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Beethoven put birdsong into his 6th symphony, 'The Pastoral'. He also included a tavern band suggesting that they had the drink taken. I have heard a few jazz bands, of the trad type, who quite definitely had sampled the local brew, but usually to good...

Poor people wish to be wealthier , they wish to have the consumer lifestyles that the west have and are sold on their TVs and phones.. there isn't a great mass of poor who all wish to live like Brazilian rainforest communities with no impact on their...

It's important to make a distinction in terms of reading matter. Many emails and work-related content doesn't engage the brain in the same way as an engaging novel or an interesting article. We react differently to different content but it doesn't mean...

The clear inescapable fact is the Conservatives own the Coronavirus omnishambles just like they own the Brexit omnishambles and also just as they own the very likely break up of the union and they also fully own the almighty negative economic consequences...

A growing number of people are suffering from 'chemical sensitivity', a near allergic response to volatile organic compounds commonly found in perfumes, room sprays, and cleaning products. When people surround themselves with a miasma of scent, they're...

The protests in Belarus have been enormously uplifting - peaceful, joyful, and happy, with women carrying flowers and everyone listening to the woman who is leading it all at the moment, Mariya Kolesnikova. Even if you can’t understand Russian, I highly...

Data collection on chronic covid symptoms is vital. If we don't know how many people have long tail covid or how long for or how it is affecting them we have little chance of effectively treating these people. There's likely to be big, ongoing illness...

Back in Tudor times it was the rich and powerful took land of the peasants. There was a rhyme about it, then .. They hang the man and flog the woman Who steals the goose from off the common Yet let the greater villain loose That steals the common from...

Conservationists are to try to save wildflower meadows, rare pinewood plants and arctic alpine flora from dying out in the Cairngorms. Species such as twinflower, which has tiny, pink, bell-shaped flowers, are on the verge of extinction in the area. Wintergreen...

celebrating the Polish victory in the Battle of Warsaw. This is my latest video, this time celebrating the Polish victory in the Battle of Warsaw. We spend so much time remembering the tragic elements of Polish hi...

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