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On Captain Cook’s anniversary, a look at the journey of vitamin C

On Captain Cook’s anniversary, a look at the journey of vitamin C

When James Cook began his first Pacific voyage 250 years ago, scurvy was ‘the plague of the sea,’ decimating ship crews with little or no vitamin C intake.

Atypical boxers

Atypical boxers

I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the Fox Valley Park District’s boxing club on Oct. 6. I was there to attend an open house sponsored by Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club, but the gloved athletes who would be showing off their skills were far from typical.

Tribute to Sir Syed: a visionary, educationalist

Tribute to Sir Syed: a visionary, educationalist

Today marks the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Indian reformer, visionary and father of modern Indian education. He came from a family of nobles of the Mughal court.

High-octane exposé: It’s not all as it seems

High-octane exposé: It’s not all as it seems

The reason Karachi is Karachi is that it’s a town where someone can go from just behind the scenes spectator to seeing his or her face on a billboard.

Never thought I will be a successful actor, star: Nawazuddin

Never thought I will be a successful actor, star: Nawazuddin

Nawazuddin Siddiqui says while he studied theatre, the thought of becoming a “successful actor” or “star” never crossed his mind.

Homeless students

Homeless students

Paul is sitting huddled in his jacket on a bench outside a hostel in the Dutch city of Groningen. “This is really messed up,” the 23-year-old student says. “There just aren’t any rooms.”

Huge quake simulator to get an upgrade soon

Huge quake simulator to get an upgrade soon

The University of California (UC), San Diego’s outdoor shake table in Scripps Ranch will soon give engineers a truer sense of the fury released when big earthquakes erupt in places around the world.

INLS and Nabodit-Qatar organise poetry symposium

INLS and Nabodit-Qatar organise poetry symposium

International Nepal Literary Society (INLS) and Nabodit-Qatar recently organised 86th edition of poetry symposium T at Top Form Restaurant. The poetry symposium was also broadcasted live on Radio Himalaya.

FLSF organises opening ceremony of Open Knockout Football Tournament

FLSF organises opening ceremony of Open Knockout Football Tournament

Federal Limbuwan Social Forum (FLSF) recently organised an opening ceremony of its forthcoming Open Knockout Football Tournament at Barwa Workers Sports Complex, Al Khor. Twenty-eight teams will be participating in the tournament.

Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You shines at UK charts

Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You shines at UK charts

The use of a song in a popular television show can often create a springboard to chart success. Such was the case for Lost Without You, the debut UK hit for 24-year-old London-born singer / songwriter Freya Ridings.

The ‘world’s greenest museum: Visiting a science nerd’s dream

The ‘world’s greenest museum: Visiting a science nerd’s dream

Claude has the natural ease of someone who has been here since the beginning. He spends most of his time stretched out on his heated rock, or swimming around with the turtles in his enclosure.

BPS launches Atal Tinkering Lab

BPS launches Atal Tinkering Lab

Birla Public School (BPS) recently organised an inauguration ceremony of Atal Tinkering Lab at Basant Kumar Birla Auditorium.

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