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Past articles by Josh:

A different way to save the high street

When Marks & Spencer announced last week that it would slash 7,000 jobs over the next three months, it was just the latest sign of the reckoning facing Britain’s high streets. From Cornish ports to freezing Highland burghs, shop after shop is shuttering up and bleeding out. And the effects aren’t just economic, but emotional: If a place “doesn’t look cared for, people don’t feel like they’re… → Read More

Putin Vows Russia Will Keep Permanent Presence in Syria

The Russian president has a new year’s message for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. → Read More

North Korea To U.S.: Nuclear Program Will Continue to Develop in 2018

It looks like Kim Jong Un and his administration won’t be abandoning their tough rhetoric towards the U.S. either. → Read More

World Peace Depends On The U.S., Australia Says, As It Warns On China Growth

Government also stresses the need to develop deeper ties with China as the Asian superpower grows in influence. → Read More

Origin of Gold: Precious Metal Comes From Ancient Chemical Factory in Deepest Part of Earth's Mantle

Gold has, in one way or another, been at the heart of much human history for thousands of years. → Read More

'Magic' Medieval Water Divining Techniques Still Used by U.K. Water Companies

An Oxford University scientist discovered companies are still using discredited techniques to find water. → Read More

Thanksgiving: Early Colonists Ate Turkey... But Also Horses, Rats And Snakes, Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists at Historic Jamestowne are working to establish the diet of the colonists who once lived there. → Read More

Charles Manson Cause Of Death: How Did the Notorious Cult Leader Die?

Manson had already been hospitalized in January with an unnamed condition described as "serious." → Read More

Will Angela Merkel Fall? Trump's German Sparring Partner Is Struggling to Form a Government

On Sunday night, a small centrist party threw German politics into disarray. → Read More

Historic Pictures Of Queen Elizabeth II And Prince Philip Show 70 Years Of Marriage Ahead Of Anniversary

The pair, who married on November 20, 1947, first met when Elizabeth was 13. → Read More

Huge Underwater Castle With Ancient ‘Fairy Chimneys’ Discovered at the Bottom of Turkey’s Lake Van

The castle likely dates from the reign of the ancient Urartu Kingdom. → Read More

Can You Overdose on Marijuana? Baby Becomes First Ever Death from Ingesting Too Much Cannabis, Doctors Claim

No death from a marijuana overdose has ever been proven, according to the FDA. → Read More

Donald Trump Might Not Agree With Michael Bloomberg and Jerry Brown on Climate Change, But Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Do

Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg founded “America’s Pledge” after Trump decided to pull America out of the Paris climate deal. → Read More

The 1 Percent Now Have Half the World’s Wealth

The share belonging to the richest has been skyrocketing since the global financial crisis, a report warns. → Read More

Good News Donald Trump, You Don't Have to Be Very Smart to Be a Good Leader

Researchers found that people with IQs above a certain level tended to be less effective leaders. → Read More

Donald Trump Was a Hero to Europe’s Far Right, But They Still Can’t Win Office

American partisanship makes politics in the U.S. very different. → Read More

Stag With ‘Antlers Like Knives’ Gores French Hunter to Death in Rare Attack

“The antlers of the stag are like many knives piercing you; there is nothing you can do,” a leading hunter said. → Read More

End Of Europe? German Army Predicts Bloc Could Collapse By 2040

The bloc is experiencing immediate-term stability, but there are plenty of underlying risks. → Read More

Kevin Spacey Sex Assault Allegation Probed By London Police

The actor spent a substantial amount of time in London when he was artistic director of the Old Vic theater. → Read More

Peyronie's Disease: Curved Penis Makes Men at Higher Risk of Cancer

Peyronie’s disease leads to a 40 percent higher risk of testicular cancer. → Read More