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After the whale shark, the basking shark is the second largest living fish, and can grow up to 32 feet long. These sharks are often mistaken for plesiosaurs, a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles that lived at the time of the dinosaurs

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The mysterious origins of punctuation

Books became an integral part of the Christian identity (Credit: Credit: Alamy)

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Remembrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war

Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!, 1963 (Credit: Alamy)

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Beatrix Potter: Pioneering scientist or passionate amateur?

Before she was famous for her children’s books, one of Potter’s main passions was mycology (Credit: Credit: MagnoliaPhotos/Alamy)