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Month: January 2019

Europe’s Ten Best Value For Money City Breaks

Europe’s Ten Best Value For Money City Breaks

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited

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2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as a day for member states to honour the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide

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Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

A little more than a year ago, the blood pressure guidelines were updated. This meant that 31.3 million more Americans were newly considered to have high blood pressure. The problem, say experts, is that a lot of those consumers—and their healthcare providers—weren’t sure whether they were supposed to start taking blood-pressure-lowering drugs. “Whenever

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A Local's Guide To Palermo, Sicily

A Local’s Guide To Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in

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Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic some 245 to 208 million years ago. The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Hugo, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. Four species may now be extinct. Two closely related species, Polyodon spathula (American paddlefish) and Psephurus gladius (Chinese

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The Piscis Austrinus Constellation

The Piscis Austrinus Constellation

Piscis Austrinus is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. The name is Latin for “the southern fish,” in contrast with the larger constellation Pisces, which represents a pair of fishes. Prior to the 20th century, it was also known as Piscis Notius. Piscis Austrinus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it

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The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

The Five Genetically Modified Fruit

Genetically modified foods are foods produced from organisms that have had changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering as opposed to traditional crossbreeding. In the U.S., the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration favour the use of the term genetic engineering over genetic modification as being more precise; the USDA

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