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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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Loss of Bees Bad for Plants | The Scientist Magazine®

Loss of Bees Bad for Plants | The Scientist Magazine® | this curious life | Scoop.it
Removing just a single bee species from an ecosystem can decrease the ability of the remaining species to pollinate plants.
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Light completely stopped for a record-breaking minute - physics-math - 25 July 2013 - New Scientist

Light completely stopped for a record-breaking minute - physics-math - 25 July 2013 - New Scientist | this curious life | Scoop.it
Using lasers and magnetic fields, the fastest thing in the universe, light, has been halted for a minute – the time it takes to make 20 round-trips
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Brazil's new Thalidomide babies

Brazil's new Thalidomide babies | this curious life | Scoop.it
A new scientific study seen exclusively by the BBC indicates that the drug Thalidomide is still causing birth defects in Brazil today, as Angus Crawford explains.
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For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of WWII | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine | this curious life | Scoop.it
Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more.
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The Senseless Killing of Queensland’s Bats

The Senseless Killing of Queensland’s Bats | this curious life | Scoop.it
By Mitch Gilley, Associate Writer You may be aware of the current controversy in Queensland swirling around their local flying fox population. That controversy...
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The light bulb's light bulb moment - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The light bulb's light bulb moment - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
The simple light bulb has been around in one form or another since Edison invented it in 1878, but it's currently experiencing a significant technological shift.
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Healthy result for next generation - The West Australian

Healthy result for next generation - The West Australian | this curious life | Scoop.it
The daughter of a prominent WA Aboriginal family is the pride of her generation, becoming the first Yawuru Karajarri doctor in Broome.
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Manchester Museum bosses puzzled by ancient Egyptian statue which mysteriously turns itself

Manchester Museum bosses puzzled by ancient Egyptian statue which mysteriously turns itself | this curious life | Scoop.it
Bosses at Manchester Museum have been left puzzled by the mystery of an ancient Egyptian statuette which - a video has revealed - seems to turn itself around 180 degrees in its display case.
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Sexy Images Show Surprising Effect On Conservative Guys

Sexy Images Show Surprising Effect On Conservative Guys | this curious life | Scoop.it
Sexually conservative men are more swayed by sexual images than more adventurous dudes, according to a new study that might help explain why the sexually conservative, paradoxically, tend to take sexual risks.
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Deadline.com »James Gandolfini Dies -- 'Sopranos' Star Was 51

Deadline.com »James Gandolfini Dies -- 'Sopranos' Star Was 51 | this curious life | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that actor James Gandolfini died suddenly in Italy after a suspected heart attack. He was 51. Gandolfini will be forever known for
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Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman

Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman | this curious life | Scoop.it
I. Once upon a time a woman never got married, but had many fulfilling relationships, a job that kept her comfortable, an apartment that she got to decorate just for her, and hobbies that stimulated her mind.
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Aspergillus felis: New Fungus Found in Australia, Causes Infections in Humans, Cats | Biology | Sci-News.com

Aspergillus felis: New Fungus Found in Australia, Causes Infections in Humans, Cats | Biology | Sci-News.com | this curious life | Scoop.it
A multinational team of biologists has identified a new species of fungus named Aspergillus felis that causes life-threatening infections in humans, cats.
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Halliburton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence

Halliburton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Gulf Oil Spill Evidence | this curious life | Scoop.it
* Third company to plead guilty over Gulf spill * Halliburton to pay $200,000 fine * $55 million to be donated to fish and wildlife group By Jonathan Stempel and Braden Reddall July 25...
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Male kangaroos woo mates with bulging biceps

Male kangaroos woo mates with bulging biceps | this curious life | Scoop.it
A male kangaroo’s forearm size could be a sexually selected trait and help them find a mate, a new study has found.In fact, male kangaroos frequently adopt poses to show off their muscly arms to females…...
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Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? | People & Places | Smithsonian Magazine

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? | People & Places | Smithsonian Magazine | this curious life | Scoop.it
The country's achievements in education have other nations, especially the United States, doing their homework
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UNICEF UK Blog

UNICEF UK Blog | this curious life | Scoop.it
As we in the UK bake in an unexpected heat wave, our colleagues at UNICEF Sweden have found a way to put one of the less enjoyable results of the hot summer weather to good use, by turning sweat in to clean, drinkable water.
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Vaccine Against HPV Has Cut Infections In Teenage Girls : NPR

Vaccine Against HPV Has Cut Infections In Teenage Girls : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
A vaccine against a virus that causes cervical cancer has cut infections among teenage girls by over half in the first four years of use, scientists report. Only about one-third of girls in that age group have received the recommended shots.
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BPS Occupational Digest: Employees don't feel obliged to pay back managers who support them emotionally

BPS Occupational Digest: Employees don't feel obliged to pay back managers who support them emotionally | this curious life | Scoop.it
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Wildlife in Chernobyl: Debate over mutations and populations of plants and animals in the radioactive fallout exclusion zone.

Wildlife in Chernobyl: Debate over mutations and populations of plants and animals in the radioactive fallout exclusion zone. | this curious life | Scoop.it
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Bill Nye Explains Climate Change (It Can't Be Explained Any More Simply Folks!) | Watch Now

Bill Nye Explains Climate Change (It Can't Be Explained Any More Simply Folks!) | Watch Now | this curious life | Scoop.it
I love Bill Nye more and more every day. A very simple to understand video to explain how climate change works; and yes – it’s man made. Love the part where they pull out Michele...
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Alien Sex Is Causing Problems In My Marriage' Says Labour Councillor

Alien Sex Is Causing Problems In My Marriage' Says Labour Councillor | this curious life | Scoop.it
A Labour councillor has claimed he has fathered a child with an alien and that the regular sex he has with the extra terrestrial is causing tension in his human marriage.
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Bank worker falls asleep on keyboard, transfers millions

Bank worker falls asleep on keyboard, transfers millions | this curious life | Scoop.it
If you're going to take a power nap, best take it well away from your keyboard – especially if you work in finance. A bank employee in Germany learned this to his cost recently when he unwittingly made a huge transaction while dozing at his desk.
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