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Milk to be permeate-free: food chains

Milk to be permeate-free: food chains | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

The report, released in April and citing internal documents, showed that almost $23,000 could be saved by adding 16 per cent permeate to the production of 350,000 litres of whole milk. Coles spokesman Jim Cooper said Coles' private-label milk is already permeate-free in some parts of Australia.

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As the U.S. Celebrates Equality, Here's the Shocking Response Turkish Police Had to Pride

As the U.S. Celebrates Equality, Here's the Shocking Response Turkish Police Had to Pride | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Unbelievable. 
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the 13th LGBTI Pride Parade near Taksim has "suddenly been banned by the Governorate using the month of Ramadan as the reasoning without any announcement." Police officers began dispersing the assembled crowd with "pepper spray, plastic bullets and water cannon." (read more at mic • world news)

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The gaping loophole in Australia's new anti-piracy law

The gaping loophole in Australia's new anti-piracy law | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Consumers told not to use a very simple, free-of-charge way to access blocked sites.
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website bans will be easily avoided using either proxy servers (a website) or virtual private networks (a downloadable program).

Three copyright law experts told The New Daily these workarounds are unlikely to be banned under the new law.

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France bans sale of weedkiller Roundup over UN fears it may be carcinogenic

France bans sale of weedkiller Roundup over UN fears it may be carcinogenic | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Banned from sale in France ... The world's biggest selling weedkiller, Monsanto's Roundup.
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FRENCH Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced Sunday a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

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Medical cannabis: Record donation of $30 million for research at University of Sydney

Medical cannabis: Record donation of $30 million for research at University of Sydney | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Record donation for medical cannabis
In an effort to ease their granddaughter's pain, Barry and Joy Lambert donate a staggering $34 million to Sydney University for research into the medical use of cannabis.

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Sydney University scientists will be given more than $30 million to research the medical applications of cannabis, the largest research donation in the university's history.

The $33.7 million donation, from Barry and Joy Lambert, is among the largest research donations to any university in Australian history.

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One drop of blood reveals every virus you've had

One drop of blood reveals every virus you've had | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The test can detect past exposure to more than 1000 strains of viruses from 206 species – pretty much the entire human "virome"
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Using less than a drop of blood, a new test can reveal nearly every virus a person has been exposed to, scientists report.

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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis.

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Google offers unlimited free photo storage | Google Photos

Google offers unlimited free photo storage | Google Photos | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Google will provide unlimited storage of all photos up to 16 megapixels and high-definition video up to 1080p.
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Google Photos, will be available as an app on Android and Apple devices, and on a website.- with smart image recognition  (not just face) technology that makes your library of photos almost endlessly searchable.-  photos.google.com

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Never worry about paying for electricity again

Never worry about paying for electricity again | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

A new form of electricity storage developed by Elon Musk and Tesla could be the solution to power in the future.

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the Tesla Powerwall. It’s a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (the same type of battery used in Tesla’s Model S electric car) that is designed to store energy — whether that be from solar power, or load shifting to reduce your electricity bill if you’re still connected to the traditional grid.

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#Supercontinent shapes up for another new-look Earth

#Supercontinent shapes up for another new-look Earth | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The weekend earthquake in Nepal reminds that planet Earth is in the process of forming one monumental supercontinent
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Our island continent of Australia is set to join Amasia – in that we’re shifting by about seven centimetres a year towards Asia. 

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Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death'

Man fatally shoots his computer after too many 'blue screens of death' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
 After one too many "blue screens of death", the Colorado man shot and killed his computer. And he has no regrets.
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#toofunny - A Colorado man finally had enough of his troublesome computer and did what pretty much everyone has fantasised about: He shot and killed it.

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France to cut waste with 'le doggy bag'

France to cut waste with 'le doggy bag' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

 until recently taking home the food you can't finish (AKA  doggy bag)  is an unthinkable practice in French restaurants.

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Mr Garot suggested promoting "le doggy bag" – until recently an unthinkable practice in French restaurants.

To many French, parting with the remains of a meal in a bag is associated with the view that "Anglo-Saxon" eateries favour quantity over quality. In France, the traditional message to diners has been "love it or leave it".

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Robin Williams impersonations put Vine star Jamie Costa in spotlight

Robin Williams impersonations put Vine star Jamie Costa in spotlight | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Jamie Costa is an internet star with a gift for mimickry. Could his showreel of Robin Williams impersonations catapult him to something bigger?
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Actor Jamie Costa has thrown his hat into the ring as a serious contender to play Robin Williams in any upcoming biopic with a showreel in which he performs short scenes from 20 of the late comedian's best-known roles.

» watch on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shg53iv4B9o

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Robin Williams banned use of image for 25 years after his death

Robin Williams banned use of image for 25 years after his death | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Total ban: Robin Williams took measures to stop his image being used after he died.
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In the innovative legal step, Williams had transferred all rights to his identity to a nonprofit organisation in the event of his death. All ownership rights to Williams' "name, voice, signature, photograph, likeness and right of privacy/publicity" come under the charitable Windfall Foundation and cannot be used until August 2039.
The Hollywood Reporter suggests it was a move to avoid problems such as that facing Michael Jackson's estate, which apparently owes more than $US500 million ($653 million) in taxes and $US200 million in penalties due to taxes from publicity rights. | smh

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David Pace's curator insight, April 1, 1:00 AM

Robin Williams was such a brilliant man and a gifted entertainer. He is truly an "American Icon of Happiness" from our generation. It is still so hard to believe that depression was able to claim his life.


