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Overeating and wasted food - Antarctica Journal

Fifth of world’s food lost to waste and over-eating

Almost one-fifth of world's food lost to waste and over-eating, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent of food lost to waste or left to spoil, ...
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The world’s largest virus

A huge virus discovered in sediment on the Chilean coast and another in an Australian pond are not only the largest scientists have ever seen, but also among the most baffling. A single so-called pandora virus is 1,000 times the ...
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Boy’s eyes stolen

Linfen, China A suspected Chinese organ trafficker gouged out the eyes of a 6-year-old boy to steal the corneas for the black market. The boy was playing outside his house in Shanxi province last weekend when a woman kidnapped and ...
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NASA paid people to lay in bed

NASA paid people to lay in bed

That's right... NASA paid people to lay in bed! NASA asked for volunteers who'd like to lie in bed for 24 hours a day for 10 weeks to volunteer for a program to study prolonged idleness. The test subjects, had ...
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How elephants defy getting cancer

How elephants defy getting cancer

As the world’s largest land mammals, elephants should suffer one of the highest cancer rates—they simply have far more cells that could potentially mutate and become malignant. But new research reveals that elephants rarely get cancer—and the reason why may ...
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Spring break riot

Santa Barbara, Calif. More than 100 people were arrested and dozens—including six police officers—injured last week when a large spring break party near the University of California, Santa Barbara, deteriorated into a riot. An estimated 15,000 people were at the ...
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CAN TREES DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST DEER

CAN TREES DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST DEER?

Our forests start to wake up during the Spring Season because warmer weather is upon us.  This time of year is for growing new buds that eventually grow into branches for new leaves. These buds store the energy over the ...
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Mysterious signal from deep space

Mysterious signal from deep space

Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to repeat, but for the first time, researchers have noticed a pattern in a series of bursts coming from a single source half a billion light-years from Earth. Fast radio bursts, or ...
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Human brain MCPH1 gene cloned into baby monkeys

MCPH1 Human Brain Gene & Monkeys – China

Chinese scientists have been modifying certain brain genes to create a new kind of monkey. Chinese researchers have incorporated the MCPH1 human brain gene into monkey embryos, in an experiment with hopes of crossing the wires of human and animal ...
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Blown up condom machine kills man

Blown up condom machine kills man

A man died on in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a blown up condom machine that he and two accomplices destroyed in an apparent robbery attempt. The 29-year-old man was ...
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