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15 of the Best Bedroom Plants for a Prettier, Healthier Space

April 21, 2019

Houseplants can do more than just bring a splash of green indoors, it turns out … especially when they’re in your bedroom. A famous 1989 NASA study found that such plants were able to reduce indoor air pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde, at least in a controlled lab environment, and more recent research says plants may make you feel […]

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Narwal takes positives from Al Ain Para Sport World Cup

April 20, 2019

Promising Indian shooter Manish Narwal is on a mission. The 17-year-old Narwal, who set the stage on fire with his sharp shooting skills just months after stepping into the shooting range three years ago, wants to set Senior and Junior world records by 2020, a press release from Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) said. “This is […]

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Repurposing kitchen waste and making discards delicious

April 16, 2019

Carrot leaves, watermelon peels, fish innards, pork blood, meat bones—in the modern urban kitchen, these end up being thrown away. However, if you were to watch Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste, a 2017 film by Anna Chai and Nari Kye, co-produced by the late Anthony Bourdain, you would begin to look at discards differently. The […]

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Gardening: Trend grows on gardeners: raising vegetables in containers

April 14, 2019

Some trends slowly fizzle out (freeze-dried astronaut food), while others morph into cultural fixtures (sorry, but reality TV comes to mind). Even gardening isn’t immune to trends; Chia Pets, anyone? But at least one current horticultural trend seems destined for long-term success: growing vegetables in containers. Once upon a time, gardeners grew veggies in the […]

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BRIAN MINTER: Timing in spring gardening is everything

April 13, 2019

Violas are traditional early spring colour plants. – 123RF Stock Photo It happens every year, and recent weather swings have certainly exacerbated the problem. When we get 20 degrees C weather in late March and April, many folks who are hungry for early floral colour and fresh food from the garden are equally anxious to […]

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Archive.org hit with hundreds of false terrorist content notices from EU

April 12, 2019

Nations around the world are cracking down on online terrorist content, introducing legislation that penalizes sites and ISPs if they fail to remove suspect content. But that fight could pose a real threat to sites like the Internet Archive, a nonprofit that saves old copies of webpages and other digital information. In a blog post yesterday, the […]

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