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Holiday Selfie Photographer Anyone?

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Think of it as the next iteration of the family vacation paparazzi. For the rich, vacations with one travel company can now be booked complete with social media assistants. This person not only takes the photos, but makes sure you and your travel party appear in the most flattering angles …

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What Makes Rain Smell So Good?

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Step outside after the first storm after a dry spell and it invariably hits you: the sweet, fresh, powerfully evocative smell of fresh rain. If you’ve ever noticed this mysterious scent and wondered what’s responsible for it, you’re not alone. Back in 1964, a pair of Australian scientists (Isabel Joy …

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Goldfish in Recovery after Brain Surgery!

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Looks like George the goldfish will get to float around its pond and munch on fish flakes for much longer. Over the past year, the 10-year-old goldfish in Melbourne, Victoria, developed a brain tumour, affecting its ability to eat, swim and even interact with the other fish in his pond. …

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Is it a plane? No, it’s a hoverbike!

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Hoverbike – The coolest invention in drone technology Deep in the English countryside, aeronautical engineers are perfecting a new generation of aerial drone. With increased stability and manoeuvrability, and able to carry a much heavier payload… it represents a significant leap forward in drone technology. This small drone, however, is …

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Freak Ice Wave Comes Ashore in Minnesota

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Another reason to be thankful we live in the awesome city of Durban – we never have to deal with this!! Amateur video captures a wave of ice blanketing backyards and threatening houses in the Mille Lacs Lake area of Minnesota

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Five Ladies You Didn’t Know Were Born in Durban

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Here are five lovely ladies we bet you didn’t know were Durbanites! Lara Logan: Lara Logan is a Durban-born television and radio journalist, and war correspondent who’s been an inspiration for women in journalism. We don’t see much of her in South Africa, having started her career as a reporter for Durban’s …

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