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Martin Leonard
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Slim by chocolate an elaborate deception or good journalism?
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
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Interesting take on this whole thing https://twitter.com/sethmnookin/status/604018287635226626
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Big (S)CAM strikes again! It's a shame that the ABC doesn't acknowledge the logical fallacies in the quotes they used! 
Blackmores donates $1.3 million to the University of Sydney to fund research into the effectiveness of alternative treatments.
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+The Royal Fool - Sigmun Lloyd, yes but only for quality studies.
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So cold fusion is not on the menu yet? Article on home battery alternative tech. 
Lithium-ion is currently the leading battery technology for home installation, but others are just over the horizon that might be even better.
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Here's another recent battery research update:

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/chemists-discover-key-reaction-mechanism-behind-highly
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Looks like palmistry works after all 😂
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.
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+Michael Ringland Thanks for the advice. I'll certainly keep in in mind, and I'll check that out  at the first opportunity. I've been using tennis balls for maybe ten years or longer and I've grown accustomed to them. I like how they feel. They may not be the best choice though.

I used to like juggling them too. Seeing how long I could keep three in the air bouncing off the brick wall above the garage where I used to live attracted a fair amount of attention from neighborhood kids. No place to do that here.
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Good ol' "1 dimensional" barcodes.
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So removing a block on a basic human right is  "defeat for humanity". Just shows how relevant the Vatican is to the human race. 
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a
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+Tam McDonnagh Obviously rhetorical. 
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Article debunking the arguments against allowing same sex marriage and why it shouldn't be left to a conscience vote because it's discrimination.

"To oppose same-sex marriage, therefore, means that one supports state discrimination regarding a right deemed so fundamental to human wellbeing that it is included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
Marriage equality is about state recognition of the union between two people and is a political issue. Religious belief can apply in a church and in individual decisions, but not to a secular state.
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I want this as a t-shirt, poster and stamp. 
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Hmmmm. I am not sure if this is a valid argument but certainly thought provoking. 
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.
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+Richard Eric Thompson patting them on the back for giving one anecdote where war was averted sorta feels like giving them a trophy for coming in last place.  
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If you get something from the Conversation articles you might want to donate to keep them going 
Yesterday’s Budget confirmed that the funding support we’ve had from the Australian Government since 2011 has ended.
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Boo yeah, win for biology 
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And I love how biologists grow microscopes, test tubes, syringes... in their gardens.
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    Executive Manager, 2011 - present
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    Finance and Administration Manager, 2005 - 2011
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