The human eye boasts a riveting evolutionary journey. Ninety-five percent of all living organisms possess the ability of sight, though not a single pair perceives the world the same. For the developed beasts, vision funds everything from poetry to judicious engagement. At one time, brown eyes were the human default, but a chain of mutations […]
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Anastasia is expecting her boyfriend Sergei to be waiting for her when her flight arrives at St Petersburg airport. But as she lands he texts to say that, due to unforeseen work commitments, a friend will be picking her up instead. So far, so normal. Later, as Anastasia is approaching her apartment building in the […]
The gender gap is a big problem in the Middle Kingdom – and its ‘leftover men’ are going to great lengths to find a wife. In China, there is a name for unmarried men over 30. Shengnan, meaning “leftover men” have yet to find a wife – and in a country with a growing […]
It’s come to this. Perhaps it’s about time. We live in singular times. Technology encourages us to disappear into our own personal worlds. Meanwhile, relationships seems to get harder and harder. Why, in a sign of apocalyptic avenues approaching, even Facebook is launching a dating service.
Demand for exotic pets and collectors’ items drives a flourishing illegal trade in beetles, spiders, and more. SPECIAL AGENT RYAN Bessey was in his office at the New Jersey branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Galloway, on September 23, 2015, when he took a call from a colleague in the intelligence unit. […]