5 Animals that went EXTINCT but are now back in the UK!

In the past, for various reasons, animals have gone extinct in the UK. This video show five of them that have managed to find their way back into the countryside, through reintroductions, rewilding, accidental releases and some in ways that aren’t publicly known.
#rewilding #extinct #nature

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Getting old without getting older – with Andrew Steele

Ageing is not a biological inevitability. Scientists are studying every aspect of the body which could lead to treatments that could slow down, or even stop, the ageing process.

In this talk by Andrew Steele, discover how understanding the scientific implications of ageing could lead to the greatest revolution in the history of medicine. One that has the potential to transform the human condition.

Watch the Q&A with Andrew here: https://youtu.be/ZcO-KwYOVN0
Andrew’s book ‘Ageless’ is out now: https://geni.us/t50pxZv

Andrew Steele is a London-based scientist, writer and presenter.

After completing a PhD in Physics, he decided to make the unusual leap to biology as he saw understanding ageing as the greatest humanitarian mission of our time. A recent Research Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, he has used computers to decode our DNA and unravel the secrets hidden in some of modern biology’s biggest data.

He has featured in or on the Guardian, Sky News, The One Show, and Discovery’s Impossible Engineering and Through the Wormhole, BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science and Newshour.

His latest book ‘AGELESS: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old’ is available from Amazon at https://geni.us/t50pxZv.

This talk was recorded at the Royal Institution on 16 March 2022.


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Replacement Theory Is Everywhere. Here’s Why.

On May 14, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, NY, killing 10. All 10 were Black, something the gunman specifically sought out. As it was revealed shortly after, in his writings, he ascribed not only to white supremacist ideology, but identified himself as an “eco-fascist,” falling into not only a growing trend but also into something very uniquely American.

The Replacement Theory has been in headlines since the Buffalo shooting and, while its been attributed to the current crop of the right in this country, it’s actually something that underpins much of U.S. history, as well as modern development work.

In this episode of “Backspace,” Sana delves into the nefarious origins of the overpopulation myth, how the media continues to promote it, and how it doesn’t have any place in the conversation and coverage around the climate crisis.

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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits | Colossal

All images © Luciano Cian

Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the Rio de Janeiro-based artist’s geometric body of work, which utilizes bright color palettes and minimal markings to define the contours of a cheek or shoulder. Each piece is an invitation, Cian shares, offering an intimate interaction with the anonymous subject. […]

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Vivienne Restwood, or Viv for short | lucy_lapwing

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The Number of Times I Numbered the Number of Times

It’s comforting to count things.

By Grace Rex
With Anne Troup and Herbie Go
Narrated by Rajesh Bose
Production assistance from Sofia Santoni

Shot on Vision3 Kodak film in Mono No Aware’s Intro to 35MM workshop

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A Vase Kept in an Ordinary Kitchen Turned Out to Be a Qing-Dynasty Artwork Worth Millions | Smithsonian

Jane Recker

Daily Correspondent
May 27, 2022 1:53 p.m.
The artwork’s last owner purchased it for just a few hundred pounds. Photo courtesy of Dreweatts

The rare, blue-and-gold vessel was crafted in 18th-century China


When Mark Newstead first saw the blue-and-gold porcelain vase sitting in his friend’s kitchen in the late 1990s, he thought it looked familiar. Based on the colors, design, and shape of the vessel, the Asian ceramics and artworks consultant for auction house Dreweatts had a gut feeling it wasn’t any ordinary decoration.

Sure enough, reports CNN’s Sana Noor Haq, his hunch was correct. The vase was actually a rare 18th-century ceramic from China’s Qing Dynasty. And despite an original valuation of around $186,000, it just sold for $1.8 million at auction.

The two-foot-tall artifact was bought in the 1980s by a surgeon in England for a few hundred pounds, Dreweatts said in a statement. He then passed it down to his son, Newstead’s friend, who displayed it in his kitchen and drawing room.

The vase’s earlier provenance is unclear, and according to Live Science’s Owen Jarus, that gives at least one expert not involved with the sale pause.

The combination of silver and gold enamel would have been difficult to craft. Photo courtesy of Dreweatts

Justin Jacobs, a history professor at American University who studies the plunder of Chinese cultural artifacts, tells Live Science it could have been a gift from the emperor later sold under duress in the 20th century, or taken as a spoil of war during the military plunders of 1860 or 1901.

“We just don’t know [how the vase left China] and likely we never will,” Jacobs says.

A six-character mark on the bottom of the vessel is associated with the Qianlong emperor, who between 1736 and 1795 ruled as the Qing Dynasty’s sixth emperor. Spanning from 1644 to 1912, it was China’s last imperial dynasty.

Characters on the bottom of the vase indicate it was made during the Qing Dynasty. Photo courtesy of Dreweatts

Over the Qing period, China tripled in land size and grew its population from 150 million to 450 million. Major developments in commerce and culture occurred early on, but by the late 19th century rulers struggled to govern a massive population, leading to government inefficiency and corruption. Revolution, colonial interference and social unrest finally caused the dynasty’s demise. […]

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Igana | Günter Tauchner

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Photo of the Day | World Press Photo

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81st Street – @AMNH Station | NY Transit Museum

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