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Darjeeling toy trains: Railway...

Indian Railways has 34 big and small museums, apart from a large number of buildings, bridges and other assets that are still in use. Typically, the Railways spends around Rs 20-25 crore each year towards maintaining each hill railway.

2018-07-21

Source: Indianexpress.com

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Prabhavathi Meppayil at Esther...

Artist: Prabhavathi Meppayil Venue: Esther Schipper, Berlin Exhibition Title: b/seven eighths Date: June 8 – August 11, 2018 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the a…

2018-07-21

Source: Contemporaryartdaily.com

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Oldest baby snake fossil, 99 m...

ClickLancashire Oldest baby snake fossil, 99 million years old, discovered in Myanmar ClickLancashire The remains of a baby snake found preserved in amber from Myanmar are estimated to be 99 million years old. Researchers also believe they found a piece of sk…

2018-07-21

Source: Clicklancashire.com

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99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatc...

Infosurhoy 99-Million-Year-Old Snake Hatchling Found Encased in Burmese Amber Infosurhoy The fossilized remains of an embryonic-to-hatchling snake have been found preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (also known as Burma). Xiaophis myanmarensis lived in…

2018-07-21

Source: Infosurhoy.com

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Gaps in India’s digital acce...

Before 1980, only 16,510 records of 1,021 species are available

2018-07-21

Source: The Hindu

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Essential Arts & Culture: An L...

It is the heart of summer, and the cultural happenings are cooking. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential cultural news: DIRECTOR AT LARGE Yuval Sharon, the director behind the innovative Los Angeles company…

2018-07-21

Source: Latimes.com

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Paddock Diary: German Grand Pr...

Yesterday RaceFans broke the news that Formula 1 will have a new tyre specification in 2021. Dieter Rencken explains how the story came about in today's Paddock Diary.

2018-07-21

Source: Racefans.net

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New #MeToo ROM exhibit tackles...

This weekend, the Royal Ontario Museum wades into the #MeToo conversation with a display prompted by sexual misconduct allegations against an artist whose work is being exhibited at the museum at the same time.

2018-07-21

Source: CBC News

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The strange cult of Emily Bron...

Brontë was no romantic child of nature but a pragmatic, self-interested Tory. Why is she still adored for her ‘screeching melodrama’ of a novel? Over this ecstatic high summer, visitors to the Haworth parsonage museum will be able to watch a film that simulat…

2018-07-21

Source: The Guardian (AU)

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The missing kiss...

Where is the bite of type in this film on the letterpress?

2018-07-21

Source: The Hindu

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Mandela’s legacy lives stron...

This month’s centenary celebrations in South Africa, marking the birth of Nelson Mandela, sadly remind us of the death of any other public figure whose unquestionable moral standing similarly eschewed bitterness and division, and promoted unity, democracy and…

2018-07-21

Source: Scmp.com

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Five books Hong Kong museum cu...

Tina Pang was born and raised in the English city of Bristol. She studied Chinese language and art and archaeology at SOAS, University of London and cultural anthropology at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University. After a stint working at a commercial art gall…

2018-07-21

Source: Scmp.com

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Monsoon Special: Sensing the r...

In the Gangetic floodplains of Bihar, where the monsoon is a matter of life and death, villagers are increasingly falling back on traditional methods of predicting rain

2018-07-21

Source: Livemint.com

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Brexit fuels record tourist bo...

Record numbers of visitors flocked to Britain last year as tourists were enticed by spectacular attractions (shown in box) and the weak pound. There were 39.2m visits from travellers all over the globe in 2017.

2018-07-21

Source: Daily Mail

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Best of the Week: Journey and ...

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

2018-07-21

Source: Startribune.com

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Last-Minute Plans: 126 Free, C...

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Shop everything from home decor to cookware to clothes at this weekend's Renegade Craft Fair ("the largest independent craft fair in the world"), which will also offer food trucks and a DJ. Renegade Craft Fair Panicking because …

2018-07-20

Source: Thestranger.com

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Technologies of Torture, War A...

Is technology inherently evil or is it the humans who invent and employ these technologies who are responsible for the violence of technology?

2018-07-20

Source: Forbes.com

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Practical Travel Tips: Safari ...

We are heading to our first trip to East Africa later this year. This is extremely timely for us. Neema, from the blog Adventures of An African Dutchess, who last wrote about Prague, Croatia, Douro Valley, Porto, Melbourne and Auckland, recently went to the P…

2018-07-20

Source: Theflightdeal.com

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T-minus-1 year: The moon is on...

Forty-nine years ago today, humans first set foot on a world beyond Earth — and by the time the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing rolls around, a year from now, there’s likely to be more moon milestones to celebrate. Today NASA’s myriad Twitter …

2018-07-20

Source: Geekwire.com

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Frank's Compulsive Guide to Po...

International postal addessing, address formats, and rules. How to address postal mail that is sent from the United States to other countries, with details for each country, sometimes also history and anecdotes, and links to the postal authorities of each…

2018-07-20

Source: Columbia.edu