23 July 2016
Their real purpose is often lost to the casual observer: to help keep roads, railways and towns – not to mention the people therein - safe from a sudden, often deadly avalanche. In places like the Swiss and French Alps, where locals have had to live alongside the threat of avalanches for thousands of years, intricate systems of artificial structures have mitigated the risk of avalanches for almost as long.
22 July 2016
Nathan Starzynski first set foot on Mount Seymour, he knew it would have a lasting profound impact on him. Located on Vancouver's North Shore, the mountain looks down over the vibrant and pulsing city to the South, while the Coast Mountains stretch endlessly to the North. For 3 years, Starzynski returned on and off to seek inspiration, and to shoot as much time-lapse as possible. This is the result and it’s spectacular.
Beth Tomashek and Sam Wade who created it during their time at the Ringling College of Art and Design.
20 July 2016
This is the SKILLS STANDARD you are responding to in this question. "Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts (L1.2.1)"
17 July 2016
When laterally squeezed the dragon will open and close it mouth: ask any grandparent whose flowers have been decimated by over keen but clumsy grandchildren. Yet once the flower has died, leaving behind the seed pod, something a little more macabre appears. The dragon – just a visual metaphor after all – appears to have a skull.
16 July 2016
Abel Blanco with his Phantom3P, this perfectly showcases the exquisite landscapes of the region. Shot over five days Blanco managed to avoid both the incessant rain while he was there and the tourists (don’t go here if you think you will be alone!).
You may think that slugs in general are no good garden invaders, born only to wreak havoc on your carefully cultivated plants. Yet the banana slug is a detritivore and is interested only in dead foliage. In fact it contributes to its ecosystem massively. Read more about this fascinating slug over at the Ark in Space.
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Carlos Schvepper (well done, by the way, for making a truly cheesy punchline work!).
R World Productions, My Skin is a Target was written to shed light on this subject, especially when, as Franklin says, black people are often told how to feel, demoting personal experience to something that is less valid than an interpretation of those feelings by others. DA Franklin sheds a glimmer of light as one black male’s interpretation of the American Dream.
15 July 2016
The Great Bocastle Flood of 2004
The Great Heatwave of 1976
great heatwave of 1976 when the country enjoyed the hottest summer average temperature in the UK since records began. Many parts of the country went 45 days without a drop of rain. I was a child at the time and remember the joy of the guarantee of hot weather day in, day out. However, for parents, it was a little more difficult – as the weather also created a drought. Many people in the UK had no running water in their houses and were forced to use pumps in the street and carry it back to their homes in buckets. You can imagine the look on my mother’s face as she was forced to do that!
The Great Frosts
frost fair was set up on the river. Here people would try and make the best by playing football, eating from stalls and participating in gambling. However, once the ice thawed the river’s temporary residents often had to make a run for dry land!
Tornadoes in the UK?
The Great Snowfall of 1987
So even if July is wet and miserable, don’t place too many bets that it will stay that way. Such are the vagaries of UK weather that this time next week we could be basking in extremely high temperatures. On the other hand, we could be going in to the next ice age. When it comes to UK weather, you simply never know!
13 July 2016