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Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News

Should children ban their parents from social media? - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Parents are recording their children's lives through social media. But what will their children say about all those pictures when they get older.
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We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say

We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens. A new analysis of strange modulations in a tiny set of stars appears to indicate that it could be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is looking to alert us to their existence. The new study reports the finding of specific modulations in just 234 out of the 2.5 million stars that have been observed during a survey of the sky. The work found that a tiny fraction of them seemed to be behaving strangely.
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Too hot to handle: What not to wear in the office

Too hot to handle: What not to wear in the office | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Many workers in the northern hemisphere are battling the heat as they head to the office – but that’s no reason to dress for the beach. Here are five fashion fails to avoid
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7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space

7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
We need to be reminded again and again: Technology has a power-off button. And the wisest of us know when to use it. Consider again, some of the Important Reasons to Unplug Our Technology.
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The builder who changed how the world keeps time

The builder who changed how the world keeps time | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Britain introduced daylight saving time 100 years ago – and was quickly followed by countries worldwide. Love it or hate it, there’s a stubborn British campaigner you can thank.
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Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much?

Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
The British are famous for how frequently they say ‘sorry’ – even when they’re not at fault. But does the data hold up this stereotype? And is apologising so often really that bad?
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Solar cars might be impressive. But vegan diets are better for the planet | Leilani Münter

Solar cars might be impressive. But vegan diets are better for the planet | Leilani Münter | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
It is not enough to cut down on fossil fuel emissions. Its also important to think about how meat consumption harms the environment
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Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News

Climate change: 2015 'shattered' global temperature record by wide margin - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Global temperatures in 2015 were the warmest since records began, according to data published by meteorologists in the UK and the US.
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Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again

Never have the embarrassment of forgetting a name again | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Forgetting names is one of our memory’s most common failures – but there are ways to make them stick, says Tom Stafford.
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Pumpkin’s surprising origin

Pumpkin’s surprising origin | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
The symbol of autumn traces its roots back to Mexico, but you won’t find Jack-o’-lanterns or spiced doughnuts here. What you will find is real pumpkin – served the way it was intended.
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The American student who gave Cambodian children a chance to get clean - BBC News

The American student who gave Cambodian children a chance to get clean - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
An American student found a way of supplying Cambodian villagers with cheap soap - by recycling the waste from fancy hotels.
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This is what to do if you’ve been sacked

This is what to do if you’ve been sacked | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Broadcast it on Facebook? Your next move will set the stage for a comeback. Here's what to do and how to do it.
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The real risks – and benefits – of everyday pleasures

The real risks – and benefits – of everyday pleasures | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
It can feel impossible to interpret health information – but these simple statistics should help you put your lifestyle choices in perspective.
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No pets, no kids, no flights: how readers are reducing their carbon footprint

No pets, no kids, no flights: how readers are reducing their carbon footprint | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Poll by Guardian and partner papers finds Europeans pessimistic but proactive before crunch Paris climate talks
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Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills

Texting Isn’t the First New Technology Thought to Impair Social Skills | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
When Alexander Graham Bell introduced the telephone, skeptics worried about how it might affect people’s interactions
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The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer - BBC News

The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
While many tech moguls dream of changing the way we live with new devices, one Russian internet millionaire is looking for a way to make humans immortal.
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People get happier as they approach 70, study finds

People get happier as they approach 70, study finds | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Research, which has tracked 3,000 people from birth, finds rising feelings of wellbeing at this stage in life
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Why sleeping in could make you a better worker

Why sleeping in could make you a better worker | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Not all of us are suited to early starts – and by adjusting our working schedules to match our sleep patterns, we could be a lot more productive, research suggests.
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Who was Oscar? A history of the Academy Awards statuette

Who was Oscar? A history of the Academy Awards statuette | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
The Academy Awards statuette has a rich, rumour-filled history – but was a dog really the first winner? Jonathan Glancey takes a look.
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The Dutch boy mopping up a sea of plastic - BBC News

The Dutch boy mopping up a sea of plastic - BBC News | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic - but will his system work?
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Is this the sweet secret to Swedish success?

Is this the sweet secret to Swedish success? | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
Fika, a custom where people gather to eat, drink, and talk, is all but a mandatory workplace tradition in Sweden. And the trend is catching on elsewhere.
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The lunch break of the future

The lunch break of the future | Intermediate news | Scoop.it
This eatery may have solved the lunchtime conundrum of too little time and too few choices… but has it sacrificed something along the way?
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