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Hundreds Of Chimps Who Grew Up In A Lab Are About To Be Set Free
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Angie
- 1 hour ago - thedodo.com
More than 200 chimps who spent their lives in a lab are about to have their first taste of freedom. The chimps' new home will be on an expansive 236 acre property in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The sanctuary can currently house around 100 animals.
I-Wonder: Why Do We Still Love Sherlock?
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Films, Victorian literature, Arthur Conan Doyle )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
I love investigating Victorian culture âEUR" in fact, itâEUR(TM)s my job. Over the years, IâEUR(TM)ve studied scores of the most iconic characters in Victorian literature. One always strikes me as particularly timeless âEUR" Sherlock Holmes.
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds State Power, Says Cities Can't Impose Fracking Bans
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, news )

Christeen
- 4 hours ago - ecowatch.com
We need some new supreme court justices.
The Lake That People Used to Flock to
Offbeat  (tags: Images, Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Revealing images from 100 years ago show how people flocked to a rural Staffordshire lake that became known as the Blackpool of the Potteries.
Captain Cook's Endeavour Is Finally Found 230 Years After It Disappeared
Offbeat  (tags: Endeavour, Newport Harbour, Rhode Island, Battle of Rhode Island )

Derek
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
The last sighting of the Endeavour was around 1778 when it is believed the ship was sold, renamed the Lord Sandwich, and then used to transport British troops during the American Revolution.
50,000 People March on the May Day Parade in Yakutsk
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, pictures, world )

Marty
- 22 hours ago - siberiantimes.com
The May Day Parade, known in Russia since 1917 as The Day of International Solidarity of Workers, has always been a favourite holidays in Yakutsk, with people preparing costumes and rehearsing performances to present their enterprises....
Eurovision Final to Be Shown on US Television
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, US. TV, Eurovision )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month.

Offbeat  (tags: Ghetto, migrants, contributions, refugees )

Alexa
- 5 hours ago - davidfranj.wordpress.com
Thanks to the United Nations and our home grown collective of socialist mental midgets, the daily life of a Westerner in their community is slowly looking more and more like that of a tourist or humanitarian while also baring all the same risks
Big Ben Bongs to Be Silenced for Months for 'Urgent Repairs'
Offbeat  (tags: Big Ben, London, Silence, Restoration, Urgent Repairs )

Derek
- 1 day ago - itv.com
With such a recognisable image, it's little wonder Big Ben is one of the most visited tourist spots in London. But that could all be about to change as the landmark is silenced for restoration work.
Trump Accuses China of 'Raping' US With Unfair Trade Policy
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Trump, Trade, Economy, China. USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has accused China of "raping" the US, in renewed criticism of China's trade policy.
Poet Walt Whitman Health Tips Unearthed
Offbeat  (tags: Poet, Journalism, Health, Walt Whitman, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A trove of journalism by the great US poet Walt Whitman is being published online after lying in obscurity more than 150 years.
Microsoft Phone Scam: Don*t Be a Victim - What to Do When You Receive a Call From *Microsoft Tech Support* Offering to Fix Your
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, news, microsoft-phone-scam )

M
- 18 hours ago - pcadvisor.co.uk
Here*s how to avoid the Microsoft phone scam, and what to do if you fear you have fallen victim to it.
How the Lives of Osama Bin Laden's Neighbours Changed Forever
Offbeat  (tags: Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda leader, US Navy Seals, Pakistan )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in a dramatic and bloody raid by US Navy Seals on 2 May 2011. Five years on the BBC's M Ilyas Khan finds loose ends, unsettling and unanswered questions, and a neighbourhood changed
TTIP Trade Talks: Greenpeace Leak 'Shows Risks of EU-US Deal'
Offbeat  (tags: EU-US deal, TTIP trade talks, Environment, Public Health Risk, Leaked Documents, Greenpeace )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
EU standards on the environment and public health risk being undermined by compromises with the US, Greenpeace has warned, citing leaked documents.
Viewpoint: The Pioneering Women of the BBC's Early Years
Offbeat  (tags: BBC Early Years, Pioneering Women, Media )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The BBC has announced that it aims to get more women into positions of authority by 2020, but what was the situation in the early years of the organisation? Dr Kate Murphy has been researching the era for a new book.
Mark Selby Beats Ding Junhui to Win World Snooker Championship
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Snooker, World Championship, UK )

Ray
- 20 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
England's world number one Mark Selby beat China's Ding Junhui 18-14 to win his second World Championship title.
Protecting Forests and the People Who Protect Trees | TakePart
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, news )

Christeen
- 2 hours ago - takepart.com
These both need protection.
   

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