BEAST FROM THE EAST – What does all this snow mean for climate change?

Today parts of Britain are colder than the North Pole. With spring tantalisingly close, the country is in the midst of a spell of bitingly cold weather. Up to eight inches of snow will hit eastern England by tomorrow. Temperatures dropped to -9.2°C on Sunday, while the wind chill factor will make temperatures feel as […]

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Michael Jordan: 23 outstanding stats

The number 23 has taken on a special meaning thanks to Michael Jordan. It’s hard to look at any player who wears the No. 23 these days and not think that said player isn’t paying homage to Jordan. NBA players and fans alike cherish the ability to don 23, whether it’s on the professional hardwood or in their local rec league, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. While No. 23 isn’t reserved for the game’s greatest players like No. 10 is in international soccer, choosing to wear the number shows a certain respect, not only for the game, but for Jordan in particular.

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Germany considers free public transport to reduce pollution

“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines. The move comes just over two years after Volkswagen’s devastating “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal unleashed a wave of anger at the auto industry, […]

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How McDonald’s inspired an extraordinary Eye Hospital in India

We need to warn them: this will be the most exciting story you will read today. Maybe this week. The inspiring force behind Aravind was its charismatic founder, Govindappa Venkataswamy, or Dr. V.. A farmer’s son, he studied medicine, specializing in gynecology. Afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis at a very young age, he turned to ophthalmology […]

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Did You Know: the weirdest things astronauts have seen in space

Did you know already talked about space. We talked about the sandwich (that nearly killed everyone), we talked about the car to space and about Elon Musk… But this text is about the weirdest things astronauts have seen in space. From a smattering of stars to a breathtaking view of Earth, astronauts see so many awe-inspiring things […]

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