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Cynthia Kenyon: 'The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected'

Cynthia Kenyon: 'The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The molecular biologist talks about the discovery that led to a revolution in our understanding of the ageing process.

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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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What can't you say? Stephen Fry, Slavoj Zizek, Elif Shafak and more say the unsayable

What can't you say? Stephen Fry, Slavoj Zizek, Elif Shafak and more say the unsayable | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Writers, activists and public figures from around the world respond to New Statesman guest editors Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer’s request to reveal the thoughts they leave unspoken.

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Putin accuses US of meddling into Fifa affairs

Putin accuses US of meddling into Fifa affairs | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

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In Irish Catholicism, it seems, God can be outvoted

In Irish Catholicism, it seems, God can be outvoted | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Matthew Parris: What’s the point of a religious tradition unless you believe that the majority can be wrong?

 

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Adding branches to the human family tree

Adding branches to the human family tree | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Recent fossil discoveries are fanning debate over the pace of evolution and how many species of ancient human relatives there were.

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Why record-breaking rainfall is happening now across the US

Why record-breaking rainfall is happening now across the US | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Extreme heavy downpours are consistent with what climate scientists expect in a warming world. With hotter temperatures, more water evaporates off the oceans, and the atmosphere can hold more moisture. Research shows that the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere has already increased.

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With rural Japan shrinking and aging, a small town seeks to stem the trend

With rural Japan shrinking and aging, a small town seeks to stem the trend | Gavagai | Scoop.it

To combat declining populations, some rural Japanese towns are trying to persuade young people weary of big-city life to trade in skyscrapers and noise pollution for cedar trees and singing birds.

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Search for life on Europa: Nasa chooses tools that will look for living things on Jupiter’s moon

Search for life on Europa: Nasa chooses tools that will look for living things on Jupiter’s moon | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nasa has picked out the toolbox that it will load up onto a probe and send to one of Jupiter’s moons in search of life.

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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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Koalas to get contraceptives to stop them starving to death

Koalas to get contraceptives to stop them starving to death | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Female koala bears in Australia will be given birth control because soaring numbers of the animals are causing them to starve.

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Magic mushrooms 'less harmful than thought' and should be reclassified, says leading psychiatrist

Magic mushrooms 'less harmful than thought' and should be reclassified, says leading psychiatrist | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Psychedelic drugs including LSD and magic mushrooms are much less harmful than has been claimed, and should be reclassified to make it easier for scientists to research their potential benefits, a leading psychiatrist has said.
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Spacecraft returns most detailed pictures of Pluto ever seen

Spacecraft returns most detailed pictures of Pluto ever seen | Gavagai | Scoop.it

While everyone’s looking forward to July’s close encounter, New Horizons keeps giving us little presents along the way.

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Hive consciousness: do we really want to fuse our minds together?

Hive consciousness: do we really want to fuse our minds together? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Peter Watts: New research places us on the cusp of brain-to-brain communication. Could the next step spell the end of individual minds?

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World's first murder victim? Skull is evidence of 430,000-year-old crime

World's first murder victim? Skull is evidence of 430,000-year-old crime | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Call it the world's oldest murder mystery: Researchers say they have found evidence of the earliest known homicide in a skull that is 430,000 years old.

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The clock finally runs out for Fifa

The clock finally runs out for Fifa | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Football’s international governing body has long been suspected of mass corruption, but a 47-count U.S. indictment is one of the first real steps to accountability.

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