Monthly Archives: February 2016

Disappearance of Bolivia’s No. 2 lake a harbinger

Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia’s second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.Lake Poopo was officially declared evaporated last month. Hundreds,…

Businessman buys photograph of a potato for €1m

A celebrated photographer has sold a picture of an Irish potato for €1m (£750,000). Kevin Abosch, 46, confirmed he had sold the photograph of an organic potato shot on a black background to an unnamed European businessman.  The photograph, which was…

Surprise! Zebra Stripes Are Not For Camouflage – Forbes

Contrary to what’s often assumed, the black-and-white bands aren’t used for camouflage.According to the traditional theory, stripes allow a zebra to hide against similar-looking backgrounds. In woodland areas, the black bands would resemble tree trunks while white bands are like…

The museum built 15 metres under sea – BBC News

Around 300 statues are being place 15 metres under sea in the Canary Islands, creating an underwater museum.The eco-friendly concrete statues are of current Lanzarote residents doing everyday activities, and are expected to last for 300 years.However, visitors will need…