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Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk

Nose cell transplant enables paralysed dogs to walk | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Scientists in Cambridge have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.

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Canadian town cancels outdoor Halloween because of polar bears

Canadian town cancels outdoor Halloween because of polar bears | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Over the last several years, shore ice has diminished along the western edge of Hudson Bay, forcing the annual polar bear migration closer and closer to town. Bears prefer to be as far out on the ice as possible, to get closer to seals and fish. Less ice means there’s nowhere for the bears to go but straight through town, in many cases.

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The flood of beer that brought out the best (and worst) in humanity

The flood of beer that brought out the best (and worst) in humanity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Two hundred years ago, a brewery suffered an equipment malfunction, sending a 15-foot-tall wave of porter through the streets of London.

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How consumerism has taken over our lives

How consumerism has taken over our lives | Gavagai | Scoop.it

London-based writer-director Gary Turk, who previously showed how social media has made us less social, is back with a thought-provoking video that explains how consumerism has taken over our lives.

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The greatest maps in history, collected in one fantastic book

The greatest maps in history, collected in one fantastic book | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Maps are more than a measure of space, they are also records of how humans have understood, examined, and reconsidered the Earth throughout history.

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this remarkable shot of Earth

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this remarkable shot of Earth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Normally, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has its cameras fixed on the surface of the Moon. But on May 24, 2014, flight engineers directed the spacecraft to turn back for a quick look at Earth and one of our closest planetary neighbors — Mars.

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Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn't stand a chance

Zombies vs. animals? The living dead wouldn't stand a chance | Gavagai | Scoop.it

National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski explains how nature would deal with a zombie outbreak: brutally, and without quarter.

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A top scientist worries that Ebola has mutated to become more contagious

A top scientist worries that Ebola has mutated to become more contagious | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Peter Jahrling, who helped to discover a new strain of Ebola, thinks the virus that's circulating now might be more easily spread.

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Nobel co-winner Kailash Satyarthi: The whole world should protect children's rights

Nobel co-winner Kailash Satyarthi: The whole world should protect children's rights | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nobel Laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi says he wants to work with co-recipient Malala Yousafzai to ensure child rights in India and Pakistan.

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Why Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Why Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Civilians bear the brunt of war and violence, but we too often overlook their contributions to peace. Honoring Malala is an important step towards recognizing their courage and sacrifice.

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Why the world loves Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala

Why the world loves Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Malala becomes a Nobel laureate almost two years to the day after a masked member of the Taliban boarded her school bus, asked for her by name and shot her in the head.

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Klingon speakers rejoice: the golden era of fictional languages is now

Klingon speakers rejoice: the golden era of fictional languages is now | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Once marginalised and ridiculed for their nerdy pursuits, the inventors of ‘conlangs’ are coming out – and linguistic enthusiasts are joining them.

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Here be monsters: incredible illustrations from 'De Monstris' (1665)

Here be monsters: incredible illustrations from 'De Monstris' (1665) | Gavagai | Scoop.it

 
Fortunio Liceti (1577-1657) was an Italian philosopher, doctor and scientist. His most famous work was De monstrorum causis, natura et differentiis (Of the causes of monsters, nature and differences) that documented the many 'monstrosities' and deformities reported in nature.

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In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia

In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia | Gavagai | Scoop.it

For writer active in combating HIV/AIDS, the same broad strokes and sudden stereotypes.

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A retired businessman unearthed $1 million worth of Viking treasures in Scotland

A retired businessman unearthed $1 million worth of Viking treasures in Scotland | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Derek McLennan, 47, said he 'went into shock' after the major finding.

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The perfect response to people who say all Muslims are violent, in one tweet

The perfect response to people who say all Muslims are violent, in one tweet | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Show this to the next person who quotes Bill Maher on Islam to you.

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The evidence for evolution

Biologists teach that all living things on Earth are related. Is there any solid evidence to back this claim? Join us as we explore the facts! We start with a close look at the origin of whales from land mammals, and then touch on the origins of several other critters, including our own species.

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This widely cited physicist is a total asshole. He also doesn't exist

This widely cited physicist is a total asshole. He also doesn't exist | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Stronzo Bestiale has published research in some of the world's most esteemed physics journals, and his co-authors are often leading members in their fields. But Stronzo Bestiale, whose name means 'total asshole' in Italian, has a secret. He kind of doesn't exist.

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Nobel laureates pushed limits of microscopes

Nobel laureates pushed limits of microscopes | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Two Americans and a German were honored for fine-tuning optical microscopy to view live molecular processes.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner: who is Kailash Satyarthi?

Nobel Peace Prize winner: who is Kailash Satyarthi? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Soft-spoken, articulate, passionate and amiable, 60-year-old Indian activist has kept low-profile in fight against child labour.

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Indian peace laureate to 'join hands' with Pakistan's Malala

Indian peace laureate to 'join hands' with Pakistan's Malala | Gavagai | Scoop.it

India's Kailash Satyarthi dedicated the Nobel Peace Prize that he shared on Friday to children in slavery, pledging to 'join hands' with fellow laureate Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan as their two countries fought over the territory of Kashmir.

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