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Why pandas are black and white and 24 other things you might not know about these animals.

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Is there anything cuter than a panda bear? GIF via Toronto Zoo/ YouTube. I mean, actually … merely look at that face. Its no accident that these adorable beasts have come to typify vulnerable species worldwide they are simply irresistible. Scientists even have a name for species like pandas “charismatic megafauna” because these animals have […]

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Mexico’s lost generation of young girl robbed of innocence and education

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Study uncovers rising number of Mexican daughters in relationships and matrimonies with older men and castings fresh light on causes of child wedding in Latin America Hundreds of thousands of young girls across Mexico are being driven into relationships and marriages with older men, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals. Of […]

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On the brink: Inside the project to save Osun Oshogbo

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

( CNN) In a small forested grove in Southwest Nigeria operates a river, and in the river operates Osun, goddess of love and fertility. One of a pantheon of Yoruba deities, Osun goes by many names around the world: Ochun in Cuba and Oxum in Brazil, where she is the nations’ patron saint. But for […]

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This is what it’s really like to have a vasectomy

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Such articles contains sexually explicit material . It was midnight on a Thursday and the kids were asleep. My surgery was more than eight hours away but this was the moment I dreaded most: shaving my balls. Even a small nick to the chin can cause a apparently endless creek of blood. What would happen […]

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“Spermbots” Could Help Treat Male Infertility

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

A team of scientists from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden has developed what it is calling a “spermbot, “which it claims could provide a guys more efficient treatment for male infertility than other available options. Artificial insemination, for instance, involves inserting sperm directly into a womans womb, yet yields success rates of only […]

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No reputation , no fuss: eight heroes of 2016

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

From the man who tackled the Nice truck killer to the women who opened their homes to those in peril, there are plenty of good people out there The Donald Trump victory, the fallout from Brexit, warnings about the return of fascism in Europe, the assault on Aleppo and the unabated refugee crisis. For many […]

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Climate change could render Sudan ‘uninhabitable’

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

( CNN) Sudan’s ecosystems and national resources are deteriorating. Temperatures are rising, water supplies are scarce, soil fertility is low and severe droughts are common. After years of desertification, its rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has impeded the fight against hunger. This burden is affecting not only the country’s food security and sustainable […]

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World population to made 8bn in 2023, tells new UN survey

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

New findings prove more men than women and that there will be 1bn over-6 0s next year for the first time The worlds population will break through the 8 billion mark in 2023, there are more men than girls, and next year the number of over 60 s will top 1 billion for the first […]

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Trump Is Set To Remove Birth Control Coverage For Up To 55 Million Women

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

President Donald Trump is set to revoke a federal regulation that requires employers to cover family planning in their health insurance plans at no cost to women, The New York Times reports. The mandate for free contraceptive coverage was instituted by former President Barack Obama in 2012 via the Affordable Care Act( Obamacare ), and […]

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An awesome father explains the 5 revelations he’s had creating 2 girls.

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st August 2017

Recently, person asked me if I wished I had boys instead of girls. Of course the answer was an emphatic, “NO.” But did I always was of the view that way? I’d be lying if I said yes. First, let’s rewind a few years back. When my spouse showed me the positive pregnancy test for […]

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