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Chocolate Giant: Earth Is Running Out of Chocolate
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, environment, ethics, food, health, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, technology, world )

Caree
- 9 days ago - msn.com
There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous (if you love chocolate) scenario if it doesn't stop. Chocolate deficits, whereby
Dogs Get Massages for the First Time - Video
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Caree
- 10 days ago - msn.com
Video of dogs getting massaged for the first time..
The One Dollar Contraceptive Set to Make Family Planning Easier
Offbeat  (tags: Birth Control, Contraceptive, Health, Healthcare )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An agreement has been signed which will make contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries. It is an injection - but not as you know it.
Monsanto Sues Hawaii County Over GMO Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Ecology, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - rt.com
Two biotechnology behemoths have followed through with vows to sue Hawaii's Maui County for passing a law last week that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.
Monsanto to Pay $2.4mn to Farmers Over 2013 GMO-Wheat Scare
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Monsanto, Science, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
GMO giant Monsanto will have to fork out $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with US wheat farmers after its genetically engineered strain, supposedly banned and scrapped a decade ago, was found alive and well in Oregon in 2013.
GMO Salmon's Future in Question After Producer Fined Over Violations
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Central America, Food, GMO, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
Panama fined a US biotechnology company's local facility that "repeatedly violated" the nation's permitting and regulatory laws as it worked to develop the world's first genetically-modified salmon. The 2012 infractions were first made public on Tuesday.
'Worked to Death': Japanese Restaurant Pays Out $500,000 After Manager Commits Suicide
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Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
A Japanese restaurant will have to pay $500,000 in damages after overworking an employee to the point of suicide. The man had worked 190 hours overtime a month, as well as suffering abusive treatment from his supervisor.
Hllside - A Life-Saving Operation for Lyndi...
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Borg
- 21 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
Lyndi is on her way to the vets to undergo an operation to surgically remove an aggressive lump (carcinoma) from her vulva to save it from spreading further. Because she has formed such a strong bond with Josh, he is going with her to keep her company.
Villain or Hero? Bats May Be Key to Curing Ebola, Scientists Say
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Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
Bats are believed to be the origin of the deadly Ebola virus; they can carry rabies and over 100 other diseases, but they do not suffer from the viruses themselves. Scientists believe the nocturnal creatures may be the key to curing Ebola.
Cry for Help: Rise in UK Children Considering Suicide, Social Media Blamed
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Health, Human rights, Information Technology, Mass media, UK )

Ray
- 25 days ago - rt.com
More children in Britain are considering suicide than ever before, according to ChildLine, which claims to have received more than 34,000 calls in one year from under-18s seeking guidance
Brits Genetically 'Programmed' to Be Grumpy - Report
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Ray
- 26 days ago - rt.com
According to research published on Thursday, Brits are more likely to be grumps because they possess a "short form" version of a gene that produces serotonin - the neurochemical which controls happiness levels in the brain.
Unexpected Ways to Wake Up Your Brain
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brains, research )

Ray
- 28 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert? Michael Mosley tested caffeine against some unlikely alternatives
Whales Butchered in Bloody Seas: Faroe Islanders Say It's Tradition, Others Protest
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Health, Iceland, Scandal )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
The waters on the shores of Denmark's Faroe Islands turn red in summer. The islanders are keen on preserving a centuries-old bloody practice of whale hunting, which turns small bays in slaughterhouses despite the efforts of activists to stop them.
Beijing Marathon Smog Takes Health Out of Exercise
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Jessica
- 33 days ago - yourenergyblog.com
Smog in Beijing is so bad that marathon runners were wearing gas masks last week. It's one of the smoggiest cities in the world. 30,000 athletes were registered to run. Some dropped out, some quit early, and some wore masks.
Conman Fakes 2-Year Coma to Avoid Court
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Health, Law, Medicine, UK )

Ray
- 33 days ago - rt.com
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.
 

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