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Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'

The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is ...

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Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a ...

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'Zebra' tribal body paint cuts fly bites 10-fold – study

People look up the common word for the meaning behind the abstract concept

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'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's 2018 Word of the Year

'It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old,' says ...

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Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

The German parliament approves a law permitting children born intersex to be registered ...

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German law allows third gender in birth certificates

Home to as many as 50,000, Hanuabada has become synonymous with a small but thriving gay, ...

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Papua New Guinea's 'gay village' offers sanctuary, hope

The findings suggest that the ancestors of modern people were present in north Africa at ...

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East Africa may lose its crown as 'cradle of mankind'

'Reggae music's 'contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, ...

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UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

The women – who are between 60 to 80 years old – could be mistaken for teenagers ...

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Japan's 'ama' grandmas cling to freediving fishing tradition

Giovanni Monchiero is the dean of the unusual academy in Roddi in northwestern Italy ...

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'For the dog, it's a game': sniffing out truffles in Italy