Boys, you have two months to get rid of that beer gut and practise your chat-up lines – Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter, right, is coming home, and she’s single. Hunter is back as a judge for the second series of New Zealand’s Got Talent – joining OpShop lead singer Jason Kerrison and J-Lo’s ex-husband Cris Judd – and she will be home in July to start filming.
Footage from an airline safety video featuring adventurer Bear Grylls on Fiordland’s Routeburn Track has been released.
It’s a ritual that boils the blood of whale-watchers everywhere. On Nov
As the founder and chairman of his eponymous computer company, Michael Dell changed the way PCs are made and sold.
A frog that eats birds and a gecko with leopard stripes are among the 163 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region of southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund. The discovery of 100 new plants, 28 fish, 18 reptiles, 14 amphibians, two mammals and one bird species highlights the extent of the biodiversity in the region, said Barney Long, head of the WWF’s Asian Species Conservation program
The world has a new alliance to save vanishing frogs, toads and salamanders.
A giant panda at the San Diego Zoo gave birth to a cub the size of a stick of butter on Wednesday, her fifth cub born in the zoo since 1999. The sex of the mostly hairless, pink newborn, which was born around 5 a.m., is not known yet, said Dr. Ron Swaisgood of the zoo’s Institute of Conservation Research.
It is rare for a farmer to appreciate the predators that eat the animals he raises. But Miguel Medialdea is hardly an ordinary farmer. Looking out on to the carpet of flamingos that covers one of the lagoons that make up Veta la Palma, the fish farm in southern Spain where he is biologist, Medialdea shrugs
The migration patterns of basking sharks have long mystified marine biologists, but new research has finally revealed where the world’s second-biggest fish hide out for half of every year. “While commonly sighted in surface waters during summer and autumn months, the disappearance of basking sharks during winter has been a great source of debate ever since an article in 1954 suggested that they hibernate on the ocean floor during this time,” said Gregory Skomal of Massachusetts Marine Fisheries, one of the authors of a report recently published in “Current Biology”. “Some 50 years later, we have helped to solve the mystery while completely re-defining the known distribution of this species.” Using new satellite-tagging and a new geo-location technique, the researchers found that basking sharks make long migrations through tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean during the winter, traveling at depths of 200 to 1,000 meters.