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“..2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing – cave art – and landing on a comet..”

“..Accolade for Philae probe and its mothership Rosetta – - but top spot in journal Science’s list goes to genetic researchers..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing, cave art and landing on a comet | Science … Continue reading

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“..Five cities where planning went right..”

“..examples where good planning made the difference..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Five cities where planning went right | Cities | The Guardian.

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a ‘best-of’..auckland..

(steve braunias on what he likes about a.k..) (cont..) go to source/story>> City of sandwiches, bridges and rug gurus – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..How Kim Jong Un became the target of The Internet..”

“..A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about The Interview – - the likelihood of trouble seemed remote..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Kim Jong Un became the target of The … Continue reading

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“..Billy Corgan: ‘Nobody believes I made a three-star record. Nobody!’..”

“..We had questions for the Smashing Pumpkins star about cats – astrology – and experimentalism – - but first we had to get the issue of the Guardian’s three-star review of his latest album out of the way..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Dominic Corry: My top 10 movies of 2014..”

“..A relatively high number of films struck a chord with Dominic Corry this year..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Dominic Corry: My top 10 movies of 2014 – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..The year of outrage 2014: Everything you were angry about on social media this year..”

“..Every so often a whirlwind of outrage touches down – - sowing destruction and chaos – - before disappearing into the sky..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The year of outrage 2014: Everything you were angry about on social media this … Continue reading

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“..Our Fascination With Vampire Stories..”

“..Vampire stories allow us to explore issues of mortality..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Our Fascination With Vampire Stories – Arts – Utne Reader.

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“..Forget Vinyl: You Can DJ Like a Pro With This New Mac App..”

“..You don’t need fancy equipment and boxes of vinyl to DJ like a pro (although purists may disagree). With a robust music library to source from – and tools that make song transitions seamless – - even a n00b can … Continue reading

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“..The 26 Best Performances This Year..”

“..list of the year’s best performances across pop-culture genres..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The 26 Best Performances This Year.

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“..A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography..”

“..This article spans the history of erotic photography. Consider yourself warned..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A Brief And Booty-Filled Guide To The History Of Erotic Photography (NSFW).

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“..The Best Books Of 2014..”

“..From brilliant reportage to fanciful fiction – - here are some of our faves for the year..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Best Books of 2014 | Mother Jones.

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“..The 10 Best Albums of 2014..”

“..Each year Mother Jones music critic Jon Young browses through hundreds of new albums – - and pulls out 75 to 100 to review for the magazine and website. Some of those make the final cut – but there are … Continue reading

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“..The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings mythology explained in one short YouTube video..”

“..If you want to understand The Battle of the Five Armies – - then check this out first..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings mythology explained in one short YouTube video – News – Films … Continue reading

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“..Virgin’s wristband checks if you’ve fallen asleep and starts recording your TV..”

“..Technology could also check on how you’re responding emotionally to shows..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Virgin’s wristband checks if you’ve fallen asleep and starts recording your TV – News – Gadgets and Tech – The Independent.

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“..Photo highlights..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Here comes Santa Claus: a visual history of Saint Nick – in pictures..”

“..See how the great man has morphed from Nikolaos the wonder-worker in the fourth century – - to the jolly man in red we know and love today. Get ready for frescoes – stick-em-ups – - Norman Rockwell..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Beyond Tetris: a brief history of patriotic video gaming in Russia..”

“..Retro favourite Tetris might be Russia’s best known games export – - but a closer look at the industry – - finds a creative powerhouse – - that has mirrored the country’s politics for decades..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Beyond … Continue reading

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“..The 10 best country music records of 2014..”

“..Beyond boorish bro-country – – there were plenty of rich emotional records – - that stretched the definitions of the genre – - while remaining true to its roots..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The 10 best country music records of … Continue reading

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comment@whoar:..amazon declares war on the hypnen..(!)..to arms..!..’Amazon ‘suppresses’ book with too many hyphens’..(ed:..yet amazon support the craven-comma..?..whoar..!..w.t.f. r they thinking..?..)

“..Graeme Reynolds’s novel High Moor 2: Moonstruck was withdrawn – - when the site decided 100 hyphenated words in 90,000 – - ‘impacted the readability’ of the book..” (cont..) (ed:..whodathunkit..?..a new first-world problem suddenly manifests.. ..blatant prejudice against the humble … Continue reading

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“..2014 albums we missed: Sylvie Simmons – Sylvie review..”

“..There’s an unspoken rule among rock critics: don’t release your own music. Simmons shatters that rule to gripping effect – - with one of the most beautiful – low-key albums of the year..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 2014 albums we … Continue reading

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“..2014: a year of brave – inspiring – young feminists..”

