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Ancient tsunami devastated Lake Geneva shoreline : Nature News & Comment

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Category: History

From www.nature.com

More than a century after the Romans gave up control of what is now Geneva, Switzerland, a deadly tsunami on Lake Geneva poured over the city walls. Originating from a rock fall where the River Rhône enters at the opposite end of the lake to Geneva, the tsunami destroyed surrounding villages, people and livestock, according to two known historical accounts.

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The billionaires next door The Great Debate

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Category: Society

From blogs.reuters.com

For the super-elite, a sense of meritocratic achievement can inspire self-regard, and that self-regard — especially when compounded by their isolation among likeminded peers — can lead to obliviousness and indifference to the suffering of others.

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