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Are politicians in Greece promoting reforms or social cannibalism?

Are politicians in Greece promoting reforms or social cannibalism? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Myths have fuelled much of outside perceptions of the Greek crisis. From the lazy Greeks to the runaway shadow economy, observers have sought explanations for the country's problems in these contrived and skewed observations on life in Greece. Like all fairy tales, though, they make for a good story but are rarely a true reflection of reality.

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One of the most common experiments in psychology might be horribly flawed

One of the most common experiments in psychology might be horribly flawed | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A trolley is careening toward an unsuspecting group of workers. You have the power to derail the trolley onto a track with just one worker. Do you do it? It might not matter.

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Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK's poultry industry

Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK's poultry industry | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with campylobacter, a nasty bug that affects about 280,000 people a year. We investigate why.

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Looking back from Apollo 11

Looking back from Apollo 11 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Transcripts from the flight to the Moon capture some of the wonder and novelty of looking back at Earth.

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A youth-PTSD catastrophe is brewing in Gaza

A youth-PTSD catastrophe is brewing in Gaza | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It will affect both Gaza and its neighbors, Israel and Egypt.

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The conscientiousness of kidspeak

The conscientiousness of kidspeak | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The language of adolescents is an instance of compression in balance with concision. What sounds limited to the outsider is as nuanced as Henry James.

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10 surprising secrets from Apollo 11's historic Moon landing

10 surprising secrets from Apollo 11's historic Moon landing | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Today we mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which was the first time humans stepped out for a moon walk.

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The underused brain? It's all in the mind

The underused brain? It's all in the mind | Gavagai | Scoop.it

People like to believe the myth so they can blame their shortcomings on supposed useless parts of their own brain, claims academic.

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The war on fat is over – and I won

The war on fat is over – and I won | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Jay Rayner: The killjoys can eat humble pie. Dairy and red meat fats aren't bad for you – and now there are hard figures to back up the case I've been making for years.

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'Four-winged' dinosaur discovery suggests prehistoric beasts could fly before birds

'Four-winged' dinosaur discovery suggests prehistoric beasts could fly before birds | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have unearthed the fossil of a 'four-winged' dinosaur bird – indicating that feathered dinosaurs may have been able to fly before the evolution of birds.

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45 years ago we landed men on the Moon

45 years ago we landed men on the Moon | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first landed human beings on the Moon.

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Can smelling farts cure cancer?

Can smelling farts cure cancer? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

There have been a rash of stories spreading on the Internet about a study that supposedly concluded that smelling farts could decrease the risk of cancer, stroke, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, dementia, and several other ailments. While it should go without saying that this conclusion was taken entirely out of context, apparently we need to slow down and take it from the start.

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Hobby Lobby's not alone: here are 4 of the High Court's biggest science blunders

Hobby Lobby's not alone: here are 4 of the High Court's biggest science blunders | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The decision in Hobby Lobby wasn't the first case in which the court or one of its justices flubbed the facts.

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The founding fathers backed Thomas Piketty — and feared a powerful 1 percent

The founding fathers backed Thomas Piketty — and feared a powerful 1 percent | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On this patriotic holiday weekend, remember the founding fathers' warnings about inequality.

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Previously uncontacted tribe have contracted influenza

Previously uncontacted tribe have contracted influenza | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Brazil’s National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) confirmed that an Amazonian tribe that had never before had contact with the outside world had made voluntary contact; a rare event that is usually brought on by threats of violence. Rather than be excited to learn more about the group’s ways and customs, anthropologists have been fearful that the tribe would be exposed to diseases for which they have no immunity.

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Palestine 1896

First film footage taken in Palestine (Lumier Bros.). Extracted from 'Palestine: Story of a Land', by Simone Bitton.

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How gravity makes things fall

A new demonstration of gravity, featuring the 'Spacetime Stretcher', built mostly out of materials from my garage and the hardware store.

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Driven by ocean heat, world sets mark for hottest June

Driven by ocean heat, world sets mark for hottest June | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Oceans were the hottest they've ever been this June, leading to a month of record heat globally.

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Sayed Kashua: why I have to leave Israel

Sayed Kashua: why I have to leave Israel | Gavagai | Scoop.it
The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US.
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July 20, 1969: one giant leap for mankind

July 20, 1969: one giant leap for mankind | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins left Earth for a trip into space and into history.

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Scientists get first look inside mysterious Siberian crater

Scientists get first look inside mysterious Siberian crater | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Russian scientists got their first look inside the mysterious crater in Yamal, Siberia on Wednesday, July 16, while the Siberian Times took a helicopter ride to get another look down into the hole.

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Sports paradox: America's regulated economy vs. Europe's free market

Sports paradox: America's regulated economy vs. Europe's free market | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In the States, fairness rules allow underdog teams to lure superstars like LeBron James. Across the Atlantic, powerful franchises are only getting more powerful.

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Can deep-brain stimulation treat anorexia?

Can deep-brain stimulation treat anorexia? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Anorexia remains a deadly and mysterious illness. Could radical new brain treatments offer the possibility of a cure?

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Mark your calendars: in a year, we'll arrive at Pluto

Mark your calendars: in a year, we'll arrive at Pluto | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It takes a long time to travel 3 billion miles. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will finally get a flyby glimpse of the dwarf planet, as part of a mission launched in 2006.

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Video induces natural hallucinations

Video induces natural hallucinations | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Who needs drugs when you have science?

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If FIFA was a country, this is what it would look like

If FIFA was a country, this is what it would look like | Gavagai | Scoop.it

FIFA launched as a small voluntary organization a century ago, and has grown into a complex body that commands the resources of a small country.

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