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Are table manners a thing of the past … and should we care?

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In the opening credits of period drama Downton Abbey, a servant leans over a dining table with a tape measure, gauging the space between a gold-rimmed china plate, a silver spoon and several table knives of varying sizes. At the … Continue reading

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Seeds of Salvation

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Enter the Arctic Doomsday Vault, a final safeguard for the world’s biodiversity. At the very edge of civilisation, on a rugged island north of Norway, sits a strange, jutting building that houses the most important collection of seeds in the … Continue reading

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Titanic’s final lunch menu sells for $125,000 at auction

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A menu for the last luncheon served to the first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic has sold for $US88,000 (about $125,177) at an online auction. Stamped with a date of April 14, 1912 and the White Star Line logo, the … Continue reading