

    6 weeks ago

    The Brummie accent is one of many regional accents spoken within the UK. There are millions of speakers, and yet little is known of it outside of Birmingham.

  • 10 Football Transfers That Almost Happened
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    10 Football Transfers That Almost Happened

    6 weeks ago

    Football can often be as entertaining away from the pitch than on it. The biggest transfers always generate a great deal of interest, but for every deal that goes through, there are many that fall just short...

  • 10 Common Shark Myths Debunked
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    10 Common Shark Myths Debunked

    7 weeks ago

    With their dark eyes, sharp teeth and fearsome reputation, all sharks are ruthless killers...aren't they?

  • A Beginners Guide to the English Premier League
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    A Beginners Guide to the English Premier League

    6 weeks ago

    The English Premier League (EPL) is one of the most exciting and popular leagues in the world, but it can be confusing to new fans. Allow me, a lifelong fan of the game, to explain it to you.

  • How We Can Stop Plastic Pollution
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    How We Can Stop Plastic Pollution

    5 weeks ago

    Plastic is a highly useful material that we can shape and morph into whatever shape we want. But, the fact that it does not biodegrade make it highly dangerous when cast into the natural environment. We caused the problem, but we also have the ability to solve it.

  • Top 10 Deadliest Sharks in the World
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    Top 10 Deadliest Sharks in the World

    5 weeks ago

    Sharks are among the most terrifying and deadly of all the creatures you'll likely encounter in the world's oceans, but which, are the deadliest of all? Read on if you want to find out...

  • Top 10 Interesting Facts About Megalodon
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    Top 10 Interesting Facts About Megalodon

    7 weeks ago

    There are few prehistoric animals as famous or iconic as Megalodon. But how much do we actually know about them? Were they as monstrous as everybody thinks?

  • Top 10 Largest Living Birds in the World
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    Top 10 Largest Living Birds in the World

    5 weeks ago

    Have you ever wondered which bird is larger- an Ostrich or an Emu? This article counts down the 10 largest living birds and puts to bed any argument as to which bird is the largest of them all.

  • The Vegan Debate: Should We Go Vegan?
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    The Vegan Debate: Should We Go Vegan?

    8 weeks ago

    Earth's biosphere and the organisms that live within it are in grave danger, and there can be little doubt that we humans and the lifestyles we choose to lead are the primary cause. But is there a way, a simple way of reversing the damage that we have done. Does the answer lie with Veganism?

  • The Rise And Fall Of The Roman Empire
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    The Rise And Fall Of The Roman Empire

    3 years ago

    The Roman Empire was a powerhouse of the Classical World, an Empire that survived for well over a thousand years, and in doing so changed the course of European and World History forever...

  • The Rise Of Prussia: 1815-1870
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    The Rise Of Prussia: 1815-1870

    4 years ago

    In the 1860's , Germany existed as a number of independent states dominated by Prussia and Austria. Within the next ten years, three destructive wars would change the political map of Europe forever.

  • The Peregrine Falcon: The Fastest Animal in the World
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    The Peregrine Falcon: The Fastest Animal in the World

    10 months ago

    Among all the birds there is none to rival the peregrine falcon in its powers of flight and its devastating speed. Even when stationary on a high perch, it seems to embody the essence of freedom.

  • World War II: The Downfall Of Fascism
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    World War II: The Downfall Of Fascism

    4 years ago

    Fascism was and is a stark warning from history. This article highlights how a political viewpoint, which had ripped Europe came to a rather sudden and abrupt end...

  • English Civil War: The Battle of Camp Hill
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    English Civil War: The Battle of Camp Hill

    4 years ago

    In the early stages of the English Civil War, the future city of Birmingham was the scene of an important, but long forgotten battle. A battle that pitted civilians directly against soldiers...

  • The First Global Conflict: The Seven Years War
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    The First Global Conflict: The Seven Years War

    4 years ago

    Between 1756 and 1763 Europe was immersed in a general conflict between the major powers. Prussia, having precipitated the war, fought for survival against a coalition of Austria, Russia and France.

  • Garden Birds: Are Magpies Really Bad?
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    Garden Birds: Are Magpies Really Bad?

    23 months ago

    Magpies currently harbour a reputation as killers of 'innocent' nestlings. But is it a reputation that is deserved? Or is there more to the magpie than meets the eye...

  • British Wildlife: The Polecat
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    British Wildlife: The Polecat

    4 years ago

    Few people have ever seen a polecat so you might not have noticed this lithe predator bounding back into our countryside after centuries of persecution.

