New book Greece: The Cradle of Western Civilization is stuffed with stunning images

Greece is one of the planet’s most historically fascinating countries and one of the most photogenic. This is a land of eye-poppingly dazzling beaches, monasteries perched on dizzying columns of rock and impossibly quaint fishing villages. Many know it to an extent from the Mamma Mia movies, or a blurry ouzo-laced holiday. For a deeper … Read more New book Greece: The Cradle of Western Civilization is stuffed with stunning images

Baboons cradle their babies in their left arms just like humans do

Monkeys, just like humans, prefer to cradle their babies in their left arm and not their right, scientists have discovered.  It is believed this preference evolved because the child is closest to the mother’s left eye, which is controlled by the brain’s emotion-processing right hemisphere.  This half of the brain, in both monkeys and humans, … Read more Baboons cradle their babies in their left arms just like humans do

China – the cradle of the coronavirus pandemic – has bounced back with astonishing speed

China has — it seems — won its battle against the coronavirus. It may have won the war for global supremacy as well. That would be a paradoxical outcome. The coronavirus outbreak originated in China, reportedly in the ‘wet’ livestock markets in the city of Wuhan. The (to us) bizarre habits of eating virus-infested wildlife … Read more China – the cradle of the coronavirus pandemic – has bounced back with astonishing speed