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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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Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox

Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox | this curious life | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch will soon hand over the reins of the media dynasty that began with his father's Australian newspaper nearly a century ago to his sons. The specific timing of the handoff of 21st Century Fox is unclear. But…
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How to Succeed Without Self-Promoting

How to Succeed Without Self-Promoting | this curious life | Scoop.it
Case studies that show how to succeed in business as an introvert without having to self-promote.
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Cheap blood test reveals every virus you've ever been exposed to

Cheap blood test reveals every virus you've ever been exposed to | this curious life | Scoop.it
Your blood keeps track of every virus you meet. Now a test can detect them all, perhaps exposing hidden infections or the causes of confusing conditions
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SWAZILAND: A culture that encourages HIV/AIDS

SWAZILAND: A culture that encourages HIV/AIDS | this curious life | Scoop.it
Anecdotal evidence that entrenched cultural beliefs among Swazis actively encourage the spread of HIV/AIDS has been confirmed by a joint government and UN report.
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Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius | this curious life | Scoop.it
On the man who was caught between the past and the future in clothes a size too small, and profoundly changed our lives anyway.

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I walked away from a great-looking life at age 35 to discover who I really am

I walked away from a great-looking life at age 35 to discover who I really am | this curious life | Scoop.it
I can remember precisely when it hit me. I was staring out the window of my big, empty office, watching an even bigger home go up across the street. We were living in one of those up-and-coming neighbourhoods, selected not for its charm, but for its potential increase in value. The fact that houses were being torn down and replaced was a selling feature, my fiancée said.
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Quokka

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Scientific Name: Setonix brachyurus Conservation Status: Vulnerable Body Length: 40–54 cm Weight: 2.7–4.2 kg Gestation: 27 days Number of young: 1
Distribution: Rottnest Island, south-west Western Australian mainland Habitat: Dense vegetation or dense semi-arid heath.
Description: Quokkas are one of the smallest wallaby species in Australia. They have thick, coarse, grey-brown fur; short, rounded fluffy ears, a tail 24–31 cm long and shorter hindlegs than other macropod species.
Diet: Quokkas ar
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Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world - BBC News

Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world - BBC News | this curious life | Scoop.it
A team of scientists in California have created the blackest paint in the world - to help them make solar energy even more efficient.
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Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world - BBC News

Harnessing the sun with the blackest paint in the world - BBC News | this curious life | Scoop.it
A team of scientists in California have created the blackest paint in the world - to help them make solar energy even more efficient.
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Scientists find two new marsupial species that mate themselves to death

Scientists find two new marsupial species that mate themselves to death | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have discovered two new species of antechinus - a genus of tiny carnivorous marsupials whose males are wiped out each spring after mating themselves to death. The...
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Sleeping Cancer Can ‘Wake Up’ Years Later

Sleeping Cancer Can ‘Wake Up’ Years Later | this curious life | Scoop.it
Years, even decades, after remission some cancers return without warning. The “sleeping” cancer cells reactivate, “waking up” decades later, according to a British team of scientists, who say they may have found the molecular key to the change.
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Handshakes better than your blood pressure at assessing your health

Handshakes better than your blood pressure at assessing your health | this curious life | Scoop.it
The firmness of your hand grip is better than your blood pressure at assessing your health, Hamilton researchers have found, and reduced muscular strength, measured by your grip, is consistently linked with early death, disability and illness.
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Zombie bacteria may help heal wounds

Zombie bacteria may help heal wounds | this curious life | Scoop.it
Bacteria killed with silver can destroy living bacterial strains through a novel mechanism dubbed 'the zombie effect', a new study has found.
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Takeaways From Matthew Weiner's

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Takeaways From Matthew Weiner

Janet Devlin's insight:

"See if 'I'll show them' can become your motto."  

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Who are the Mediterranean's migrants? - BBC News

Who are the Mediterranean's migrants? - BBC News | this curious life | Scoop.it
Four migrant families describe how and why they made the long, dangerous journey from the Middle East and Africa to Europe.
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What refugees really think of aid agencies

What refugees really think of aid agencies | this curious life | Scoop.it
Aid agencies are partial, unaccountable and potentially corrupt, and they fail to meet people's most pressing needs, according to a new report based on focus group interviews with refugees and other aid recipients in the Middle East. Other concerns included a lack of consultation about people’s needs, a failure to protect the most vulnerable, confusion over which agency was responsible for what, duplicated aid, as well as instances where help was perceived to be withheld or prioritised due to po
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How Turing solved the enigma of Solitaire

How Turing solved the enigma of Solitaire | this curious life | Scoop.it
Alan Turing wrote to his therapist's niece Maria Greenbaum with his solution to winning the parlour game in July 1953, seemingly indicating the Enigma code genius was warm and caring.
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Comment: The 4 ways people rationalise eating meat

Comment: The 4 ways people rationalise eating meat | this curious life | Scoop.it
Whatever your personal stance on vegetarianism, it's hard to deny that there's a paradox inherent to eating meat. Most meat-eaters have at least some qualms about hurting or harming animals. Not only do many omnivores have pets, but many of them also would never want to even see the process by which the animals they eat are killed, let alone take part in it themselves.
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What happens when a family eats only organic food for two weeks?

What happens when a family eats only organic food for two weeks? | this curious life | Scoop.it
A Swedish family has eaten only organic food for two weeks as part of a study conducted by The Swedish Environmental Research Institute. The study – commissioned by Swedish supermarket chain Coop – saw the family dramatically change its diet, with impressive results. A video about the study introduced the family of five, with mother Anette explaining why they typically didn’t eat organic food. "It costs more than conventional food and we’re a big family," she said in the video.
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Northern quolls 'likely shag themselves to death'

Northern quolls 'likely shag themselves to death' | this curious life | Scoop.it
A male northern quoll spends its life searching for a mate, fighting off other males, only to die after sex.
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15 Facts About Sleep That Will Make You Want To Curl Up And Fall Asleep For Days

15 Facts About Sleep That Will Make You Want To Curl Up And Fall Asleep For Days | this curious life | Scoop.it
Sleep just got better!

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"No more raw bananas!" Study finds chimps actually prefer flambé

"No more raw bananas!" Study finds chimps actually prefer flambé | this curious life | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees possess some of the mental skills needed for cooking.
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11 new species of chameleon found in Madagascar

11 new species of chameleon found in Madagascar | this curious life | Scoop.it
The panther chameleon is known for its remarkable ability to shift its skin colour through a rainbow of vibrant reds, greens, blues and yellows. Now, scientists think they have figured out how it does this.
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Bees are dying off — but there’s a surprisingly simple, completely uncontroversial way to save them

Bees are dying off — but there’s a surprisingly simple, completely uncontroversial way to save them | this curious life | Scoop.it
The only thing stopping us from protecting pollinators is greed, Dave Goulson tells Salon
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'Sleeping beauty' studies ahead of their time

'Sleeping beauty' studies ahead of their time | this curious life | Scoop.it
No-one noticed your research? Don't worry, it could be big in 50 years.
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