  • Alternate History: The Modern Roman Empire
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    Alternate History: The Modern Roman Empire

    4 years ago

    The Roman Empire was the mightiest Empire ever to inhabit the European continent, but as we all know it fell into ruin long ago. But what if it didn't? How would Europe look today?

  • The Origins Of Writing
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    The Origins Of Writing

    4 years ago

    Writing- the symbolic representation of spoken language- and its development represents a major turning point in the intellectual evolution of humans, and made our modern society posssible.

  • Evolution: The Origin Of Species
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    Evolution: The Origin Of Species

    4 years ago

    The theory of evolution is often called 'Darwinism,' after the British naturalist, Charles Darwin. In 1859 he published the results of his research in the first evolutionary theory based on evidence.

  • Was Agriculture Humanity's Biggest Ever Mistake?
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    Was Agriculture Humanity's Biggest Ever Mistake?

    4 years ago

    Agriculture is often regarded as the human hallmark that allowed for the development of modern technologies. But recent evidence seems to suggest that it was more of a curse than a blessing.

  • Great Apes: The Bornean Orang-Utan
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    Great Apes: The Bornean Orang-Utan

    4 years ago

    The Bornean orang-utan, along with its Sumatran cousin are our two closest living relatives currently living on the Asian continent. At the same, they are both among the most endangered

  • World War II: Siege Of Leningrad
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    World War II: Siege Of Leningrad

    4 years ago

    The siege of Leningrad was a ghastly epic of endurance that cost the lives of up to 1.5 million people, both soldiers and civilians. In total, it ran for nearly 900 days.

  • World War II: Operation Barbarossa
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    World War II: Operation Barbarossa

    4 years ago

    A massive German army, supported by over 3000 tanks and almost as many aircraft invaded the Soviet Union on the 22nd June 1941. Ultimately, this invasion would decide the outcome of the war.

  • Can Capitalism Survive?
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    Can Capitalism Survive?

    5 years ago

    Today, the whole world is bound into a single capitalist system of global finance, trade and commerce. But can capitalism survive as pressure on the natural world we rely on increases?

  • How Do Birds Fly?
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    How Do Birds Fly?

    4 years ago

    Birds have perfected their powers of flight over eons of evolution. The result is a series of brilliant and spectacular wing designs, that give birds a wide range of incredible skills.

  • Blue And Great Tits: Popular Garden Birds
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    Blue And Great Tits: Popular Garden Birds

    5 years ago

    Blue and great tits are delightful to watch as they peck away at food in the most awkward of positions, survive in spite of intense competition for nest sites, starvation in winter and predators...

  • The European Robin: Britain's National Bird
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    The European Robin: Britain's National Bird

    5 years ago

    The robin is a particular favourite among bird lovers; everyone enjoys the attentions of this familiar redbreast in the garden during the winter. But despite receiving human help, many perish

  • African History: The Second Boer War
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    African History: The Second Boer War

    4 years ago

    Between 1899-1902, the world's largest empire fought a drawn out war against two small and poorly armed republics. What should have been a routine victory instead revealed the limits of British power.

  • Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Did Humans Evolve From 'Mermaids?'
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    Aquatic Ape Hypothesis: Did Humans Evolve From 'Mermaids?'

    5 years ago

    The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is the outlandish story of our origins that refuses to go away despite the objections and ignorance of most mainstream academics. Could man really have been aquatic once?

  • What Are Feathers?
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    What Are Feathers?

    4 years ago

    Feathers are an excellent means of insulation for birds. Every single bird, including the flightless ones possess them. Along with mammalian fur, it's one of evolution's success stories

  • Earth After Humans
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    Earth After Humans

    2 years ago

    What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? How long would it take nature to recover from centuries of human activity? How much civilisation will able to stand the test of time?

  • The Red Fox In Britain
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    The Red Fox In Britain

    5 years ago

    The Red Fox holds a special place in the hearts of British people. It's a creature that is deeply ingrained in our mythology, which reflects our long love-hate relationship with the species.

  • A Basic Guide To Mammals
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    A Basic Guide To Mammals

    4 years ago

    Mammals are equally the most familiar and most successful of all the vertebrates. They are the animals that we most easily identify with, mostly because we ourselves are mammals.

  • The American Civil War: Battle Of Gettysburg
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    The American Civil War: Battle Of Gettysburg

    2 years ago

    In an epic three-day battle, the brief history of the Confederacy reached its zenith as General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North was repulsed at Gettysburg in southern Pennsylvania.

