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Dark Skin May Have Evolved to Protect Against Skin Cancer
Darwin and others said skin cancer couldn't influence the evolution of skin color.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Tea party in Westhaven
Carol was planning another party. Having survived my share of afternoon teas in former English colonies, such as India and East Africa, I planned to chop wood instead.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Rhinos to migrate Down Under: Poached to the brink of extinction,...
Family's heartbreak after rescue shelter finds four-year-old's lost dog and SELLS her to a 'better' home after refusing to return her to original owners Duke freshman who turned to porn to pay tuition reveals her identity in column that describes the 'bullying' she's endured since news of her new career spread The hunt for Heda: Counter-terror ... (more)
The dream that stayed on track
In 1977 an attractive 27-year-old blonde named Robyn Davidson set out to walk from Alice Springs to Uluru and then across the Gibson Desert to the Indian Ocean with only four camels and a dog for company.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Partition Ukraine Now Before It Is Too Late
Superpowers love their geographic boundaries despite the fact that most have no basis in history.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Moody Gardens ropes off new experiences this spring
Experience life this spring at beautiful Moody Gardens. Explore the Rainforest Pyramid with free-roaming monkeys, tropical birds and a variety of endangered plants and animals from the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The London Free Press
Bird watching: 500,000 sandhill cranes in Nebraska during spring migration
The world renowned scientist is in western Nebraska, and so am I, although we missed crossing paths by a few hours.
Sun Valley Film Festival, Take Three: Seeing Stars
This year's Sun Valley Film Festival will include The Face of Love ; writer/director Kevin Smith ; Mitt, documenting Following 2013's avalanche of success when Jodie Foster gushed about the burgeoning festival's achievement , festival organizers have raised the bar with this year's slate of films and special guests--including some of the industry's ... (more)
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Elephants feel empathy, console one another
Researchers in Thailand found that when an Asian elephant can tell that another is in distress, it reassures its stressed-out friend by touching and "talking" to it - just like a human would.
York Hospital doctor's stunning photographs land string of awards
But in his spare time he turns his hand to photography - a talent he developed at night school while learning advanced cardiac imaging at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
International Business Times
Hazardous Asteroid 2000 EM26 Flies by Earth [VIDEO]
A giant space rock, Near Earth Asteroid, 2000 EM26, measuring 270 meters across i.e about three times the size of a football field sailed past the Earth on Monday 17 February 2014 .
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Sequoia Park Zoo partners with 96elephants.org to stop killing for ivory
Featuring Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants -- the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa's elephants and leverages... Once again, Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka has taken a step to fulfill it's goals set forth in the Zoo ... (more)
Fri Feb 14, 2014
American wins World Press Photo award with moonlit shot of African migrants holding cellphones
In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 14, 2014 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize in the Spot News Single category of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest by Phillipe Lopez, France, Agence France-Presse, shows survivors of typhoon Haiyan march during a religious procession in Tolosa, on the eastern island of Leyte, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013.
The Orlando Sentinel
Ruth and Idgie -- a dog-meets-cat love story
Apparently, Americans aren't the only ones who enjoy a good dog-meets-cat love story.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
RootsTech Day 2
John Ralls has again created a report on what he saw at RootsTech today, including a number of pictures.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
RootsTech Day 1
Newsletter reader John Ralls has submitted the following report from the RootsTech conference.