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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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Why did the dodo die out?

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

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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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225 years of Enceladus

It’s 225 years to the day since William Herschel discovered Saturn’s moon Enceladus.



Earthquakes on the moon???

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What is a light curve?

Discover how we work out the size of exoplanets from their light curves


The mapping of Venus

On this day in 1990, the Magellan spacecraft began to search Venus

Lioness with young lion cubs (Panthera leo) in early morning light, Kalahari desert, South Africa
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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


The Starmus festival

Stephen Hawking headlines the astronomy festival that has an embarrassment of expert and celebrity riches at its disposal.

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