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    Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

    In more northern latitudes, people have to be aware about getting tick-born encephalitis if they drink unpasteurized milk (either of sheep or goat or cow)... which is quite bad. I don't know about the historic times, ticks weren't infected then perhaps, or there were fewer of them with colder...
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    Health Origins of New Coronavirus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBq-LV3Jm1M US pointing to China and more specifically to Wuhan laboratory, saying that odds are low that COVID-19 is natural.
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    The vaccination may sound good, but if one does the numbers, it won't stop the pandemic. What we know is that the vaccine prevents vaccinated people (up to 95%) developing serious COVID symptoms. It is very good, use it for vulnerable groups. Because otherwise, 80-90% of the general population...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    I think, lesser death rate might be also due to more widespread testing.
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    Sustainability How to choose the best chocolate for your health and for the planet?

    Besides, if people want to help the environment, they don't need to thing in terms 'all or nothing' - quite on the contrary, small things matter, changing a small habit - if this is widespread - will have a huge total impact. In many cases people are just unaware about the choices they make.
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    Photo-real portraits of Roman emperors

    I love the classification of the eye colour - PINK!?
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    Society New maps of cat & dog ownership by country

    How tall is the Gekas? They are very similar with the Lithuanian skalikas, probably the same roots.
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    Society New maps of cat & dog ownership by country

    The Lithuanian Hound is a sturdy, medium sized dog. Male and female are similar in size and weight. Height: 21 - 24 inches (53 - 61 cm) Weight: 60 - 75 pounds (27 - 32 kg) Somehow they seem to be smaller to me than 60 cm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5bjQvFa5gA...
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    Society New maps of cat & dog ownership by country

    This is mine dog - German pointer, he is almost 14 years now. I love him so much, incredible how much humans get attached and love their dogs ;) Time to go for a walk now - we'll head to the same spot which is on the picture.
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    Climate change Greenland’s ice cap has melted past ‘tipping point’

    Somehow I think the planet will be just fine - it underwent many climatic changes. It is humans and firstly animals and plans who suffer from expanding human activity. I wonder about actual meaning of meltdown to coastal territories... In the Northern part of Lithuania coast erosion is very...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Very good plans, Angela! I think the world will be open again in some three years - let's say from 2023-24; Before that there will be opportunities to travel to some countries on some periods - at least in Europe, borders are not closed, or they keep on opening and closing them from time to...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Well it may not be that bad Angela, perhaps COVID will be like simple cold after some time (years, I mean). It will still be here, but people won't get very sick from it, once they got through with it once.
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    Health Share your coronavirus symptoms

    Take a good care of yourself Duarte, I am so sorry that it has been so hard on you! COVID is really tricky, as it is so easy on some and so difficult on others. It feels like a gambling game - you never know if you draw a lucky or a bad card.
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Cleaner air is good, because SARS might be travelling along with small particle pollution (at least I remember reading theories about it)
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Taiwanese researchers discover antibody that inhibits coronavirus by up to 98% https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3941083 I have my trust in Taiwanese ;) let's hope all goes well, and by the end of this year, there will be effective treatment against COVID-19. "TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    I think we are all tired of the situation, and it is not possible to shield yourself off from it even if it hasn't affected your life much. I decided long ago that I should skip information about the pandemic and focus on my daily life, but it is still here in the backgrounds, much easier said...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Salento, Duarte, come to Lithuania - it does feel pretty safe here. 4 new cases today, and all of them related to known clusters. Some quarantine measures remain - like wearing a mask while inside, but otherwise, it is pretty good - open air games are allowed, gatherings allowed up to 300 people...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    Well, according to statistics Swedish deaths are high, but not the highest Confirmed deaths (absolute) Population (in millions) Deaths per million Belgium 9,052 11.42 792.5 Spain 27,563 46.72 589.91 Italy 31,908 60.43 528 United Kingdom 34,636 66.49 520.93 France 28,075 66.99...
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    Health New Coronavirus in China

    The three Baltic state have quarantine free travel bubble - which is sort of nice. Otherwise it is possible to travel to some other countries but mandatory quarantine will apply. The restrictions are lifted from trade, social distancing is still on (no more than 5 unrelated people together)...
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