  • The Hundred Years War: Battle Of Agincourt
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    The Hundred Years War: Battle Of Agincourt

    5 years ago

    The victory of Henry V's small, exhausted and starving army against a vast French host was the greatest triumph of the English longbow in the Hundred Years War between England and France.

  • The Battle Of Hastings:1066
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    The Battle Of Hastings:1066

    2 years ago

    Normans and Anglo Saxons clashed in the longest, hardest-fought and most decisive battle in England in the early Middle Ages. William the Conqueror's victory changed English history forever.

  • The Spanish Civil War
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    The Spanish Civil War

    4 years ago

    The Spanish Civil War began with a revolt of right wing army officers against a left wing government elected in 1936. From the outset, German and Italian forces lent support to the rebels.

  • The Spanish Reconquista
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    The Spanish Reconquista

    4 years ago

    The identity of Spain was forged in fighting; the Reconquista-the 'reconquest' of those territories taken by the Islamic Moors- was, for centuries, the guiding project of the nation.

  • The Dunnock And Its Odd Mating Behaviour
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    The Dunnock And Its Odd Mating Behaviour

    5 years ago

    To the casual observer, the dunnock or 'hedge sparrow' is just a small brown bird. In fact, all too often it's overlooked. But the dunnock has one of the oddest mating behaviours found in any bird.

  • The Bullfinch: Is It Really A Pest?
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    The Bullfinch: Is It Really A Pest?

    5 years ago

    Bullfinches are one of the prettiest birds you'll ever encounter. But in the eyes of certain people, they are nothing more than a pest, greedily gobbling down buds from precious fruit trees.

  • World War I: The Battle Of The Somme
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    World War I: The Battle Of The Somme

    24 months ago

    The battle of the Somme is today synonymous with military folly and pointless bloodshed, but in truth there were good reasons to attempt the massive assault. The military balance at the time favoured the defender, but there seemed to be no other way to break the deadlock.

  • World War I: The Battle Of Verdun
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    World War I: The Battle Of Verdun

    4 years ago

    Verdun epitomises the attritional struggle that became the characteristic of World War I on the Western Front. Intended to destroy the French reserves, the battle drew in massive numbers of German troops as well, and ended without any decisive result.

  • World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk
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    World War II: The Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk

    8 months ago

    During the opening weeks of Hitler's war on the Western Front, thousands of soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force and the French First Army, with their backs to the sea, were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in nine desperate days of fighting.

  • How The Battle Of Tours Prevented a Muslim Invasion of Europe
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    How The Battle Of Tours Prevented a Muslim Invasion of Europe

    23 months ago

    The Battle of Tours was a turning point in world history that decided the fate of Western Europe. It was here that the tide of Muslim conquest was turned back, with enormous implications for the future of the entire world.

  • 5 Interesting Facts About The Second World War
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    5 Interesting Facts About The Second World War

    4 years ago

    Did you know that the country that suffered the second highest loss of life in World War II was actually China! And that Hitler was not only a carnivore but also a devout Catholic. How about the fact that World War II didn't actually come to an end until the 3rd October 1990. This hub explains why...

  • The Crusades: The Battle Of Hattin
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    The Crusades: The Battle Of Hattin

    5 years ago

    The Battle of Hattin was a great victory for Saladin, who used his faster, lighter forces to great effect. He was assisted to a great extent by his enemy King Guy, who chose to march heavily armoured troops through a water-less region at the hottest time of the year.

  • The Top 10 Threats To Life On Earth
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    The Top 10 Threats To Life On Earth

    4 years ago

    There can be little doubt that life on Earth is under threat today, and that includes human life too. But what exactly are these threats? And just how great are they? Should we fear global war more than man-made pollution, or famine more than deforestation? This hub will provide all the answers...

  • Sea Monsters Of The Cretaceous
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    Sea Monsters Of The Cretaceous

    8 months ago

    What makes the Cretaceous sea worse than any other in history is that there isn't just one predator to worry about, but a whole collection of them, including sharks, lightning fast killer fish and fearsome giant marine reptiles called mosasaurs.

  • Sea Monsters: Liopleurodon
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    Sea Monsters: Liopleurodon

    5 years ago

    155 million years ago in the Jurassic Period, the sea was home to what some people believe is the largest predator of all time: liopleurodon. This marine reptile can grow to over 65 feet in length, has a superb sense of smell and ambuses from below. Not what you want underneath you when you go for...

  • Sea Monsters: Megalodon
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    Sea Monsters: Megalodon

    5 years ago

    We think that modern sharks are scary, but they're nothing compared to megalodon. This mind-bogglingly large killer fish is 20 times the weight of a great white shark, has teeth the size of a man's hand and preys on full sized whales by biting their tails off. We should be relieved that this...

