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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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6 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You're Sharing on Social Media | The moving photo purporting to show soldiers standing guard at the Arlington National Cemetery monument during #Hurricane Sandy quickly spread on the social web. But the Old Guard pointed out that the photo was actually a shot taken in September. #Checkyourfacts #Nature

   

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6 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You're Sharing on Social Media | Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most striking pics has most folks skipping the all-important fact check. We’ve gathered up five “#Hurricane Sandy” photographs that have spread on the social web, but weren’t actually taken during the massive storm.

   

Image Syria: Mapping the insurgency | Since the...

Syria: Mapping the insurgency | Since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, mapping exactly what is happening inside Syria has been very difficult. Few international journalists are present and conditions are difficult and dangerous. Reports of violence often comes via accounts posted on social networking sites, accompanied by grainy camera phone footage.

   

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Syria: The story of the conflict | A nation divided

   

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A Point Of View: What kind of superpower could China be? | China is on course to becoming a superpower - but not in the way many expect, writes economist Martin Jacques. Beijing these days is positively throbbing with debate. It may not have the trappings of a western-style democracy, but it is now home to the most important and interesting discussions in the world. #Chine #foreignpolicy

   

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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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Palme d'Or goes to Michael Haneke's 'Amour', a portrait of love and death | This year may have marked the “return” of American cinema to the #Cannes #Film Festival, but that doesn’t mean the 2012 jury was feeling the love. None of the six US films in competition picked up any prizes, with the much coveted Palme d’Or award going to Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “Amour” (trailer below), a sober, gorgeously directed portrait of an elderly couple facing terrifying questions of life and death.

   

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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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Libya. On Tuesday September 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed in a rocket attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. and Libya exchanged ambassadors for the first time since 1973 in January 2009. Unrest that began in several Near Eastern and North African countries in late December 2010 spread to several Libyan cities in early 2011. After several months of fighting, anti-Qadhafi forces in August 2011 captured the capital, Tripoli.

   

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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 - Who, What, Why: What can technocrats achieve that politicians can't? #technocracy #bbcnews #government | Technocrats are riding to the rescue in Greece and Italy. But can economic experts really solve problems that have already ruined notable political careers?

   

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BBC News - Who, What, Why: How do flying ants know it's mating day? | It's time for flying ant day in large parts of the UK, when they embark on their annual mating ritual. So how do the ants know it's their one day a year to mate? The sun has finally come out, summer has arrived and with it comes the annual swarm of flying ants. #bbcnews #ants #nature

   

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BBC News - Who, What, Why: In which countries is Coca-Cola not sold? | #cocacola #bbcnews After almost 60 years, Coca-Cola is on sale again in Burma. It's one of the world's most recognised brands, so are there any countries where the drinks giant still remains unsold? Coca-Cola says it sells 1.8 billion servings of the drink every day. But for the last six decades, none has been in Burma.

   

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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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