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Rover on course for Mars landing

Rover on course for Mars landing | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The US space agency says the big robot rover it is sending to Mars looks in excellent shape for its Monday (GMT) landing.
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'A Britain as never seen before'

'A Britain as never seen before' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce says that, amid the organised chaos, the spectacular opening ceremony brought clarity to London 2012's purpose...
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Charge over buttock surgery death

Charge over buttock surgery death | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A Florida woman known as The Dutchess is charged with manslaughter over the death of a woman injected with toxic material during a buttock surgery.
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Turing pardon plea made at Lords

Turing pardon plea made at Lords | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Campaigners fighting to get a pardon for computer pioneer Alan Turing take their fight to the House of Lords.
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Close-Up: Mumbai's street ear cleaners

Close-Up: Mumbai's street ear cleaners | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Rajini Vaidyanathan looks at some of the odd services provided on the streets of Mumbai.
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Surprise! Would-be cafe robbers run into one tough 71-year-old

Surprise! Would-be cafe robbers run into one tough 71-year-old | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Two hooded men, their faces covered, went into a Florida Internet cafe Friday, hefting a baseball bat and toting a handgun. What they couldn't have expected to encounter was Samuel Williams, a fleet-of-foot senior citizen with a gun.
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Texting overtakes talking in UK

Ofcom reveals how communication habits in the UK are shifting from talking on the phone to digital-based chat.
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Aerial photograph reveals widower's secret heart-shaped tribute

Aerial photograph reveals widower's secret heart-shaped tribute | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Farmer planted oak saplings with romantically themed meadow in the middle that can only be seen from above...
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Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: Winchester Science Festival ...

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: Winchester Science Festival ... | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Winchester Science Festival takes place in July 2012 - see the flyer for information about this fascinating event.

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Broadcasting live from a stomach

Broadcasting live from a stomach | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The BBC's Michael Mosley swallows a tiny camera which streams live images of his digestive system.
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How Magicians Know Which Card You're Thinking About

How Magicians Know Which Card You're Thinking About | The Global Village | Scoop.it
By Jay Olson Think of a playing card. Got one in mind? Although it may have felt like a free choice, think again: Most people choose one of only four cards, out of a deck of 52.
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Majority Of Americans Would Vote For An Atheist For President

Majority Of Americans Would Vote For An Atheist For President | The Global Village | Scoop.it

The latest survey, from June, found that 54 percent of those asked said they would vote a "well- qualified" atheist into the Oval Office -- the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1958, when only 18 percent said they would back a nonbeliever.

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UK Government says unqualified teachers are fine

UK Government says unqualified teachers are fine | The Global Village | Scoop.it

In a ridiculous, not to say disgraceful, move the UK government has decreed that people with no teaching qualifications at all are allowed to teach in Academy schools.  No qualification, no professional regulation?  This can only cause damage.

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In Ghana, Allied Health Task Force to crack down on quack health scientists ...

In Ghana, Allied Health Task Force to crack down on quack health scientists ... | The Global Village | Scoop.it

The Allied Health Task Force is gearing up to clamp down on quackery in the allied health sciences to promote professionalism and quality health service delivery.

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The War Of 1812

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It's interesting to note that this war is largely unmentioned in Britain, whereas in North America it is a significant part of history.  Britain was engaged in the Napoleonic wars and these have taken centre stage in UK history, so it is fascinating to visit this event through the eyes of people from the United States and Canada.  In the Bicentennial year, it is a shame that in the UK we are not talking about it....

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US pundit says love of gays responsible for Colorado shootings

US pundit says love of gays responsible for Colorado shootings | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Fred Jackson from anti-gay group American Family Association has blamed liberal churches and media for Batman movie killings...
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BUSTED: Identity Thief Runs Into Victim At Bank

BUSTED: Identity Thief Runs Into Victim At Bank | The Global Village | Scoop.it
An identity fraud case in Medford, Ore., got up close and personal when the suspect tried to cash a fraudulent check, only to run into the victim while at the bank, the Mail Tribune reports.
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Danes say no thanks to low-wage jobs

Danes say no thanks to low-wage jobs | The Global Village | Scoop.it

If the want ad calls for an unskilled worker, it is a safe bet that the position will not wind up being filled by a Dane 

  Even as the unemployment level has soared in recent years, a growing number of unskilled jobs in Denmark are being filled by people from places like Romania, Poland and Thailand.

Employers say that  the jobs go to the foreigners because Danes simply do not want them and that the nation’s social benefits are so high that it does not pay for Danish workers to take low paying, unskilled positions.

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Newly created jobs go mostly to men

Newly created jobs go mostly to men | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Even as women have moved up the economic ladder and outpaced men in earnings growth over the last decade, they are lagging behind in a crucial area — getting new jobs.
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Subversive Knitting: Why the U.S. Olympic Committee Cracked Down

Subversive Knitting: Why the U.S. Olympic Committee Cracked Down | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The U.S.Olympic Committee says Ravelry can't host an Olympic-themed knitting competition...
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Peter O'Toole retires, says his 'heart' for acting is gone

Peter O'Toole retires, says his 'heart' for acting is gone | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Screen legend  Peter O'Toole  announced today that he is retiring from acting.
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