  • After The Dinosaurs: Life In The Eocene
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    After The Dinosaurs: Life In The Eocene

    6 months ago

    The extinction of the dinosaurs marked the end of one era, but heralded the beginning of another. It only took the Earth a few million years to recover from the after effects of the asteroid impact, but it was a changed world. This hub profiles one small corner of that world, in a time called the...

  • The Mongol Empire
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    The Mongol Empire

    5 years ago

    The Mongols and their legendary leader Genghis Khan were viewed with outright horror by civilised nations. They were happy to let their savage reputations go before them, but their strategic sophistication tells another story. The Mongols were fighters with flair and intelligence who learned with...

  • One Million Years BC: Sabre-Tooth World
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    One Million Years BC: Sabre-Tooth World

    8 weeks ago

    Just one million years ago, the Pampas grasslands of South America were home to a range of weird and extraordinary creatures, including giant ground sloths. The top predator though, was a legendary sabre-toothed cat called smilodon.

  • Australopithecus: Life In The Pliocene
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    Australopithecus: Life In The Pliocene

    5 years ago

    3 million years ago, in a time called the Pliocene, lived some extraordinary animals that we would probably call apes. However, by virtue of a unique trait, we know that these apes are our ancestors. This hub travels back in time to follow a group of Australopithecus in prehistoric Africa.

  • Gallic Wars: The Battle Of Alesia
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    Gallic Wars: The Battle Of Alesia

    5 years ago

    In 52 BC Roman military and engineering skills enabled Julius Caesar to defeat a vast Gallic army, which had come to relieve their famous chieftain Vercingetorix, who was besieged inside Alesia itself. Caesar's hard fought victory, secured Roman rule in all of Gaul.

  • Star Wars- The Alternate Prequel Trilogy: Episode Three
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    Star Wars- The Alternate Prequel Trilogy: Episode Three

    5 years ago

    The alternate prequel trilogy reaches its concluding part, with all story plots coming to a head. But be warned, there is one big twist that you may not expect involving a very famous armoured villain...

  • Star Wars- The Alternate Prequel Trilogy: Episode One
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    Star Wars- The Alternate Prequel Trilogy: Episode One

    5 years ago

    This hub is my re-telling of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. Here, I present Epidode One: The Beginning.

  • Napoleon's Invasion Of Russia 1812
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    Napoleon's Invasion Of Russia 1812

    5 years ago

    In the summer of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte, at the height of his power launched an invasion of Russia. It was the largest invading force that the world has ever seen, his Grande Armee of over 600,000 men from all over Europe poured into the Russian countryside, the majority of them would never...

  • Napoleonic Wars: The Battle Of Waterloo
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    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle Of Waterloo

    4 years ago

    The Battle of Waterloo was an epoch ending battle. It was the first and only battle that pitted the two finest military commanders of the age against each other- Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington. The conclusion of the battle would see the end of a bloody war that had engulfed Europe...

  • The Complete Guide to British Birds: Diving Ducks
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    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Diving Ducks

    5 years ago

    The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of diving ducks that inhabit the British Isles. Diving ducks primarily feed by diving beneath the surface, as opposed to the dabbling ducks.

  • The Complete Guide to British Birds: Dabbling Ducks
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    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Dabbling Ducks

    18 months ago

    The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of dabbling ducks that inhabit the British Isles. A dabbling duck is basically a surface feeding duck.

  • The Neolithic Revolution: How Farming Changed The World
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    The Neolithic Revolution: How Farming Changed The World

    5 years ago

    Of all the revolutions recorded by history, the biggest of all was actually occurred before anybody could write. The Neolithic Revolution transformed human beings in ways that seem scarcely believable today. It marked the end of hunting and gathering, and the start of humanity's dependence on...

  • Life In Ice Age Europe: The Mammoth Journey
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    Life In Ice Age Europe: The Mammoth Journey

    5 years ago

    Life in ice age Europe was harsh, but surprisingly rich and diverse. It was a time when our ancestors and their cousins, the Neanderthals lived in a world of mammalian giants, including the most famous one of all, the woolly mammoth...

  • Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?
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    Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?

    23 months ago

    Feral children have fascinated us for millennia. We've concoted many fanciful stories of children who have lived and survived in the wild. But this hub reveals that there is substantial truth behind the myths and the legends. In this hub, you'll meet the real Mowgli's and Tarzan's and learn how...

