An Incredibly Detailed Map of the Roman Empire At Its Height in 211AD

An Incredibly Detailed Map of the Roman Empire At Its Height in 211AD

The map above is one of the most detailed and interesting maps of the Roman Empire you'll likely find online. It shows what the Empire looked like in 211 CE (aka 211 AD) at the end of the reign of Septimius Severus.

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Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness

Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness

Surgeons test possible stem cell cure for blindness. Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness. Cells derived from a donated early embryo were implanted into the retina of a 60-year-old woman with age-related macular degeneration – the most common cause of blindness in the UK.

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Gardens: nature’s happy pill

Gardens: nature’s happy pill

Feeling blue? Get yourself a mood-changing gardenia, writes James Wong. This exotic houseplant has much more to offer than mere visual appeal. Its creamy-white petals house structures that generate sweetly scented compounds which not only fill a room with their rich, jasmine-like fragrance, but according to recent trials may also have a profound effect on your mood.

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