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The Secrets of the Soil

INTRODUCTION ( FROM THE BOOK: “SECRETS OF THE SOIL”) No creature, not even swine, befouls its nest with such abandon, as does homo sapiens, poisoning its habitat with fiendishly concocted chemicals ...


Version 1 (below) appeared in the Seattle Sunday Star on Oct. 29, 1887, in a column by Dr. Henry A. Smith. "CHIEF SEATTLE'S 1854 ORATION" - ver . 1 AUTHENTIC TEXT ...

A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory

By Steve Connor In a dramatic breakthrough that could affect millions of lives, scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body's immune defences can ...

Steve McQueen: Living on the Edge

By Michael Munn Reviewed by Antonia Quirke - Steve McQueen said scarcely a word on screen, and his unspoken power was enough to silence women co-stars. Bullitt boy A preposterous new biography of ...

Stories behind those much loved carols

By Shalomi Daniel With Christmas around the corner, are you lustily singing your favourite carols? Pause for a moment- ever thought of the stories behind them? Some have been ...

Aromatherapy in your kitchen: part one – cooking with herbs

Pat Thomas How to make your food your medicine and medicine your food, starting with six common herbs you can use in your recipes and everyday cooking The smell of our food ...

Beet juice provides incredible cardiovascular benefits that improve active function

by Jonathan Benson Beetroots, also known as beets, are packed with blood pressure-reducing, heart disease-preventing nutrients that help maintain healthy active function and boost overall endurance levels in those ...

The many inventors of the telephone and the importance of inventors

"[In 1876], Alexander Bell was in his laboratory in the attic of a machine shop in Boston, trying once more to coax a voice out of a wire. His efforts ...

Does the Moon Rule Your Life?

On March 19, the moon was its closest to earth in almost 20 years. (The Independent) How the Moon rules your life At last, scientists claim to have found a link between ...

Medicine thrown into crisis by stem cell ruling

GETTY IMAGES Embryonic stem cells, pictured through a microscope British medical researchers have condemned a Europe-wide ban on the patenting of stem cell inventions derived from human embryos – setting back possible ...

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