Are we losing languages?

It sounds implausible but, according to UNESCO, around ten languages really do die out each year. And it is estimated that half of the living languages in the world are under threat of extinction. While the WWF and other similar organisations strive to save breeds of animals from extinction, it’s worth noting that languages are…

Jacques Cousteau documentary

Broadcast into millions of homes around the world from 1966 to 1976, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau documentaries chronicled the sub-aquatic explorations of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his crew aboard RV Calypso. For the first time, the entire series is available on DVD. The former French naval officer, who died in 1997 aged 87, was…

The Pacific Theatre

If you ask people who’ve fought in a war, they’ll often tell you that it’s not like it’s portrayed in the movies. For a start, the noise is different. Hollywood creates the noise people think war sounds like and gives them that audio experience, rather than what you really hear among the bodies and bullets.…

Marco Pierre White: What I’ve Learned

Cooking is a philosophy, not a recipe. There’s no science to it… unless it’s pastry, then it’s chemistry. The key to a great steak is buying great meat but you have to get the heat right into it. There’s nothing worse than ordering a rare steak and it being served cold. I really don’t understand…