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The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular stalks. They’re well-represented in the fossil record all the way back to the Devonian …
The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular …
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“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” —Arthur Young; 1771Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, …
“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.” —Arthur …
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December 21, 1988. The day of a first. On this day, two Cosmonauts aboard the Space station MIR, along with a French Astronaut who showed up a few weeks earlier via another mission, finally landed on earth, …
December 21, 1988. The day of a first. On this day, two Cosmonauts aboard the Space station MIR, along with a French …
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Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high …
Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's …
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The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 new tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period), including crypts cut into the rock, …
The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 …
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One of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, Einstein’s work on the general theory of Relativity has became the first of two pillars of modern Physics (the other pillar being Quantum Mechanics).…
One of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, Einstein’s work on the general theory of Relativity has …
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After more than 100 years of residency in London’s Natural History Museum, the world famous cast of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton, known as “Dippy”, is going on tour to inspire and educate more people than …
After more than 100 years of residency in London’s Natural History Museum, the world famous cast of a Diplodocus carnegii …
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I visit a lot of abandoned buildings and places. But this chateau was one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve seen. We drove hours to get there but it was completely worth it.Enjoy …
I visit a lot of abandoned buildings and places. But this chateau was one of the most beautiful buildings I’…
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Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century “painting book” from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration: Walter Crane (1845 -1915). Although remembered chiefly as an influential …
Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century “painting book” from one of the finest contributors …
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