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Half of Earth’s Land Can Still Be Saved From Human Damage, Study Reveals – ScienceAlert

There’s simply no denying the fact that humans have drastically altered, developed, and ransacked much of the natural world for our own ends. But how much of the planet’s surface remains free of our often malign influence?

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Monkeys May Have Self-Domesticated Just Like Humans Did, Study Suggests – ScienceAlert

Monkeys, much like humans, could be engaged in the process of self-domesticating themselves, altering the course of their own evolution and physiology through the…

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Monkeys, much like humans, could be engaged in the process of self-domesticating themselves, altering the course of their own evolution and physiology through the way they behave with one another, new research suggests.
It’s long been recognised that domestication in animals promotes certain physical features that aren’t observed in their wild counterparts. This phenomenon called domestication syndrome has been noted since the era of Charles Darwin and is thought to lie behind all sorts of physical…

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Coca-Cola Europe in $10.9b play for Coca-Cola Amatil – Sydney Morning Herald

The ASX-listed drinks giant would be sold to the European arm of Coca-Cola under a shock $10.87 billion deal.

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The enterprise value of the offer from Coca-Cola European Partners for Amatil, including debt is $10.87 billion. The implied equity value of the proposed $12.75 per share cash offer is $9.28 billion.
The deal to buy the Amatil shares would be via a scheme of arrangement. Coca-Cola Amatil’s independent directors intend to unanimously recommend the proposed scheme of arrangement, subject to a range of conditions.
To acquire Amatil in full, the European arm would also have to acquire the stake in Amatil…

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How (and Why) You Should Wander Aimlessly – Lifehacker Australia

For many of us — especially before the start of the pandemic — walking was a means to an end, a straightforward way to get to a planned destination. Since COVID…

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For many of us especially before the start of the pandemic walking was a means to an end, a straightforward way to get to a planned destination. Since COVID hit though, more people are walking around their neighbourhoods or on trails simply for the benefit of their physical or mental health.
But even if you do go on strolls without goals, youre probably checking your phone, or thinking about whats for dinner, or listening to a podcast, or doing any number of other things to distract yourself from…

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