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Research shows that for psychiatric patients - particularly women - prison populations are actually increasing worldwide.

In the Netherlands, criminals with mental illness are treated differently to many other countries. Melissa Hogenboom visits a Dutch prison to find out how.
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Lifeguards in Australia are now using drones equipped with artificial intelligence to help prevent shark attacks. (via BBC Click)

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“I wish I could feel happy or excited.”

Tom’s autism means he struggles to identify his own emotions and respond to others’. But could a new heartbeat-based treatment help? (via BBC Stories)

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Emerging evidence shows that how good we are at listening to our heartbeat can shape the way we feel and even affect how fast we are at making decisions.

Emerging research shows that we can all become better at listening to our heartbeat – and if we do so, it can give us a richer emotional world.
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By turning ant brains into algorithms, scientists have created robots that navigate without GPS.

More from CrowdScience: 📻 https://bbc.in/2K6o2pi (via BBC World Service)

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The computers we use today have woolly beginnings. 🐑

The computers we use today have woolly beginnings. If it wasn't for the invention of the Jacquard loom, the modern-day computer may have never have been invented.
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In a letter to his sister Caroline, Darwin marveled at the way fossilized bones "tell their story of former times with almost a living tongue." (via Atlas Obscura)

London’s Natural History Museum is putting the naturalist’s haul of skulls, molars, and more online.
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Some languages don't have separate terms for "green" and "blue" but use one term to describe both colours, a sort of "grue".

Depending on what language you speak, your eye perceives colours – and the world – differently than someone else.
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Hetty Verolme is a Holocaust survivor. She witnessed one of the most horrific events in human history. Here is her message of hope for coping in the darkest of times. Hear more: https://bbc.in/2EWEwwz (via BBC World Service)

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"Plastic is not bad, our habits are bad, plastic is a marvellous material."

Would you ban plastic if it meant half a million people lost their jobs? (via BBC Money)

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"Giving CPR without breaths is easier and more effective than with breaths."

In a medical emergency, the right response can save lives – but many of us are still doing the wrong thing.
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Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be of the hardest things anyone will go through. So imagine being rejected by those closest to you. This is Christine's story: 📻 https://bbc.in/2EXdOUx (via BBC World Service)

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"The man in charge, the flamboyantly mustachioed rocketeer Daniel Jubb, voices the countdown and I press the firing button." 🚀 🔥

Westcott Venture Park was once the centre of the UK’s Cold War rocket research. Left idle for years, it’s now enjoying a second wind as British firms unveil new 21st Century designs.
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This helmet uses augmented reality to produce an outline of objects to help firefighters see through smoke. (via BBC Click)

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By the numbers, what would we gain — or lose?

Take the politics out of it. By the numbers, what would we gain – and lose – if all firearms suddenly were wiped off the face of the planet?
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Fake faces are dominating the selfie industry. (via BBC Capital)

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