  • The Complete Guide to British Birds: Swans And Geese
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    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Swans And Geese

    5 years ago

    The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the different species of swans and geese that either live in Britain permanently or spend a part of the year here.

  • A History Of Life On Earth: The Cenozoic Era
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    A History Of Life On Earth: The Cenozoic Era

    5 years ago

    In the aftermath of the dinosaur extinction, an opportunity was created for other animals to assert their evolutionary dominance. The last in the 'History of Life' series tells of how life rebounded after the asteroid impact and how we ultimately came to dominate the planet.

  • A History Of Life On Earth: The Mesozoic Era
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    A History Of Life On Earth: The Mesozoic Era

    5 years ago

    We've now reached the Mesozoic era- a time when reptiles assumed dominance of the Earth. Huge dinosaurs dominated the land, pterosaurs had the skies to themselves and giant marine reptiles terrorised other ocean dwellers...

  • A History Of Life On Earth: The Palaeozoic Era
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    A History Of Life On Earth: The Palaeozoic Era

    5 years ago

    The history of life series moves on to the period where not only complex lifeforms evolved, but came to take over the world. But they didn't have everything their own way, the Paleozoic era bore witness to natural disasters that make our problems seem minute...

  • A History Of Life On Earth: The Precambrian Era
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    A History Of Life On Earth: The Precambrian Era

    4 years ago

    Planet Earth, our home for the last 200,000 years has existed for over 4 billion years. But how exactly did it form? And when did life first evolve and how did it do so? The story of life on Earth is every bit as exciting as anything conjured up by the human mind. This hub is the first in a four...

  • What If The Dinosaurs Had Never Died Out?
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    What If The Dinosaurs Had Never Died Out?

    2 years ago

    65 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into the Earth. It wiped out 70 per cent of all life, including the most successful, the dinosaurs. But what if the asteroid had missed? What would the world be like today, if the dinosaurs had survived...

  • The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes
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    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes

    6 years ago

    A first in a series of hubs profiling the remarkable and wonderful birds that inhabit the British Isles. This particular hub explores the divers- sometimes known as loons and the magnificently plumaged grebes...

  • The Most Competitive Football Leagues in Europe
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    The Most Competitive Football Leagues in Europe

    6 months ago

    Many of Europe's top football leagues, while oozing quality and talent, are often accused of stifling predictability often leaving fans bemoaning the continuing dominance of certain clubs. This hub serves to offer alternatives and showcase the most competitive football leagues in Europe.

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Orangutans
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    10 Interesting Facts About Orangutans

    20 months ago

    The orangutan is one of our closest relatives, and yet we know comparatively little about them. They are an animal, that we need to learn more about, because maybe knowing more about them will helps us understand ourselves better. Hopefully, we can do this before it's too late...

  • World War II: Operation Sealion
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    World War II: Operation Sealion

    2 years ago

    In July 1940 Hitler stood poised on the Channel coast, ready to invade England. He drew up a seemingly elaborate plan called Operation Sealion that was ambitious but foolproof at first glance. However, a closer look seems to suggest otherwise...

  • World War II: Hitler and Spain
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    World War II: Hitler and Spain

    4 years ago

    Spain's status during the course of World War II was ambiguous. In one sense, it was a mere spectator; standing on the sidelines, and yet its strategic importance was potentially enormous. Hitler knew this and sought to try and take advantage of it.

  • What Killed the Megafauna?
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    What Killed the Megafauna?

    4 years ago

    Once not so long ago, the Earth was inhabited by huge, strange and fierce creatures. But what happened to them? Were they wiped out by a disease? Or was it climate change? Or did we play a role in their extinction? This hub tries to answer one of the most perplexing questions in all of science...

  • The Asian Megafauna
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    The Asian Megafauna

    5 years ago

    Two million years ago, our ancestor Homo erectus marched out of Africa into Asia, where they encountered both familiar and fundamentally strange animals.

  • The African Megafauna
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    The African Megafauna

    6 months ago

    Have you ever stopped and wondered why all the large and dangerous animals seem to live in Africa? Or why we seem to harbour an incurable fascination with monsters? The answers to these questions could well lie in our past, where our remote ancestors lived alongside Africa's real monsters...

  • The European Megafauna
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    The European Megafauna

    24 months ago

    For thousands of years, our ancestors hesitated on the fringes of the European continent, seemingly unable to penetrate this frozen frontier. But an important cultural and technological revolution changed all that. Humans entered Europe...and they discovered a land of plenty: vast swathes of...

  • The Island Megafauna: Madagascar and New Zealand
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    The Island Megafauna: Madagascar and New Zealand

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