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1 DrupalCon Portland 2013
http://portland2013.drupal.org/
Yes, we're putting a bird on Drupal. Join us in welcoming the international Drupal community to the "Silicon Forest" May 20-24, 2013, for DrupalCon Portland. Never been to Portland? Well, we think we're pretty cool. Coffee. Beer. Bikes. Mountains. Mustaches. Salmon. Bridges. Roses. OSCON.
2 Reclusive Deity Hasn’t Written A New Book In 2,000 Years
http://www.theonion.com/articles/reclusive-deity-hasnt-written-a-new-book-in-2000-y,36936/
NEW YORK—Leading writers, scholars, and publishers gathered this week at Fordham University for a literary conference and panel discussion on God, the widely praised but reclusive deity who has not published a book since His landmark debut 2,000 years ago.
3 Whitehouse.gov using Drupal
http://buytaert.net/whitehouse-gov-using-drupal
Big, exciting news! The flag ship website of the U.S. government, Whitehouse.gov, just relaunched on Drupal. This is a big day for Drupal, and for Open Source in government, and something all of us in the community should be very proud of.
4 Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29213892
The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.
5 Err on a G-spot
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8443465.stm
The G-spot - the mysterious female erogenous zone - may not actually exist, says new research. But has the quest to find it helped or hindered womankind? For years, it has been described as the Holy Grail of female sexual pleasure.
6 Man kills himself inside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-22614994
The man pulled out a shotgun and shot himself through the mouth beside the main altar shortly after 16:00 (14:00 GMT) - in front of some 1,500 people. He was later named by police as 78-year-old Dominique Venner, an award-winning far-right historian.
7 Vatican denies Pope Francis performed 'exorcism'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-22616792
The Vatican has denied claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after TV images showed a man apparently reacting to him putting his hands on his head. The encounter - during Sunday Mass - was shown on a TV channel owned by the Italian bishops' conference.
8 Nasa backs Boeing's astronaut crew ship design
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29228900
Boeing is the big winner in the competition to develop a new system to take American astronauts into orbit. It has beaten two other companies to the lion's share of US space agency (Nasa) funds, to help complete work on a seven-crew capsule known as CST-100.
9 US man held after attempt to 'swim to N Korea'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29233502
South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea. Guards arrested the man, in his late 20s or early 30s, on Tuesday at a river border near the demilitarised zone.
10 Indian villagers shave their heads to mourn dead monkey
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29235319
Nearly 200 Indian villagers have shaved their heads to mourn the death of a monkey from their local temple. The macaque drowned when it fell into a pond after being chased by dogs.
11 King Richard III killed by skull and pelvis injuries
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29222775
King Richard III was most likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new scientific research. The English king was killed at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August, 1485.
12 Thailand woman dead after jumping into crocodile pit
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29218557
A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm near the capital, police say. Witnesses saw Wanpen Inyai jumping into a pond at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo on Friday, reported The Bangkok Post. Staff failed to rescue her.
13 Are dolphins cleverer than dogs?
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140909-are-dolphins-cleverer-than-dogs
14 Traitors in Vladimir Putin's Russia
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29202789
In a Moscow café, Andrei Lugovoi talks to me about a subject close to his heart: betrayal. The man British police view as prime suspect in the killing of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko is making his TV debut, as host of a documentary series called Traitors.
15 Brain may 'compensate' for Alzheimer's damage
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29181843
The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows. The study suggests some people recruit extra nerve power to help maintain their ability to think.
16 500 feared dead in Malta boat sinking
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29210989
About 500 migrants are feared dead after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, a migration body said. The International Organisation for Migration said it spoke to two survivors rescued on Thursday.
17 A Giant Basket That Uses Condensation to Gather Drinking Water
http://www.wired.com/2014/03/warka-water-africa/
Around the world, 768 million people don’t have access to safe water, and every day 1,400 children under the age of five die from water-based diseases.
18 Ebola mutation 'presents nightmare scenario'
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-29168905
Virologists may not be publicly talking about the possibility that the Ebola virus could someday mutate into an airborne strain, writes Michael T Osterholm in the New York Times, but it's something they are "definitely considering in private".
19 Suspended between life and death
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29132303
When Ariel Sharon died in January this year, eight years after a stroke, he'd survived for longer than would probably be expected had he lived elsewhere in the world. Since 2005 it's been illegal in Israel to turn off ventilators when a person is dying or has no hope of recovery.
20 David Haines's 'evil murder' condemned by PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29195872
The murder of David Haines was an "act of pure evil", David Cameron has said after the release of a video purporting to show the UK hostage's beheading. The Foreign Office said it was "working urgently to verify" the video and was offering support to Mr Haines's family.

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