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An unscientific worldwide poll begun in 2000 came up with the new Seven Wonders of the World. They were The Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the Colosseum in Rome, Chichen Itza in Mexico,...

Welcome to the December night sky and to the cold dark nights of the winter solstice. This year the Sun is at its lowest point in the heavens on the 21st, and therefore it will be the longest...

My recent unexpected stay in a local public hospital was an eye opener to the dedication of everyone who worked on my ward. We hear about equipment shortages and long waiting lists but the care I...

Safe Communities Portugal receives an ever-increasing amount of information concerning crime. A piece that caught my eye last week, however, was an anonymous report of drug trafficking in the...

Fernando Pessoa is thought of as one of the great poets of Portugal, for some equivalent to Luís Vaz de Camões. Pessoa’s genius is attributed to his invention of the heteronym.

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Welcome to the November night sky. This month has no bright planets visible in the early evenings. You need to get up just before dawn to see Jupiter rising in the constellation of Virgo.

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Written by Hans Christian Andersen, this fascinating travelogue has been serialised into eight episodes by Carolyn Kain. This week, in the final episode, she looks at evidence and asks: “Was Hans...

From the aircraft as it approached the runway, I saw the golden sand, picturebook-coloured houses, sunlight twinkling on the waves, the cathedral so close and the rows of boats in the marina....

This is an article I have been eager to write for some time, regarding this very important tool used by organised crime networks, fraudsters and other criminals.

But what is the dark web?...

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