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Greek or Roman?

April 23, 2009

Archaeologists hunt for Cleopatra’s tomb

Researchers have found by radar what may be three chambers as deep as 20 meters under the rock. Historians believe, based on the Roman writer Plutarch, that Antony and Cleopatra were buried together.

Bad conversion…

April 21, 2009

45 tonnes is not 40 million kg.

Scott

No. We removed the faulty conversion: GBU Editor

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The last ruler?

April 8, 2009

London show to examine Aztec ruler Moctezuma Reigning from 1502 to 1520, Moctezuma was the final ruler of present-day Mexico’s last native civilization.Moctezuma was not the final ruler of the Aztecs. There were 2 more after he was killed by stones thrown by his own people: Cuitlahuac, who died of smallpox, and Cuauhtemoc, who was captured after the fall of Tenochtitlan, tortured and executed.F.M.We corrected: GBU Editor A turquoise mosaic and cedro wood mask from Mexico is photographed at a launch event for the exhibition “Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler” at the British Museum in London, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Hippo-crites?

April 8, 2009

On April 7th, 2009, a video on the Lifestyle page of Reuters.com was titled “Zoo Welcomes Baby Hippo”. But the video clearly showed a Rhinoceros. How can anyone mistake a Rhino for a Hippo? Please make the necessary corrections.

Earth Hour?

April 6, 2009

World switches off to save planet in “Earth Hour”

BILLION PEOPLE TAKE PART

Australia first held Earth Hour in 2007 and it went global in 2008, attracting 50 million people, organisers say. WWF, which started the event, is hoping one billion people from nearly 90 countries will take part.

A tall mountain, without any Redoubt

March 30, 2009

I just watched a video with voice-over about the eruption of Mt. Redoubt in Alaska.

They joined…

March 19, 2009

China wants importers to cover some emission costs

China, like the United States, did not join the 17-year-old Kyoto Protocol aimed at reducing global emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants linked to climate change problems.

After while, crocodile!

March 4, 2009

Florida tests using magnets to repel crocodiles

MIAMI (Reuters) – Florida wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their “homing” ability.

To legume it may concern…

February 24, 2009

British study points to peanut allergy treatment

Scientists say peanut allergies are on the rise worldwide, but nobody knows why. There is no cure and people with the condition must avoid even the tiniest amount of food containing the nut.

Sickened by pet food?

Salmonella outbreak sickens 388 across US- CDC

Salmonella-contaminated dry pet food sickened at least 79 people, including many young children, in October and November.