If you go down to the woods today, there are no big surprises. But if you go down to the woods in future years, there might be a 500kg bear staring back at you. Great for wildlife enthusiasts, but a frightening prospect to some locals. What are the arguments for and against reintroducing bears to Scotland's forests? By James McKean Over...
Scotland's Coastal waters are home to five species of sharks, killer whales and plenty of prey such as seals. Scotland would seem to have the perfect habitat conditions for great whites to thrive, yet they are not seen. Why? By Angus Wright Scotland is well known for its wildlife on land, in the air and in the sea. With a huge...
The Bolton Strid on the River Wharfe has a rumoured 100% fatality rate for those unfortunate enough to fall into its deadly waters. What makes this idyllic stream deadlier than even the Niagara Falls? By Bev Cleary It might look like the kind of picturesque, babbling brook you would see in a Disney movie or one of those gorgeous, scenic watercourses...
What drives people to keep venomous exotic creatures such as spitting cobras in their homes? What are the laws and ethics of buying poisonous snakes and dangerous animals as pets? by Alex Bragan When future historians look back and attempt to chronicle March 2020 two narrative arcs will compete for dominance: the outbreak of an unprecedented global pandemic and the breakout...
Remembering a time when Britain kept Killer Whales in swimming pool sized enclosures for public entertainment By Alex Bragan The  coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea sits rather listlessly in the southern tip of Essex’s Tendring peninsula. The weather-worn facades of its  promenade amusements serve as a reminder of what globalisation has left behind. Users of the consumer information brand Which? rated Clacton “the...