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1 Why big buttocks can be bad for your health
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27026521
The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk. It is with tears in her eyes that Denny recounts how she woke up one day to find a bump the size of a football in her lower back.
2 Ancient plants 'frozen in time' by space impacts
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27075508
Ancient plant material has been preserved in the glass formed by asteroids hitting the Earth, scientists report. The "frozen in aspic" appearance of what are apparently fragments of grass is spectacular enough.
3 Family's car catches fire in Longleat lion enclosure
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-27078566
The car overheated in the first big cat enclosure at the Wiltshire attraction on Friday afternoon. Rangers managed to rescue a woman and two children from the car before it burst into flames.
4 Snowden and Putin: Who is playing whom?
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27082919
Is Edward Snowden a Russian propaganda stooge - or crazy like a fox?
5 Tech tools make selling to the world child's play
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-26986083
How do you tell the world about your remote-controlled flying fish toys? Go the traditional route of advertising in print, on TV and online at potentially great expense, or simply make a video?
6 Victorian strangeness
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27036219
In Nottingham, a tiger was found lurking in an orchard. Over the county border in Leicestershire, two elephants cheerfully demolished a back garden in Market Harborough. In Burton, brewery workers at Bass formed a human cordon as an escaped kangaroo boinged through the town.
7 How 420 became code for marijuana
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27039192
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis. On Sunday pot smokers will gather across the US to mark what has become a hallowed date in their calendar - 4/20, or 20 April - by smoking marijuana, possibly at 4:20pm.
8 'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27054366
The most Earth-like planet yet has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Science. The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.
9 Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden' in Islamic school
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-27078194
An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital Islamabad has renamed its library after Osama Bin Laden, the former al-Qaeda chief. The Jamia Hafsa Madrassa is linked to the Red Mosque, known for its alleged links with militants.
10 Everest avalanche kills at least 12 Sherpa guides
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27075638
At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say. The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the "popcorn field", just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft).
11 Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/economic-growth-no-cure-for-child-undernutrition/
Boston, MA — A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children.
12 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Breeding Endangered Animals
http://www.cracked.com/article_21049_5-things-nobody-tells-you-about-breeding-endangered-animals.html
For all of my adult life, I've worked breeding rare and exotic animals in the zoo community. While some people have heard of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) before, not too many realize how it works. Here's a hint: There are way more animal boners than a reasonable person is comfortable with.
13 Methane hydrate: Dirty fuel or energy saviour?
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27021610
The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the world over.
14 South Korea ferry
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27045924
"Some of my friends fell over hard and started bleeding. We jumped into the water and got picked up by the rescue boats," he said. Another student, Lim Hyung-min, told how he he jumped into the ocean wearing a life jacket with other youngsters and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.
15 Should drug firms make payments to doctors?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26890072
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?
16 Abu Hamza: Radical cleric 'hid behind religion'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27060238
A radical Muslim cleric who served seven years in a British prison had "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York has said. Opening statements in the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri began on Thursday.
17 Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-27073911
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says. Garcia Marquez was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors, best known for his masterpiece of magic realism, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
18 Design and publish beautiful maps.
https://www.mapbox.com/
Our open source APIs and SDKs let you quickly style and add custom maps to your application, like pinning travel spots on Pinterest, finding restaurants on foursquare, and visualizing data on GitHub.
19 #BBCtrending: Iran execution stopped at the last minute
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-27051346
A series of dramatic images of a public execution in Iran, which was stopped at the last minute, are being widely shared and discussed in the country. First the empty chair, then the crowd of assembled onlookers, and the noose hanging listlessly.
20 Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27056698
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn. Informally named Peggy, the object would become the 63rd moon in Saturn's orbit if confirmed.

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