The Hamadryas baboon

A species of monkeys with complex social structure where hierarchical system can be clearly observed.


Bauxite ore is first processed to produce alumina, which is then smelted to produce pure aluminium metal. Bauxite mining and processing are damaging to the...


Loess is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment, which is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust.

Ancient karst

Ancient karst is an irregular limestone terrane, buried by younger sediments or sedimentary rocks.

The Genus salix

The structure, use and medicinal properties of trees living by water.

The meerkat

Curious little animal living in underground burrows in the African savannahs.


The striped horse of the savannahs that pedestrian crossings were named after.

Salt music

Watch this video to find out whether tap water and table salt are able to conduct electricity.

Weather fronts

When masses of cold and warm air meet, weather fronts develop.

The Jovian planets

The four outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) do not have solid surfaces, thus they are called gas giants.

Cloud formation

When the temperature of the cooling air reaches dew point condensation occurs because air is unable to hold more water.

The terrestrial planets

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars may have they formed in much the same way, but only the Earth is lucky enough to be in the habitable zone.


Magnolia is one of the most ancient plant species. Having evolved before bees appeared, its flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles.

The clover

Thanks to its high nutritional value, the clover is an excellent fodder plant; four-leaved clovers are a real rarity and are thought to bring luck.

The Gregorian calendar

Developed nearly 500 years ago, it is a variant of the Julian calendar. Today it is the most widely used calendar.

The moon

What secrets does the Moon have? Who were the first men on the Moon? You’ll find out everything from this video.

The snowy owl

This owl species living in the furthest northern regions of our planet has adapted brilliantly to the harsh conditions of the taiga and the tundra.


The term 'jungle' is used to describe the dense vegetation in a tropical area. Jungles are mostly located in South-East Asia, Central and South America and...


Predators on top of the food chain prey on other animals. Their relationship is hunter and hunted.

The giraffe

The tallest animal on the planet, yet it has the same number of vertebrae as humans.

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