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Rome launches SOS to save city's historic sites from disrepair
Rome on Tuesday issued a 500-million-euro SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital's iconic historic sites and avoid the risk of some falling into ruin.
 
New changes to Twitter mean there is more space to tweet in
Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer.
 
An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts on Tuesday won Africa's first prize recognizing new technology that boosts health on the continent.
 
Chelsea Flower Show bemoans 'lost generation'
Britain has a "lost generation" with no gardening skills, the Royal Horticultural Society warned on Monday, as its sprawling Chelsea Flower Show got under way with an inauguration by Queen Elizabeth II.
 
Poland starts logging primeval forest despite activist pleas
Poland on Tuesday began logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests from environmental groups battling to save the World Heritage site.
 
Skip the flight, board the train to Glacier National Park
Chicago skyscrapers faded into green Wisconsin, and as the sun set over the Mississippi River, we made our first vacation decision. We weren't driving, so yes, we'd have some wine. We then sat back and watched as 1,500 miles went by aboard the Empire Builder train bound for Glacier National Park.
 
Mushroom hunting heating up in wake of Northwest wildfires
Nearly a million acres of U.S. Forest Service land burned last year in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the National Interagency Fire Center said. Maps of specific wildfire perimeters are available online at the Forest Service's InciWeb. On the Payette National Forest, harvesters who want the mushrooms for personal use can gather up to 5 gallons a day without a permit. A 21-day commercial permit from the U.S Forest Service allowing more than 5 gallons costs $200.
 
U.S. biochemical engineer Frances Arnold on Tuesday won a million-euro technology prize in Finland for her work on "directed evolution," a method of rewriting DNA to improve medicines and develop green fuels.
 
S. Koreans shun tech in 'space-out' competition
Dozens of people in one of the world's most wired nations took part Sunday in South Korea's "space-out" competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.
 
Insect feces threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal
Swarms of insects breading in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts said Monday.
 
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