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Bioluminescence: The Science Behind Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Most people know the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – the most famous of Santa’s team. But does anyone know just how...

Misquoted: Sherlock Holmes – “Elementary, My Dear Watson”

The well known phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson”, was never actually said by the Sherlock Holmes character in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s written...

Name Origins: James Bond

Author Ian Fleming took the name for his 007 character from American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert and author of the definitive field...