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Scottish Nature is Alive It is Lovely to enjoy it The picturesque Highland vistas much admired by visitors to the Highlands today, are the consequence of giving the land over to sheep, to forestry, and to sporting estates (such as grouse and deer shooting)....

keep coriander in a glass with a little water in it in the fridge for about 2 weeks. However, I buy mine in a bunch from the grocers, the small bunches that come in bags from the supermarket have been without water for an unknown amount of time. Try buying...

A new organ involved in the sensation of pain has been discovered by scientists, raising hopes that it could lead to the development of new painkilling drugs. Researchers say they have discovered that the special cells that surround the pain-sensing nerve...

“Madonna di Loreto”, Caravaggio, 1604-6, Cavalletti Chapel, Church of San’ Augustino, Rome. On a darkened street a rather beautiful woman stands bare foot on a doorstep. She holds a child. An elderly couple are kneeling before her, each holding a stick....

to circumvent surveillance systems, intruders can sneak around undetected by holding a small cardboard plate in front of their body aimed towards the surveillance camera.

in rural Britain, cycle routes are often less than ideal - drawn up, I suspect, by bureaucrats in gloomy and musty council offices who have not been near a bicycle since they were 12. Round here, insisting on quite uncycleable and dangerous 300 feet hill...

small quantities of calorific foods will make them fat because they don't think of calories but the quantity. I have lost count of how many times I have heard other parents say "it's only a small treat' while giving their kid a chocolate bar or a muffin...

On many grouse moors in Scotland, hen harriers struggle to survive. The ground-nesting bird of prey is often shot, trapped or even poisoned to protect valuable grouse stocks from predation. On these shooting estates, the sight of a harrier, eagle or buzzard...

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