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Monkeys recognise words on screen

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Baboons can recognise actual four-letter words - as opposed to scrambled letters - on a computer screen, researchers in France find.
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Pupils try Great Escape from school

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A group of pupils staged an unsuccessful breakout from school by trying to tunnel under a 12ft (3.6m) high security fence with cutlery.

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Nightmare Wasps Build Nests With Corpses

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Spider wasps are known (and feared) for having an intensely painful sting. Now there’s a new reason for revulsion: They build nests with the corpses of dead ants. The newfound species of spider wasp has been given an appropriately hardcore name: Deuteragenia ossarium, or “bone-house wasps,” after graveyard bone houses...
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New mushrooms found in porcini packet

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Kew mycologists Bryn Dentinger and Laura Martinez-Suz have discovered three species of mushrooms that are new to science in a commercial packet of dried Chinese porcini purchased from a shop in London.
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Fleshlight Launchpad attachment allows 'sex with iPad' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Fleshlight Launchpad attachment allows 'sex with iPad' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Fleshlight Launchpad, allows users of their flashlight-shaped toy to plug it into the back of an iPad in order to 'fully immerse themselves' in whatever they're watching.
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Germany deploys drones to protect young deer from combine harvesters

Germany deploys drones to protect young deer from combine harvesters | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Trial in Bavaria shows great promise in spotting fawns hiding in tall grass and alerting farmers doing spring mowing
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US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany

US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
More than 20 firefighters free exchange student from the artwork Chacán-Pi (Making Love) by Fernando de la Jara in Tübingen
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Sunbathing may have similar effects to drug addiction - health - 20 June 2014 - New Scientist

Sunbathing may have similar effects to drug addiction - health - 20 June 2014 - New Scientist | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A study in mice suggests exposure to UV light might be addictive, which could explain some people's compulsion to tan despite the health risks
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String of home invasions in Boston could be tied to serial tickler

String of home invasions in Boston could be tied to serial tickler | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
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9-Foot Great White Shark Eaten by Something. Whole.

9-Foot Great White Shark Eaten by Something. Whole. | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to figure out what ate a nine-foot-long great white shark off the coast of Australia.
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D-Day 70th anniversary: Veteran who disappeared from care home to attend Normandy commemorations on his way home

D-Day 70th anniversary: Veteran who disappeared from care home to attend Normandy commemorations on his way home | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A veteran who was found at the D-Day commemorations in Normandy after disappearing from his care home is on his way back to the UK.
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He's on his way home!

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Koalas Hug Trees to Stay Cool in Hot Weather

Koalas Hug Trees to Stay Cool in Hot Weather | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Turns out they're not just being adorable
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First pants worn by horse riders 3,000 years ago

First pants worn by horse riders 3,000 years ago | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A new study indicates horse-riding Asians wove and wore wool trousers by around 3,000 years ago.
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4-Year-Old Doodles In Passport, Gets Dad In Seriously Hot Water

4-Year-Old Doodles In Passport, Gets Dad In Seriously Hot Water | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
If your child's a doodler, it might be a good idea to pack some drawing materials when you travel. Otherwise you might end up like this unfortunate dad, who reportedly got stuck in a foreign country after his young son got creative with a pen:



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Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad

Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it

Ohio man Zach Brown turned to crowdfunding to help fund a modest goal. He set up a Kickstarter page with a goal of $10 (£5.84) to help him make potato salad.

Five days into his challenge, Brown has raised over $40,000 (£23,000), with more than half of that coming from those donating $1 or $2.

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Iran to spend $500 million to save shrunken Lake Urmia

Iran to spend $500 million to save shrunken Lake Urmia | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Iran's president has agreed to spend half a billion dollars just in the first year of an endeavour to restore the once-enormous lake to its former glory
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An abandoned mall in Bangkok has been overtaken by fish

An abandoned mall in Bangkok has been overtaken by fish | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
There's something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it's the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of...
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Mystery as it rains hay in parts of Devon

Mystery as it rains hay in parts of Devon | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
While most were out enjoying the sun at the weekend some residents saw a downpour – of hay.
Huge clumps of dry grass were reported falling from the sky in several parts of the UK as Britain...
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Video | Man Arrested for Stealing Bras in Bra, Italy | Toronto Star

A man is under house arrest after police say he stole bras and underwear from washing lines in Bra, Italy. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has more.
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The flight where check-in turned into cock-up ...

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After two years without a holiday and a lifetime of longing to see the architectural treasures of Granada, Edward Gamson felt he could at last relax as he sat back on a British Airways flight en route to the capital of Moorish Spain. It was only when the American dentist and his partner glanced at the electronic map on the in-flight entertainment system and noticed their plane was heading due west out of London that they became concerned something was not right.
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Earth's Most Abundant, But Hidden Mineral Finally Seen, Named

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Earth's most abundant mineral lies deep in the planet's interior, sealed off from human eyes. Now, scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of the rock enclosed inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite. Its new name: bridgmanite.
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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

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A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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Court: Dead workers have right to holidays

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Dead workers in Germany have a right to any annual leave which they've failed to claim at the time of their death, Europe’s top court ruled on Thursday.
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Woman seeks divorce from husband over his dislike of 'Frozen'

Woman seeks divorce from husband over his dislike of 'Frozen' | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
Of all the reasons why you might want to end your marriage, this one has to rank among the most bizarre.
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Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote

Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote | Quite Interesting News | Scoop.it
A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
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Sheep world cup hoofs off

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Colombia joins the Brazil World Cup 2014 party in its own unique way during the International Poncho day.
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