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'The Hobbit' Turns 10: Find That Rewrote Human History
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, theories, human, evolution )

Ray
- 44 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.
Prince of Wales Orders Grey Squirrel Cull on Estate
Offbeat  (tags: Cull, Grey squirrels, Cornwall, England UK )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The Prince of Wales has ordered a cull of grey squirrels on the Duchy of Cornwall estate in an attempt to protect the indigenous red variety.
#BBCtrending: The Tragic Case of Nigeria's 'Bird' Woman
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Woman, Internet, Youtube, Nigeria )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The woman is concealed from view behind an official, who beats back the Lagos crowd with a branchFootage of a badly burnt woman being berated by a crowd in Nigeria has been watched hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube.
'Serious DNA Error' in Jack The Ripper Identity Discovery
Science & Tech  (tags: Crime, Science, UK )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
The scientist who conducted a DNA analysis of the shawl found near the body of one of Jack The Ripper's victims allegedly made a basic error, which means the identity of one of history's most notorious killers is in doubt again.
Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collecting 'Millions' in Social Security - Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Why the Rare 'Sleeping Beauty' Illness Is No Fairytale
Offbeat  (tags: Syndrome, Kleine-Levin, Health, Sleep )

Ray
- 14 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
BBC Inside Out meets a young woman whose extremely rare illness causes her to sleep for weeks on end, While many of us dream of a few extra hours' sleep due to the pressures of work and family, such an idea is the stuff of nightmares for one young woman.
Scientists: North Can Become South in Less Than 100 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: Antarctic, Arctic, History, Science, Thrills&Spills )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - rt.com
A recent discovery has shown that the Earth's magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.
Rosetta Comet: More Black Swan Than Yellow Duck
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Space, Enceladus, Earth, the Moon )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Think of a lump of coal or the briquettes you put on the BBQ - that's what comets would look like if you could stand on their surface. And 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, currently being observed at close quarters by the European Space Agency
Viewpoint: How WW1 Changed Aviation Forever
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, aviation )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world's first powered flight little over a decade before. But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today,
Scandalous Tales From the British Embassy in Paris
Offbeat  (tags: Scandalous, British embassy, Paris, France, Europe )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
It's 200 years since the Duke of Wellington bought the grandiose Hotel de Charost in Paris, a few doors down from the Elysee palace. And if you want to get to know the secrets of a stately home, I always say, just ask the butler.
 
 
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