John Milton: Paradise Lost – Book 9

  John Milton Paradise Lost Book 9 No more of talk where God or Angel guest With Man, as with his friend, familiar us’d, To sit indulgent, and with him partake Rural repast; permitting him the while Venial discourse unblam’d. …

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A Poem by Anne Bronte: The Three Guides

  The Three Guides 1 Spirit of earth! thy hand is chill. I’ve felt its icy clasp; And shuddering I remember still That stony­hearted grasp. Thine eye bids love and joy depart, O turn its gaze from me! It presses …

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A new understanding of Seismic Aftershocks

  A new understanding of Seismic Aftershocks How long will an earthquake last? This is one of the questions that researchers face at the beginning of every seismic sequence. A new analysis reveals that earthquake aftershocks last longer and are …

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A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements

An illustration of chromatin (on the left) opening up to individual nucleosomes (right). Credit: Beat Fierz/EPFL   A new, dynamic view of chromatin movements In cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as …

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Playing the West’s game

  Playing the West’s game Melissa Tandiwe Myambo Why countries should break the crippling cycle of hosting big sporting events. All over the developing world, metropolises are rushing to cement their status as “global cities”. These are metropolitan centres that …

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Investigators eye new target for treating movement disorders

  Investigators eye new target for treating movement disorders by Bill Snyde Blocking a nerve-cell receptor in part of the brain that coordinates movement could improve the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dyskinesia and other movement disorders, researchers at Vanderbilt University …

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Reviled animals could be our powerful allies

We are just now beginning to understand the potentially irreplaceable services these animals can provide, says researcher Chris O’Bryan   Reviled animals could be our powerful allies Animal carnivores living in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented …

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