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Red List of Threatened Species
A total of 15,589 species face extinction, reveals the 2004 IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species. One in three amphibians and almost half of all
freshwater turtles are threatened, on top of the one in eight birds and
one in four mammals known to be in jeopardy.
Best Airports in the World
Travel preferences are a very personal thing. Some people don't mind driving
two hours out of their way if it means a cheaper ticket. For others, getting
in and out quickly is the most important thing.
Most Dangerous Jobs
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the
workers most likely to be killed at work aren't the ones donning bullet-proof
vests to capture criminals or saving victims from fire-engulfed buildings.
Instead, the workers most likely to die on the job are the ones who help
provide us with our daily needs like a safe home, food and electricity.
Common Car-Buying Mistakes
Buying a new car can be exciting. But it's also a complex process through
which you can end up overpaying by hundreds or thousands of dollars or
with a vehicle that you won't be happy with down the road. Listed are
10 mistakes that car buyers often make that can quickly turn that initial
excitement into buyer remorse--and how to avoid them.
Fuehrer's family - Meet the Hitlers
Adolf Hitler left no offspring when he died in his bunker in 1945. But
despite his lifelong attempt to conceal his origins, he in fact had numerous
relatives, some still living in America.
Despite his lifelong attempt to conceal his origins,
Adolf Hitler had numerous relatives, whose story is told in a new German
documentary. Ernest Gill examines the shocking tales of sibling rivalry,
envy and blackmail revealed in 'The Hitler Family'.
Hottest Urban Legends
The 25 urban legends currently circulating most widely, as determined
by frequency of access, user searches, reader e-mail, and media coverage.
#4 most popular legend: Penny Brown, the little girl
who is evidently nothing more than the product of some prankster's imagination,
is the longest-lived "missing child" hoax chronicled on this
History of Kobe Beef in Japan
Eating meat from four legged animals was prohibited in Japan for more
than a thousand years prior to 1868.
This ban was especially strict during the Edo
Period (1603-1867). Buddhist influences were primarily responsible for
this dietary restriction, but other cultural factors and the need to protect
draught animals in times of famine may have reinforced the taboo. After
the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the new leaders of Japan wanted, among
other things, to reduce traditional social barriers and to encourage the
adoption of beneficial Western habits. There may also have been a desire
to weaken the power of the Buddhists. Lifting the ban on the eating of
meat was a small step towards these objectives.
Khan a Prolific Lover
Genghis Khan, the fearsome Mongolian warrior of the 13th century, may
have done more than rule the largest empire in the world; according to
a recently published genetic study, he may have helped populate it too.
An international group of geneticists studying Y-chromosome
data have found that nearly 8 percent of the men living in the region
of the former Mongol empire carry y-chromosomes that are nearly identical.
That translates to 0.5 percent of the male population in the world, or
roughly 16 million descendants living today.
The Historic Royal Palaces Agency was created in 1989 to manage the unoccupied
It is responsible for the care, conservation and presentation
to the public of: HM Tower of London; Hampton Court Palace; Kensington
Palace State Apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection; the Banqueting
House, Whitehall and Kew Palace with Queen Charlotte's Cottage.
Mary's Doll House
Conceived as both a gift from the nation to Queen Mary, and an historical
record of the ideal early twentieth century English house, this magnificent
dolls' house remains on permanent display at Windsor Castle.
It is far more than an elaborate toy; its serious purpose
as a demonstration of the best of English arts, crafts and manufacturing
makes it a unique structure.
Early humans may have spread it
The tuberculosis bacterium emerged in East Africa three million years
ago and may have spread around the world when early humans left their
ancestral home.According to molecular analysis of modern strains, the
pathogen is much older than previously thought.As such, it predates other
human afflictions such as the plague.French researchers hope the work
will lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of TB, which kills three
million people each year.
You can't escape what's in you
Roughly 80% of all human beings on earth have one or more internal parasite
infestations. For america, the estimate is 95%. Almost all human beings
will suffer from internal or external parasites at least once in their
lifespan and may never even know it.
Chimps and humans are 96 percent the same
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the chimpanzee and found that
humans are 96 percent similar to the great ape species.
Cities: Maps & Documents
This site is a joint project of the Historic Cities Center of the Department
of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National
and University Library, it contains maps, literature, documents, books
and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of
historic cities and facilitates the location of similar content on the
The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc
On Sunday, December 18, 1994, Jean-Marie Chauvet led his two friends, Éliette Brunel and Christian Hillaire, on the Cirque d'Estre toward the cliffs. A faint air current emanating from a small opening at the end of a small cave had attracted his attention and he now wanted to satisfy his curiosity once and for all.
They explored almost the entire network of chambers and galleries, and on the way back out, Éliette saw an amazing sight in the beam of her lamp: a small mammoth drawn with red ochre on a rocky spur hanging from the ceiling.
29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet
A list of the 29 foods that will give you the biggest nutritional bang
for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses
like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is
a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.
Help for animals affected by Hurricane Katrina
The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina is devastating. Watching the TV reports of families who have lost everything is very disturbing and heartbreaking. We hope that all Americans can donate to hurricane relief efforts.
In a disaster situation such as this, when so much focus is on the human loss and suffering, it is easy to overlook the animal victims. Many pets have become lost or separated from their families during the storms, some are injured and need medical help. In many instances, families will not have a home to return to, and will surrender their pets to animal shelters and rescues.
Please consider making a donation of supplies to Animal Shelters and Animal Rescues who are located in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
|For animal victims of Hurricane Katrina,
will ship for free
any order placed for hurricane relief for animals, a pet rescue or animal welfare organization. They will do this regardless of the size or weight of the order.
The Salisbury Project is the creation of Professor Marion Roberts, McIntire
Department of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Project is an archive of color photographs designed for teachers,
students and scholars to supplement visually books and articles published
on the cathedral and town of Salisbury. The project consists of views
of the exterior and interior of the cathedral.
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