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Dog Strangled by Phone Cord Saves His Own Life by Dialing Emergency Number

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George, a 2-year-old Basset Hound, saved his own life by calling for help when he became tangled in a phone cord.
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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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The CIA's inner circle of white elephant specialists

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The New York Times recently covered a report by long-term critics of psychologists' involvement in the CIA torture programme. It includes a series of leaked emails which suggests something beyond w...
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Huge 90% success of new ovarian cancer blood tests could lead to national screening

Huge 90% success of new ovarian cancer blood tests could lead to national screening | this curious life | Scoop.it
A new blood test for ovarian cancer has been found to detect twice as many cases as conventional methods, and is so successful it could lead to national screening programmes.
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Artist brings refugee message home to Adelaide - InDaily | Adelaide News

Artist brings refugee message home to Adelaide - InDaily | Adelaide News | this curious life | Scoop.it
Adelaide artist Peter Drew is pasting up around 150 posters around his home city this week as part of his national odyssey seeking to influence the way Australians think about asylum seekers.
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Migrant boat crisis: the story of the Greek hero on the beach

Migrant boat crisis: the story of the Greek hero on the beach | this curious life | Scoop.it
One compelling image has come to represent all the Greek people who treated desperate migrants like fellow human beings
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World War One Poetry

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Poets responded to the horrors of the Great War with insightful, poignant and at times witty poems. Several are included here, and readers include the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, writer Linda Jaivin, artist Ben Quilty and the director of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan Nelson.
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Dusty the kangaroo loves life on the farm

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Two-year-old Dusty the kangaroo is convinced he is a dog and thinks Lilly the golden retriever is his mum.
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How to make peace? Get angry

How to make peace? Get angry | this curious life | Scoop.it
How did a young man born into a high caste in India come to free 83,000 children from slavery? Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi offers a surprising piece of advice to anyone who wants to change the world for the better: Get angry at injustice. In this powerful talk, he shows how a lifetime of peace-making sprang from a lifetime of outrage.
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I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons

I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons | this curious life | Scoop.it
The dilemma in chilling new drama Force Majeure raises philosophical quandaries, but it’s not the first film to do so. Memento, Ida and It’s A Wonderful Life all address the Big Questions
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Are we in the midst of an ice epidemic? A snapshot of meth use in Australia

Are we in the midst of an ice epidemic? A snapshot of meth use in Australia | this curious life | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott today launched a taskforce to tackle the growing problem of ice. But while Australia certainly has a problem with ice, it's hardly an epidemic.
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Is 10% of the population really gay?

Is 10% of the population really gay? | this curious life | Scoop.it
Alfred Kinsey’s claim that 10% of adults were homosexual was flawed. But recent surveys suggest that, in terms of behaviour, his statistic may be roughly true
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Footy doctors copping hits for protecting players

Footy doctors copping hits for protecting players | this curious life | Scoop.it
Doctors are being pulled apart by their obligations towards their team’s on-field success and their professional duty to protect the safety of players.
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A crying shame

A crying shame | this curious life | Scoop.it
The letter was kind of magnificent. It came by post (a declining tradition; these days such missives are much more likely to plop balefully into my ABC inbox) and was marked with the high-end Melbourne address of the writer, a man with whom I was not previously acquainted. Subject, in bold: “THE WIFE DROUGHT.” “Dear Ms Crabb,” it began.
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Eye-gazing technology empowering students at Darwin school

Eye-gazing technology empowering students at Darwin school | this curious life | Scoop.it
New computer software that allows a person's eye to control a computer cursor is giving a voice to students in the NT who cannot communicate verbally.
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East Australia one of 11 areas to account for 80% of world forest loss by 2030

East Australia one of 11 areas to account for 80% of world forest loss by 2030 | this curious life | Scoop.it
Between 3m and 6m hectares of forest, mainly across New South Wales and Queensland, could be lost between 2010 and 2030
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Mark Ronson En Route To Funk You Up At Official Splendour Sideshows

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Mark Ronson En Route To Funk You Up At Official Splendour Sideshows
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Monty Python: 'We hate the Daily Mail slightly more than we hate each other'

Monty Python: 'We hate the Daily Mail slightly more than we hate each other' | this curious life | Scoop.it
The five surviving members of the British comedy troupe joined host John Oliver for a panel discussion and screening of The Holy Grail during Tribeca film festival
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The 10 most miserable countries in the world are...

The 10 most miserable countries in the world are... | this curious life | Scoop.it
A new report has revealed Togo to be most depressing place to live in the world.
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The Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius Picks Mad Men’s Most Memorable Ads

The Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius Picks Mad Men’s Most Memorable Ads | this curious life | Scoop.it
“My job was to try and get these characters, Don and Peggy, to appear to conjure advertising."
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My desperate journey with a human smuggler

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Photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor was living in Afghanistan -- until his risky work forced him to leave the country. But for Batoor, a member of a displaced ethnic group called the Hazara, moving home to Pakistan proved dangerous too. And finding a safer place wasn't as simple as buying a plane ticket. Instead, he was forced to pay a human smuggler, and join the deadly tidal wave of migrants seeking asylum by boat. He documents the harrowing ocean trip with powerful photographs.
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Nine Australian movies to watch in 2015

Nine Australian movies to watch in 2015 | this curious life | Scoop.it
Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dressmaker and Blinky Bill – family-friendly films, adult-oriented dramas and A-list stars replace 2014’s slew of sleeper hits. Could 2015 be the year of the homegrown box office?
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The Muslim Nation which saved Jews... - J-Wire

The Muslim Nation which saved Jews... - J-Wire | this curious life | Scoop.it
During the Holocaust, many individuals and small groups risked their lives to save Jewish people...writes Barbara Heggen
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When a surgeon is not a surgeon

When a surgeon is not a surgeon | this curious life | Scoop.it
Surgical work done every day in cosmetic and skin cancer clinics does not require specialist training and the victims of poor surgery are left with little recourse. William Verity reports on a growing medical industry that is not governed by the medical regulator.
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Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada's coast

Fukushima disaster radiation detected off Canada's coast | this curious life | Scoop.it
Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 detected in samples collected off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in Canada’s British Columbia
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