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Melting glaciers in Swiss Alps could reveal hundreds of mummified corpses

Frozen bodies of couple who vanished 75 years ago among those uncovered recently as global warming forces ice to retreat  The remains of a Swiss couple found preserved in a … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Drinking most days may protect against diabetes – new study

Frequency of alcohol consumption was linked to diabetes risk CREDIT: GETTY  Henry Bodkin  Telegraph 27 JULY 2017  Drinking alcohol most days of the week significantly protects against developing diabetes, a new study … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Study disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out–they just became the Lebanese

Lebanese play in the Mediterranean Sea in the southern seaport of Sidon CREDIT: AP  Chris Graham  Telegraph 28 JULY 2017  The ancient Canaanites were not wiped out, as the Bible suggests, but … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

EU court rejects ‘open-door’ policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany CREDIT: JENS KOEHLER/EPA  Justin Huggler, in berlin  Telegraph 26 JULY 2017  In a ruling which could have far-reaching … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Terrorist Threat: International Travellers controlled in Brussels-Midi

BELGA Published on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 12h31 – Updated Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 14:01 http://www.dhnet.be/actu/belgique/menace-terroriste-les-voyageurs-internationaux-controles-a-bruxelles-midi-596f3ecccd706e263ee505ce?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter BELGIUMMetal detectors and luggage scanners have been operational at the Brussels-Midi station since last Friday. Random checks … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Scientists discover brain’s neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans  Latest research has pinpointed brain circuit … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alfred Jarry: A Pataphysical Life by Alastair Brotchie – review

A life of one of the most influential writers of modern times  One man and his bike: Jarry. Photograph: Rue des Archives, Paris Michael Moorcock Guardian, Wednesday 4 January 2012  … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Alfred Jarry, The Supermale (1902)

Alfred Jarry, The Supermale (1902) Alfred Jarry was a surrealist playwright and founder of “Pataphysics”, which he defined as “the science of imaginary solutions”. He was also a fanatical cyclist. Jarry rode … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oh Vienna: world heritage status​ threatened by high-rise

City’s beautiful Baroque centre now on Unesco’s at-risk list over plans to build 66-metre high tower near the Stadtpark A horse-drawn carriage drives by the Hofburg palace in Vienna, part … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Austrian troops to stop migrants crossing border with Italy

Austrian defence minister sends four Pandur armoured personnel carriers to Tyrol region and 750 troops are on standby Riot police clashed with protesters during a rally against the Austrian government’s … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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