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An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See

In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4’5″. The secret is a precisely serrated surface, a Lenticular lens, that reflects light differently to those looking from above and below a …

Breast milk compound may prevent deadly preemie infection

When little Georgia Cullen was born four months early last February, she weighed less than two pounds. Her doctors supplemented her mother Julie’s breast milk with formula to help her grow, and she did. But last March, Georgia developed a dangerous and potentially deadly intestinal infection.<p>“Her …

Finland 'world's best place to be a mother'

A new report by Save the Children has found that the exceptional care and advice given to new parents in Finland make it the world's best place to be a mother.<p>According to the charity's State of the World’s Mothers report, Scandinavian countries make up four of the five best places in the world in …

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Benjamin Netanyahu 'orders settlement freeze'

Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a temporary halt to building new Jewish settlements in an apparent effort to avoid derailing US attempts at reviving Middle East peace talks.<p>In a sharp policy reversal, the <b>Israeli</b> prime minister, reportedly told Uri Ariel, his pro-settlement housing minister, not to …

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Secret Ad Message Targets Kids

What if you had a message that you wanted to reach abused kids, but not their abusers? A Spanish group, Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR) came up with a novel solution. As described at Gizmodo, they developed an outdoor ad that uses a lenticular lens layer to show different …

Americans love bacon, and here’s the proof

Americans will add bacon to anything, it seems.<p>Payments company Square recently added a feature to its sales system, called Square Register, that allows for modifications to customer orders. For example, someone taking an order for a hamburger with extra pickles can add that modifier—extra …

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Will legalised marijuana lead to an economic boom?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/976000/976410_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524642360_300f09b3899645af9965625385647d4f<p><b>Marijuana is now legal in Washington state in the north-west of America. Will the sales kick-start an economic boom?</b><p>Kimberly Bliss and her wife, Kim …

New Meat-Eating Plant Species Found In Japan

"Meat-eating," not "man-eating." Still cool though.<p>According to Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been found in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island. The Japan Times calls it a "pitcher plant," which it is not; as a species related to (and …