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Leonardo DiCaprio: New Documentary "THE IVORY GAME" - Please SIGN & SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: elephants, ivory trade, poachers killed, Leonardo DiCaprio, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter )

- 2 days ago -
PLEASE SIGN UP TO JOIN THE FIGHT AND PROTECT AN ESSENTIAL SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION - Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa.
Brexit: Court Battle Looms Over Rights of Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, EU, Magna Carta, British Parliament, High Court. UK )

- 11 days ago -
Arguments over Brexit have been raging in Parliament and the country since June's Leave vote and this week they move to the High Court.
Environment  (tags: India, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, GEAC, genetically modified, mustard, petition, letter )

- 12 days ago -
You could soon be eating genetically modified (GM) mustard! The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is going to meet to make a decision about over 1.2 billion Indians will eat. Why this risky technology when there are safe ecological alternatives?
10 Wonderful Health Benefits of Hugging
Health & Wellness  (tags: offbeat, research, hugging, hormone, oxytocin, prevention, blood pressure, stress and anxiety, pain, muscle relaxing )

- 10 days ago -
Scientists have discovered that when we hug a loved one, the hormone oxytocin releases into the blood stream. This hormone lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety and has also been found to improve your memory.
TripAdvisor Bans Ticket Sales to Attractions That Allow Contact With Wild Animals
Animals  (tags: ethics, protection, wild animals, exploitation, TripAdvisor, animal welfare, ban, ticket sales, “no touching of wild animals” policy )

- 12 days ago -
A reaction to many petitions attacking TripAdvisor? Animal welfare groups laud step ("no touching of wild animals" policy) by travel giant but concerns remain that it is not going far enough to counter cruel practices & exploitation by tourism businesses
Washington Post: Closing Argument Against Donald Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Presidential Elections, Washington Post, op eds, overview )

- 10 days ago -
WAPO analyses Trump's unfitness for POTUS. Their editorial board endorses HC - but if Trump's crashing in polls, maybe the day is coming for voting for what one believes - a third party that echoes Bernie's concerns - rather than "lesser evil"?
Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World (Videos & Transcript)
Science & Tech  (tags: WIRED, Scott Dadich, Barack Obama, Joi Ito, MIT, Artificial Intelligence )

- 10 days ago -
Scott Dadich sat down with Obama and Joi Ito of MIT, in the White House, to sort through the hope, the hype, and the fear around AI.
Flight Attendant Can't Believe Black Woman Is Doctor   video
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, Dr Tamikka Cross, Delta Airlines, flight attendant, Detroit, Houston, discrimination, health crisis, disbelief, Racism/Bigotry, complaint )

- 10 days ago -
A flight attendant just couldn't believe a black woman doctor was actually a real doctor. Thankfully this ignorant racism didn't cost someone their life. And this is the 21st century??
In Pictures: How a Rebel Fighter Became 'Syria's Banksy'
World  (tags: Street art, Syria, Damascus, Dabbaya, Abu Malek Al-Shamy, Banksy, social messages )

- 12 days ago -
As a suburb of Damascus faced near-constant bombardment and a chronic lack of food, water and power, an incongruous mural appeared on the wall of a bombed-out building. It showed a young girl standing on a pile of skulls writing a single word on a wall
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