“..From a seven-year-old who took on a supermarket to the girls who stood up to authority against violence – racism – and inequality – - these girls make the future look bright..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 2014: a year of … Continue reading

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“..Best local news bloopers – 13 minutes of LOLs..”

“..Stumbling reporters – sexual innuendo – incredibly lengthy awkward pauses – - and a ‘shag on the rocks’ have all made it into a video compiling the best news bloopers of the year..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Best local news … Continue reading

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“..The best moments from The Simpsons..”

“..a look back at some of the show’s most memorable moments – - as chosen by our Twitter followers..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The best moments from The Simpsons – as chosen by you – Features – TV & Radio … Continue reading

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“..10 best high-end laptops..”

“..From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts – - we test the latest in top-spec portable computers..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 10 best high-end laptops – Gadgets & Tech – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..23 Things That Didn’t Even Exist A Year Ago – But Are Absolutely Vital Now..”

“..Each year – creative geniuses gift us with amazing new products – that change our daily routines. Sometimes these inventions occupy so much of our time – - we forget that they were just recently not a part of our … Continue reading

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“..10 of the Best Moments in Political Comedy This Year..”

“..In a year filled with upheaval and tragedy – - we were all in need of a good laugh..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> 10 of the Best Moments in Political Comedy This Year | Alternet.

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“..8 Ways Facebook Is a Cult – Just Like Scientology..”

“..We allow Facebook to have more power over our lives – - than the science fiction cult from the Planet Xenu..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 8 Ways Facebook Is a Cult Just Like Scientology | Alternet.

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“..Monk cocktails and a blitzed Santa: Christmas in the 40s and 50s – in pictures..”

“..Santa on a bomb site – smokes on Christmas Street – - and the RAF pulling a cracker … – every year the Picture Post kicked off the festive season with a yuletide photoessay. Here are some classics from their … Continue reading

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“..Photo highlights of the day..”

“..a selection of the best photographs from around the world..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

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“..Darius Kazemi: the Oscar Wilde of internet bots – Tech Weekly podcast..”

“..How Twitter and Tumblr bots use algorithmic skill to bring wit – warmth – - and a critical eye – to internet culture..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Darius Kazemi: the Oscar Wilde of internet bots – Tech Weekly podcast | … Continue reading

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“..BlackBerry Classic goes back to the old way of doing things..”

“..BlackBerry tries to rekindle the love of its physical keyboard with the new Classic – - which is essentially an upgraded Bold from 2011..” (cont..) go to source/story>> BlackBerry Classic goes back to the old way of doing things | … Continue reading

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“..Quiz: ridiculous quotes of 2014..”

“..They said what? When it comes to spouting their opinions on leadership – work – and women – - these celebrities should learn to think before they speak..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Quiz: ridiculous quotes of 2014 | Women in … Continue reading

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“..Life Under the Microscope: The Year’s Best Biology Close-Ups..”

“..Life is pretty interesting – and at the microscopic scale – - it can also be beautiful – strange – intriguing – – frightening – and gross..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Life Under the Microscope: The Year’s Best Biology Close-Ups … Continue reading

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“..The Next Big Thing You Missed: ‘Rise’ App Puts a Real-Life Personal Health Coach in Your Pocket..”

“..Since it was founded last year the San Francisco-based company has connected thousands of users – - with hundreds of live registered dietitians – - for $10 to $15 a week. The dietitians are assigned a set of clients – … Continue reading

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“..The Second Coming of D’Angelo Makes for an Extra-Nasty Playlist..”

“..D’Angelo’s Black Messiah is finally here. And it’s glorious..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Second Coming of D’Angelo Makes for an Extra-Nasty Playlist | WIRED.

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“..’The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’: Peter Jackson’s long goodbye to Middle-earth..”

“..What is it about prequel trilogies? Jackson’s ungainly franchise ends with a bang – - but was it worth doing at all?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”: Peter Jackson’s long goodbye to Middle-earth … Continue reading

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“..Jeb Bush Just Took a Big Step Toward Running for President. Here Are 23 Reasons He Should Reconsider..”

“..From questionable business dealings – to allegations of philandering – - the former Florida governor’s past is an opposition researcher’s dream..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Jeb Bush Just Took a Big Step Toward Running for President. Here Are 23 Reasons … Continue reading

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“..Clinical Psychologist Explains How Ayn Rand Helped Turn The US Into A Selfish And Greedy Nation..”

“..Ayn Rand (1905-1982) helped make the United States into one of the most uncaring nations in the industrialized world – - a neo-Dickensian society where healthcare is only for those who can afford it – - and where young people … Continue reading

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“..Stevie Wonder..”

“..Though blinded at birth – - Stevie Wonder found a different vision through his music..” (cont..) go to source/story>> GQ Icon: Stevie Wonder – GQ.COM (UK).

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