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He’s written novels and run a business. Now, at 85, he’s got a college degree

Saturday  12:25,   15 june 2019
latimes

Maybe you think you’ve got nothing left to learn. Maybe you think you’ve got it all figured out. Saul Isler sees the unfolding of his stay on earth... >>>

President Trump likens first lady Melania Trump to 'Jackie O' but Twitter objects

Saturday  05:05,   15 june 2019
usatoday

President Trump likened his wife to "Jackie O," while talking of his dislike of the color scheme for Air Force One chosen by the former first... >>>

'One heck of a noble kid': 3rd grader uses allowance to pay classmates' school lunch debt

Saturday  04:50,   15 june 2019
usatoday

Ryan Kyote’s selfless act has been shared by celebrities and... >>>

How strong is Africa’s last elephant stronghold?

Friday  18:01,   14 june 2019
nationalgeographic

Newly published aerial surveys—out just weeks after the country lifted its hunting ban—indicate that poaching is on the rise in... >>>

Paws for thought! Rescue cat grows extra toes that are so big they look like another foot

Friday  18:00,   14 june 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Marshall the tabby cat, who has an extra toe on each of his paws, was rescued by owner Olivia Daye when he walked up to her on a freezing cold day in Albany, New... >>>

Dolphin babies babble when learning to speak, just like humans

Friday  05:35,   14 june 2019
pri.org

Every human language that’s been tested follows a similar pattern, called Zipf’s law. Now researchers are looking to see if non-human languages, like what dolphins and whales use, follow a similar... >>>

Artificial islands older than Stonehenge stump scientists

Friday  05:35,   14 june 2019
nationalgeographic

A study of crannogs in Scotland's Outer Hebrides reveals some were built more than 3,000 years earlier than previously thought. But what purpose did they... >>>

Man rescued after falling 800ft into volcano

Thursday  19:00,   13 june 2019
news.sky

A man has been rescued after he plunged 800ft into the crater of a dormant volcano in Oregon. The US coast guard received a call from the Crater Lake National Park service after he fell down near Rims Village. An aircrew arrived on the scene around... >>>

Beethoven's Hair Fetches a Whopping $45,000 at Auction

Thursday  18:55,   13 june 2019
insideedition

Beethoven reportedly lopped a significant bit of hair from the back of his own head and wrapped it in a piece of paper. If you've been looking to snag a lock of Ludwig van Beethoven's hair, well, it's just been sold for a whopping $45,000. Sotheby's >>>

Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

Thursday  12:16,   13 june 2019
msn

Iconic 20th-century artist Frida Kahlo has one of the best-known faces on the planet, but the world at large has never heard the Mexican painter's voice -- until, possibly, now. Kahlo, who is instantly recognizable with her convention-defying... >>>

The Reason Sneakers Have an Extra Set of Holes

Thursday  12:16,   13 june 2019
mentalfloss

Don't ignore the extra holes above the laces of your sneakers—you can use them to create a "heel lock" and avoid... >>>

Could Trees Be the New Gravestones?

Thursday  12:16,   13 june 2019
msn

 Death comes for all of us, but Silicon Valley has, until recently, not come for death. Who can blame them for the... >>>

Lisbon fetes 'saint of love' with free deluxe weddings

Thursday  12:15,   13 june 2019
msn

It is Lisbon's wedding of the year. Crowds gather at the cathedral, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds as cameras lie in wait. Suddenly, the organ music grows louder and photographers get into position in front of the imposing entrance. Then >>>

Woman Raises Money to Pay Off High School Students' Debts so They Can Graduate

Thursday  06:20,   13 june 2019
insideedition

Season Bennett has no connection to East Mecklenburg High School, the faculty or any of the students. Its just located near the shop. "Obviously on a smaller scale. East Meck High School is right here in our own backyard, so I just thought, let me... >>>

Earliest evidence for cannabis smoking discovered in ancient tombs

Thursday  06:20,   13 june 2019
nationalgeographic

Traces of potent pot were identified in 2,500-year-old wooden artifacts buried with people who lived along the Silk Road in... >>>