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Pregnancy myths

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The truth behind some popular pregnancy myths, according to pediatricians and other experts.

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Let's eat together: how immigration made British food great

Let's eat together: how immigration made British food great | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Immigrant communities have dramatically changed the food we eat. Nigel Slater celebrates the richness of our blended heritage. Plus, five young chefs reveal how their culture influences their cooking, and reveal a favourite recipe.

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Read The Economist's coverage of John Nash's Nobel prize in 1994

Read The Economist's coverage of John Nash's Nobel prize in 1994 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Game theory is now part of almost every economist's tool-kit, as this Nobel economics prize recognises.

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Avocados might be able to help protect your lungs from air pollution

Avocados might be able to help protect your lungs from air pollution | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Alex Swerdloff: The avocado industry has been suffering maladies of biblical proportion as of late—drought, fungus, and beetles—leading to speculation that the end may be growing very near.

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Bill Nye tells grads: 'There really is no such thing as race'

Bill Nye tells grads: 'There really is no such thing as race' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Amid talk of climate change, Nye took a moment to address the need to continue space exploration, and racial issues.

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The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals'

The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Homeless people face being criminalised in an east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.

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Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola

Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Amy Maxmen: Hundreds, if not thousands, of nurses and other frontline staff fighting Ebola have been underpaid throughout the outbreak – and many remain so today.

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You are eating much more soy than you know

You are eating much more soy than you know | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Rachel E. Gross: In Asia, it has dignity. In the United States, it still lurks in the culinary shadows.

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Fighting for identity: the life of a transgender kickboxer in rural Thailand

Fighting for identity: the life of a transgender kickboxer in rural Thailand | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Lindsey Newhall: The trials and triumphs of Rose, a young fighter in Thailand's northeastern region of Isaan.
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Earthquake hits Kent, residents left slightly ruffled

Earthquake hits Kent, residents left slightly ruffled | Gavagai | Scoop.it

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Kent - causing widespread mild peril and sending patio chairs scattering.

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US government releases Osama bin Laden's letters, conspiracy books, and software manuals

US government releases Osama bin Laden's letters, conspiracy books, and software manuals | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Among English-language tomes on American policy and the 'war on terror', including a book about electronic ballot tampering and two works by linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky, you'll find Bloodlines of the Illuminati and Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300.

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We'll need science fiction to imagine the mind-boggling future of war

We'll need science fiction to imagine the mind-boggling future of war | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Steve Weintz: The Art Of Future Warfare (AOFW) is a project sponsored by the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. It’s based on the idea that writers, artists and game designers have a lot to offer policy wonks. So it’s launched a year-long effort to engage creatives with a series of challenges about the future of conflict.

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A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871

A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A beautiful early example of visualizing the flow of history, Sebastian C. Adams’ Synchronological Chart of Universal History outlines the evolution of mankind from Adam and Eve to 1871, the year of its first edition.

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Aung San Suu Kyi's inexcusable silence

Aung San Suu Kyi's inexcusable silence | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Mehdi Hasan: Aung San Suu Kyi was a moral icon, a human rights champion - so why has she been silent about the Rohingya Muslims?

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Expats find Brazil's reputation for race-blindness is undone by reality

Expats find Brazil's reputation for race-blindness is undone by reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face based on skin color.

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Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin' on Alaska's best new live cam

Watch 14,000 walruses straight chillin' on Alaska's best new live cam | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Animal lovers can watch these flabby fellows 24 hours a day with Alaska's new walrus cam.

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A math problem meant for third-graders is stumping the internet

A math problem meant for third-graders is stumping the internet | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Vietnam: the new home of head-scratching arithmetic.

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ISIS & the Shia revival in Iraq

ISIS & the Shia revival in Iraq | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nicolas Pelham in Iraq, on the destruction of antiquities by ISIS, and the reality of life in Baghdad right now.  

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Humans may have domesticated dogs tens of thousands of years earlier than thought

Humans may have domesticated dogs tens of thousands of years earlier than thought | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Genetic analysis from an ancient wolf show just how complicated dog evolution was.

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Watch steaks sizzle over molten hot lava

Watch steaks sizzle over molten hot lava | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Students and geologists at Syracuse University just grilled steaks over lava. Part stunt, part educational demo for the school's Lava Project, this might be the fastest way to cook a T-bone: the four cuts immediately start sizzling once the liquid hot magma flows beneath them.

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Meet flakka, the drug police say is making people run around nude and have sex with trees

Meet flakka, the drug police say is making people run around nude and have sex with trees | Gavagai | Scoop.it

German Lopez: But how dangerous is it, really?

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Where the ancients saw miracles, science may find climate answers

Where the ancients saw miracles, science may find climate answers | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Mary Beth Griggs: Places where natural gas seeped out of the ground (called seeps) were once a source of wonder in the ancient world. It turns out that the locations of those places may still hold a lot of answers to environmental and economic questions.

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