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Laura Cole explores Slovenia’s caves to see its strange top predators and the new threats they face
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) appoints Professor Joe Smith, currently Head of Geography at the Open University, as its new director

Belize's blue period

Belize bans offshore oil extraction to protect the second longest barrier reef in the world
Increased carbon dioxide is affecting freshwater ecosystems

The unusual soil-spects

First global atlas of soil bacteria reveals a small minority of species have dominated world soils
by Daniel Schwartz •  Thames & Hudson •  £40 (hardback)

SUNSHINE AND GOOD HUMOUR

by Nigel Hughes • £25 (hardback)

NETWORK at the National Theatre

directed by Ivo Van Hove •  National Theatre

Narwhals: the strange escape

Narwhals show a complex response to interaction with humans and it may be putting them at risk
For this month’s Discovering Britain Trail, Laura Cole visits Norwich, a city of rebellion turned city of sanctuary

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