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Talk like a man (or a woman): Latest iPhone update will see users able to chose the sex of personal assistant Siri's voice

Talk like a man (or a woman): Latest iPhone update will see users able to chose the sex of personal assistant Siri's voice | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Apple unveiled earlier this week that its latest software update for the iPhone will see users able to choose whether the phone's built-in personal assistant Siri speaks with a male or female voice.
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The world’s leading producer of orange juice is getting squeezed

The world’s leading producer of orange juice is getting squeezed | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
If Brazil is going to maintain its grasp on the global orange juice market, it's going to have to shake things up a bit.
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Yes, Credit Cards Are Making You a Bad Person

Yes, Credit Cards Are Making You a Bad Person | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Dumber, fatter, poorer.
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Watch What Happens When You Track 493 People's Grocery Buying Habits

Watch What Happens When You Track 493 People's Grocery Buying Habits | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Researchers are using GPS devices to better understand where and how we get our food.
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First fluorescent protein identified in a vertebrate

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Eel popular in sushi offers advances in bioimaging.
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Echolocation helps kids, adults learn to 'see' with sound - TODAY.com

Echolocation helps kids, adults learn to 'see' with sound - TODAY.com | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but if you were to watch him from a distance, you wouldn’t know it. Walking down...
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Bride who lost gown in tornado gets surprise 'dream dress' - TODAY.com

Bride who lost gown in tornado gets surprise 'dream dress' - TODAY.com | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Megan Acord grew up in Moore, Oklahoma. She went to school there. And she couldn’t wait to get married there. But those dreams fell apart...
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Thanks But No Thanks, Science: iPhone Controlled Cyborg Cockroaches

Thanks But No Thanks, Science: iPhone Controlled Cyborg Cockroaches | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Two graduates of the University of Michigan with backgrounds in neuroscience took to the stage at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh this week to unveil their new cell phone-controlled cockroach, thus silencing the zero voices clamoring for the...
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The thinking, breathing buildings on the horizon

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Cities of smooth stone and steel may turn into floating forests – with buildings that can think , breathe and cool themselves, says architect Philip Beesley.
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E-cigarettes face new restrictions

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Electronic cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016, under new restrictions recommended by the medicines regulator.
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MSU study: See how many people properly wash their hands after using the bathroom

MSU study: See how many people properly wash their hands after using the bathroom | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
"These findings were surprising to us because past research suggested that proper hand washing is occurring at a much higher rate," said lead investigator Carl Borchgrevink.

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Study: Male Shoppers Equate Prices Printed in Red With Bargains

Study: Male Shoppers Equate Prices Printed in Red With Bargains | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
New research finds male shoppers equate prices printed in red with bargains.
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Spain builds submarine 70 tons too heavy after putting a decimal in the wrong place

Spain builds submarine 70 tons too heavy after putting a decimal in the wrong place | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
A new, Spanish-designed submarine is more than 70 tons too heavy, and officials fear if it goes out to sea, it will not be able to surface.
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Man of Steel flowchart reveals your Superman alter ego

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From Lois Lane to Lex Luthor, General Zod to Jax-Ur - who's your Superman character twin?
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Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them

Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Even for the most materialistic consumers, it's the experience of shopping (and the anticipation of buying) that makes us truly happy
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Science: Your Legos Are Getting Angrier

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Lego figurines are increasingly being designed to look full of "anger" and "disdain," according to a group of New Zealand researchers.
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How Green Building Standards Can Actually Change People's Behavior

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New research suggests LEED-ND projects can dramatically cut down on driving rates.
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Most parents monitor kids on Facebook: study

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Some two-thirds of American parents monitor their children's Facebook activities, but a large percentage say they trust their youngsters to manage on their own, a study showed Thursday
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Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder - TODAY.com

Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder - TODAY.com | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache...
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Ultra elevator takes you higher with carbon-fibre tape - tech - 11 June 2013 - New Scientist

Ultra elevator takes you higher with carbon-fibre tape - tech - 11 June 2013 - New Scientist | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Elevators can now carry people to the top of a kilometre-high skyscraper in a single run thanks to UltraRope, a super-light carbon-fibre hoisting cable
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Superglue used to stop newborn baby's brain bleeding – video

Surgeons at Kansas University Hospital have used a drop of superglue to block an aneurysm on newborn Ashlyn Julian
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Birdsong phone apps 'harming' birds

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The "harmful misuse" of mobile phone apps that mimic birdsong can stop birds performing important tasks such as feeding their young, experts say.
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Your Baby Name Choice Reveals Your Political Leanings

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Choosing a baby name may be one of the hardest things a parent has to do. I'd say it's harder than potty training -- which has become my nemesis right now.

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How long can you wear high heels before pain kicks in? An hour and six minutes, women say

How long can you wear high heels before pain kicks in? An hour and six minutes, women say | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
If you've ever suffered foot problems from wearing a gorgeous pair of heels, you're certainly in good company.

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When Not Trusting Your Gut Can Lead to Bad Decisions | IdeaFeed | Big Think

When Not Trusting Your Gut Can Lead to Bad Decisions | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Putting your feelings into words, versus simply acting on how you feel, can change your course of action, say researchers at the University of Virginia--sometimes for the worse.
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