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Wombs with a view on baby talk

The Australian 27 August 2013  Unborn babies recognise their parents’ voices from inside the womb. New research suggests they are attuned not only to voices, but also to speech patterns. In a Finnish study, women in the late stages of…

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Dodgy teachers to be named and shamed

Stuff.co 29 August 2013 Dodgy teachers will be named and shamed after a parliamentary select committee prompted the Teachers Council to review suppression rules. The decision to review the rules around disciplinary tribunal meetings and how they are reported was…

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Bail harder to get under new law

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Up to 350 more people could be refused bail each year as a result of law changes designed to prevent the release of serious offenders considered likely to offend again. The changes are targeted at…

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Too much TV blamed for loneliness, stress in kids

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Children who watch too much television are more likely to have psychological problems and are at risk of not developing the skills that enable them to succeed at life, a psychologist says. The comments follow…

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Worker spent all he had as machines sucked him in

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Working backstage at SkyCity’s theatre, Graham used to look over the casino’s gambling floor in disgust. A few years later, people were looking down on him as he poured his pay cheques into the pokies.…

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Brothels upset Epsom neighbours

NZ Herald 29 August 2013 Investigations under way into sex sites residents say are a blight on well-to-do Epsom. A cluster of premises offering commercial sex are operating within a kilometre of one another in an upmarket Auckland city-fringe suburb,…

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More of our elderly are giving up on life

NZ Herald 28 August 2013 Old people are at high risk of suicide as they try to cope with living on the pension and fewer social interactions, a Wairarapa advocate for the elderly says. The comments follow the release of…

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Australian politicians think they know better than you as well

Kevin Rudd says he won’t force his same-sex marriage views on the public with a referendum Herald Sun 26 August 2013 PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has declared he is not going to “ram” his views on same-sex marriage “down the…

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Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

The Foundry 22 August 2013 Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate…

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Experts ponder euthanasia link in old-age suicide rate

Stuff.co. 27 August 2013 Elderly men are taking their lives at a high rate, and the chief coroner has raised the possibility of a link with euthanasia. Suicide figures published yesterday highlighted the lack of information about people who died…

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