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David Attenborough supports building of Jurassic coast theme park

Former quarry in Dorset lined up as site for Jurassica project showcasing prehistory of England’s south coast An ambitious project to showcase the prehistory of the south coast of England, famous for its marine fossils from ammonites to giant sea reptiles, has attracted support from David Attenborough and Eden Project…

Russia is a penal colony, says freed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was freed Monday in a Kremlin-backed amnesty, slammed Russia’s prison system and said that the whole country is built like a penal colony. “Russia is built on the model of a penal colony and that is why it is so important to change the…

Ugandan LGBT activist vows to fight ‘ignorant’ bill

Gay rights activists in Uganda vowed Monday a “fight to the end” to stop an anti-homosexuality bill passed by parliament from becoming law in the African nation. The draconian bill, passed last week, stipulates that repeat offenders should be jailed for anywhere between two years and life behind bars. The…

300 dead in 8 days of air raids on Syria’s Aleppo

Syrian warplanes have killed more than 300 people, including 87 children, in an eight-day bombing campaign against rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, a monitor said Monday. “From December 15 to 22, 301 people have been killed, including 87 children, 30 women and 30 rebels,” said the Syrian…

Former BP geologist: Peak oil is here and it will ‘break economies’

Industry expert warns of grim future of ‘recession’ driven ‘resource wars’ at University College London lecture A former British Petroleum (BP) geologist has warned that the age of cheap oil is long gone, bringing with it the danger of “continuous recession” and increased risk of conflict and hunger. At a…

Ghosts of Christmas past: Why were the Victorians so ghastly good at ghost stories?

Christmas Eve was traditionally the time to tell scary stories round the hearth. And 19th-century writers proved fearsomely adept Curl up by the fire and I’ll tell you a ghost story. Don’t be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a…

Whips, cloaks and parchment: the festive presents of ancient Rome

Matthew Nicholls, who is working on a huge digital recreation of ancient Rome, reveals the gifts given on Saturnalia This was the day when the ancient Romans woke with joyful anticipation, or a lurch of dread: December 23, Sigillaria, the gift-giving day of the festival of Saturnalia. What would the…

Egyptian court jails three secular leaders of 2011 uprising

GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE Three of the figureheads of Egypt’s 2011 uprising have been jailed for three years, the first secular activists to be sentenced in a crackdown that has previously centered on Islamist supporters of the former president Mohamed Morsi. Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel – all senior…

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson stands by controversial comments in Sunday sermon: ‘[W]e are not worried about all the repercussions’

Phil Robertson isn’t backing down. The Duck Dynasty patriarch conducted Bible study with parishioners in White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in his hometown of West Monroe, Louisiana on Sunday, telling congregants — and a reporter from Britain’s Daily Mail — that he was merely quoting from the Bible when…

Federal appeals court denies emergency request to delay Utah same-sex marriage ruling

A federal court in Utah Sunday evening denied an emergency motion by Utah state officials seeking to delay implementation of Friday’s stunning same-sex marriage ruling, paving the way for gay and lesbian couples to line up at county clerks Monday morning for marriage licenses. Utah Governor Gary Herbert, attorney general…

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