Latest Creatures Stories

2008-06-21 15:00:00

One of the things that makes the valley unique is that failure here is viewed as a learning experience, not a mark of shame. Julie Wainwright of Pets.com fame -- remember the sock puppet? -- is the latest to put that mantra to the test. Wainwright, chief executive of one of the more notorious busts of the dot-com era, is back with -- you guessed it -- another dot-com. This time, instead of trying to sell pet food over the Internet, Wainwright has an idea that seems a bit more realistic. Her...

2007-02-23 09:00:31

By NEIL MACFARLANE TO the untrained eye, it may look like not much more than a ripple in the water, but people living in a Lake District town are convinced it could be the North's own Nessie.Photographer Linden Adams saw something beneath the surface of Windermere and immediately reached for his camera.He claims to have captured the first photograph of Windie, or the Bowness Monster, a serpent-like creature long rumoured to have taken up residence in England's biggest lake."The water was...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.