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10 things about the conclave | The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are gathering to elect a new pope. At some point, white smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel will show that a decision has been made. But what goes on behind the closed doors before the smoke appears? Here are 10 lesser-known facts about the conclave. #religion #news #ir #history #society

   

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BBC - Future - Science & Environment - Nobel Prizes: Is there a secret formula to winning one? #nobelprize #science #bbcfuture

   

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Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world | With new GPS technology, it is almost impossible to get lost nowadays. So how will the death of paper maps change the way we live, asks Simon Garfield. Got truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task. As a curious race we have always liked to know where we are, but it is now almost impossible not to know. #maps

   

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Handwashing: Why are the British so bad at washing their hands? | By Denise Winterman | Faecal matter can be found on just over a quarter of our hands, new research suggests. In some cases the amount of germs is equivalent to the number in a dirty toilet bowl. So why are the British so bad at washing their hands? Poo, it's getting everywhere. Faecal bacteria is present on 26% of hands in the UK, 14% of bank notes and 10% of credit cards, according to new research carried out by #hygiene experts.

   

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BBC News - Child obesity: Why do parents let their kids get fat? | What is obese? Morbidly obese - BMI of 40 and over for adults Obese - BMI of 30 and over for adults Overweight - BMI of 25 and over for adults Normal - BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 for adults Because children's BMI changes considerably between birth and adulthood, fixed thresholds are not applied (Source: WHO and NHS), #bbcnews #health #obesity

   

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BBC News - The ups and downs of gardelinen trampos | A group of doctors has warned that children can be injured by trampolines. But when did they become a fixture of so many suburban family gardens #bbcnews #knowledgenews

   

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BBC News - 10 things readers want in a history of the world | Andrew Marr's History of the World is attempting to tell the story of civilisation in eight hour-long episodes. Last week he spoke of the difficulty of choosing what to include, and what to leave out. | #history #newsknowledge #bbcnews

   

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