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1000s of Dorset residents targeted by biological agents in a series of 'friendly fire' attacks

A series of attacks targeted thousands of Dorset residents with biological warfare agents. But the culprits were not Russians. A collection of former classified documents, together with a rarely seen video, reveals precisely what happened.

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Review: The Night Ocean, by Paul La Farge

Note: This review is spoilery.  I can’t begin to discuss The Night Ocean without giving away things about the plot.  I don’t think it’s a problem since, if you decide to read it, you probably won’t remember what I said once you wade into the swamp, but if you’re a spoiler-phobe, then you need to go away right now. 550 altre parole

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Day Trip: Kasteel De Haar

As we enter this weekend with the prospect of cold temperatures and gloomy skies, it’s reassuring to know that spring is just around the corner. When I first came to The Netherlands in August, I was enchanted by the crowds of people lapping up the evening sun on every green space available; sharing a meal or some drinks and jumping in the canals. 578 altre parole

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Review: Food: A Cultural Culinary History, by Ken Albala

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Professor Albala opens with the above quote from Brillat-Savarin, and goes on to prove the truth of it by exploring man’s relationship to his food throughout the millennia. 334 altre parole

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Book Review: The Coldfire Trilogy, by C. S. Friedman

Before I begin, I would just like to clarify that I have never written a book review before, nor am I a professional at this. And I’m certainly not associated with the brilliant Friedman, her work, her publishers or anyone else at all. 933 altre parole

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Explain Yourself, Whydon'tcha?

So, about three o’clock the other morning — you know, the hour when you get the whim whams, or make huge decisions about your life?  About then I got to thinking about a novel I’d written in Highlander fandom. 339 altre parole

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500 metres of tunnelling for Mumbai Metro complete, as sixth tunnel boring machine arrives

The city has already received 11 machines, of which six are in its initial drive and one in its main drive.

With the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) initiating operations of the sixth tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Azad Maidan, the city has now crossed more than 500 meters of boring.

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