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Source: Common Domain

A 16th Century Manor House Surrounded by Farmland in Surrey

14-Feb-2018

The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lies next to an 86-acre nature reserve crossed by public footpaths.

The property is surrounded by open farmland, giving it a secluded and remote feel, yet it is less than two miles from the village of Capel. An outbuilding with a gym/garage, office and workshop and carport are included in the grounds.

2 Articles
Source: CBS News

"It's a big deal": Melting ice sheets are accelerating sea level rise

14-Feb-2018

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.

Of sea level rise in the past quarter century, about 55 percent is from warmer water expanding, and the rest is from melting ice. But the process is accelerating, and more than three-quarters of that acceleration since 1993 is due to melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, the study shows.

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Source: New York Times

Netflix Lures Ryan Murphy in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

Wednesday 23:42 GMT

The five-year deal is worth as much as $300 million, according to two people with knowledge of the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private negotiations.

“I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me.”. Paving the way for Mr. Murphy to make the jump to streaming was the $100 million deal Netflix reached in August with the producer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”

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Source: New York Times

‘Am I Going to Have to Put Mickey Mouse in “American Horror Story”’

Thursday 01:32 GMT

Mr. Murphy, the creator of hit shows like “American Horror Story,” “Glee” and “Feud: Bette and Joan,” has a deal with Fox’s television studio, which produces shows for the Fox broadcast network, FX and other channels.

Ms. Walden, whose contract is set to expire in the summer, said she did not know what the future would hold for her, either.

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Source: Fox News

George Washington's hair discovered in 18th-century book at New York college

Thursday 15:27 GMT

Union College, located in Schenectady, said in a news release the lock of hair belonging to George Washington was found during a recent inventory review of the facility, inside a leather book titled "Gaines Universal Register or American and British Kalendar for the year 1793.”

A strand of white hair tucked into a shabby almanac on the shelf of a college library in upstate New York has been revealed to be from one the nation's Founding Fathers.

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Source: BBC

The mysterious painting that changed how we see colour

Friday 08:07 GMT

In 1918, the French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp picked up his brush after a four-year hiatus from painting and created a mysterious work that changed forever the way artists use and understand colour.

As yet unassigned to an actual object, these ‘readymade’ swatches of colour are at once both physical and theoretical; they haver between the real world of things waiting to be painted and a realm of pure mind in which those things can still be any colour.

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Source: New York Times

The Power of Wearing Flowers

Saturday 21:51 GMT

Decorating ourselves with flowers may be one of the few things that still unites us as humans, as one tribe across the world — our capacity to transform ourselves with nothing more than a handful of fallen petals; to find, in a bloom slipped behind an ear, glory.

Like the early Hawaiians, who called upon the full breadth of their surroundings to weave lei — even braiding together human hair and sperm-whale teeth — she is drawn to plants and flowers less commonly found at airport lei stands, such as pale tendrils of the flower spike of the foxtail agave, wrinkled banana flowers, austere Norfolk Island pine and lichen.

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Source: BBC

The lesbian pioneers who fooled Spain's Catholic Church

Tuesday 02:26 GMT

The priest at the San Jorge church in A Coruña, north-western Spain, didn't see anything special, and the smattering of relatives in attendance weren't saying anything.

It was 1901, and the union between Elisa and Marcela remains the only known same-sex marriage in the history of the Spanish Catholic Church. But the couple's sweet victory over the conservative culture of early 20th Century Spain would be short-lived.

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Source: New York Times

On Russia, Facebook Sends a Message It Wishes It Hadn’t

Tuesday 07:02 GMT

(Trust me, I’ve tried.) But it’s deeply troubling that eight months before the 2018 midterms, as malicious forces continue to use social media to sow discord and meddle in elections all over the world, some at Facebook seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes, fixing their platform’s problems and protecting our democracy.

Why should it reassure us that most of Russia’s Facebook advertising was purchased after the election, rather than telling us that Facebook continued to drop the ball even after it knew it had a Russia problem?


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte