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Disguised as Stone-Throwers, Infiltrators Open Fire on Palestinians
World  (tags: violence, conflict, israel, middle-east, palestine )

- 21 hours ago -
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
Linguist Documents Dying Languages Still Spoken in Toronto
Society & Culture  (tags: toronot, languages, dying languages, endangered languagesd, arts, culture, ethics, interesting, world )

- 1 day ago -
Turns out, this diverse city is a hotbed for endangered languages âEUR" some preserved better here than in their homeland.
Pit Bull Who Spent 11 Years In Shelter Finally Has A Wonderful Home
Offbeat  (tags: animals, off-beat, pets )

- 8 hours ago -
Olive was at the Yonkers Animal Shelter in New York for so long that Leslie McCauley who has been volunteering there for a dozen years had gotten to thinking of her as a fixture.
Dharamsala : Tibetans Picked Upon By Gaddi Thugs
World  (tags: Dharamsala : Tibetans picked upon by Gad )

- 1 day ago -
Small and dirty conditions of Dharamshala, illustrate how fragile life is for Tibetans without citizenship. Last year in Dharamshala, a Tibetan man in his 30s was thrown off from a third story building by a half dozen local Gaddi men
Nobel Prize Honors Work on Elusive Cosmic Particle
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, Nobel Prize, neutrinos, mass, cosmic )

- 8 hours ago -
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were honored for showing that these tiny particles, called neutrinos, have mass -- the quality we typically experience as weight.
TAKE ACTION: We Need to Be Able to Hold Abusive Nursing Homes Accountable
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, family, americans, health, women )

- 1 day ago -
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TAKE ACTION NOW! Myanmar: Crack Down on Illegal Electrofishing That's Hurting This Rare Dolphin
Animals  (tags: electrofishing, dolphins, slaughter, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
Myanmar's Irrawaddy River is home to one of the oldest human-animal partnerships: local fishermen and wild Irrawaddy dolphins. But modern electrofishing -- where metal rods or conductive nets linked to car batteries send electric currents that stun unsus
Mealworms Munch on Styrofoam Without Dying Shock Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: mealworms, polystyrene foam, styrofoam, poop pellets, fertilizer, digest, carbon dioxide )

- 2 days ago -
Styrofoam and other polystyrene foam are poisonous to a lot of animals so mealworms ability to digest them came as quite a surprise to scientists. Half of the eaten styrofoam turns into carbon dioxide the other half non-toxic poop pellets for fertilizer.
A Medical Breakthrough Made Possible By Ancient Chinese Remedies Just Won A Nobel Prize
Health & Wellness  (tags: AlternativeMed, complimentary medicine, disease, health, humans, illness, interesting, research, treatment )

- 2 days ago -
For centuries, malaria has ravaged much of the underdeveloped world - including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Economic losses in the Motherland amount to $12 billion annually via increased health care costs and loss of productivity and...
Nobel Prize in Medicine: Ancient Chinese Mystic Led Youyou Tu to Develop Prizewinning Antimalaria Drug
Health & Wellness  (tags: Nobel Prize, anti-malaria, drug, scientist, medicine )

- 2 days ago -
A fourth century Chinese mystic who lived at the time when Britain was still part of the Roman Empire provided a key insight into an antimalaria drug that has been honoured in the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
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