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'I kept asking for my baby and they kept telling me 'no' '

'I kept asking for my baby and they kept telling me 'no' ' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

''Three nurses threw me back on the bed and held me down,'' she recalls of that 1969 day, ''and one of the nurses said 'this has got nothing to do with you'.''

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Hallucinogen Therapy Is Coming

Hallucinogen Therapy Is Coming | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Three years later Daniel Kreitman still chokes up when he talks about what he saw, and how it changed him. Kreitman, an upholsterer by trade, had taken psilocybin, a hallucinogen derived from mushrooms, in a trial at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for nicotine addiction. He was 52, and he’d smoked between one and two packs a day for nearly 40 years.... 

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A protester in Charlotte gave out free hugs to police in riot gear - and they were incredibly grateful

A protester in Charlotte gave out free hugs to police in riot gear -  and they were incredibly grateful | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

It’s about staying neutral, that’s what’s important,” he told them. “I see them as human beings, just like I see everybody on this side as human beings. We’re all human. His uniform doesn’t make him a robot. Just like your uniform, your skin colour, doesn’t make you a criminal.  |  read more.. 

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Arctic searchers find second ship from doomed British expedition, HMS Terror

Arctic searchers find second ship from doomed British expedition, HMS Terror | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
THE second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a storied expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found.
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USB stick can kill any device it touches

USB stick can kill any device it touches | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Sounds like something out of a spy movie but a USB stick that essentially fries unprotected computers, aptly named USB Kill 2.0, is now publicly available.
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Driver busted for using a frying pan as a steering wheel

Driver busted for using a frying pan as a steering wheel | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Police wondered what was cooking when they found a South Australian motorist allegedly using a metal fry pan as a steering wheel.

Officers discovered the modification in central Adelaide on Sunday morning when they spoke to the driver, whose car was also allegedly unregistered and uninsured.
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Aussie Scientists Find New Reef Behind The Great Barrier Reef

Aussie Scientists Find New Reef Behind The Great Barrier Reef | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

It sounds almost unbelievable, but researchers have discovered a vast reef hiding behind one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions. The 6,000 square kilometre reef was hiding in plain sight. | read more 

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How fireflies are beautiful — and useful

How fireflies are beautiful — and useful | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Sara Lewis studies fireflies. And it turns out they’re not just a pretty flashing light on a summer night. She explains how a firefly glows — and how humans are harnessing that glow for health and medical research (and even to make our food safer).

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Apple rushes out iPhone software fix to avoid conversation eavesdropping

Apple rushes out iPhone software fix to avoid conversation eavesdropping | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Investigators discovered that a company called the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit that sells software that invisibly tracks a target's mobile phone, was responsible for the intrusions. The NSO Group's software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.


In response, Apple on has released a patched version of its mobile software, iOS 9.3.5. Users can get the patch through a normal software update.  | read more

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Demolition order (2/3) - Please Read

Demolition order (2/3) - Please Read | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

I’m publishing three photos today, with the intent to stoke your attention on what’s happening to this place right now.  (view photo bigger size https://goo.gl/iNpZwU )

What before was the largest buddhist settlement in the world and a remote place out of the modern society where nuns and monks led a pacific life, is now being demolished by Chinese authorities.

First, the access to Larung Gar has been blocked for non-chinese residents and every single tourist trying to visit the place has been stopped by military forces and forced to leave. Then, a 7-point demolition order with the purpose to destroy thousands of monastic dwellings and expel monks and nuns has been issued (you can read the complete order here: http://tchrd.org/china-issues-demolition-order-on-worlds-largest-religious-town-in-tibet ).

Long story short, by the end of August 2016 more than 5.000 houses will be demolished. Houses that monks and nuns have payed for, with their own efforts, will be soon washed away, turning these people into homeless who don’t have a place to go anymore.

Since June 2016, everything has changed in Larung Gar, but almost nobody knows about that.

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EUREKA! Aussie finds colossal gold nugget worth $250K in dirt

EUREKA! Aussie finds colossal gold nugget worth $250K in dirt | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

At first glance, the small lump in the earth looked like worthless scrap. On closer examination, the prospector guessed it was the tip of an old horseshoe. He dug deep into the soil – unearthing 30 centimeters – before finding the unthinkable. Gold!


The nugget was found in Victoria's Golden Triangle on Friday. The area encompasses the historic gold mining towns Ballarat and Bendigo and stretches west to Stawell which is about 240km from Melbourne.

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GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones

GoGoGrandparent helps seniors without smartphones | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Connecting seniors to the burgeoning on-demand app realm, GoGoGrandparent helps aging adults remain self-sufficient while simultaneously saving them money on costlier care-taking services. The company provides a phone number for access to Uber rides, Postmates deliveries, and food and grocery drop-offs from a number of popular apps.
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Nikon’s Patent Reveals working On A Four-Lenses Camera With Four Sensors 

Nikon’s Patent Reveals working On A Four-Lenses Camera With Four Sensors  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Multi-lenses cameras aren’t unheard of–the ‘Light L16’ is one such example of a pocket-sized camera that boasts a total of 16 lenses–and it seems that Nikon is working on one such model of its own. Its patent, number 2016-114615, for a four-lenses camera with four sensors was published in June this year after being filed back in 2013. | read more at designtaxi

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Chinese buy Queensland's South Molle Island in Whitsundays

Chinese buy Queensland's South Molle Island in Whitsundays | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Chinese investors have purchased South Molle Island in the heart of the Whitsundays.

