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The 1918 Spanish Flu—The Search for the Virus

March 29, 2020

Between adding to the miseries of the First World War, and contributing to the rise of the Second World War, the 1918 Flu had a big impact on human history. What if it were to return today? Would we be prepared to fight it? […]

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The 1918 Spanish Flu—Why We Were So Vulnerable

March 27, 2020

Epidemic diseases have often changed the course of human history—the death of a world leader, an epidemic before a great battle—but few diseases have accomplished it through sheer brute force. The deadliest epidemic of all times wasn’t smallpox, wasn’t the Black Death—it was the 1918 Flu. In one year, an estimated 50 to 100 million people died out of a global population of 1.8 billion. In America alone, 675,000 people died of the flu. […]

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English Village Goes Plastic-Free, 100 Others Follow

March 14, 2020

Penzance, England, leads 100 towns that have turned away from single-use plastics, The Huffington Post reported. One shop in the UK coastal town sells bamboo toothbrushes and plastic-free dental floss while coffee shops use wooden coffee stirrers and biodegradable coffee cups. There are seven types of recyclable plastic. […]

Newly discovered Constantine the Great coins
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Workers Find Constantine-Era Roman Coins by Chance During Dig

February 23, 2020

Construction workers came across 1,300 pounds of Roman coins while working, BuzzNick reported. While digging a ditch, they unearthed 19 ancient Roman pots full of coins from the 3rd or 4th century A.D. Some coins depict an image of Constantine, an unlikely ruler. […]

Omaha Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II.
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Lost Nazi Bunkers Unearthed Near Omaha Beach in Normandy

February 14, 2020

A pair of secret Nazi bunkers used on D-Day have been uncovered, Fox News reported. New light detection and ranching technology helped researchers find the bunkers, which were built underground. They are reminders of the struggle of U.S.troops to capture Omaha Beach. […]

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Suffolk Sanctuary Rescued Obese Owl Too Heavy to Fly

February 6, 2020

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary rescued an overweight owl, 30% heavier than it should have been, the “Huffington Post” reported. At 245 grams, the owl was determined to be too obese to fly. Ordinarily, owls are spotted flying at night, rather than sitting in a ditch in daylight. […]

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