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—John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist, writer

 

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Tarantino Gawker case dismissed 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:14 GMT 
    A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.


Third Hobbit film title changed 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:11:26 GMT 
    Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.


Mystery of dazzling supernova solved 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:42 GMT 
    An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".


UK team to shoot for fusion record 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:38:27 GMT 
    The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade.


Human skin grown in laboratory 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:37:39 GMT 
    Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.


Binge drinking 'link to overeating' 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:17 GMT 
    Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.


Ramires to miss rest of league season 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:55 GMT 
    Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.


Why Palestinians love St George 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:14:26 GMT 
    As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own celebrations of this shared hero.


The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp 
  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT 
    As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort."


Kenyan officials wrangle over status 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT 
    Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.


China releases Japanese cargo ship 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:33:01 GMT 
    China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.


Match-fixer arrested in Finland 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:59 GMT 
    Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.


Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT 
    Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.


Iran replaces prison service chief 
  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:45:59 GMT 
    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.


US seeks e-cigarette restrictions 
  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:51:11 GMT 
    The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
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