Beautiful Tales Unfolding

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Author: Ida Lawrence

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Stories just unfold and unfold; hour by hour the pages of our book are written. Some say we write those pages ourselves, including the seemingly ‘outside of our control’ experiences. Accidents, unwelcome circumstances, surprising opportunities, forgetting, missteps, chance meetings, world events, other people’s decisions, childhood experiences… these things that ‘happen’...

Walk on by Britain: Two Little Girls Pretend to be Lost in a Busy Shopping Centre

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Author: Sam Greenhill

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One little girl was clutching her favourite toy while her younger sister was sucking her thumb – and both looked utterly lost and forlorn. In a bygone era, a concerned adult might have stopped to ask them where their mother was. But in a damning indictment of modern Britain, hundreds...

Why Do Low Nutrition Diets Extend Life?

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Author: Margo Adler

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UNSW scientists have developed a new evolutionary theory on why consuming a diet that is very low in nutrients extends lifespan in laboratory animals - research that could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans. Scientists have known for decades that severely restricted food intake reduces the incidence of...

Giraffe Kisses Dying Zoo Worker Final Goodbye

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Author: Heather Saul

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Heart-breaking pictures have emerged of the moment a giraffe said goodbye to a terminally ill zoo worker, who had spent most of his adult life cleaning the animal's enclosures. Maintenance worker Mario has terminal cancer and had asked to be taken into the giraffe enclosure at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo....

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

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Author: Natasha Geiling

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Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey. There are a few other examples...

Power Lines Look Terrifying to Animals

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Author: Anna Newby - Video

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It’s surprising that more animals don’t crash into power lines. The wires don’t look like much of a barrier, yet scientists have found that animals will avoid them even after they’ve been in place for 30 years. This suggests it is not the human presence, noise, or other construction-related disturbances...

Medical Marijuana Research For PTSD Clears Major Hurdle

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Author: Jolie Lee

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A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Although there is a "mountain of anecdotal evidence" that marijuana helps with PTSD, there has been no controlled trial to test how marijuana suppresses the symptoms, including flashbacks,...

‘Gay Rights Cause Tornadoes, Autism is a Punishment From God. God is Angry’

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Author: Heather Saul

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A congressional candidate in Chicago, who blames natural disasters such as tornados on gay rights and claims autism is a punishment from God, has won the GOP nomination and will challenge Democrat Jan Schakowsky for the 9th Congressional district of the city. Among her many controversial views, Susanne Atanus is...