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10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth

10 Most Radioactive Places on Earth

Intro: While the 2011 earthquake and the worries about Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still do not realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010...

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New Multicellular Species Live Without Oxygen

New multicellular species live without oxygen. Dr. Roberto Danovaro of Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy discovered three species of creatures similiar to shelled jellyfish. The newly discovered species have been named Loriciferans or lorica. The Lorica were found 2.2 miles under...

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Cruise Ship Catastrophe Claims 2 Lives

A cruise ship catastrophe claimed 2 lives in the Mediterranean sea Wednesday. A series of "freak waves" reportedly struck the Louis Cruise Lines ship measuring 680 feet (207 meters), housing 10 passenger decks, 732 staterooms, and many bars, pools, restaurants and shops. The waves wreaked havoc...

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What Are Capers?

Capers are a key ingredient in Mediterranean and French food. They have been part of Mediterranean cuisine and culture for hundreds of generations. There was even a time when these were used as a kind of currency. Capers are small buds which are harvested from caper bushes before they are ripe,...

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What Is Goat Cheese?

Goat cheese, also known as chevre, is cheese that is made from goat’s milk. There are many varieties of goat cheese although the most common form is the highly spreadable soft kind. There are also some varieties that are hard aged types, and there are also semi firm types like the famous feta...

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What Is Horny Goat Weed?

Horny goat weed is a leafy plant that can be found in Asia and in the Mediterranean. This plant has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine, and is fast gaining popularity in other parts of the world as well. Other names for horny goat weed are epimedium and yin yan huo. Horny goat weed is...

The 15 Most Notorious Pirates of All Time

The 15 Most Notorious Pirates of All Time

Pirates! They weren’t all Johnny Depp-swaying, dainty and witty denizens of the sea. Here’s a list of the fifteen bloodiest, unluckiest or simply most fashionably dressed.

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Italian Greyhound Dog Breed

A very old breed with records from Egyptian tombs dating 6,000 years old, the Italian Greyhound is also depicted on Mediterranean art from 2,000 years ago and was a favourite among noblemen during the Renaissance era. The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sight hound breeds, standing at a...

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What Are Beets?

Beets (“beta vulgaris” or common beet in Latin) are a kind of plant that were endemic to the Mediterranean but now flourish in several parts of the globe. They are quite easy to cultivate since they adapt well to different environments, except those that have extreme hot or cold temperatures....

10 Largest Military Airplanes in History

10 Largest Military Airplanes in History

In 1945 George Orwell wrote, “We were once told that the aeroplane had ‘abolished frontiers’; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable.” These 10 giant military planes are incredible feats of engineering, and their impact on...