The Portuguese Water Dog is something of a survivor. The breed was rescued from extinction in the last century and, despite over half of the current specimens being descended from a single male, seems to be going from strength to strength. Plus it has an unusual feature that you might not expect, even though the clue is in its name. Find out what that is and enjoy a feast of photos of this adorable dog on the Ark in Space.
The new BBC series Atlantis, based very, very loosely on Greek mythology is doing well in the Saturday night ratings war. Starring Mark Addy and Jack Donnelly, the show follows the adventures of young Jason and his friends; it's a three way bromance located in an alternate, unsunk Atlantis.
For centuries a secret guild has kept a door locked, its secret hidden away for so long that no-one remembers what was kept behind it. Now only one old woman remains out of the group and she decides to do the only thing she can before she dies.
A bored young businessman acquires the latest technological advancement – Servo. The robot servant, however, isn’t quite up to the job but nevertheless an unlikely friendship is struck up. Yet the company plans to rectify the fault and it looks as if the fun might be over… This sweet and funny short was created by students at the Kaywon School of Art and Design in Korea for their moving image graduation project.
Tom believes that his dog, Dudley, is talking to him. Not only that, the dog sets out to prove that Tom’s girlfriend is cheating on him. Me or the Dog is a both a bittersweet comedy drama and a thought provoking short film. It was funded by the Wellcome Trust with the aim of a positive portrayal
As time goes on it must be more difficult for imaginative minds to dream up new, future dystopias. I think you may well agree that the four Supinfocom students who created Factuer Mineur (in the original French) have done just that. A lone postman carries an incredible burden both literally and metaphorically. What effect will the news that he carries have on its intended recipients?
The readers of USA today recently voted the city of Chester in England as Europe’s fifth prettiest city.
Nelson Mandela: 18 July 1918 - 5 December 2013 When I was a teenager in the early 1980s I think my first encounter with the name Nelson Mandela was probably through a badge. Although my memory is a little fuzzy about exactly when, it was most likely 1983, the year before the Special AKA band released what is still in most Top 20 Political Songs lists – Free Nelson Mandela. The song made it in to the top ten in the UK hit parade.
A not-so-brave knight is on a quest for Fame and Fortune - legend says rescuing a princess is the way to go.
Last month the town of Washington, Illinois, was virtually flattened by a tornado but its citizens are not those for giving up. Green Shoe Studio has produced this song and video, by Jacob Colgan and Aileeah Colgan as a tribute to the community and to help restore what has been lost (certainly not their spirit!
The archipelago of Lofoten in Norway is north of the Arctic Circle. Yet throughout the year it has temperatures which belie its position. This is because of the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world relative to latitude. It makes Lofoten an unexpected delight – its early settlers must have thought they had stumbled across an arctic paradise.
A few years ago I thought a good proportion of the world had gone mad as they seemed to have started talking to themselves in the street and on public transport – and answering back too.
Normally, nettles are associated with that nasty sting that they give you should you be foolhardy enough to examine them with bare hands or unfortunate enough to have a brother or sister willful enough to want to push you in to them. However, they have many more uses than a tool in the escalation in to nastiness of sibling rivalry. So, what exactly can you do with nettles when you are bored?
The red squirrel is one of the most popular wild animals in the United Kingdom, which considering so few people have seen one is something of a surprise.
Caminandes is about as hapless a llama as you are ever likely to meet. Yet through adversity our Patagonian friend makes it through – often by the skin of his teeth. Of course, in the spirit of classic animation, you have to root for the guy!
You may never see the art of film direction in quite the same way after you watch this. I knew there was a lot more to it than simply pointing a camera in a certain direction and shouting action but what this video by Ali Shirazi reveals is somewhere in the category of mind blower.
Today (1 December) is World Aids Day when we remember all those lost to this terrible disease of the human immune system. It also gives an opportunity to drive home the message that the war against Aids is far from over.
Kusudama is a traditional Japanese art form which has evolved in to what is now generally referred to as modular origami. With some remarkable examples, here is the basic difference between the two.
Ever fancied a lifetime frolicking on a beach somewhere in The Bahamas? You might not achieve that particular dream but these pigs have.
Some people are taken too early. Jones has lived to a ripe old age but resents the death of his army buddy decades earlier.