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2,000-year-old Israeli date palm trumped by a 32,000-year-old Russian flower?

One wonders if there is a Guiness Book category for this: the oldest recovered plant material to be successfully germinated, sprouted or otherwise regenerated to produce a new, viable plant. In any event, for the last few years the title has been securely held … Continue reading

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Herod’s Building Projects Featured on New Israeli Stamps

The Israel Post has just issued a dandy new series of stamps highlighting the often nature-defying monumental architecture of Herod the Great. In fact, the release date is listed here as TOMORROW, 07 FEB 2011! The same site lists the stamps’ designers … Continue reading

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