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Image: Cyprus from Sentinel 2A

The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is about 240 km long and 100 km wide. It is located on the Anatolian plate and therefore belongs geologically to Asia, but politically it is a member of the EU.

dateMar 11, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Russian scientists staged a rare anti-government demonstration Saturday as fears mount that they will be next in the line of fire after Kremlin crackdowns on the media, rights activists and the opposition.

dateJun 07, 2015 in Other
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How the lotus got its own administration

Actually the lotus is a very ordinary plant. Nevertheless, during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) a complex bureaucratic structure was built up around this plant. The lotus was part of the Imperial Household, the palace machine ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Other
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