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Queen Will Leave Behind Long Legacy Of Waving

As Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest reigning monarch in British history, we take a look at some of her most significant waving moments. 

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Heart Attack Grill strikes again? Owner calls diners 'risk-takers'

Heart Attack Grill strikes again? Owner calls diners 'risk-takers' | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Heart Attack Grill owner Joe Basso says he gives diners exactly what they want: a brush with death. Customers at his restaurant are "risk-takers," he says.  With one of his burgers weighing in at 10,000 calories, though, questions need to be asked about the morality of his marketing.

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A woman’s ‘intense interest’ in her partner shifts when grandchildren arrive - University of Oxford

A new study suggests that a woman’s most intense relationship in her 20s is with a member of the opposite sex, but after the age of 45 this relationship shifts to a much younger female who is likely to be her daughter.

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US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism

US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism | The Global Village | Scoop.it

As the male hierarchy of organised religion in the west speak increasingly stridently about "Militant Secularism" it is interesting to see the Inquisition has return to attempt to either silence Catholic nuns who speak for social justice or else to force them to speak out against homosexuality and abortion.  With no sense of irony the women are told to be obedient to the men, and a man is appointed to oversee and reform the womens' groups.  The Church Militant (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_militant_and_church_triumphant) is a dark and dangerous force.

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Assange lawyer questioned at Heathrow - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Assange lawyer questioned at Heathrow - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The Global Village | Scoop.it
An Australian lawyer acting on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to arrive in Sydney this morning amid claims she was initially barred from boarding the flight.
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Lost in Translation - badly

Lost in Translation - badly | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Thanks to @kittenhotep for the link - here is a bar in Los Angeles that has re-opened with a name many people would consider abusive.  One person's insult is another's endearment in the global village

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Sleep disorder multiplies depression risk - CNN.com

Sleep disorder multiplies depression risk - CNN.com | The Global Village | Scoop.it
People with sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that causes frequent sleep disturbances, often feel tired and unfocused during the day.
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Is philosophy science? | Mano Singham

Is philosophy science? | Mano Singham | The Global Village | Scoop.it
In general, questions such as “Is (subject X) a science?” are not very useful. After all, what does it matter what label you assign to something? In certain situations though, the label matters quite a lot.
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Police: Family Sold Meat Pies Made From Parts of Murder Victims

Police: Family Sold Meat Pies Made From Parts of Murder Victims | The Global Village | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Police have arrested three people suspected of killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their remains to make stuffed meat pies sold in the northeastern town of Garanhuns.
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No more weekends lost to work

No more weekends lost to work | The Global Village | Scoop.it
For millions of people in the UK, the normal working week is Monday to Friday. But for many, the weekend is when it all takes place. Joe Lynam relishes the move to weekday working.
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The Perils of Paying for Status: Scientific American

The Perils of Paying for Status: Scientific American | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Knowing when to pass on that luxury limo or overpriced pen...
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Nun in Spain 'baby theft' trial

Nun in Spain 'baby theft' trial | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A Spanish nun refuses to testify in the first trial for alleged theft of newborn babies in the Franco era.
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Hamster stuck to cage with magnet

Hamster stuck to cage with magnet | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A hamster becomes stuck to the side of its cage after chewing on a magnet at a family home in Northamptonshire.
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Way to go, USA: Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300

Way to go, USA: Seniors get the TSA runaround, lose $300 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Omer Petti and Madge Woodward expected the alarms to go off at the airport security's metal detector when they were flying home to Detroit after visiting family recently near San Diego.
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London council 'social cleansing'

London council 'social cleansing' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Newham Council is accused of beginning the "social cleansing" of London by asking a Stoke housing association to take on up to 500 families on housing benefit.
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In defence of obscure words

In defence of obscure words | The Global Village | Scoop.it
We chase "fast culture" at our peril - unusual words and difficult art are good for us, says Will Self.
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Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met

Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Would you have settled for an apology? State-sponsored racism (get over it, the police are funded by the state) is a blight on any society and needs to be eradicated in all it's manifestations.
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'Nurses do not wake up each morning intent on delivering poor care...'

'Nurses do not wake up each morning intent on delivering poor care...' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Poor care is due to systemic failings, not the nurses...
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Why I Wouldn't Mind a Co-Wife...

Why I Wouldn't Mind a Co-Wife... | The Global Village | Scoop.it

 One of the biggest stories this weekend was of course South African president Jacob Zuma's intended nuptials to wifey number four.

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American Chicken McNuggets Have 2.5 Times the Salt of British Ones

American Chicken McNuggets Have 2.5 Times the Salt of British Ones | The Global Village | Scoop.it
We already know American fast food is overflowing with fat and sugar. Now we can add salt to that list.
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Woman Caught Driving With Newborn In Purse

Woman Caught Driving With Newborn In Purse | The Global Village | Scoop.it
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands -- A woman is facing possible criminal charges for allegedly driving with her newborn baby in her handbag.
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Loyal Lab Braves Traffic to Stay with Fatally Hit Friend

Loyal Lab Braves Traffic to Stay with Fatally Hit Friend | The Global Village | Scoop.it
LA PUENTE, Calif. (KTLA) -- A loyal Labrador is making headlines around the world, after she braved traffic to stand beside another dog that had been hit and killed by a car.
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At an urban L.A. school, nature grows - and test scores too

At an urban L.A. school, nature grows - and test scores too | The Global Village | Scoop.it

How do you increase the engagement of children with science? Like this.....

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The child labour photos that shamed America

The child labour photos that shamed America | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Lewis Hine's photographs of young children working in cotton mills and coal mines helped convince US lawmakers in the early 20th century to introduce new regulations.
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Love in the Family - A Story For Our Times

Love in the Family - A Story For Our Times | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A brother and sister from Germany, who had an incestuous relationship and claimed the right to a family life, lose their case at the European Court of Human Rights.
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