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‘Barcode everyone at birth’

BBC News Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would … Continue reading

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A Point of View: Do human rights really exist?

BBC News Do “human rights” really exist, when they can be so easily taken away, asks Will Self. I always feel slightly queasy when people begin talking about the humane treatment of animals. Of course, I know what they mean … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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Beating acne may be a matter of thyme: Herbal cream ‘more effective’ than prescription gel

Fiona Macrae Daily Mail Beating acne may be simply a matter of thyme. Research shows that the herb may be better at zapping spots than expensive creams, gels and lotions, including some are available on prescription. It may also be … Continue reading

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Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Bryan Stevenson TED In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial … Continue reading

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Necessary Lies

Source: RSA Comment: As documented in Political Ponerology by A. Lobaczewski, all lies eventually lead to pathological behavior corrupting whole groups/countries/societies and turning them into pathocracies through society’s tolerance of pathological leaders. The concerning point is that the initial tolerance … Continue reading

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Immune cells use ‘starvation tactics’ on HIV

James Gallagher BBC News Scientists have shown how some cells in the body can repel attacks from HIV by starving the virus of the building blocks of life. Viruses cannot replicate on their own; they must hijack other cells and … Continue reading

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Fault Lines: Fast food, fat profits: Obesity in America

Al Jazeera English Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050. Minorities have been even … Continue reading

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Karen Handel calls Planned Parenthood a ‘gigantic bully’

Rosie Mestel Baltimore Sun For those who haven’t reached the saturation point regarding the fracas surrounding Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision — and then reversal — to cease awarding grants to Planned Parenthood for breast-health services, here’s one more snippet … Continue reading

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Sydney’s crowded houses of learning

Bruce McDougall Daily Telegraph STUDENTS in government primary schools are struggling in classes of more than 30 children as wealthy families turn their backs on expensive private colleges to save thousands of dollars in fees. Booming public school enrolments have … Continue reading

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