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Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Girls At Work (VIDEO) | The Global Village | Scoop.it
For most young girls, the idea of using a drill press, electric sander, or branding iron is not the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their skills.
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Sea-level rise finally quantified

Sea-level rise finally quantified | The Global Village | Scoop.it
An international effort of more than 20 polar research groups finally settles the question of how much polar ice melting has added to global sea levels.
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I Invited Homeless Addicts to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner | The White Noise, Scientific American Blog Network

I Invited Homeless Addicts to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner | The White Noise, Scientific American Blog Network | The Global Village | Scoop.it
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts ...
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Remembering the coffee pot webcam

Remembering the coffee pot webcam | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Nineteen years after Cambridge researchers created the world's first webcam they look back on how it made a coffee pot into an internet icon.
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The woman who became a witch-pricker

The woman who became a witch-pricker | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Witch-prickers are the stuff of horror films but they did exist and in 17th Century Scotland one woman decided it looked like a good job.
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Are 'geek' and 'nerd' now positive terms?

Are 'geek' and 'nerd' now positive terms? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
After more than two decades of "reappropriation" have the terms "geek" and "nerd" lost their derogatory connotations?
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'Back from the dead' Sam is 106

'Back from the dead' Sam is 106 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Sam Ledward celebrates his 106th birthday, 76 years after he was declared dead and heading to the mortuary before a hospital porter noticed he was moving.
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Fire services count obesity cost

Fire services count obesity cost | The Global Village | Scoop.it
UK fire and rescue services have responded to over 2,700 calls over the past five years to assist severely obese people.
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Why are couples so mean to single people?

Why are couples so mean to single people? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
In a world that celebrates romance and finding The One, people can be rather rude to single people, writes James Friel.
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The doormen policing Egypt's morals

The doormen policing Egypt's morals | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Residents of Cairo must always be wary of scandalising the man who guards the front door of their apartment building, the bewab.
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Big Bang: Is there room for God?

Big Bang: Is there room for God? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
What happens when scientists and religious scholars try to discuss the birth of the Universe?
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Unmasking The Biggest Troll on the Web

Unmasking The Biggest Troll on the Web | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Last Wednesday afternoon I called Michael Brutsch. He was at the office of the Texas financial services company where he works as a programmer and he was having a bad day.
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When does religion become murder? African faith healers in the UK..

Appaling story about religious-based ignorance leading to the death of patients.  This isn't religion, it is murder.

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The lottery of life - Where to be born in 2013

The lottery of life - Where to be born in 2013 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, has said that anything good that happened to him could be traced back to the fact that he was born...
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Should models be better protected?

Should models be better protected? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Modelling has a dark underbelly, with exploitation and unfairness rife, writes American model Sara Ziff.
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Myth-busting the Christmas adverts

Myth-busting the Christmas adverts | The Global Village | Scoop.it
For many, Christmas just isn't Christmas until the first round of festive TV adverts has been aired. But how much basis in reality do these ads have?
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Honest Tea's Social Honesty Experiment: A Marketing Stunt We Can Get Behind

Honest Tea's Social Honesty Experiment: A Marketing Stunt We Can Get Behind | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Would you still pay a dollar for Honest Tea if you could take it for free? On July 19, the company conducted an Honest Cities social experiment—it placed unmanned beverage kiosks in 12 American cities.
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The 'frugal' German dinner party

The 'frugal' German dinner party | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Meals served up at a dinner party in Berlin reflect Germany's frugal attitude to life, says Stephen Evans.
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The man whose creation killed millions

The man whose creation killed millions | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The modern cigarette came into existence in the 1880s, thanks to tobacco entrepreneur James Duke. How much responsibility does he carry?
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Craftmania. Why?

Craftmania. Why? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Arts and craft-orientated websites showcase a bewildering array of homemade, pop culture-influenced knick-knacks. Craftmania is among us.
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The day half my face went on strike

The day half my face went on strike | The Global Village | Scoop.it
BBC correspondent John Sudworth describes how he was suddenly affected by the condition Bell's palsy, which causes paralysis on one side of the face.
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NYC policeman 'in cannibal plot'

NYC policeman 'in cannibal plot' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A 28-year-old New York City policeman is accused of plotting to kidnap women, rape them and then cook and eat their body parts.
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Good bean counters? Starbucks has paid no tax in UK since 2009

Good bean counters? Starbucks has paid no tax in UK since 2009 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Starbucks has used accounting tricks to pay almost no UK tax on the millions of coffees, sandwiches and cakes bought by the British public for the past decade, it was revealed yesterday.
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The Cost of Vanity - Alicia Keys gig probed

The Cost of Vanity - Alicia Keys gig probed | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Manchester City Council's spending watchdog is to look into why £425,000 was approved for a concert starring Alicia Keys.
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