A Flower Map of the UK

A Flower Map of the UK

When you think of the counties of the UK, your first thought might be of the boundaries we’ve drawn, the accents to be heard, the county coats of arms or mottoes. But how about, more simply, what you find underfoot when you tread the natural land?   In 2002, conservation […]

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The Motto of Every County in the UK, Mapped

The counties of the UK are a weird and wonderful mosaic of overlapping histories, local rivalries, strange dialects, and curious customs. While the land was originally divided into administrative areas by the Romans, over time these artificial borders have come to represent the best and worst of regional pride – […]

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9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

It’s probably no surprise that the human mind has a tendency to wander. Scientific research has discovered that this trait is almost ubiquitous among humans, and most of us experience it regularly.. While the neural basis for mind wandering remained something of a mystery until recently, research has begun to […]

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How to Have More Meaningful Conversations

Most of us don’t give much thought to our conversation style. Some conversations are good, some of them are bad and others instantly forgettable. We often don’t have a choice about who we talk to, and the best thing we can do is hope to find someone we “click” with. […]

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12 Quirky Measurements You’ve Never Heard Of

From scientists to farmers, bar owners to computer engineers, humans have shown boundless capacity for conjuring up strange and humorous ways to quantify the world around us. Perhaps unsurprisingly, scientists have come up with some of the most vivid units. For example, computer scientists needing to measure tiny cursor movements […]

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