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Artificial Intelligence Discovers Malaria-Fighting Component

Malaria causes about half a million deaths each year, and about half the world’s population is at risk of contracting it. The disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite and is transmitted by the bite of the infected mosquito. 446 more words

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After Pope Julius II saw the Pieta installed for the tomb of a French cardinal, he wanted the same awe-inspiring adornment for his tomb. 699 more words

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In a Firenze

In the early 1400s, Florence was a much different place than it is today – more different than you might think. Even though there were about 50,000 people living within its walls, there were also orchards, vineyards, and wheat fields. 838 more words

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Ross King, master of creative non-fiction

Doloris’ knowledge of Ross King and of his work revealed to us this author’s skill in describing world-famous artists in very human terms.  His thorough research uncovered engrossing details from their lives. 60 more words


"Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all... I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant"

“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all… I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant”

“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all,” Monet once declared.

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A Wexford Victory Against Laois Will Not Come Easy

Next Sunday, the Wexford Senior hurlers will travel in numbers to O’Moore Park in Laois to face off in the Leinster quarter-final. 

The game has sort of been brushed under the carpet though, with the thoughts of a Wexford v Kilkenny showdown in Wexford Park getting all of the media attention and promotion. 308 more words


Sask. author Cassi Smith wins $10,000 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award

Saskatchewan-born Cassi Smith is the newest recipient of the $10,000 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.

Smith was selected for the honour by bestselling Estevan, Sask.-born author Ross King who was awarded the $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize last month. 166 more words