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On This Day In History: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Adopted âEUR" On Dec 10, 1948
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The document was drafted by a committee headed by Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the late U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Among the committee members were Jacques Maritain (a famous Catholic philosopher) and Charles Malik
Catster Quiz: Is Your Cat a Scaredy Cat?
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Cats are known to be a bit skittish; take this quiz to learn the level of fraidy that inhabits yours.
Bird Superheroes Deserve Better
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- 3 hours ago -
From blatant sexism to frequent mediocrity, comic books have often done their avian stars a disservice.
SeaWorld Lays Off Hundreds of Workers as Sales Continue to Tank
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SeaWorld executives recently announced that theyâEUR(TM)ve eliminated 320 jobs from the companyâEUR(TM)s parks and corporate headquarters. The announcement comes just two years after the company eliminated hundreds of other positions and is likely the result of
Girl Told to Dress Like An Indian
Offbeat  (tags: No Dapl, Indian, school assignment )

- 6 hours ago -
Instead she turned the school assignment and made a statement to NO DAPL.
Captain Hook Awards for Biopiracy 2016
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- 1 day ago -
About Biopiracy: For the first time, the Oxford English Dictionary now includes "biopiracy," The OED defines "biopiracy" as 'bioprospecting, regarded as a form of exploitation of developing countries.' Biopiracy refers to the monopolization of genetic
How Difficult Is It to Avoid Animal Products in Everyday Life?
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A vegetarian cafe's decision to refuse the new £5 note sparked a vigorous and sometimes heated debate - and underlined how difficult it is to be a committed vegan in a world awash with animal products.
Did a Woman Inspire Ian Fleming's James Bond?
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Writer, Books, Flims )

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A BBC Radio 4 documentary to be aired this week casts a fascinating light on the early days of Ian Fleming and his most famous creation, James Bond. Its presenter, News Quiz host Miles Jupp, explains more.

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