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MOOCmania

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MOOCs, it seems, are driving us to distraction. The objects of so much current investment, fiscal and psychological, if MOOCs (massive open online courses) haven’t reached you yet, they are just a click away, coming to a screen near you soon.

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Do Brits really have bad teeth?

Do Brits really have bad teeth? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Britons have poor dental health… or so goes the stereotype. Is that old adage as false as a set of dentures? Claudia Hammond investigates.

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The freed slave whose epic book tour taught Britain about slavery

The freed slave whose epic book tour taught Britain about slavery | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Olaudah Equiano’s epic book tour for his bestselling firsthand account of slavery changed the British abolitionist movement.
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4 common mistakes made about Caitlyn Jenner and transgender people

4 common mistakes made about Caitlyn Jenner and transgender people | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Should you refer to Caitlyn Jenner as 'he' or 'she'? Did Jenner 'become' a woman? These are some of the questions many people have asked following Jenner's big reveal in a new Vanity Fair cover story — and some people, including major media outlets, have gotten the answers wrong.

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Animal copies reveal roots of individuality

Animal copies reveal roots of individuality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Genetically identical fruit flies raised under the same conditions are creating a biological map of what makes individuals unique.

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Nasa to test flying saucer above Hawaii

Nasa to test flying saucer above Hawaii | Gavagai | Scoop.it

U.S. space agency Nasa is to carry out a second test flight of a flying saucer-shaped craft intended to help future spaceships land on Mars.

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Why Paris is removing the 'love locks' from Pont des Arts bridge

Why Paris is removing the 'love locks' from Pont des Arts bridge | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Hung on a bridge by couples to express eternal love, the locks are now being removed by Paris authorities. What's the concern?

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Wild animals can't deal with seeing their reflections for the first time

Wild animals can't deal with seeing their reflections for the first time | Gavagai | Scoop.it

French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre set up mirrors in the wilds of Gabon to see what would happen when wild animals encountered their reflections.

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3 lessons Noam Chomsky taught us on debating intolerant people from his exchange with Sam Harris

3 lessons Noam Chomsky taught us on debating intolerant people from his exchange with Sam Harris | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It was the most uneven public intellectual bout in recent memory.

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Watch the Nasa documentary celebrating 50 years of spacewalks

This NASA documentary celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began with the first two EVAs conducted by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965 .

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Fifa scandal: the science behind corruption

Fifa scandal: the science behind corruption | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What causes some organizations to become rife with corruption? The answer has little to do with an individual's personal morality, say experts.

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'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns UK anti-slavery commissioner

'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns UK anti-slavery commissioner | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Schoolchildren in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner warns.

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Jerusalem's underground City of the Dead

Jerusalem's underground City of the Dead | Gavagai | Scoop.it

They’re running out of room to bury the dead in one of the world’s holiest cities. The solution, authorities say, is to build a $50 million underground necropolis.

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This meteorite hit a woman while she was napping on her couch

This meteorite hit a woman while she was napping on her couch | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Hodges Meteorite is not remarkable for its size or shape, but after careening through an Alabama woman’s house and hitting her while she napped, it went down in history.

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Galaxy crashes may give birth to powerful space jets

Galaxy crashes may give birth to powerful space jets | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Explosive geysers of material that shoot away from black holes at nearly the speed of light seem to form more often in galaxies that are the product of two galaxies merging together, according to a new study using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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How will the universe end, and could anything survive?

How will the universe end, and could anything survive? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Science has outlined four ways that our universe could meet its doom. They're called the Big Freeze, the Big Crunch, the Big Change and the Big Rip.

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The UK government's new definition of alcohol encapsulates the hypocrisy of its drugs policy

The UK government's new definition of alcohol encapsulates the hypocrisy of its drugs policy | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The newly published Psychoactive Substances Bill is 52-pages long and riddled with contradictions, technically banning everything and leaving us to muddle our way through what is and isn't a legal high.

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Magna Carta 800th anniversary marked with commemorative stamps

Magna Carta 800th anniversary marked with commemorative stamps | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A special set of commemorative stamps has been issued to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the document that founded principles of law still in effect today.

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Please listen, white Facebook friends: this is what you need to understand about race and the police

Please listen, white Facebook friends: this is what you need to understand about race and the police | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Musa al-Gharbi: Our conversation about race is stuck. Let me explain the frustration, what we can do, and what I'd like you to know.

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Why do airplane windows have tiny holes?

Why do airplane windows have tiny holes? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Hole in the window? The little one, near the bottom, that you perhaps only notice when a hollowed-out snowflake of frost forms near it. This tiny hole is called a breather hole or a bleed hole, and it serves an important safety function.

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What is the Human Rights Act? In 90 seconds

What is the Human Rights Act? In 90 seconds | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Watch in 90 seconds what the Human Rights Act is and why it is being replaced by the British Bill of Rights.

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What are these strange blue splotches on the surface of Mars?

What are these strange blue splotches on the surface of Mars? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What we’re seeing is not water, chemistry, or cold temperatures: It’s wind. Or, more accurately, the evidence of incredibly strong windstorms past — and the Martian volcanoes they once swept by.

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Mysterious disease threatens Australian turtle with immediate extinction

Mysterious disease threatens Australian turtle with immediate extinction | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Three months. That’s all it took to wipe almost every member of a species of turtles off of the map.

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