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Welcome to the pleasure zones - where you're most sensitive to soft caresses. Find out why at http://ow.ly/JDMv3
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This little bat makes a home inside a carnivorous plant: http://ow.ly/JzP0G
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Dancing with wolf? Err.. HELL more likely..
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The humble sponge may have triggered the Cambrian explosion - with a little help from their microbiome: http://ow.ly/Jz7Ze
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The appeal of horror movies goes beyond simply wanting to be scared: http://ow.ly/JGKXK
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Dammit! Stop scaring me with that photo NS!! Why can't they stop staring at me??
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Working with human nature could be the best way to produce effective organisations http://ow.ly/JjU40
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 because his parents put him through the maze one too many times... ;)
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It wasn't the rats after all – gerbils, trade and climate fluctuations in central Asia were responsible for repeated outbreaks of plague across Europe http://ow.ly/Jz2ik
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The gerbils weren't so much the problem as the trade...
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This is the first ever photo of Earth taken from space: http://ow.ly/JGc4Y
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Would a younger donor body make me smarter? And five other head transplant questions on the tip of the tongue: http://ow.ly/JE1uA
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Treatment for inherited diseases like haemophilia could start in the womb, mice expts suggest http://ow.ly/JHxhR
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A new play, The Nether, uses the idea of paedophilia in a simulated reality to raise tough questions about how we should behave in virtual spaces http://ow.ly/JHwJv
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It's an interesting concept. There's an argument to be made that something like that could help to channel the darkest & most dangerous urges of society's sickest individuals into a venue that actually harms nobody, rather than having them act out on living children and destroying lives. It's not just an option for pedophiles, but possibly any other anti-socially and impulse control challenged/damaged people.

As distasteful as it may be, the possibility of a virtual reality is becoming more & more, a reality. Coupled with therapy & monitoring, a system like this might benefit mankind. 

The only other option being terminal incarceration (helps nobody) or death (effective only to those killed).

Knee jerk bullshit aside, it has to be dealt with and deserves serious discussion.
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How do you know you'll get a kiss and not a slap in the face? We've found cells that let a brain predict the future of social interactions http://ow.ly/JHvOh
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