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The Foundation of World Peace – Robert Spiral

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The Foundation of World Peace – Robert Spiral

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Thank you SAND for your works and for this talk from Robert Spira http://www.scienceandnonduality.com Rupert Spira makes the case for embracing one unique authority: the absolute knowledge of our own being. It i...

Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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Experts, Activists Debate How to Improve Africa’s Soil

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As experts gather in The Hague this week for a Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, a major issue concerning Africa is the importance of the continent's soil. Experts differ on the...

Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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Study reveals benefits of music for patients on ventilation machines

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The benefits of listening to music for patients on ventilation machines have been revealed in a new study. Mechanical ventilation often causes major distress and anxiety in patients, but research from Cochrane Lib...

Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria plans rapid green energy ramp-up

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Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable energy projects will be launched to give a capacity of ...

Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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Good news for charity: Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating to swim Irish Sea for Cancer Research UK

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It's going to be quite a challenge but Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating are preparing to captain a relay team to swim the Irish Sea - with the aim of setting a new Guinness World Record and raising £1million f...

Left alive and wild, a single shark worth $1.9 million

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Left alive and wild, a single shark worth $1.9 million

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For the Pacific island nation of Palau, sharks are worth much more alive than dead. A new study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has found that one reef shark during its full life is worth $1.9 ...

Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Elderly volunteer to clean up Fukushima

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Led by the 72-year-old Yasuteru Yamada, the Skilled Veterans Corps, a group of some 250 able-bodied seniors, are offering to go in and clean up the radiation-contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. A...

Young Indonesians paint the town green

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Young Indonesians paint the town green

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JAKARTA — Young Indonesians are breathing new life into their polluted concrete capital city with little more than buckets of soil and seeds. A group of mostly young professionals, known as Gardening Indonesia, ...

Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday at the W...

Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Africa Sci-tech Forum Promotes Homegrown Innovation

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Experts and officials gathered at the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Nairobi, Kenya are seeking African solutions to African problems.  Participants are calling for African governments ...

Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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Syria Declares Eid Cease-Fire

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The Syrian army says it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a cease-fire from Friday morning to Monday but adding that it reserves the right to respond to rebel attack...

Could you live without a Smartphone? Anastasia Dedyukhina | TEDxWandsworth

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Could you live without a Smartphone? Anastasia Dedyukhina | TEDxWandsworth

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Anastasia Dedyukhina ditched her smartphone, together with her senior international career in digital marketing, when she realized how dependent she had become on the gadget. Today she acts as a business mentor, suppo...

More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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More nations sign on to UN-backed initiative to end use of child soldiers

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Eleven new countries have added their names to a growing United Nations-backed list of States that have pledged to halt child recruitment, support the release of children from armed groups and help reintegrate them...

Killer Heels: Save The Children auctions donated shoes to prevent youngsters dying

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Killer Heels: Save The Children auctions donated shoes to prevent youngsters dying

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Kick off this year's party season by bagging yourself a pair of cool killer heels in Save The Children's Killer Heels to Kick out Killer Diseases auction. Your glitzy shoes can help save children's lives, the chari...

Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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Thief returns stolen hammer to store with apology decades after theft

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An anonymous thief sent an envelope of cash to a family-owned supply store in western Pennsylvania to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. The cash arrived at Central Contractors Supply Co. in Johnstown, with a h...

CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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CNN Hero – Amy Stokes Unites South African Orphans With Video Mentors

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left millions of children without parents. To help South African children and teens orphaned by the crisis, New Yorker Amy Stokes founded Infinite Family, a nonprofi...

Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more Alzheimer’s genes discovered, scientists say

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Five more genes which increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease have been identified, scientists say. It takes the number of identified genes linked to Alzheimer's to 10 - the new genes affect three bodily...

Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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Facial transplant patient Dallas Wiens is returning home with plans for college

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The recipient of America's first facial transplant has made his debut public appearance, saying he soon will go home to Texas to be with his young daughter and might attend college. Dallas Wiens, 26, had most of...

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for the Third World

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Bill Gates thinks the modern-day flush toilet isn’t good enough. Most of the developing world can’t afford to use it, and poor sanitation spreads diarrheal diseases. So the Gates Foundation is challenging univer...

Liver implant gives boy ‘another chance of life’

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Liver implant gives boy ‘another chance of life’

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Doctors in London say they have cured a baby boy of a life-threatening disease which was destroying his liver. They implanted cells which acted like a temporary liver, allowing the damaged organ to recover. The te...