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The long-term consequences of China's coming stockmarket correction are the ones to fear

The long-term consequences of China's coming stockmarket correction are the ones to fear | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The signs of overvaluation are everywhere.

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On food labels, calorie miscounts

On food labels, calorie miscounts | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The most common method overstates the energy provided by proteins, nuts and high-fiber foods by as much as 25 percent, some experts say.

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Does life have a purpose?

Does life have a purpose? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Michael Ruse: Nobody expects atoms and molecules to have purposes, so why do we still think of living things in this way?

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The human toll of Fifa's corruption

The human toll of Fifa's corruption | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A closer look suggests that there is a lot of real-world suffering happening as a direct result of Fifa's decisions.

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Stepping down as envoy, Tony Blair likely to keep close ties with powerful in Gulf

Stepping down as envoy, Tony Blair likely to keep close ties with powerful in Gulf | Gavagai | Scoop.it

While Blair's Quartet role was itself unpaid, the former British prime minister has amassed a vast fortune from business deals, many in the Gulf.

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I'm tired of hijab

I'm tired of hijab. - Firsthand Stories - Medium

I’m tired of being the token 'omg-look-such-an-articulate-awesome-non-stereotypical hijabi!'

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Ann Coulter falsely asserts one quarter of Mexico's population has been 'taken in' by US

Ann Coulter falsely asserts one quarter of Mexico's population has been 'taken in' by US | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter grossly misrepresented Pew data, falsely suggesting that 25 percent of Mexico's population has been 'taken in' by the United States, creating a false narrative that is spreading through right-wing media.

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Your toothpaste may be loaded with tiny plastic beads that never go away

Your toothpaste may be loaded with tiny plastic beads that never go away | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What are microbeads, and why are some American states banning them?

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5 facts about the death penalty

5 facts about the death penalty | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Although there have been fewer executions in recent years than there were in the 1990s, 31 American states still have the death penalty on their books, as does the federal government.

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'Sleeping beauty' papers slumber for decades

'Sleeping beauty' papers slumber for decades | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Research identifies studies that defy usual citation patterns to enjoy a rich old age.

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How Nasa's going to look for life on Europa

How Nasa's going to look for life on Europa | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Jupiter's moon Europa is often on the top of lists of 'places beyond Earth to look for life', and Nasa is planning how to find out what, if anything, is living there.

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People with leprosy were exiled there — should it be a tourist destination?

People with leprosy were exiled there — should it be a tourist destination? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Kalaupapa, Hawaii, is a former leprosy colony that’s still home to several of the people who were exiled there through the 1960s. Once they all pass away, the federal government wants to open up the isolated peninsula to tourism. But at what cost?

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Mystery disease claims half world population of saiga antelopes

Mystery disease claims half world population of saiga antelopes | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Up to 120,000 animals are feared dead in central Kazakhstan, and still the cause is not known. Vets are investigating three main possibilities.

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Migration: are more people on the move than ever before?

Migration: are more people on the move than ever before? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

From the Mediterranean to the Andaman, it's been a season of despair, the faces of migrants haunting television screens and dominating headlines.

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The UN global warming limits we've all been following were way too weak

The UN global warming limits we've all been following were way too weak | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Our previous upper limit for planetary warming, 2°C, isn't safe. Where do we go from here?

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California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Salton Sea, once a playground for Hollywood stars in the 1950s and ’60s, needs more water — but so does just about every other place in the state.

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Thousands of US convicts can get new trials because of rogue drug lab chemist

Thousands of US convicts can get new trials because of rogue drug lab chemist | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Widespread evidence tampering by chemist Annie Dookhan justifies appeals, court rules.

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Unesco reconsidering Great Barrier Reef heritage status

Unesco reconsidering Great Barrier Reef heritage status | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Australia faces a dent to its reputation and a potentially devastating blow to its tourism industry should one of the country's most iconic natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, be listed as 'in danger' by the United Nations.

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Magnetic movie

Magnetic movie | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How would the world look if we could see the magnetic fields around us?

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Early humans migrated out of Africa through Egypt rather than Ethiopia, new study says

Early humans migrated out of Africa through Egypt rather than Ethiopia, new study says | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Early humans migrated out of Africa more than 60,000 years ago through Egypt rather than crossing the shallow sea that separated Ethiopia from the Arabian Peninsula as some archaeologists have suggested, a study of the DNA of modern people has found.

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How thinking about death shapes your life

How thinking about death shapes your life | Gavagai | Scoop.it

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.

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Fire or ice in France?

Fire or ice in France? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The anti-immigrant Front National is Europe’s biggest anti-EU party with about a quarter of the vote, and is set to be a major force in the 2017 presidential election. How has it come to this?

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Bill Gates on the most predictable disaster in the history of the human race

Bill Gates on the most predictable disaster in the history of the human race | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Bill Gates on what the world needs to learn from the 20th century’s 'death chart'.

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You'll be glued to these 7 facts about stationery

You'll be glued to these 7 facts about stationery | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What can stale bread be used for? Why did Norwegians wear paper clips on their lapels? Martin Chilton reveals all.

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