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Sigmund Freud speaks: the only known recording of his voice, 1938

Sigmund Freud speaks: the only known recording of his voice, 1938 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On December 7, 1938, a BBC radio crew visited Sigmund Freud at his new home at Hampstead, North London. Freud had moved to England only a few months earlier to escape the Nazi annexation of Austria.

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Will a breakthrough solar yechnology see the light of day?

Will a breakthrough solar yechnology see the light of day? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A startup that might have a record-breaking solar cell is in danger of going out of business.

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Eureka moments are mostly fictional — here's how innovation really happens

Eureka moments are mostly fictional — here's how innovation really happens | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Steven Johnson talks about the six innovations that made the modern world.

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To improve a memory, consider chocolate

To improve a memory, consider chocolate | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A small study shows that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose as they age.

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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the 'pseudo theories' of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI.

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Some of psychology's most influential studies were also completely unethical

Some of psychology's most influential studies were also completely unethical | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers trained a baby to fear harmless objects. And that's not all.

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Piketty's prophecy comes true: the planet's middle class is rapidly going extinct

Piketty's prophecy comes true: the planet's middle class is rapidly going extinct | Gavagai | Scoop.it

New research reveals the superrich have grabbed half the world's resources -- and their wealth is only growing.

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Proxemics is the science of why you shouldn't stand so close to me

Proxemics is the science of why you shouldn't stand so close to me | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Ever notice how space in a car fills up? How about space in a bus? How about space at a bar? Then you need to know about proxemics. It's the study of how, precisely, humans like their space arranged -- especially when it comes to other humans.

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Has Ebola exposed a strain of racism?

Has Ebola exposed a strain of racism? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The deadly Ebola virus made its way to the United States, and many ask whether the treatment and discourse about the disease are different for white and black patients.

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There are now just six northern white rhinos left on Earth

There are now just six northern white rhinos left on Earth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The northern white rhinoceros is now on the brink of extinction following the death of Suni, a 34-year-old male living at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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Unearthing the secrets of evolution through cave exploration

Unearthing the secrets of evolution through cave exploration | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Cave exploration, or speleology, is providing valuable insights into evolution. Italian explorer Francesco Sauro describes the importance of underground investigation.

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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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These maps of California's water shortage are terrifying

These maps of California's water shortage are terrifying | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Not only that, but the same thing is happening in China, India, and the Middle East — and climate change is making it worse.

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Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis

Number of global billionaires has doubled since the financial crisis | Gavagai | Scoop.it

According to Oxfam, the world’s rich are getting richer, leaving hundreds of millions of people facing a life 'trapped in poverty' as global 'inequality spirals out of control'.

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Fascinating animations show how different animals breathe

Fascinating animations show how different animals breathe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz, who previously gave us this lovely animated chart of 42 butterflies found in North America, has created a set of fascinating animations that shows how different animals breathe.

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How Tom the cat brings comfort to dying patients

How Tom the cat brings comfort to dying patients | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Tom is responsible for many comforting stories since arriving at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia, in May 2012.

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5 New York epidemics that were way worse than Ebola will be

5 New York epidemics that were way worse than Ebola will be | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Big Apple has seen some big outbreaks.

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Sykes-Picot drew lines in the Middle East’s sand that blood is washing away

Sykes-Picot drew lines in the Middle East’s sand that blood is washing away | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Iraq, like Syria, was a consequence of World War One and of the infamous, in Arab eyes, agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Francois-Georges Picot which led to the division of the former Ottoman Turkish domains by the two leading European powers, Britain and France.

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A 45,000-year-old leg bone reveals the oldest human genome yet

A 45,000-year-old leg bone reveals the oldest human genome yet | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

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Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer | Gavagai | Scoop.it

For the first time, doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector – the blood-brain barrier – on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas of the brain that are otherwise out of bounds. Ultimately, it could make it easier to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's and brain cancer.

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What happens when chemists don't wash their hands

What happens when chemists don't wash their hands | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Three different artificial sweeteners have been the result of scientists with poor hand hygiene.

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At long last: scientists create a real hoverboard

At long last: scientists create a real hoverboard | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Ever since Marty McFly hopped aboard his pink hoverboard in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, the world has been waiting for real scientists and engineers to catch up. Now, finally, it appears that you can get your hands on one - if you have $10,000.

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Locked-in people's awareness revealed by rainbow hair

Locked-in people's awareness revealed by rainbow hair | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A colourful visualisation of brain signals could offer a quick and easy way to identify people who are conscious but can't move or speak.

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