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Crime scene belly laughs

Originally posted on Smillie's People:
A shoot out on Alexandra’s East Bank. A couple of bad guys hit a business in nearby Kew then high tailed to a flat on South Africa Boulevard. The problem, the flying squad were…

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Crime stories and tales cops tell

Originally posted on Smillie's People:
Empty bullet casings litter Sauer street, blue lights flash and a dejected robber sits handcuffed in the back of a police van. Cops and robbers had had a shoot out in the centre of…

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This ancient liquor popular among Vikings may be the answer to antibiotic resistance

Originally posted on Ancientfoods:
? Scientists in Sweden are launching their own mead — an alcoholic beverage made from a fermented mix of honey and water — based on old recipes they say could help in the fight against antibiotic…

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PREHISTORIC PEOPLE IN BULGARIA’S YABALKOVO HAD DOMESTICATED CHICKENS, ‘ATE EUROPE’S FIRST OMELETTE’ 8,000 YEARS AGO, ARCHAEOLOGIST REVEALS

Originally posted on Ancientfoods:
?? A 2010 photo of the excavations of the Early Neolithic proto-city near Bulgaria’s Yabalkovo. Photo: 24 Chasa daily The prehistoric people inhabiting the Early Neolithic settlement near today’s town of Yabalkovo, Dimitrovgrad Municipality, in Southern…

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A taste for honey: bees in African rock art

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Helen Anderson, Project Cataloguer of African Rock Art Image Project, British Museum In Summer 2014 the green roof of the newly opened World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) at the British Museum became home…

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Ancient peach pits offer clues to its origins

Originally posted on Ancientfoods:
It’s the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit’s origins Peach stones are well represented at archeological sites in the Yangtze valley, so they compared the size and structure of the stones from six sites…

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The mystery journey we can now all watch

They are nearly here. Just a couple thousand kilometres of hard flying to go and they will be back. All they need to do is keep barrelling along that invisible highway in the sky that cuts continents and crosses the … Continue reading

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The other Sharpeville

Something is not right with this picture. Sharpeville Township lies to the south of Johannesburg. But this photograph I snapped is in Durban Deep, to the west of the City of Gold. The bearing is all wrong To understand this … Continue reading

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The search for a soldier without a name (part 4)-what a picture tells

I almost missed it. At the time, Nelson Mandela was in hospital, and we in the media were expecting the worst. So an anniversary slipped by without me noting it. On June 26, eighty years ago a camera caught the … Continue reading

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Woodford distillery’s past comes to light with archaeology dig

Originally posted on Ancientfoods:
Topic: Bourbon distillery; 1830’s archaeological dig at early distillery yields valuable insights Woodford distillery’s past comes to light with archaeology dig VERSAILLES — One of Kentucky early distillers, Oscar Pepper, is making history again, this time…

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