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Easter bunny colony found

News just in from Chile's far-flung outpost. Easter Island has discovered a colony of rabbits burrowing beneath one of the islands infamous moai. For an island so named due to its discovery on Sunday, April 5, 1722 by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, the coincidence of the new-found bunnies just days... Read more»

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Rare Antarctic images of Scott's final expedition to be exhibited at sea

Antarctic cruise operator One Ocean will have a series of rare prints from Scott’s final expedition in their libraries for the next three Antarctic seasons (until March 2018). All images are subject to copyright. © Scott Polar Research Institute University of Cambridge. This will be the first time... Read more»

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Is Google dumbing down our world? - a filter bubble too far

In early 2014 I was in Chile, driving its stunning Carretera Austral, the 1,240km highway first conceived under Augusto Pinochet’s presidency and now uniting remote settlements with its thin ribbon of gravel and occasional asphalt. Whilst on a particularly adventurous full day excursion to the San R... Read more»

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The Lost City of Z - David Grann

David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker, decided to investigate the story of British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, whose disappearance without trace in the Amazon in 1925 has fired imagination, novels and films ever since. Fawcett was the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s Lost World, as he penet... Read more»

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Cochineal Red - Hugh Thompson

The long-awaited sequel to the White Rock, a fascinating book focusing on the pre-Incan civilisations of Peru dating back to the earliest pyramids of Caral built some 5,000 years ago. Very readable and enough to make you want to follow in Thompson's footsteps! Read more»

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Bitter Fruit - The story of the American coup in Guatemala, Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer

The tragic account of US involvement (particularly of the CIA and the United Fruit Company) in the downfall of Guatemala's democratically elected government in the '50s. Clear, concise and often hard-hitting, it provides a sobering model for a number of brutal civil wars and dictatorships that raged... Read more»

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Killing Pablo - Mark Bowden

A fascinating (and shocking) account of the hunt for Colombia's drug lord Pablo Escobar. Read more»

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Amores Perros

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. This edgy and gripping film follows 3 intertwining stories reflecting the gritty social backdrop of Mexico City. Although quite brutal viewing at times, it is a well shot and directed film - worth a screening! Read more»

Posted in: History, Films

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