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Ig Nobel Prize for Dutch research into 'aggressive sounds'

Dutch research into the mental illness misophonia, in which someone dislikes certain sounds that other people make, has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize, reports the organization of the alternative Nobel Prize.

Professor of psychiatry Damiaan Denys of the Amsterdam UMC has been researching the condition for years.

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Stolen books of Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton found in Romania

Dozens of stolen books, including works by scientists Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton, have been found in Romania, Europol reports Friday.

The books, which were supposed to be transferred to Las Vegas, were stolen from a warehouse in the British capital London.

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Spotted fin whale in the North Sea

A fin whale was spotted in the Dutch part of the North Sea on Wednesday.

The animal was spotted about 80 kilometers north of Texel.

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Rare: fin whale spotted in the North Sea

Organization Songfestival works with four scenarios: 'Will continue anyway'

The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will continue anyway.

The organization reports on Friday afternoon that there are four different scenarios, but that one participant will be declared the winner in 2021.

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