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Op-Ed: "1956" book tells of radical change in the air, not 'Happy Days' Special

When people here in the United States think of the 1950s they usually think of the music, the styles and the post-WWII prosperity that accompanied the 'Baby Boomer generation'

Variety is the spice of life for this humble moth's sex life

A researcher at the University of Leeds has found an unassuming small brown moth with one of the most unusual sex lives in the insect world. The mating rituals of the gold swift moth ([i]Phymatopus hecta[i]) are said to be worthy of an insect Karma Sutra.

Study: Jet-driers spread 27 times more germs than paper towels

Leeds - A new study by UK researchers has discovered that hand-driers are much more prone to spreading germs than good old fashioned paper towels.

Op-Ed: When methodologies collide — Assessing UK fossil biodiversity

London - Data used to assess fossil biodiversity in the UK has been hit with a major contest of views. The present methodology, which is a systematic approach to mapping recorded fossil biodiversity, is now being criticized for a range of reasons.

Study: Cosmic dust could be significant factor in climate change

Leeds - Another theory is putting forward to explain our planet's constant climate change: cosmic dust. European scientists will present a study that suggests cosmic dust that fills space may play a major role in Earth's climate change.
 

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 1956 - The World In Revolt  is Prof. Simon Hall s fourth book. He specializes in subjects pertainin...
"1956 - The World In Revolt" is Prof. Simon Hall's fourth book. He specializes in subjects pertaining to Civil Rights history, especially American History.
Cover design by Faber, courtesy of Simon Hall and Pegasus Books/W.W. Norton & Co.

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