China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) have snapped up the island for a reported $25 million, a little more than a year after buying the nearby Daydream Island Resort and Spa.
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Twitter ‘moving closer to sale’ | Talk circulating

Twitter ‘moving closer to sale’ | Talk circulating | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

TWITTER shares have soared after it was reported that the company was moving close to a sale, with Alphabet/Google and Salesforce possible buyers.  | read more...

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Yahoo confirms hack, says data on 500 million users was stolen

Yahoo confirms hack, says data on 500 million users was stolen | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Yahoo has announced that the account information of at least 500 million users was stolen by hackers two years ago. In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and in some cases security questions — was compromised in 2014 by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor." It did not name the country involved | READ MORE..

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Livestreams of nothing becoming online obsessions | Slow Internet

Livestreams of nothing becoming online obsessions | Slow Internet | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

More than 2200 people were recently watching the midday traffic of a small town in the US. But why? 


This may be the apex of the "slow internet" — a genre that's gaining viral traction, no matter how oxymoronic its name may be. The logical offspring of livestreaming and zeitgeisty "slow TV," the slow internet revels in the indeterminable, in scenes of ordinariness so banal they hardly bear recording. Advertisement Think livestreams of unhurried traffic or empty bird-feeders; city sidewalks or cleaning crews. The subjects are everyday, humdrum, dull — and suddenly, very popular. | read more...

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Artist Olek Covers a House in Finland with Pink Crochet

Artist Olek Covers a House in Finland with Pink Crochet | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
In 2015, more than 21 million people were forced to leave their homes in order to flee from conflicts. The pink house, our pink house is a symbol of a bright future filled with hope; is a symbol us coming together as a community.
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Major earthquake hits off coast of New Zealand, shaking North Island

Major earthquake hits off coast of New Zealand, shaking North Island | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
For the second straight day, a severe earthquake centred on the East Cape has shaken the North Island of New Zealand on Friday morning.

The quake - 7.1 in magnitude, 130km north-east of Te Araroa at a depth of 55km at 4.37am - was felt from Northland to Wellington in the North Island, and in the top of the South Island. Severe reports were felt in Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty.
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The Global Force That Could Kill Off Coffee

The Global Force That Could Kill Off Coffee | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Coffee beans make for a strong drink, but they're a fragile crop, with new climate change predictions suggesting wild coffee plants could be wiped off the face of the earth by 2080. Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand commissioned a report into the ways coffee will be impacted by climate change which also predicted land appropriate for coffee plantations would be halved in 30 years, making coffee more expensive.

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Greens to vote against same-sex marriage plebiscite

Greens to vote against same-sex marriage plebiscite | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

The Greens have committed to voting down the Turnbull government's planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage, putting the onus on Labor to decide whether it will block the bill in the Senate. The minor party said human rights should not be subjected to a popular vote and warned that the lives of young people were at stake in a divisive plebiscite campaign that threatened to incite homophobia and hatred.  | read more..

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Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results

Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Procrastinators rejoice: Google adds solitaire game to its search results After wasting far too much of everybody's time during the Olympics with a series of addictive mobile games, Google has today rolled out a tried and true method of time wasting to its search results via browsers and the Google app: solitaire. The ancient card game will now appear in your browser or on your mobile device when you search for "solitaire", letting you while away a few minutes (or hours) shuffling cards around and trying to clear your table. There are no frills in this version of the game, just a choice between easy and hard mode (hard is three card draw, AKA the way the game is supposed to be played). There's also an "undo" button, which we all know is cheating. | read more 

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The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee

The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

It’s the world’s most expensive coffee, and it’s made from poop. Or rather, it’s made from coffee beans that are partially digested and then pooped out by the civet, a catlike creature. A cup of kopi luwak, as it’s known, can sell for as much as $80 in the United States.  | read more

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Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity

Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Lentil As Anything in trouble as cheapskates take advantage of restaurant’s charity • Sydney's LENTIL As Anything’s future is under threat from cheapskates taking advantage of the Newtown restaurant’s charity by paying less than $3 a meal.
Since opening two years ago, the vegetarian restaurant has invited customers to pay what they can to enjoy a delicious meal, have a chat and listen to some music in a warm, safe space.
It is a haven for those who have fallen on hard times — but restaurant manager Rose Piyarach Kiatsiri said the restaurant’s ability to lend a hand is at risk when those who can pay, do not. |  read more...

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Mystery seller gives young cancer survivor free bike on eBay

Mystery seller gives young cancer survivor free bike on eBay | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A generous eBay user has given a free bike to a young boy from Wales who survived cancer. 
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Billionaire's reading list drives up price of obscure 1929 treatise

Billionaire's reading list drives up price of obscure 1929 treatise | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
News of Telsa boss Elon Musk's latest read sent the price of the few copies out there skyrocketing.
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