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Exams! Don't panic

Exam season approaches. A tense time for many students and pupils, which always reminds me of particularly bad time I had about 25 years ago. I relate it here on the off-chance it might help someone in a similar situation. Or just amuse you.<p>I did a degree in physics at Oxford University. This was …

How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network:</i><p>It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every piece of plastic ever made still exists today — and plenty of those bottle caps, lighters, pen casings, and plastic bottles have ended up in the ocean, where their accumulated …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Jennifer Lawrence's 19 Best Moments At The Oscars

Even though she didn't win, J.Law is still the best.

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Poached Salmon With Dill Horseradish Sauce

Sometimes a simple piece of poached fish and a light salad can make the perfect quick dinner. Salmon is a great fish to poach: it's flavorful and fatty and holds up well in an easy simmer with some aromatics and white wine. A cold sauce with assertive flavors of dill and horseradish alongside takes …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Space-Grown Vegetables Are Safe To Eat, Scientists Announce

Their safety was likely verified by labs on Earth, not by adventurous diners in space.<p>Potluck time! Russian scientists have verified that several plants grown aboard the International Space Station are safe to eat, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.<p>The space-grown edibles include peas, dwarf …

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