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Angels Of Death – Guilty And Innocent

By Alexander Baron

One of the most bizarre phenomena of the Twentieth Century was the rise of recreational murder; this has persisted into the new Millennium. Indeed, there have been so many serial killers that criminologists have given them categories; one of the most deadly categories is that of the angel of death, because these people, sometimes doctors […]

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Heavy Metal In Botswana

By Alexander Baron

In Europe, we tend to think of African music as if not jungle drums then in the of the blues, jazz and the like, Fela Kuti excepted, but would you believe heavy metal is alive and well and living in Botswana? The power trio Skinflint were featured in a recent BBC travel programme, […]

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Geckos Pose Risks To Pet Owners

By Tim Sandle

Geckos are increasingly becoming popular as pets, especially in the U.S. However, the lizards could pose a potential risk to their owners in the form of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This stark warning has come about following a review of geckos imported into the U.S. from Indonesia. A research group led by Sonia Hernandez have studied […]

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World’s Most Toxic Bird Is Found In Vancouver

By Tim Sandle

A bird, called Cooper’s hawk, found near Vancouver is apparently the most toxic wild bird ever recorded (according to news outlet CityLab). A study published in Science of the Total Environment describes how scientists recorded high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, at nearly 200 parts per million in the captured specimen. This has led the captured bird to be […]

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Ebola Can Be Passed On In Semen

By Tim Sandle

New research suggests the Ebola virus can survive on surfaces for days and can be transmitted via semen. This contradicts earlier studies that indicated it cannot survive for long outside of the human body. The new findings show that Ebola can persist on stainless steel, plastic, and Tyvek (a material used in suits worn by […]

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