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NASA Set to Unveil Latest Spacesuit Design - With Public's Help
Offbeat  (tags: NASA, Space, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Anticipating its astronauts will soon encounter unprecedented environs in space, NASA is set to unveil the new Z-2 spacesuit for deep-space exploration. Public voting on three Z-2 prototypes closes Tuesday evening.
Real-Life Fox and Hound Get Their Own Song
Offbeat  (tags: Dog, fox, friendship, Norway, cute, song )

- 13 hours ago -
When Torgeir Berge's dog, Tinni, struck up a friendship with a fox in a Norwegian forest, he saw an opportunity to educate people about the realities of the fur industry.
UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo Says UK Has 'Sexist Culture'
Offbeat  (tags: UK, Women. Men. violence, "boys' club sexist culture", Rashida Manjoo, UN )

- 1 day ago -
The UK has a "boys' club sexist culture", a UN investigator looking at violence against women has said. Rashida Manjoo is on a visit to the UK, studying its approach to the issue.
Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

- 3 hours ago -
Forensic anthropologists are disinterring the remains of children at a Florida reform school. Former students hope the dig will provide answers about alleged child abuse within the school's walls.
Adorable Video Shows Polar Bear Playing Catch With a Boy at the Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: Polar bear, frisbee, plays catch, adorable, video, New Mexico, boy )

- 1 day ago -
Filmed at Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the video shows a swimming polar bear throwing a Frisbee to a boy watching behind the wire enclosure.
'Haunting' Art By Jewish Children in WW2 Concentration Camp
Offbeat  (tags: Haunted, Jewish Children, fomer Czechoslovakia, concentration camp World War Two, Lancashire gallery )

- 1 day ago -
A collection of sketches by Jewish children who were held at a concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia during World War Two is going on show at a Lancashire gallery. The images offer an insight into the experiences of the children,
Are Men's Shirt Collars An Economic Indicator?
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- 1 day ago -
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Judge Overturns Tough North Dakota Abortion Law
Offbeat  (tags: federal judge, Court, abortion law, North Dakota, USA )

- 3 hours ago -
A US federal judge has overthrown a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Offbeat  (tags: Mighty quinn, regae, film, natty dreadlock )

- 9 hours ago -
Classic reggae film.
Cannibal Mystery: New Evidence in Michael Rockefeller Disappearance
Offbeat  (tags: Michael Rockefeller, mystery, New evidence )

- 3 hours ago -
The author of a new book on the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in 1961 claims to have solved one of America's most enduring mysteries.
Sinead 'O' Conner - Troy
Offbeat  (tags: Sinead o Conner, lion and the cobra, UK )

- 9 hours ago -
Great song from Sinead 'o 'Conner
The Phoenix From the Flame I Will Rise
Offbeat  (tags: Sinead o Conner, rise, lion and cobra )

- 8 hours ago -
Sinead o Conner, I wil rise
First Nations Rap Artist, Supaman: Prayer Loop Song   video
Offbeat  (tags: Native American, First Nations, rapper, performer, Supaman, Prayer Loop Song, tradition, pride, contemporary, hip hop, rap )

- 15 hours ago -
"Montana hip hop artist Supaman performs his song 'Prayer Loop Song' in the Billings Gazette's Studio. Enjoy." First Nations pride and tradition meets contemporary hip hop.
Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )

- 3 hours ago -
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
Nearly One Million People Relying on Food Handouts in UK
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Economy, Employment, Food, Politics, UK )

- 10 hours ago -
One of Britain's largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country's growing hunger problem.
The Vision- Dub Away
Offbeat  (tags: Reggae, dub vision, enjoy )

- 8 hours ago -
Dub reggae, enjoy!
Onondaga Nation Seeks International Help in Reclaiming Ancestral Lands From US
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, History, Human rights, Law, Protest, USA )

- 1 day ago -
After failing to get the United States justice system to hear its case asserting that millions of acres of its land was stolen by New York, the Onondaga Native American tribe has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Helping to End Human Trafficking By Breaking a WORLD RECORD!
Offbeat  (tags: Barnaby Davies, offbeat, publicity stunt, human trafficking )

- 10 hours ago -
Barnaby Davies, an experienced roadie for Beyonce, Madonna, and Metallica, became aware about human trafficking during his training course to become a tour operator with the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI).
Benefit Sanctions, Greater Poverty Forcing More People in UK to Use Food Banks
Offbeat  (tags: Welfare Reform, Crisis, Economy, Finance, Food, UK )

- 11 hours ago -
The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it's the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT.
New York Police Disband Muslim 'Eavesdropping' Unit
Offbeat  (tags: NYPD, eavesdrop, Muslims, terrorism, Demographics Unit, USA )

- 3 hours ago -
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats.
Democracy, Human Rights in Europe at Its Lowest Since Cold War - Council of Europe Head
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, EU, Human rights, Police, Ukraine )

- 10 hours ago -
The rule of law in Europe is going through its most severe crisis since the Cold War, a report by the continent's top human rights and democracy watchdog warns.

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