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Scientists Create Sparkling Apple That Fizzes in Your Mouth
Offbeat  (tags: Apples, Sparklng Apples, Lubera, Paradis Sparkling, Enhanced, GM apples )

- 1 day ago -
"Scientists at Swiss fruit company Lubera have created a genetically modified apple that fizzes in your mouth. This new variety, called Paradis Sparkling, has big cells in the flesh that release effervescent juices when you bite into them."
Fear Extinction? Share the Scary Truth About Human Population Growth This Halloween.
Offbeat  (tags: halloween, extinction, human population growth )

- 15 hours ago -
The future doesn't have to be so scary. By talking about population with your friends, family and coworkers at Halloween parties and spooky events (and, of course, other places after Halloween) you're taking the first step
10 Alternate Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy
Offbeat  (tags: halloween candy, sweets for the troops, world, treats, re-use, resell, ebay )

- 10 hours ago -
The only thing more tempting than having a bunch of candy in your house before Halloween, is having leftover candy after the holiday. Try Operation Shoebox for the troops!
Animal Photos of the Week: 31 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, photos, wildlife, world, off-beat )

- 6 hours ago -
Animal beauty around the world.
100 Women: The Salon Helping Acid Attack Victims
Offbeat  (tags: Women, acid attacks, victims, Pakistan )

- 5 hours ago -
Beauticians are hard at work in a high-end salon in an affluent area of Lahore in Pakistan. The sound of women's chatter and laughter is mixed with the continuous roars of hairdryers.
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, americans, bush, bushadministration, candidates, cheney, congress, dishonesty, constitution, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, economy, ethics, elections, freedoms, propaganda, republicans, u.s., usa, obama, healthcare, government, lies, med )

- 3 hours ago -
Billionaires in the World Double Since Global Crisis - Oxfam
Offbeat  (tags: Crisis, Economy, Regional development )

- 18 hours ago -
The number of billionaires in the world has more than doubled to 1,646 since the financial crisis of 2009, with inequality reaching new extremes, according to a new Oxfam report on inequality.
Take The Quiz: How Much Do You Know About GMOs?
Offbeat  (tags: Quiz, GMOs, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genes, Food, Nutrition )

- 16 hours ago -
"Oregon and Colorado are getting ready to vote on labeling initiatives for GMOs. Before you start filling out ballot bubbles, find out how much you really know about GMOs. Did you get your GMO education from the Food Babe or are you a shill for Big Ag?"
South Sudan Food Crisis - in 60 Seconds
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Crisis, South Sudan, Data )

- 13 hours ago -
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll and the world's newest country is facing another food crisis. Some 1.5 million people are already severely hungry, but there are concerns that number could swell by another million within six months.
This Is The Very First Cat Video Posted To YouTube
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, First cat video, bizarre, news )

- 7 hours ago -
An estimated 2 million cat videos have been shared to YouTube since the site launched nearly a decade ago, garnering a combined 24.6 billion views, making them one of the most popular types of content on the internet today. But of course,
Virgin SpaceShipTwo Destroyed in Test
Offbeat  (tags: Spaceship, Crashes, Virgin Galactic, California, USA )

- 5 hours ago -
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft has crashed in a California desert after experiencing what the company described as "a serious anomaly", The firm says the status of their pilots is "unknown at this time".
100 Women 2014: Raped for Punishment in Pakistan
Offbeat  (tags: Women, Punishment, Raped, Pakistan )

- 5 hours ago -
A Pakistani woman who was gang-raped in 2002 as punishment for the alleged sins of her brother has told the BBC that women in her country never get justice
Jackie Simmonds Makes Her Pet Dog Look Like a TIGER By Painting Him | Daily Mail Online
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, news )

- 2 hours ago -
I think this is a form of abuse. What do you think?
Using the Holocaust to Justify War on Assad
Offbeat  (tags: Bashar Assad, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Israel, Obama, Photography, Syria, USA, Violence )

- 18 hours ago -
Since its creation after WWII, Israel and friends have been masters at manipulating emotions, endlessly invoking the memory of Hitler's Germany as a pretext for starting further wars as in the recent Holocaust-themed propaganda against Syria's government.
Moving House: Nightmare or Life-Affirming?
Offbeat  (tags: Housing Moving, Stress, Mental Health )

- 14 hours ago -
Moving house. The two words that strike the most dread into people, but which also provoke the most envy and excitement.
The High-Stakes World of Rare-Plant Theft
Offbeat  (tags: Rare, Plants, Tree's, Endangered, CCTV, Protection )

- 14 hours ago -
The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species?
Money in Politics: More Than a Game
Offbeat  (tags: US Elections, Money, Politics, USA )

- 7 hours ago -
Imagine the US map as a giant board game. Electoral Risk, let's call it, Scattered across the country are key territories to control - Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, Oregon. Instead of armies, players move stacks of money from state to state.
Photo Highlights of the Day-Friday 31 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, photos, pictures, world, news )

- 6 hours ago -
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Sepak Takraw action, art installation in Sydney and fashion show in Beijing
8 White Cops, 1 Black Homeless Man, 46 Bullets
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, Protest, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Shooting, USA, Violence )

- 1 day ago -
A video has surfaced showing a homeless man being shot dead by eight police officers as he held a small penknife. 46 bullets were fired.
Anzacs' Sacrifice Remembered 100 Years on in Albany
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Anzacs, Australian, New Zealand )

- 18 hours ago -
One hundred years on, the Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) legend is as strong as ever in the national consciousness but it is in one of Australia's most remote towns that the country's formal commemoration of its entry into World War One
American Red Cross Accused of Diverting Funds From Storm Victims to Own PR Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Sanctions, USA, Vehicles, Weather )

- 18 hours ago -
The American Red Cross was ill-equipped to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac, a new report suggests, and allocated resources not towards offering help, but on generating publicity.
'Establishment Stitch-Up': Concern Mounts Over Iraq War Inquiry Report
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Middle East, Military, Politics, UK, Violence, War )

- 18 hours ago -
Ministers have come under increasing pressure to name the date when the findings of Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war will be published. A debate on the cost of the probe was held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
35,000 Condoms Are Tackling Species Extinction This Halloween
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, over-population, humans, interesting )

- 7 hours ago -
Ghosts are spooky. Dracula was a creep. But the specter of the exploding human population -- which can't be solved by Bill Murray in an exterminator outfit -- is scarier still.
How Often Is 'Antifreeze' Added to Food and Drink?
Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, food, chemicals )

- 6 hours ago -
Bottles of a flavoured whisky brand have been removed from shops for containing high levels of an antifreeze ingredient. How often is propylene glycol used in food and drink, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.
IPCC Keen to Avoid the Ghost of 'Hopenhagen'
Offbeat  (tags: IPCC scientist, climate-change, CO2emissions, globalwarming, environment, wildlife, science )

- 6 hours ago -
IPCC scientists and government officials meeting here in Copenhagen are likely to work late into the night to deal with some very heavy questions.
Monsanto Agritech Lobbying for the TTIP: Britain Spearheads Campaign to Make European GMO Regulation Meaningless
Offbeat  (tags: americans, abuse, bush, bushadministration, cheney, candidates, constitution, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, dishonesty, economy, elections, ethics, freedoms, healthcare, healthcare, lies, government, propaganda, republicans, politics )

- 3 hours ago -
As Washington's trusted lapdog, the UK is spearheading US agritech's drive to get genetically modified (GM) food into Europe. Officials, politicians, academics and media outlets have been co-opted by and are colluding with the GMO agritech industry.

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