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Darwin notebooks missing for 20 years returned to Cambridge

Two of naturalist Charles Darwin's notebooks that were reported stolen from Cambridge University's library have been returned, two decades after they disappeared.

The university said Tuesday that the manuscripts were left in the library inside a pink gift bag, along with a note wishing the librarian a Happy Easter.

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Swedish selfie 'museum' gets super liked

A new selfie "museum" in Sweden is flipping the script by making visitors both the artist and the exhibit.

The "Youseum" in Stockholm has no works of art on its walls. 

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A Top-Notch Hospital in Doha is Busy: Only Falcons Allowed

At first glance, the Souq Waqif clinic in the historic center of Doha, the capital of Qatar, could be any other state-of-the-art hospital.

Nurses in blue scrubs move briskly through the bright wards, conducting rounds. Radiology and operating rooms whir with the beeps and blinks of monitors. Specialists squint at X-rays and masked doctors make incisions with all the high-tech tools of modern surgery on hand.

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Russian Gallery Says Guard Added Eyes to Avant-Garde Work

A Russian gallery says one of its security guards has vandalized an avant-garde painting on loan from the country's top art repository by drawing eyes on the picture's deliberately featureless faces. It said the damage can be repaired.

The Yeltsin Center in Ekaterinburg said the vandalism of the painting "Three Figures" by Anna Leporskaya occurred Dec. 7. It said the suspected culprit worked for a private company providing security at the gallery.

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Office Papers Clogged Trump White House Toilet, Book Says

A new book on former U.S. president Donald Trump's time in office claims that a White House toilet would jam after attempts to flush away office papers, Axios reported Thursday.

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All 100 Lab Monkeys Accounted for after Several Escape Crash

The last of the escaped monkeys from the crash of a truck towing a trailer load of 100 of the animals was accounted for by late Saturday, a day after the pickup collided with a dump truck on a Pennsylvania highway, authorities said.

Several monkeys had escaped following Friday's collision, Pennsylvania State Police said. But only one had remained unaccounted for as of Saturday morning, prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other agencies to launch a search for it amid frigid weather.

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Out of This World: 555.55-Carat Black Diamond Lands in Dubai

Auction house Sotheby's Dubai has unveiled a diamond that's literally from out of this world.

Sotheby's calls the 555.55-carat black diamond — believed to have come from outer space — "The Enigma." The rare gem was shown off on Monday to journalists as part of a tour in Dubai and Los Angeles before it is due to be auctioned off in February in London.

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Pandemic Hasn't Slowed China's Love for U.S. Lobster

China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese demand for the crustaceans grew dramatically during the 2010s in part because of the expansion of the country's middle class. The lobsters are especially sought after in winter because they are a popular delicacy on Chinese New Year, which is Feb. 1 this year.

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Typhoons, Wildfires, Missiles: Teen Flies Solo Round World

Avoid typhoon in the Philippines. Check.

Steer clear of massive California wildfires. Check.

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Nude Baby on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Refiles Dismissed Lawsuit

The man who as a 4-month-old appeared nude on the 1991 cover of Nirvana's album "Nevermind" has filed a new version of his lawsuit alleging the image is child pornography.

Federal Judge Fernando M. Olguin had dismissed Spencer Elden's lawsuit on Jan. 4 after a missed deadline, but gave him permission to file an amended version.

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