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Prince Philip: Charles says dear papa was very special: The Prince of Wales says the Duke of Edinburgh would be "amazed" by the reaction to his death.
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy: The Pope adds his condolences as tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh pour in from across the world.
Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell: Inhabitants of St Vincent wake up to "extremely heavy ash fall" after the La Soufrière volcano erupted.
Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant: The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.

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Ontario hospitals allowed to transfer patients without consent: Copernicus Lodge Toronto long-term care COVID-19 Ontario

The Ontario government is issuing two emergency orders to maximize system capacity in the province's hospitals in response to a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions, the Ministry of Health said Friday.


Canadian WWII pilot who steered crashing plane away from school will get memorial in England: Robert Coventry

A memorial is being planned in the English town of Quedgeley, after the story of a Canadian pilot who died serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War came to light.


Why some women are pushing back against alcohol and the wine-to-unwind culture: Alcohol

Drinking among women has increased steadily in recent years, and some are urging that consumption guidelines be updated to reflect the health risks.



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How Do You Solve a Moon Mystery? Fire a Laser at It: Researchers have used reflective prisms left on the moon’s surface for decades, but had increasingly seen problems with their effectiveness.

This Star Looked Like It Would Explode. Maybe It Just Sneezed: The mysterious dimming of the red supergiant Betelgeuse is the result of a stellar exhalation, astronomers say.

How 14 Elephant Seals Assisted an Antarctic Ice Study: Mapping currents in the Southern Ocean is vital to monitoring climate change, but hard to conduct. So scientists turned to seals for help.

It’s Always the Summer of the Shark: Even during a pandemic, we cannot get the white shark out of our minds. Despite the rare attack, experts say humans have little to fear.

Could Owl and Crocodilian Tears Lead to a Cure for Your Dry Eyes?: By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.


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The oldest known human art is also the oldest known human attempt to record Nature.  This painting is 34,000 years old and was found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, which is the subject of Werner Herzog’s film: Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog used a 3D camera to capture how the shapes of the walls were incorporated into the paintings.



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