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Bird Flu Alert in Japan: Officials Order Road Blocks and Cull of 160,000 Chickens After Deadly H5 Virus Confirmed on Farm
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, sad news, bird flu, chicken cull, sad news )

- 1 day ago -
Japan is on bird-flu alert after two confirmed cases at a farm in the country's south where more than 1,000 chickens have died.
Michael Jackson: Off the Wall
Offbeat  (tags: Michael Jackson, off the wall, video, amazing )

- 1 day ago -
AMAZING!!!! XxxxX :)
Otis Redding-Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
Offbeat  (tags: otis redding, song, dock of the bay )

- 1 day ago -
Just a classic song, enjoy!
Springtime for Bamboo
Offbeat  (tags: bamboo, eco-friendly, springtime, food, prolific )

- 21 hours ago -
Few plants are as useful as bamboo. A member of the grass family, it is fast growing and very prolific given the right growing conditions, which makes it eco-friendly too.
Two 15th Century English Songs
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- 1 day ago -
Cartoon: The Mysterious Disappearance
Offbeat  (tags: Cartoon )

- 1 day ago -
Now for something completely different....
NASA Set to Unveil Latest Spacesuit Design - With Public's Help
Offbeat  (tags: NASA, Space, USA )

- 21 hours 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.
Swim in An ELECTRIC Reef: Manmade Islands Could Use Low Voltage Currents to Grow Coral - and Protect Coastlines From Tsunamis
Offbeat  (tags: Coral, reefs, electric, man made )

- 1 day ago -
Coral reefs are known as the 'rainforests of the sea' and although they only occupy a total area half the size of France, they provide a home for a quarter of all marine species on the planet.
UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo Says UK Has 'Sexist Culture'
Offbeat  (tags: UK, Women. Men. violence, "boys' club sexist culture", Rashida Manjoo, UN )

- 19 hours 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.
War Machine: AC/DC - Enjoy!
Offbeat  (tags: AC/DC, War Machine, iron man, video )

- 1 day ago -
Just a classic war machine!
'Haunting' Art By Jewish Children in WW2 Concentration Camp
Offbeat  (tags: Haunted, Jewish Children, fomer Czechoslovakia, concentration camp World War Two, Lancashire gallery )

- 16 hours 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,
Castles in the Sky
Offbeat  (tags: Castles, sky, dreaming, better, world, video )

- 1 day ago -
Just love techno, who doesn't ?! X
The Total Lunar Eclipse in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: The total lunar eclipse in pictures )

- 3 hours ago -
Great exciting photos.
California Considers Protecting Rare Gray Wolf
Offbeat  (tags: california, wolves, protect, endangered, protect )

- 2 hours ago -
A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.
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 )

- 11 hours 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.
China Bear Farm to Be Turned Into Rescue Center
Offbeat  (tags: bear farms, china, good news, sanctuary, bear bile )

- 2 hours ago -
Eight Chinese pharmacy chains announced last year that they have stopped selling bear bile products, as they joined Animals Asia's campaign to end bear farming. The pharmacy chains have 151 drugstores in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan.
Watch a Pod of Humpback Whales Frolic in Hawaii
Offbeat  (tags: hawaii, humpback whales, pod, drone, video )

- 2 hours ago -
An aerial drone has caught cinematic video of humpback whales off the coast of Oahu, revealing candid family moments as the giant mammals splash around before heading to Alaska for summer.
Terrifying Dreams Turned Into Reality By Photographer Nicolas Bruno
Offbeat  (tags: photos, dreams, nightmares, interesting )

- 3 hours ago -
Really interesting and scary!
Are Men's Shirt Collars An Economic Indicator?
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- 14 hours ago -
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North Dakota Struggling to Deal With Radioactive Fracking Waste
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Law, Politics, Protest, SciTech, Science, USA )

- 5 hours ago -
Environmental regulators and North Dakota state officials have expressed concern that the state has failed to adequately adjust to the state's sudden influx of crude oil output, a worry highlighted by the recent discovery of abandoned radioactive waste.
Oklahoma Prohibits Towns From Setting Own Minimum Wage Standards
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Global economy, Law, Politics, Protest, USA )

- 4 hours ago -
No city or county in Oklahoma will be allowed to set their own mandatory minimum wage or employee benefits, according to a law signed by Republican Governor Mary Fallin on Monday.
Doggy Duty! German Shepherd Gets Jury Summons
Offbeat  (tags: jury summons, dog, funny, bizarre )

- 2 hours ago -
Last Friday, IV Griner received a jury summons from the local country clerk's office in New Jersey. But there was one problem: IV is a dog.
Pictures of the Day: 15 April 2014
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- 3 hours ago -
Great photos.
Pictures of the Day: 14 April 2014
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 14 April 2014 )

- 3 hours ago -
Great photos!
Double the Cute! Baby, Dog Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series
Offbeat  (tags: baby, dogs, photos, cute )

- 2 hours ago -
There's nothing quite like the bond between a little boy and his four-legged friend. And, thanks to a mom and her camera, the rest of the world can enjoy the adorableness that's become an Internet sensation.
Lamb and Otter Produce Their Own Self-Portraits
Offbeat  (tags: musa, otter, lamb, selfies, pictures, cute )

- 1 hour ago -
This is the latest - and cutest - development in wildlife photography... the animal selfie. One was taken by a little lamb which used its nose to touch the screen of a smart phone which had been placed on the ground by a farmer.

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