I believe we should honor him for all the happiness he brought to millions of people by spreading awareness that depression is a treatable disease. 

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8.8.8.8: The four digits that could thwart Australia's anti-piracy, website-blocking regime

8.8.8.8: The four digits that could thwart Australia's anti-piracy, website-blocking regime | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Comment: Four digits used to combat censorship in Turkey could be used to render piracy crackdown useless.
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anyone can bypass site-blocking regimes, such as the one recently passed by the Australian parliament to curb piracy, and sometimes it doesn't even require paying for a virtual private network (VPN) service, which bypasses any type of blocking mechanisms your ISP may have implemented. Sometimes it's just as easy as changing your computer or phone's Domain Name Server settings to that of Google's.

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Photographer captures amazing Aurora Australis over Victoria

Photographer captures amazing Aurora Australis over Victoria | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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An amazing natural display of light has been captured in a series of images taken by a photographer in eastern Victoria.

Caitlin Gordon spotted the pink curtains of light from the Aurora Australis from a farm just outside Traralgon early on Tuesday morning.

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Could you spend 100 days trusting others?

Could you spend 100 days trusting others? | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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Lana Molodstova is trying to overcome her fears and open up to trust with a social experiment called 100 days of trust. She’s posting about it on her website, Instagram and facebook. “During the next 100 days, I will try to complete 100 activities that are going to confront my issues with trust and hopefully help me with letting go. These activities will fall into two categories: Emotional trust and physical trust,” she said

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Instagram Redesigns Its Website look, Features White - Flat Layout, Infinite Scroll

Instagram Redesigns Its Website look, Features White - Flat Layout, Infinite Scroll | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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it reminds me of the tumblr grid themes - but i think its better than before
   | Instagram officially launches an upgraded web design, giving users a fresh, flat layout and an all-new infinite scroll feature that aligns with the modern aesthetic. Read more: (via designtaxi).

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CANADA | second class citizenship goes into effect

CANADA | second class citizenship goes into effect | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system
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Under this law, the only Canadians who can never lose their citizenship are those born in Canada who do not have another nationality (and are not eligible to apply for another nationality). No matter what crimes they may be accused of, these first-class citizens can never have their citizenship taken away. On the other hand, Canadians with another nationality (and those who are eligible to obtain another nationality) now have second-class status, even if they were born in Canada: under Bill C-24, their citizenship can be stripped.

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Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.

Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
AN entire city is about to benefit from a new law banning landlords from increasing rents.
Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.
The fine print on the new legislation approved by parliament in the German capital stipulates new tenants will pay no more than 10 per cent above the local rental average.
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AN entire city is about to benefit from a new law banning landlords from increasing rents.
Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday.
The fine print on the new legislation approved by parliament in the German capital stipulates new tenants will pay no more than 10 per cent above the local rental average.

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Bill Gates has revealed what frightens him most: An epidemic so great, it would rapidly wipe out millions worldwide

Bill Gates has revealed what frightens him most: An epidemic so great, it would rapidly wipe out millions worldwide | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

he does believe that we haven’t learnt anything from the recent Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 10,000 people and panicked the world.

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Worldwide, nations don’t invest nearly enough in medical aid and prevention, choosing to pump money into the military — Vox News has counted the US spent $560 billion in the last financial year on defence — instead of global health and epidemic preparation, Mr Gates says.

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Australians lead the way in hearing-aid development

Australians lead the way in hearing-aid development | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
new development in hearing aids is software that allows users to adjust their devices to suit any occasion.
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The Incus device includes a pocket-sized, white heart-shaped box that allows users to wirelessly tune their hearing aids through their phones.

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WLPPR. In love with planet.

WLPPR. In love with planet. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Every pattern on this page is, in fact, a satellite image of our own planet Earth. Which is breathtaking, but strangely unsurprising. Choose one as a wallpaper for your iPhone to always remember who you are and where you come from.
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WLPPR is a collection of phone wallpapers that are taken directly from satellite imagery

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Top 10 most complained about books include Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kite Runner

Top 10 most complained about books include Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kite Runner | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
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Gay penguins, alien lovers and a cartoonist growing up on an Indian reserve are some of the subjects of the books Americans were most keen to have banned from library shelves. (read more/see the full list)

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IKEA's Wedding Service Lets Friends Around The World Join In Your Celebration

IKEA's Wedding Service Lets Friends Around The World Join In Your Celebration | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
IKEA is now offering a new service called the 'Wedding Online', which would help couples get married virtually in front of family members...
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To organize a wedding online, simply head over here to choose your destination, log into your Facebook account to invite friends and families, and they can turn on their webcams to witness the entire ceremony. | Read more: at designtaxi

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IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs

IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

IKEA Introduces Vegetarian Alternative To Their Famous Meatballs

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced that it is releasing a vegetarian version of their famous and well-loved meatballs into European markets.

 

The new meatball alternative called GRÖNSAKSBULLAR, is sustainably produced from chick peas, green peas, carrots, kale and corn. The company claims that the carbon footprint of the new vegetable ball is 30 times less than that of a meatball.

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