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There's a Yawning Need for Boring Professors

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A growing number of researchers are focusing on what is becoming an exciting field of inquiry: boredom studies.
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Still lots to go around

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America and Russia have reduced their nuclear arsenals, but thousands of warheads remain
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Titanic the sequel: passengers offer $1M for passage on replica ship | Travel | Life | National Post

Titanic the sequel: passengers offer $1M for passage on replica ship | Travel | Life | National Post | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
The full-size replica, a pet project of Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer, will be built in China, beginning in April
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Some doctor's offices play favourites, study finds

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New Canadian study suggests that higher socio-economic individuals sometimes get special attention from primary-care health providers, while the less fortunate can face discrimination
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Sleeping less than six hours a night skews activity of hundreds of genes

Sleeping less than six hours a night skews activity of hundreds of genes | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Genes affected by lack of sleep include those governing the immune system, metabolism and the body's response to stress
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'My name is Igmar, no Enema!': Hilarious Starbucks cup spelling fails

'My name is Igmar, no Enema!': Hilarious Starbucks cup spelling fails | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
In a bustling Starbucks at peak hours, it can be hard to hear over the customers craving their first cup of the day. Patrons can see their names mangled into total nonsense or sometimes something much worse.
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Whistles May Harm Referees’ Hearing, Study Says

Whistles May Harm Referees’ Hearing, Study Says | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
A study found referees were more likely to report symptoms of ringing in the ears and trouble hearing than people of the same age in the general population.
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Man Sues Parents for Not Loving Him Enough, Seeks $200,000 and Two Domino's Pizza Restaurants in Damages

Man Sues Parents for Not Loving Him Enough, Seeks $200,000 and Two Domino's Pizza Restaurants in Damages | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Like most of us, Bernard Bey knows the root of his problems: his parents. Unlike most of us, however, the 32-year-old Brooklyn resident is seeking compensation for the damage his parents caused;
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Kid gives brutally honest note of appreciation to teacher.

Kid gives brutally honest note of appreciation to teacher. | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
The worst part is that this kid couldn't possibly have more than three teachers.Making teachers more accountable has been the rallying cry for education reform for more than 20 years now, but it turns out our kids are far more coldly effective at...
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daily tune - Peter Paul & Mary - Early Morning Rain

always loved a sing along, and these guys certainly seems to like it as well.


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Steal This Idea: A Bike Map Coded for Route Stress Level

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Steal This Idea: A Bike Map Coded for Route Stress Level
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The happiest and saddest states according to Twitter

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Hawaii was found to be the United States' happiest state in a recent study of geotagged tweets. The saddest? Louisiana.
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JD Power Survey Finds Radio Among Top Destinations For Hurricane Sandy Victims Seeking Outage Info

JD Power Survey Finds Radio Among Top Destinations For Hurricane Sandy Victims Seeking Outage Info | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Broadcasters have another statistic to point to when explaining the importance of radio as an information source during disasters.
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Meet Buddy, Another Ambitious, Crowdfunded Smart Watch | TechCrunch

Meet Buddy, Another Ambitious, Crowdfunded Smart Watch  | TechCrunch | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Haven't we all suffered enough abuse at the hands of Big Smart Watch? No? Well now there's Buddy, a Bluetooth smartwatch that aims to solve the problems associated with all those other watches.
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Nepalese woman sets Guinness World Record for climbing Everest twice in one week | World | News | National Post

Nepalese woman sets Guinness World Record for climbing Everest twice in one week | World | News | National Post | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Nepal's Tourism Minister handed over the certificate issued by Guinness World Records to 29-year-old Chhurim who scaled the 8,850-meter summit on May 12, 2012, and again a week later
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Artist Creates Tiny Buzz Aldrin Moonwalker in Eye of Needle

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The miniature Buzz Aldrin was painstakingly crafted by British sculptor Willard Wigan.
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LOOK: North Korean State-Sanctioned Hairstyles

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If you’re plotting a brave new hairdo, North Korea is probably not the place to get it done.
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Meet the Rapunzel family! Mother has grown her hair to be over 6ft long and her three oldest daughters aren't far behind

Meet the Rapunzel family! Mother has grown her hair to be over 6ft long and her three oldest daughters aren't far behind | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Terelynn Russel, a mother with 'good DNA for growing hair' has let hers grow to over 6ft long, longer than her body, giving her the look of a real-life Rapunzel.
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Restaurant owner spots determined teen walking 10 MILES for job interview in icy road and gives him a job - for DOUBLE the pay

Restaurant owner spots determined teen walking 10 MILES for job interview in icy road and gives him a job - for DOUBLE the pay | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Jhaqueil Reagan's (pictured) luck appears to have changed after a chance encounter with an Indiana restaurant owner Art Bouvier during a 10-mile trek through ice and snow for a minimum wage job interview in Indianapolis.
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Physicist proposes to his physicist girlfriend in the form of an academic paper

Physicist proposes to his physicist girlfriend in the form of an academic paper | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
Redditor bogus_wheel received a one-page proposal from her beau filled with romance and data points. What this fake academic lacks in citations, it more than makes up for in pure geeky sweetness.
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FREAKY: Your Breathing Patterns Change When You Read Email

FREAKY: Your Breathing Patterns Change When You Read Email | Radio Show Contents | Scoop.it
And it's bad for your health.

 

 

People these days are more connected than ever. 

 

But with hyperconnectivity comes health risks. It turns out that when people read email, their breathing patterns can change. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/email-apnea-how-email-change-breathing-2012-12#ixzz2LwiHyqLh


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The Future Is Now – China Opens Robot-Operated Restaurant - Facts Pod

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Top facts, Gadgets, Technology , Robotics Hub
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China Proposes 'One Fly' Rule For Public Toilets

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China's Health Ministry wants to control how many flies should be allowed in its bathrooms.
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Oscars 2013: the 'torture' behind red-carpet glamour

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Melanie Rickey: Starvation diets, liposuction, armpit Botox and anti-anxiety medication are all part of awards-ceremony preparation for many stars, whose beauty routines now go far beyond spray tans and manicures...
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Boy Who Ate Walls Gets 'Inedible' Bedroom

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Six-year-old Zach Tahir suffers from pica.

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Stu Gray's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:01 PM

I never ate plaster, but I did eat glue, play-doh and nearly burned the house down when I left an iron plugged in in the guest bedroom. Is there a disease for that?