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1 Reading ReimaginedTM
http://www.spritzinc.com/
Spritz goes to LAHacks Take a look at our blog to hear about all of the cool new ideas (and upcoming software now being developed) for Spritz from last weekend when we attended the largest HackFest in the U.S., maybe even the whole world – LAHacks!
2 World's Fair: Isaac Asimov's predictions 50 years on
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27069716
It is 2014, and we should all be in therapy. At least, that's according to Isaac Asimov, one of the 20th Century's best-known science fiction authors, who in 1964 published an essay predicting what our world would look like today.
3 How sticky tape trick led to Nobel Prize
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-11478645
It sounds like an unusual way to win a Nobel Prize. But ordinary sticky tape was crucial to the breakthrough that yielded graphene, a material with amazing properties and - potentially - numerous practical applications.
4 Graphene 'wonder material' made with kitchen blender
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27113732
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender. Graphene is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.
5 Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27067615
Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that? Working away in his laboratory in 1921, Thomas Midgley wanted to fuel a brighter tomorrow.
6 How often do plane stowaways fall from the sky?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19562101
Police are investigating whether a man found dead on a west London street was a stowaway who fell from a plane. Just how often does this happen? No-one saw the body fall from the sky on to Portman Avenue.
7 US teenager survives five-hour flight in wheel well
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27100395
A 16-year-old boy has survived an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii. A spokesman for Hawaiian Airlines said airline staff noticed the boy after the plane landed on Sunday morning.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 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?
12 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?
13 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.
14 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.
15 '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.
16 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.
17 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).
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.

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