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Schoolboy 'could not be saved'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:57
A schoolboy was swept out to sea by waves despite desperate efforts by family members to save him, an inquest hears.

Is your Online Password On The Worst Password List?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:54

SplashData, an Internet security services firm, has released its annual list of 25 worst Internet passwords. "12345" and "password" top the list.

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Mother and lover 'killed daughter'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:48
A mother and her lesbian lover killed her daughter after developing a relationship centred around fictional characters, a court hears.

Think tank calls for Tory ad removal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:46
Think tank boss Paul Johnson says he wants the Conservatives to remove an online campaign video in which he appears.

Obama's state of the union 'victory lap'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:42
Was Obama speech 'fantasy fiction for tweens'

Body in allotment is missing woman

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:39
Police formally identify a body found on an allotment site in Leicester as that of missing Cardiff woman Sameena Imam.

Quiz: Extracurricular coding

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:39

Computer programming contests have become so popular on college campuses that an international organization formed to host events.

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'Deflate-gate': What happens now?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:21
Could the New England Patriots miss out on the Super Bowl? BBC Sport takes a look at NFL's 'deflate-gate'.

Del Boy fan in £4,000 tattoo tribute

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:13
An Only Fools and Horses fan spends £4,000 having his whole back tattooed as a tribute to his favourite television show.

Seaweed: ‘Adventurous' and a $6.4 billion industry

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:09

If someone mentions "edible seaweed," the first thing that often comes to mind is the sushi nori that holds a California roll together. And in fact, East Asia is one of the world's largest consumers of seaweed.

Over time, seaweed's global presence expanded to other parts of the world, and it has become a $6.39 billion farming industry worldwide – a move that hardly surprises Paul Dobbins, president of Ocean Approved, the first commercial kelp farm in the U.S.

"We saw the level of consumption of seaweed globally and realized it was only a matter of time before it started to be reintroduced into our country," he says. "Seaweed was eaten by our indigenous population before the colonists came along. When my great-grandmother in Newfoundland was a little girl, they would eat seaweed in the winter as a way to get your green nutrition at a time when there weren't any green plants available."

Dobbins says he holds a significant share of the seaweed market in high schools and colleges, as demand for healthier dietary options continues to grow.

"It's an adventurous food. It's not something they were probably served when they were really young," he says.

As for Dobbins' favorite way to eat seaweed? Tossed in with scrambled eggs, shrimp, and cheese, not terribly unlike an omelet.

Seaweed: ‘Adventurous' food's a $6.4 billion industry

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:09

If someone mentions "edible seaweed," the first thing that often comes to mind is the sushi nori that holds a California roll together. And in fact, East Asia is one of the world's largest consumers of seaweed.

Over time, seaweed's global presence expanded to other parts of the world, and it has become a $6.39 billion farming industry worldwide – a move that hardly surprises Paul Dobbins, president of Ocean Approved, the first commercial kelp farm in the U.S.

"We saw the level of consumption of seaweed globally and realized it was only a matter of time before it started to be reintroduced into our country," he says. "Seaweed was eaten by our indigenous population before the colonists came along. When my great-grandmother in Newfoundland was a little girl, they would eat seaweed in the winter as a way to get your green nutrition at a time when there weren't any green plants available."

Dobbins says he holds a significant share of the seaweed market in high schools and colleges, as demand for healthier dietary options continues to grow.

"It's an adventurous food. It's not something they were probably served when they were really young," he says.

As for Dobbins' favorite way to eat seaweed? Tossed in with scrambled eggs, shrimp, and cheese, not terribly unlike an omelet.

From seaweed to shining seaweed

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:09

If someone mentions 'edible seaweed,' the first thing that often comes to mind is the sushi nori that holds the innards of a California roll together. And in fact, East Asia is one of the world's largest consumers of seaweed.

Over time, seaweed's global presence expanded to other parts of the world, and has become a $6.39 billion farming industry worldwide—a move that hardly surprises Paul Dobbins, the president of Ocean Approved, the first commercial kelp farm in the U.S.

"We saw the level of consumption of seaweed globally, and realized it was only a matter of time before it started to be reintroduced into our country," he said. "Seaweed was eaten by our indigenous population before the colonists came along; when my great-grandmother in Newfoundland was a little girl, they would eat seaweed in the winter as a way to get your green nutrition at a time when there weren't any green plants available."

Dobbins says he holds a significant share of the seaweed market in high schools and colleges, as demand for a healthier dietary options continues to rise.

"It's an adventurous food. It's not something they were probably served when they were really young," he said.

As for Dobbins's favorite way to eat seaweed? Tossed in with scrambled eggs, shrimp, and cheese, not terribly unlike an omelet.

David Shukman: Should we try to halt extinction?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:07
Should we try to halt forms of life from being wiped out?

Fake Facebook page costs US $134,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:07
The US government agrees to pay a woman $134,000 after creating a fake Facebook page using photos of her as well as her son and niece.

Eni warns oil could shoot up to $200

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:06
The boss of Italian oil group Eni, speaking in Davos, warns oil could shoot up to $200 a barrel if the Opec cartel fails to cut supplies.

Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:05

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

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In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:04
Images of snowfall from farms in Scotland to parks in Yorkshire

State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:03

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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How sportswomen deal with periods

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:54
How do sportswomen deal with periods?

A year-long joke: the 'never-ending' Twitter chain

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:46
What's the punch line of this year-long Twitter joke?

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