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1 DNA reveals history of vanished 'Paleo-Eskimos'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28965227
DNA sequences from living and ancient inhabitants show a single influx from Siberia produced all the "Paleo-Eskimo" cultures, which died out 700 years ago. Modern-day Inuit and Native Americans arose from separate migrations.
2 Gold bullion worth £10,000 buried on Folkestone beach
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-28967848
A gold-rush has started at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival. Michael Sailstorfer has hidden 30 24-carat gold bars on Folkestone's Outer Harbour beach. More than 150 people started digging for gold when low tide exposed the beach.
3 Why does Isis hate us so much?
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-does-isis-hate-us-so-much-9664506.html
When it comes to the totalitarian rebellions against liberal societies throughout history, sophisticated people have very often failed to grasp what goes on in the minds of the fanatic. Back in the 1930s, attempts to explain fascism famously tripped up many leading intellectuals of the time.
4 You Can Learn Anything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC82Il2cjqA
Khan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world's potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. It starts with knowing you can learn anything. Join the movement at http://khanacademy.org/youcanlearnany....
5 In America, children come to guns early
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28958364
This week, a nine-year-old girl firing an Uzi submachine gun accidentally shot to death her weapons instructor. Not all Americans grow up shooting guns - but those who do often start young. When he was five years old, Dan Baum started shooting guns.
6 Cops crewmember accidently killed by police during robbery
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28961229
A crew member on an US police reality TV show has been shot and killed after Nebraska police opened fire on a robbery suspect. Bryce Dion, 38, was wearing a bulletproof vest but the bullet that hit him "slipped into a gap" in the arm and entered his chest, police said.
7 Mouse memories 'flipped' from fearful to cheerful
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28950532
By artificially activating circuits in the brain, scientists have turned negative memories into positive ones. They gave mice bad memories of a place, then made them good - or vice versa - without returning to that place.
8 Matterhorn Ultraks 2013
http://www.ultraks.com/en/
Over 25'000 CHF of prizes to win... even if you don't get first! You are interested to work in the backstage of the Matterhorn Ultraks adventure?
9 Arizona shooting: Girl, nine, kills gun instructor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28948946
A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered submachine gun. The instructor was giving the girl a lesson at a shooting range in Arizona when the recoil from the automatic fire caused her to lose control of the Uzi.
10 Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28949601
A Hampshire pest controller said he took on "the biggest job of his career", after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps. John Birkett, of Longwood Services Pest Control, said removing the 3ft (91cm) nest from a bed in Winchester was his most unusual job in 45 years.
11 The last Armenians of Myanmar
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28867884
One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures. But the opening up of the country to outside investment and tourism is offering new hope.
12 Life in super slow-motion
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-23205563
With every flap, its wings bend, flex and change shape. These subtle movements precisely control the lift its wings generate, making it an excellent hoverer.
13 Indian girl, 7, survives being buried alive
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28948296
A seven-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly buried alive by relatives in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has been rescued by a villager. Police say relatives first tried to strangle her and then left her to die in a shallow grave. It is unclear why.
14 Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28934415
One in three of us is allergic. From grass pollen to latex, peanuts to pets, allergies send 20,000 of people in England to hospital every year. But generations before did not suffer from this epidemic, so what is it that's making us so allergic in our modern world?
15 Michael Brown 'no angel' controversy
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-28929087
The New York Times is under fire for its profile of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot to death by police in Ferguson, Missouri, on 9 August. The article, which was published on Sunday, the day before Mr Brown's funeral, paints an intimate portrait of his life.
16 The parenting lessons to be taken from movies
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28942127
It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens. The film presented a very particular view of middle-class family life, but have movies influenced how people think about parenting? Mary Poppins taught parents many things.
17 Lockheed Martin in space junk deal with Australian firm
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28948367
US defence giant Lockheed Martin has struck a deal with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage satellites. It has signed a "strategic co-operation agreement" with Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (EOS) to build a new tracking station in Western Australia.
18 When Chinese children forget how to write
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28599392
In China, it takes blood, sweat and months of studying dictionaries to become a Character Hero. Millions tune in every week to watch teenagers compete for the title. Character Hero is a Chinese-style spelling bee, but in this challenge, young contestants must write Chinese characters by hand.
19 The etiquette of reclining seats on flights
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28943131
A US flight had to be diverted after one passenger prevented another from reclining her seat, according to reports. When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly.
20 Push to ordain Mormon women leads to excommunication
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28890069
Kate Kelly stands frozen at an empty intersection in Salt Lake City. There is no traffic coming in either direction. But if Ms Kelly thinks she's an obedient Mormon, her Church leadership does not. She was excommunicated in June for founding a campaign to ordain women to the priesthood.

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