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Why Are We Seeing an Explosion of New Viruses Like Zika?

Zika virus, Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus, bird flu, swine flu -- these viruses have all grabbed international attention in recent years. In the past few decades the world has witnessed an …

Persian cat Penelope gets 'special haircut' in hope of finding new owner

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home appeals for cat-lover who'll be willing to keep on top of the 'matted moggie's' grooming<p>Penelope the cat had a close shave after being rescued from the street and taken into the care of an animal charity.<p>The rare breed Chinchilla Persian was found in Wandsworth, south …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Ancient Egypt

The land of the pharaohs is famous for its huge pyramids, its bandaged mummies and its golden treasures. But how much do you really know about …

Books With Twists

Unpredictable books are the best kind of books. Being able to see where the plot is going, what’s going to happen, when its going to happen, takes a …

Books

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Horse/Human: An Emotional Bond, in pictures - Telegraph

12/31/15

Can we please retire the term “strong female character” in 2016? Why do we still need two different qualifiers to anticipate people’s assumptions …

BOOK REVIEW| Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed

<i>Brave Enough</i> is a collection of quotes from Cheryl Strayed who is the author of <i>Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Tiny Beautiful</i> …

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NASA’s New Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Scientists at NASA and Johns Hopkins University are working on a space probe that will literally touch the surface of the sun. NASA’s Solar Probe Plus, which is currently being built, will cost $1.5 billion and will carry an array of sensors into the sun’s corona, where they will (hopefully) …