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Ex-MI5 chief: Rethink drug laws

Nov 18, 2011 by

The former head of MI5, Lady Manningham-Buller, calls for the government to consider decriminalising cannabis in a speech to a drugs conference. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Archaeologists uncover Pictish seat of power in tiny Scottish village

Nov 18, 2011 by

An excavation has revealed a Pictish fortified settlement and unearthed significant artefacts suggesting a seat of major political power and influence… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Jupiter moon ‘has shallow lakes’

Nov 17, 2011 by

Scientists find the best evidence yet for a giant lake beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Murmuration

Nov 16, 2011

A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Mysterious White Lines in China Desert

Nov 16, 2011

White lines in Gobi desert, northwestern China. Google Maps Just what are those lines? And what are they doing in the middle of nowhere, out in the Gobi desert of northwestern China? If you’re into crop circles, Area 51 or UFOs, you’ll love these. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Sarasota Chalk Festival 2011

Nov 16, 2011

The international “pavement art” event has gone on for years, dazzling local residents, but Sarasota, Fla. officials decided to clean the streets immediately after the festival was finished. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Socotra Island – The Most Bizarre Place on Earth

Nov 16, 2011

Socotra is home to more than 800 species of plants, some 240 of which are endemic to the island, and there are certainly many more plant species that have yet to be discovered. The climate is harsh, hot and dry, and yet – the most amazing plant life thrives there. See it on Scoop.it, via [...]

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1421: The Year China Discovered America?

Nov 16, 2011

This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zhen He and his 30 year command of a gigantic Min… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Doctors baffled by 7-year-old who weeps stones

Nov 16, 2011

 A seven-year-old girl who weeps stones is baffling doctors who are unable to say what is causing the phenomenon. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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How to heal your body with your mind

Nov 12, 2011

When we perceive stress, hormones like adrenaline and cortisol are released to prepare our body for fight or flight. But when we are relaxed, other chemicals help the body chill out. The placebo effect, being an optimist and having an active social life can also benefit your health while practising meditation or getting hypnotised can [...]

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