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Nick Brown

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Having spent a year living, working and travelling around South East Asia and a summer working in South Africa, Nick has definitely caught the travel bug. When he has his feet temporarily fixed to the ground he’s juggling a Biology degree, various sports and planning his next big trip overseas, usually with a tan in mind or a place where his mediocre dancing skills don’t matter.
Olms are like dragons. Photo: Wikipedia, Arne Hodalic

The long wait for baby ‘dragons’ may be over

50km from the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana lies Postojna Cave, a 24km-long cave system, and is home to the rare and bizarre amphibian...

Plan ahead and save yourself the nerves

Travelling alone can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re travelling in an area that you’re unfamiliar with. However, there are many ways to...
Philae lander. Photo: Wikimedia

European Space Agency ceases attempts to contact the Philae lander

Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) have ceased attempts to contact the comet lander named Philae after over seven months of silence from...
Zika virus mosquito

Outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas

At the beginning of the month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the disease linked to the Zika virus had reached the level...

New discovery suggests earlier human presence in the Arctic

Scientists from the Russian Academy of Science in Saint Petersburg have discovered a well-preserved mammoth carcass in Northwest Siberia. The bones of the extinct...
Durban Town Hall. Photo: Chris Eason, Flickr

Durban: the tropical heart of South Africa’s hustle and bustle

In KwaZulu Natal, one of the smaller provinces of South Africa, Durban is the second largest city and also one of the busiest in...