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Mummies, Monet & Napoleon's toothbrush: discover London's top museums

London is home to the world’s greatest collection of museums and galleries, from blockbusters to tucked-away treasures. The result of private and royal collections, and years of imperial acquisitions and plunder, these museums are one of the main attractions of the British capital for locals and …

England

Grandfather hand-carved 230FOOT wooden scale model of Bayeux Tapestry to help get over the death of his teenage son (despite missing three fingers on his left hand)

• <b>Jason Welch, 43, decided to create his Bayeux Tapestry replica to help get over death of his 16-year-old son Ricky</b>• <b><br>Self-employed wood carver spent two</b> …

Speedy!: Turtle Gets A LEGO Wheel For Amputated Leg

Meet Schildi. Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany when he was abandoned (or escaped), and lost a leg in the real world. The real world -- …

Dream of gold leads to government excavation in India

<b>A dig for treasure begins after a man dreams of a huge amount of gold hidden under a fort in the north of India.</b><p>Dreams are part of our lives.<p>The double helix structure of DNA appeared to Nobel laureate scientist James Watson in a dream. Abraham Lincoln dreamt he was going to be assassinated days …

US Online Gambling – The Battle Of The Billionaires Continues

<b>Published on</b> January 8th, 2014 | <i>by Steve Gardman</i><p>0<p>The US online casino gambling scene heats up with billionaires locked in what seems to be the …

Whisky 101

Want to know everything about whisky? Start here.<p>This tool will help you figure out the ideal whisky proof for you—and exactly how much water to add …

Kiefer Sutherland Relishes Villain Role in Paul WS Anderson's 'Pompeii'

If Mount Vesuvius were to erupt in modern times, surely Kiefer Sutherland’s super-spy character Jack Bauer would find a way to minimize casualties …

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3 11 mins ago CBR Exclusives<p>Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Fallout addresses society today by making the franchise's most …

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West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

West Africa

King Tut's Mummified Penis Hints at Political Struggle?

The king's burial as god of the afterlife reflects ancient turmoil, study says.<p>He's ancient Egypt's most famous pharaoh. The discovery of King Tut's treasure-filled tomb in 1922 made him an international sensation and a subject of continuing study and analysis.<p>Most recently, mummy expert Salima …

Black hole's 'big meal' could spark fireworks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1042000/1042516_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532461201_33ef3f09d47a9befa6c5abfc548019de<p><b>Astronomers are getting ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at the heart of our galaxy.</b><p>"Fireworks" will flare …

Black Holes

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago | Colossal

<p>The Writer was built in the 1770s using 6,000 moving parts by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot<p>Designed in the late …

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How young William Marshal was saved from being catapulted into a castle

William Marshal was called the “best knight that ever lived.” Born in 1147, he served four kings — Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, John, and Henry …

History of William the Marshal: The Battle of Lincoln, 1217

<i>After the death of King John in 1216, Louis VIII, heir to the French kingdom, sailed across the English channel to lay claim to the English throne.</i> …

Finally, Some Decent Leather Battle Armor For Cats

Cats: like me, they love doing battle. There's nothing more exhilarating in a cat's life than tearing something else with a heartbeat to pieces. This …

'Meat Atlas' charts a changing world of meat eaters

<b>If anything is going to put you off eating meat, a map made out of a raw bloody steak might just do the trick.</b><p>That is the cover of the Meat Atlas, a yearly publication by the Heinrich Boell Foundation - a German environmental NGO - and Friends of the Earth. The first English version for the …

Agriculture

The Best-Selling Comics of 2013

The Walking Dead were everywhere in 2013.<p>Diamond Comics released their sales figures for 2013 as a whole this week, offering a glimpse of how the …

Ancient Arboreal Mammal Discovered at Root of Carnivore Family Tree

A small, tree-dwelling mammal is the ancestor of lions, tigers, bears, and other fierce modern carnivores now found around the globe.<p>Pouncing lions, fish-swallowing seals, and even your bone-chewing family dog can all trace their roots back to a small, tree-dwelling ancestor. Bones unearthed from a …

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