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Mystisk sygdom dræbte tusindvis af danskere: Mathilde blev kun 35 år

Den spanske syge ramte mennesker over hele verden, da den brød ud i 1918. I Danmark mistede mere end 15.000 danskere livet på et år.


Frugt-lotteri: Derfor er din avocado enten umoden eller overmoden

Læg dine avocadoer på køl, når de er modne. Men aldrig inden det, siger fødevareforsker.


How walking – and then a pilgrimage – lifted Guy Stagg's depression

A 60-mile trek brought deep calm. So the author headed for Jerusalem, 5,500 kms away In the summer of 2012, on a whim and with no experience of long-distance walking, Guy Stagg decided to trek the 60 or so miles from his home in London to Canterbury. Three years out of university, where he had battled against depression and alcoholism, he'd recently sought medical help to overcome his problems, an


Believe in change – for the better | Observer letters

We must exploit the power of positive thinking if we are to curb the effects of dangerous movements in our climate In 1982, when I was having a bit of an existential crisis while campaigning for nuclear disarmament and heavily pregnant, my father-in-law related the story of a neighbour who'd shot dead his wife, children and himself during the Cuba crisis because he couldn't face the prospect of in


Red light at night: A potentially fatal attraction to migratory bats

Night time light pollution is rapidly increasing across the world. Nocturnal animals are likely to be especially affected but how they respond to artificial light is still largely unknown. In a new study, scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, Germany, tested the response of European bats to red and white light sources during their seasonal mig


Meet an ivory trafficker's 'worst nightmare'

A new technique is helping turn dogs at one Kenyan port into super-sniffers.


Arizona Senator John McCain Dies at 81

Endurance served John Sidney McCain III nearly as well in politics as it did in war. McCain, who died on Saturday at age 81 after a year-long struggle with brain cancer, endured more than five years of mistreatment and torture as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, an experience that helped vault him into national politics and endear himself as a hero to the voting public. There he endured scandal and


Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at University of Kent

Dinosaurs may have their DNA to thank for why they stuck around so long on Earth.


The birds that follow planes to get home

One of the world's most endangered birds has lost its sense of direction. So a team of humans are flying aircraft over 1,000km with a flock of birds behind them.



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