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In Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory, accidentally consumes LSD-25, a synthetic drug he had created in 1938 as part of his research into the medicinal value of lysergic acid compounds. After taking the drug, formally known as lysergic acid diethylamide, Dr ...

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17 hours, 27 minutes ago

Potential Online Security Breach – Passwords May be Compromised

Potential Online Security Breach – Passwords May be Compromised

A software designed to protect your personal information on email, web, e-commerce, instant messaging and other ‘secure’ sites can be breached by intruders who won’t necessarily be detected.  Rather ...

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1 week ago

Heartbleed reminds us all about password protection

Heartbleed reminds us all about password protection

by Kate Thompson

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has restored access to their public website with the announcement that 900 social insurance numbers were accessed as a result of the ...

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2 days, 1 hour ago

Use it or lose it

Use it or lose it

By Kate Thompson

Hercule Poirot made a fictional living making brilliant use of ‘the little grey cells’.   People who have made their living using their ‘little grey cells’ have always ...

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1 week ago
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  • Matthew Arnold is best remembered as an elitist scold or a much-needed defender of high culture. He was both, but neither explains his legacy… more»

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  • The celebrated Shakespearean James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips dressed like a tramp and lived in the woods, where he hoarded rare objects of the Bard… more»

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  • The Pristine Seas dive team battles rough seas in this update from the expedition team in Mozambique.
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  • In rural northern Tanzania, an African country famous for charismatic megafauna, including free-roaming cheetah and other big cats, impoverished and under-employed Swahili villagers struggle to survive. One way to earn money and make cooking fuel is to cut forests for wood that can be turned into charcoal. It’s an economic and environmental disaster, illegal because it is not sustainable for either wildlife or people. Meet the team that is looking for new ways to create livelihoods while teaching villagers the importance of protecting their natural wealth.
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  • Three years after becoming entranced by the world of the world’s smallest camel, the vicuña, Arthur Middleton returns to San Guillermo, Argentina with photographer Joe Riis to learn more about these unusual animals and to share their adventures here. Throughout most of its range, the puma is an absent presence. You know it’s there, and once…
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