From happy Neolithic-era accident to inspiration for student protests to tabletop staple, butter has had quite the ride over the past 10,000 years. A new book tells the story.
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An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism.
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Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, holds a copy of its concluding volume, The Amber Spyglass. The first book of a new series will be published in Fall 2017.
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