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Hidden Sounds of La Fontaine Médicis

LA FONTAINE MÉDICIS, or the Medici Fountain, is a monumental fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. I’ve been to it many times but early on a bitterly cold morning last week I went with a special purpose in mind, to record the sounds of the fountain. 761 more words

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Unusual Summer Storm Blasts the Arctic

A rare summer storm blasted the Arctic this week, beginning off the coast of Alaska, and moving over much of the Arctic Sea for several days before dissipating. 257 more words

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'Warrior Princess' Lucy Lawless Pleads Guilty to Trespassing

Actress Lucy Lawless, best-known for her title role in the fantasy TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, pleaded guilty Thursday to trespass charges for boarding an oil-drilling ship in an act of protest.  215 more words

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Actress Lucy Lawless Arrested While Protesting Arctic Oil Drilling

Here’s a cause that could use some help from Xena. Actress Lucy Lawless and five others were arrested on Monday, three days after they climbed onto an oil-drilling ship to prevent it from making exploratory wells in the Arctic. 209 more words

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Artist Renders Giant 'Melting Vitruvian Man' on Arctic Ice

Let’s face it: all Arctic ice looks about the same. Cold, and white, and deserted. But now, there’s one piece to watch. 202 more words

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The Royal Couple, Westbound: Prince William and Kate Choose Canada for First Overseas Visit

No offense to our neighbors to the North, but whatever happened to the “special relationship?” 205 more words

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