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Nobel Prizes 2013: an award for the Higgs Boson theorists, but not for the people who found it

Nobel Prizes 2013: an award for the Higgs Boson theorists, but not for the people who found it | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics is probably the least surprising Nobel of the year.

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Scientists are figuring out how to change blood types

Scientists are figuring out how to change blood types | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have figured out a way to change the type of blood donated by volunteers. The result: the blood is more like type O, the universal donor.

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What satellite data tells us about Nepal's brutal quake

What satellite data tells us about Nepal's brutal quake | Gavagai | Scoop.it

GPS and satellite data of this week's 7.8 earthquake in Nepal show just how much Earth got moved.

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Pope Francis orders Vatican to open files on Argentina dictatorship

Pope Francis orders Vatican to open files on Argentina dictatorship | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Argentinian pontiff acts after meeting with one of mothers of disappeared.

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The real story behind the Loch Ness monster hoax

The real story behind the Loch Ness monster hoax | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A once thought to have been disproven hoax was recently given new life by Google Street View.

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Harmful super-blooms on the rise in world's oceans

Harmful super-blooms on the rise in world's oceans | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What looks like paint spreading through water is actually an algal bloom, made up of tiny blue-green phytoplankton, swirling by the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, off Alaska's coast

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On the 70th anniversary of his death, five facts about Hitler's final hours

On the 70th anniversary of his death, five facts about Hitler's final hours | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On the 70th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s suicide in his Fuhur bunker in Berlin, here are some facts surrounding the Nazi leader’s final hours.

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This is why the odds are stacked against poor kids in Baltimore and elsewhere

This is why the odds are stacked against poor kids in Baltimore and elsewhere | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Many of the protesters and rioters venting their frustrations over the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, from injuries sustained while he was in Baltimore police custody, are equally fed up with the systemic failures that keep African Americans marginalized in Baltimore and elsewhere.

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Nepal earthquake: learn lessons or more will die in future disasters, warns expert

Nepal earthquake: learn lessons or more will die in future disasters, warns expert | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Risk-management specialist says Nepal reconstruction effort must incorporate safeguards against future natural disasters rather than being rushed through.

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Video: Russia's Progress spacecraft in slow spin above Earth

Video: Russia's Progress spacecraft in slow spin above Earth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is seen spinning out of control above Earth. Nasa published the footage on Tuesday, shortly before losing contact with Progress M-27M/59P. The capsule is carrying three tons of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station.

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Scientists map the hidden rivers that feed Antarctica's bleeding glacier

Scientists map the hidden rivers that feed Antarctica's bleeding glacier | Gavagai | Scoop.it

At Blood Falls, deep red iron-rich water oozes out of a glacier. It’s dramatic and unmissable on its own, but Blood Falls has always hinted at some greater hidden thing—that would be a vast subterranean network of briny waters, which scientists have just started to map.

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The art of butchery

The art of butchery | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How we lost touch with animals, life and death, and learned to find butchery repulsive while eating more meat than ever.

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Vatican convenes major climate-change meeting

Vatican convenes major climate-change meeting | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Religious leaders and scientists gather to discuss moral implications of global warming as Pope drafts key letter.

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US House Science Committee guts NASA Earth sciences budget

US House Science Committee guts NASA Earth sciences budget | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Appears to be part of a concerted attack on climate research and responses.

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Why do cats love boxes so much?

Why do cats love boxes so much? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Like many other really weird things cats do, science hasn’t fully cracked this particular feline mystery. Thankfully, behavioral biologists and veterinarians have come up with a few other interesting explanations.

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19 photos that make you appreciate America

19 photos that make you appreciate America | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A collection of the best images of U.S. landscapes from the Bureau of Land Management.

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8 historic photos that capture the chaotic US withdrawal from Saigon

8 historic photos that capture the chaotic US withdrawal from Saigon | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, marking the end of a decades-long conflict that left millions dead. With North Vietnamese troops approaching Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh, the U.S. scrambled to pull back its last personnel in the city. These photos show frantic scenes as the U.S. attempted to evacuate thousands of government personnel, civilians and South Vietnamese residents.

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Why the rush to declare the Anthropocene?

Why the rush to declare the Anthropocene? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In the race for geology’s highest accolade – a ‘golden spike’ – do advocates of the Anthropocene sell their ideas short?

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Nepali men have been fighting for Britain for 200 years. One photographer shows what it means to be the Gurkhas

Nepali men have been fighting for Britain for 200 years. One photographer shows what it means to be the Gurkhas | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Austrian photographer Alex Schlacher spent much of the past three years with the Gurkhas to document the complete story in her book.

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On the Move: Oliver Sacks looks at his life

On the Move: Oliver Sacks looks at his life | Gavagai | Scoop.it

His time grown short, Dr. Sacks describes an existence of work, writing and shyness.

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Are there some animals that have stopped evolving?

Are there some animals that have stopped evolving? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Some modern animals look just like their long-extinct ancestors. Have these 'living fossils' really not changed in millions of years?

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Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening to release dangerous amounts of radiation over northern Ukraine.

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The Vatican's solution to climate change: take from the rich, give to the poor

The Vatican's solution to climate change: take from the rich, give to the poor | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Pope Francis is turning up the heat on global capitalism.

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