Since the 1980s, biologist Joyce Longcore had spent hours upon hours at the University of Maine familiarizing herself with a group of fungi called chytrids. Because she knew the ins and outs of these obscure organisms, the National Zoo called her to verify the culprit behind the mass frog die offs. Sure enough, Longcore was able to isolate a chytrid fungus from the zoo’s frogs, which confirmed that chytrids were annihilating frogs across the globe.
During the Stock Market Crash in 1929, that curtain raising overture to the Great Depression, stories abounded of Wall Street brokers rushing to their office windows and leaping to their deaths. But according to the late John Kenneth Galbraith and other economic historians, those accounts of suicide were, by and large, fairy tales. Perhaps they were more dark hearted, wishful thinking than reality revenge fantasies on the part of those whose real life savings had been wiped out by ravenous speculators..
Shapiro, Jean Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)What will happen then is still unclear. The Sun (2012)This time caution is still in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Yet you still cannot hide the fact it was a great strike. It will be smaller or bigger than you expected. It will have many more or less colors than you expected. It will have colored pencils where you thought there was paint.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fire quickly consumed the cramped neighbourhood and then spread to highly flammable warehouses on Thames Street. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It says: ‘A person who is a vegan chooses not to use or consume animal products of any kind. Times, Sunday Times (2010).
The Sun (2014)These days the bucket list is not just for the dying. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The tables have sunken ice buckets and the karaoke machine is top of the range. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Guests were able to help themselves to platters of shellfish while waiters proffered metal buckets full of ribs.
Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)Definitely could spring another surprise at a big price. The Sun (2010)The results are hardly a big surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The music icon disappeared for years before a surprise solo comeback this year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The boost he has given them since his arrival just seems to be getting stronger and stronger. The Sun (2008)We were over the moon and making plans for our new arrival. The Sun (2011)Walking through airport arrivals with just one nipper can induce trauma.