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Isaac Newton voted greatest Cambridge University student

Published on November 20th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Sir Isaac Newton has been voted the greatest Cambridge University student of all time by the current students at the school. The physicist and mathematician, who went to Trinity College, won 23.6 per cent of the ... Read More


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Mammoth poop sheds light on extinction

Published on November 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mammoth dung is proving to be a good source of information in helping scientists unravel the mystery surrounding what caused the great mammals to die out. Sporormiella produces spores in the dung of large herbivores. These ... Read More


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Israel’s ancient wonders in danger of ruin

Published on November 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has warned that Israel’s greatest archeological treasures are in grave danger of being destroyed by natural disasters and vandalism. During the conference, IAA leaders cited dangers, including the possibility of earthquakes, ... Read More


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Ancient Greeks built their temples to face the rising Sun

Published on November 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

New research has found that the Ancient Greeks deliberately built their temples to face the rising Sun. Although it has long been known that most of these shrines face east, some academics have questioned whether this ... Read More


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13th Century castle up for sale

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Have you ever dreamed of owning a castle? Now you can, for as low as $130,000. Ewloe Castle, built by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is to to be auctioned with four other lots which are expected to ... Read More


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Closing in on Cleopatra’s tomb

Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An archaeologist believes the tomb of Cleopatra is at Ptolemy’s Temple, near Alexandria. Whereas Martinez, an attorney-turned-archaeologist who’s proud to proclaim that her work is part of a larger effort by a Dominican-Egyptian team, noted that ... Read More


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