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Shakespeare Wrote His Best Works During a Plague

Shakespeare Wrote His Best Works During a Plague

As with everything that the coronavirus leaves in its wake, the suspension of operations by most major theaters around the country feels surreal—though surely both inevitable and necessary—and follows yesterday’s announcement that Broadway will turn off its lights for at least the next month.

Kindness Exposes Brain to Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Kindness Exposes Brain to Higher Alzheimer's Risk

Scientists at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, said certain personality traits protect brain structures against neuro-degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.

Geologists Discover 555 Million-Year-Old Rice-Like Creature

A team of geologists from the University of California have discovered a rice-like organism with a front and back, two symmetrical sides, and openings at either end connected by a gut. Organisms such as sponges and algal mats are known as the earliest multicellular creatures, but they lack basic

Flying Roses: Drone Fetes Lebanon Mothers Despite Coronavirus

Flying Roses: Drone Fetes Lebanon Mothers Despite Coronavirus

In a quiet Lebanese town under lockdown over the novel coronavirus, a drone buzzed towards a balcony on Saturday to deliver a red rose to a mother grinning in surprise. The COVID-19 pandemic may have put a damper on Mother's Day in Lebanon this year, but three students have come up with a new ser

Algerian Bride, Groom Quarantined Minutes Before Tying the Knot

Algerian Bride, Groom Quarantined Minutes Before Tying the Knot

Algerian police have stopped a couple from tying the knot after raiding their wedding ceremony for failing to abide by the government’s measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Videos that went viral on social media showed mask-wearing security forces outside the wedding hall in the city of A

Luxury Clothing Brands Shift Production to Face Masks, Sanitizers

Luxury Clothing Brands Shift Production to Face Masks, Sanitizers

As clothing and cosmetics shops closed their doors, companies and manufactures decided to support the battle against coronavirus. In France, many local fragrance makers are contributing to these efforts in their own way.

Venice: Spot of Light in Dark Pandemic

Venice: Spot of Light in Dark Pandemic

The water in the Venetian canals looks clearer today while the coronavirus outbreak has kept visitors away from the floating city. As the world continues to grapple with coronavirus, the pandemic is having some unexpected side effects.

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