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Why did the dodo die out?

Everybody knows that the dodo became extinct because it was stupid… right?

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If the Germans had invaded England…Part 1

In the late 19th century, Britain feared that the centre of the Empire, London, was not protected sufficiently from an attack. As a result, over a dozen forts were built surrounding London in the…

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The inside story on Navy SEAL training

Interview with Rick Kaiser, an ex-Navy SEAL who specialised in winter warfare, sniping and combat swimming. He was assigned to an Assault Squadron and was selected for the Enlisted Education…

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What did HMS Victory really do at Trafalgar?

Interview with the curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Dr James Davey
What was the Victory’s role at Trafalgar?
Its key role was as flagship for the commander in chief,…

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The two exiles of Napoleon

The Napoleonic Wars had been raging since 1799 but by 1814, the French troops were in full retreat. The armies of the Coalition (Austria, Russia, Spain and United Kingdom) had entered France and were…

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The real history behind Game Of Thrones

1: Character: Khal Drogo
Historical counterpart: Genghis Khan

If their similar titles weren’t enough of a hint, the horse-lord of the Dothraki shares a startling number of similarities with…

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Life in a lion pride

Lions live in co-operative social groups, working together to hunt, fight and raise their young

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Gorilla groups revealed

Take a look inside the social structure of a band of gorillas

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Life cycle of the monarch butterfly

Guided by the Sun and the Earth’s magnetic field, these amazing insects migrate each year to avoid the cold winter

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10 great quotations about history

1. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill
2. “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in…

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How gorillas communicate

It’s hard to see very far in the dense forest so a gorilla must rely on vocal calls to communicate, but they also use an array of physical gestures to make their point

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The Space Race

Sneezing happens for all manner of reasons. Your nose is extremely sensitive so when it is exposed to a change in temperature or small allergic particles like dust or pollen, a protective mechanism engages to clear your hooter. This is … Continued

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Why do snails leave trails?

We may find it disgusting, but a snail’s trail is essential to its survival as it travels

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