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The high-tech polymer that can stop a speeding bullet in its tracks and could revolutionize bulletproof vests

The dynamic new compound is able to stop 9mm slugs - a common pistol and sub-machinegun round - in their tracks and seal the holes behind them.
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Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note

Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Trey Malone took his own life in in June 2012. His last wish was that his voice finally be heard and listened to.
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New marijuana laws don’t affect NFL drug policy

New marijuana laws don’t affect NFL drug policy | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures legalizing the use of marijuana by adults on Tuesday, but NFL players in the two states aren’t able to celebrate the news by sparking up a joint without avoiding league discipline.
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Storm Invigorates Proponents of NYC Sea Barrier

Storm Invigorates Proponents of NYC Sea Barrier | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The vast destruction wreaked by the storm surge in New York could have been prevented with a sea barrier of the type that protects major cities in Europe, some scientists and engineers say.
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Executions increasingly viewed as torture: U.N. investigator

Executions increasingly viewed as torture: U.N. investigator | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Countries around the world are increasingly viewing capital punishment as a form of torture because it inflicts severe mental and physical pain on those sentenced to death, a...
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NFL checking report San Diego Chargers used illegal sticky substance

NFL checking report San Diego Chargers used illegal sticky substance | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
NFL said Sunday it is investigating whether the Chargers used a banned sticky substance during Monday night's loss to the Denver Broncos.
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Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
MOSHAV AHITUV, Israel (Reuters) - A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa,...
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Shamed Armstrong revealed as a bully, liar and serial doper in 'most sophisticated and successful' drugs plot in history of sport

Shamed Armstrong revealed as a bully, liar and serial doper in 'most sophisticated and successful' drugs plot in history of sport | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
The Lance Armstrong myth has been blown to pieces by evidence exposing the seven-time Tour de France winner as a ringleader of 'the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen'.
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California to become first state to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

California to become first state to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
California to be first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
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Worldwide bacon shortage unavoidable? 'Hogwash,' says Canadian group

Worldwide bacon shortage unavoidable? 'Hogwash,' says Canadian group | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

Becon has defintiely become an increasing trend; now found in drinks, deserts, and some menus basing their entire menu on the concept.  What are the possible implications of a worldwide bacon shortage?

 

Bacon lovers, take heart.A British trade group's warning that a worldwide shortage of pork and bacon could happen next year is nothing but...

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New drug has doctors, parents on high alert

New drug has doctors, parents on high alert | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

2 CI, is the name of a new synthetic drug that is on the streets and is called smiles.  A powerful, synthetic psychedelic drug manufactured for one reason.

 

Any new kind of drug needs immediate exploration!

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Russia Reveals It Is Sitting On 'Trillions Of Carats' Of Diamonds

Russia Reveals It Is Sitting On 'Trillions Of Carats' Of Diamonds | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
"Enough to supply the global markets for another 3,000 years."...
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You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet

You don't bring a 3D printer to a gun fight -- yet | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Consumer-level 3D printing could change guns and gun control as we know them. So how soon are we likely to see 3D-printed plastic firearms? And what are the legal issues?
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5-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'

5-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion' | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks? Turns out they might make you die.
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Colorado, Washington in a haze over pot tourism

Colorado, Washington in a haze over pot tourism | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Marijuana legalization votes last week in Colorado and Washington state don’t just set up an epic state-federal showdown on drug laws for residents. The measures also open the door for marijuana tourism.
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On the military beat: Study seeks out families touched by suicide

On the military beat: Study seeks out families touched by suicide | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

New research study is looking to reach out to families who have been touched by military suicides.

 

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are investigating bereavement issues of families with relatives or other loved ones who've killed themselves related to their military service...

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U.S. Navy just two years away from arming warships with laser weapons capable of destroying incoming missiles and aircraft

U.S. Navy just two years away from arming warships with laser weapons capable of destroying incoming missiles and aircraft | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

What are the possible implications of the Navy introducing "laser weapons" in the next two years?

 

The Navy has halved its anticipated timeline for introducing the first generation of 'directed energy' laser weapons designed to track and fire on threats to a warship.

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F.D.A. Receives Death Reports Citing Monster Energy, a High-Caffeine Drink

F.D.A. Receives Death Reports Citing Monster Energy, a High-Caffeine Drink | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

What are the possible implications of Monster Energy drink being identfied as causing the deaths of consumers?

 

Five people may have died after drinking Monster Energy, a popular energy drink that is high in caffeine, according to reports released by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Under Fire From Schools - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Under Fire From Schools - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Could Flamin' Hot Cheetos be hazardous to your health? Some school districts are banning the snack, claiming it provides no nutritional value -- and may even be addictive.
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Video: Free Halloween app Secura Fone allows parents to track trick-or-treaters

Video: Free Halloween app Secura Fone allows parents to track trick-or-treaters | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Friday, a new Halloween app was introduced that allows parents to track where their children are during trick-or-treating; the Halloween app is called Secura Fo...
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Taunted San Diego Teen Dropped Out but Alleged Bullying Continued Online

Taunted San Diego Teen Dropped Out but Alleged Bullying Continued Online | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Katie Uffens Says Bullying Continued Online Through Social Media...
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DUI tragedy forces Russian road safety rethink

DUI tragedy forces Russian road safety rethink | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
It took a weekend road tragedy to jolt Russia into action over one of its most deadly threats: a chronic culture of drunken driving.
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Seattle city council votes to back NBA arena plan

Seattle city council votes to back NBA arena plan | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 6-2 in favor of an arena financing deal with hedge fund manager and aspiring NBA franchise owner Chris Hansen that aims to...
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Will science someday rule out the possibility of God?

Will science someday rule out the possibility of God? | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it
Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God.
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Sexting again linked to risky sex among teens

Sexting again linked to risky sex among teens | Exploring Current Issues | Scoop.it

What are the possible implications of deciding to "sext?"

 

One out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers with a cell phone has sent a sexually-explicit text message or photo, according to results of a 2011 survey that also found...

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