Pile of red and yellow Maple leaves on the ground

Why do leaves turn red in fall?

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. But what are the scientific reasons behind the stunning reds, oranges and golds of fall?
American Staffordshire terrier puppy

Dogs are as clever as toddlers

Our best friends are full of surprises, from super-powered noses that can smell illness to dogs that use the subway to get around. Here’s fifteen facts about our canine counterparts
amazing oceans how it works issue 59

World Oceans Day

Oceans cover over two-thirds of the planet. Take the plunge and discover their greatest secrets…
Grand Canyon Arizona

How did the Grand Canyon form?

One of the largest natural wonders of the world, this vast gorge was carved by water’s erosive power
10th July 2014 London: As an ambassador for the Shark Trust’s No Limits? campaign, Steve Backshall takes the plunge with the sharks at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, demonstrating that their fearsome reputation is often misplaced and that focus should in fact be on the escalating scale of unmanaged shark fishing. www.sharktrust.org

Steve Backshall speaks out for sharks

In this article, TV presenter and wildlife enthusiast, Steve Backshall, speaks out for sharks in a bid to help save this misunderstood predator

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