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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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Nasa spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe

Nasa spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nasa's WISE spacecraft has discovered the brightest galaxy in the known universe. It shines with the light of 300 trillion Suns.

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A 65-year-old letter written by Albert Einstein found in Brazil school

A 65-year-old letter written by Albert Einstein found in Brazil school | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The letter was reportedly discovered in a safe at a school in Porto Alegre in the south of the country.

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Here's your chance to work with Nasa

Here's your chance to work with Nasa | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nasa is hosting a $2.25 million contest to design a 3-D–printed deep-space habitat.

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The secret to vacationing in the world's 'most dangerous' places

The secret to vacationing in the world's 'most dangerous' places | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On March 26, 2014, Paul Luning packed up his desk at management consulting firm Bain & Company’s downtown San Francisco office and promptly went on vacation. Two days later, he was in Lahore, Pakistan, chatting with a teenager he met on the street.

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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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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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La loi sur le gaspillage alimentaire, une fausse bonne idée ?

La loi sur le gaspillage alimentaire, une fausse bonne idée ? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

L’Assemblée nationale a adopté ce jeudi trois amendements visant à limiter le gaspillage alimentaire. Une mesure qui, paradoxalement, inquiète certaines associations.

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The roles of curiosity, imagination, and culture in scientific inquiry

The roles of curiosity, imagination, and culture in scientific inquiry | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Andrew Benedict-Nelson: Science depends on cultural beliefs. Whether it’s an earthy commitment to empiricism or an ethereal sense of wonder about the stars, we commit ourselves to certain notions long before we peer into the microscope or fund the supercollider.

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Moving photographs of Japanese American internees, then and now

Moving photographs of Japanese American internees, then and now | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'We were citizens, but now we were not'.

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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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