The week that was

The week that was

3,837 people accused of witchcraft may be pardoned posthumously centuries after the fact under a new bill put forward in the Scottish parliament.

A global study of the plastic-degrading potential of bacteria found that one in four organisms analysed carried an enzyme that could naturally digest plastic.

The Sami, indigenous people of Northern Norway, famously have 100 different words for the different types of snow. But global warming has brought a new type of freezing rain for which they have no words.

Over 80 died when their overloaded boat sank miles off the coast of northeastern Madagascar. The head of the national police force almost lost his life when his helicopter, which had been investigating the sinking, crashed into the sea. General Serge Gellé and another passenger, swam 12 hours back to shore.

If you’re looking to withdraw from society and wait out the Omicron wave, there’s a opening for a caretaker on small island off the coast of England that might interest you.

Dutch authorities have halted the sale of anti-5G necklaces and bracelets that have been found to be radioactive.

If you always felt the 1960s TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was a bit off, Caitlin Flanagan sticks the knife in and twists. “Santa presides over a nonunion shop where underproducing elves are deprived of breaks and humiliated.”


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