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THE FOUR O’CLOCK FLOWER

From “The Odyssey” to “Robinson Crusoe”, stories of survival have seized the imagination for centuries.

The idea of cheating death keeps us captivated and dares us to tread where our fears keep us from going.

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LIGHT MY FIRE

By on August 31, 2012 in Food Category

The bhut jolokia, or ghost pepper, is the hottest pepper in the world.

One woman can rub its puree in her eyes without even a wince. Can you brave the heat?

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ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

By on August 31, 2012 in History Category
ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

An ancient artifact, found among classic millennia-old Greek marble statues from 2,000 years ago, was built to calculate the positions of astronomical objects. Its discovery brought up more questions than it answered.

The Antikythera Mechanism should not have been able to be built for another 14 centuries.

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AFRICA’S SUPER REEFS

In 1998, a bleaching event wiped out over 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs.

Super reefs off Kenya’s coast have shown resistance to bleaching and may hold answers for reversing reef decline globally.

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AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

By on August 2, 2012 in Africa Category, History Category
AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

From Sir H. Rider Haggard to Chinua Achebe, Africa-inspired literary lions have weaved a story as large as the continent.

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