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Indonesia considers ban on witchcraft

Indonesia considers ban on witchcraft | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Witch doctors oppose law that could see them jailed, saying magic is part of country's culture.

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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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When my science teacher taught evolution, I asked: 'Were you there?'

When my science teacher taught evolution, I asked: 'Were you there?' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Vanessa Wamsley: As a creationist kid, I was determined not to learn about evolution.

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The Fifa fiasco proves it's time to dismantle football's edifice of corruption

The Fifa fiasco proves it's time to dismantle football's edifice of corruption | Gavagai | Scoop.it

David Goldblatt: Criminal investigations are welcome, but they must result in democratic reform at both Fifa and regional and national football associations.

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Roswell aliens not so alien

Roswell aliens not so alien | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Hollywood depiction of aliens is a narrative shortcut. When diminutive, smooth-skinned, big-eyed creatures make their appearance on-screen, everyone knows where they call home. But how likely is it that any real aliens will resemble us as closely as the emblematic grays? Not very.

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'Trigger warnings' are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia

'Trigger warnings' are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Kate Maltby: A bunch of students did something so reactionary in the name of feminism that we may as well scatter séance candles about the university library and revive en masse the spirit of the Victorians.

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This battle will define us. We must protect our children from austerity

This battle will define us. We must protect our children from austerity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Aditya Chakrabortty: David Cameron knows how much his cuts damage young people, but imposes them anyway

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Inside the cunning, caring and greedy minds of fish

Inside the cunning, caring and greedy minds of fish | Gavagai | Scoop.it

By revealing that fish cooperate, cheat and punish, Redouan Bshary has challenged ideas about brain evolution.

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Paid leave goes from progressive pipe dream to political reality

Paid leave goes from progressive pipe dream to political reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In 2008, neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton spoke about paid family leave. This time, things are very different. How we got here.

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Are 'base tans' a good idea?

Are 'base tans' a good idea? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What people refer to as a 'base tan' is actually skin damage and doesn’t protect you from getting burned, according to Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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Paralyzed man sips beer using robot arm he controls with his mind

Paralyzed man sips beer using robot arm he controls with his mind | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Erik Sorto hasn't been able to move his arms or legs in a decade, after a gunshot wound 13 years ago rendered him quadriplegic. But after scientists implanted chips into his brain three years ago, he's been able to move a robotic arm — to shake hands; play rock, paper, scissors; and yes, drink beer.

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How suburban are big American cities?

How suburban are big American cities? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What, exactly, is a city? Technically, cities are legal designations that, under state laws, have specific public powers and functions. But many of the largest American cities -- especially in the South and West — don’t feel like cities, at least not in the high-rise-and-subways sense.

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Cats are boring. So are dogs, hamsters, red pandas, and adorable animals in general

Cats are boring. So are dogs, hamsters, red pandas, and adorable animals in general | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Ann Friedman: In honor of the man who pioneered Friday cat blogging, I'm going to reckon with the fact that I am just not very interested in furry creatures.
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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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Corrupt Fifa has Clinton Foundation ties; World Cup host Qatar gave millions

Corrupt Fifa has Clinton Foundation ties; World Cup host Qatar gave millions | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to football’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid.

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Everything you need to know about 'female Viagra'

Everything you need to know about 'female Viagra' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Have doctors found a pill that can relight a woman’s sexual desire? Linda Geddes reviews the evidence.

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New chameleon species showcase fragile biodiversity in Madagascar

New chameleon species showcase fragile biodiversity in Madagascar | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A research team discovered 11 new species of chameleon that exist only in Madagascar. The findings also show how close to extinction many species are.

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The space sorority: over 50 years of women in space

The space sorority: over 50 years of women in space | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On June 16, 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first female in space on Vostok 6. Today she is one of 57 women who have been to space. See some of the other members of the great space sorority.

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These are the fastest growing cities in America — and they are not NY or San Francisco

These are the fastest growing cities in America — and they are not NY or San Francisco | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The allure of the Sun Belt is back.

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How climate change threatens national security

How climate change threatens national security | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers have grown increasingly concerned by the threat that global warming poses to global peace. And political leaders are beginning to take notice.

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Scientists create crystal which would allow us to breathe underwater

Scientists create crystal which would allow us to breathe underwater | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Being able to breathe underwater has long been a fascination for mankind, but the bulky oxygen tanks and face masks take some of the romance out of it. They could soon no longer be needed however, thanks to the creation of the 'Aquaman Crystal'.

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Which is the safest city in the world?

Which is the safest city in the world? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Urban safety isn’t just about avoiding muggings. Sanitation, immigration and even air-traffic control all matter – often in ways you wouldn’t imagine.

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Erno Rubik: how we made Rubik’s Cube

Erno Rubik: how we made Rubik’s Cube | Gavagai | Scoop.it

‘I experimented in my mother’s flat, making a prototype out of wood, rubber bands and paper clips.’

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Tokyo off the beaten path

Tokyo off the beaten path | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Tokyo is a city rich and diverse in activities and cultural hotspots. Read on to discover 10 things you might do in Tokyo besides visiting the usual tourist destinations.

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Three-year-old girl's epilepsy seizures have fallen drastically due to cannabis, parents say

Three-year-old girl's epilepsy seizures have fallen drastically due to cannabis, parents say | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The parents of a three-year-old girl with epilepsy claim that since being treated with medical cannabis her daily seizures have fallen from more than 100 a day to fewer than 10.

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