For years Dippy the Diplodocus graced the Victorian entry hall of the Natural History Museum in London. He was evicted last year in exchange for a massive blue whale fossil, now hanging from the ceiling. The plan was to send Dippy on tour around the UK. Show More Summary
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts This question has been bothering me for some time. If a whale (specifically, the...Show More Summary
Have you ever heard the term "fatberg" and wondered what it is? Well, it's not an iceberg made out of whale blubber, it's actually something far more disgusting - a huge clump of condoms, wet wipes, fat and other gross stuff people flush down the toilet that doesn't dissolve. Show More Summary
The latest fatberg (a hardened mass of condoms, nappies, wet wipes, fat, and other things that people insist on flushing down their toilets) (previously) to clog London's sewers is the Whitechapel whale, measuring 820 feet long, weighing 130 metric tonnes (as much as 11 double-decker buses) (this is a standard measure of fatbergs). (more…)
LONDON (Reuters) - The mass beachings of sperm whales in countries around the North Sea last year could have been due to solar storms, German scientists have said.
"It is not down in any map; true places never are.""Moby Dick"Herman MelvilleNews reports that prosecutors have dropped their case against Bruno Iksil, the former JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) trader many know as the “London Whale,” comes as no...Show More Summary
It turns out he was trying to put the wrong people in jail.
In seeking the dismissal of charges against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, the Department of Justice said it "no longer believes that it can rely on the testimony" of Bruno Iksil, a cooperating witness who had been dubbed the London Whale, based on recent statements he made that hurt the case. Show More Summary
The U.S. government said Friday it is seeking dismissal of criminal charges against two ex-traders at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a scandal that caused over $6 billion in losses … Click to Continue »
The move by prosecutors to dismiss the case against Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout was another blow to the legacy of Preet Bharara, the former United States attorney in Manhattan.
In the latest confirmation that "justice" in the US has become a sordid farce when it comes to the banking elite, moments ago the following two headlines from Reuters hit: U.S. DECIDES TO DROP CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST FORMER JPMORGAN TRADERS JAVIER MARTIN-ARTAJO, JULIEN GROUT IN 'LONDON WHALE' CASE U.S. Show More Summary
The skeleton is suspended from the main entrance hall's ceilings, providing visitors with a 360-degree view of the largest animal ever known to have lived on Earth.
Whales are taking over London’s Natural History Museum, but all eyes are on the new centrepiece, says Shaoni Bhattacharya
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. Cultured kiddos. On Thursday, Kate Middleton visited the Natural History Museum in London for an unveiling of the facility's new giant blue whale skeleton. During her visit, the Duchess, who is a patron of the museum, revealed just how much Prince George and Princess Charlotte love the Natural History Museum. Show More Summary
"Hope" the blue whale took over as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep its much-loved predecessor, "Dippy" the dinosaur. The towering replica diplodocus...Show More Summary
The Natural History Museum in London has unveiled its new star, a giant blue whale skeleton called Hope. The blue whale skeleton has been named 'Hope' Credit: John Nguyen for the Telegraph The 25.2 metre mammal suspended from...Show More Summary
A time-lapse video released on Thursday shows the installation of a 82-feet long blue whale skeleton under the ceiling of the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall in London. (July 13)
"Hope" the blue whale takes over from "Dippy" the dinosaur as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep the much-loved attraction.
LONDON (Reuters) - London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy.
Turning our Attention to Mantellisaurus All change at the Natural History Museum in London with the refurbished main gallery (the Hintze Hall), opening to the public tomorrow. Suspended over the hall, and replacing the Diplodocus cast (Dippy), will be "Hope" a 25.2-metre-long skeleton of a female Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) symbolising the Museum's focus on