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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

2: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

3: Tube Talk: 24 Reasons To Trust No One

Sometimes, television gets so obsessed with being socially responsible, that it forgets one of its primary objectives: to entertain us.

4: Halliburton - Poster Child For War Profiteering

Of course, by now, everybody has at least heard of Halliburton, the all-time poster child for war profiteering. But I'll bet most people don't understand exactly how this company has gone the full financial circle in Iraq. Some background info may ...

5: Public Address 24/01/05 - Debrief

I was a Big Day Out medical statistic. At about 6pm, I was having a rest in the bar and I remarked to my buddy John Russell that I had developed a little headache in the course of the past five hours, and I hoped it wouldn't get any worse...

6: Strategies And Cunning And The General Election 05

Scoop broke major news surrounding the Ahmed Zaoui case, exposed shadowy goings on surrounding claims the SIS was spying on Maori, considered what impact Don Brash would make as a PM - now we publish a guide to General Election 05.

7: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

8: Tsunami damage to Indonesia environment millions

Beyond the horrific loss of human life, the recent Indian Ocean tsunami extensively damaged Indonesia's coastal environment, causing $675 million in losses to natural habitats and important ecosystem functions, the United Nations Environment Programme ...

9: Artificial intelligence alive and well

While statistics students at The University of Auckland are taking a break from studies for summer, their new "teacher" can't wait for the new semester to begin.

10: IBM serves up Australian Open results on demand

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – January 18, 2005 -- Marking thirteen consecutive years as the Official Information Technology Provider to the Australian Open tennis tournament, IBM today announced a range of innovative new and enhanced initiatives to support ...

11: Quarter Mil for a Shill: So Much for a Free Press

The Bushies really should have come to me before bribing -- uh, hiring; no, no, I was right the first time -- right-wing commentator Armstrong Williams to shill for the federal No Child Left Behind Act in his newspaper columns and on his radio and ...

12: Meditations: A New Theory of Human Nature

As absurd as it must appear in much of the rest of the world, the ''theory of evolution'' is a big controversy in America these days. Like the flat-earthers of the Middle Ages, who couldn’t stand the thought that the sun and stars did not revolve around ...

13: Destiny Responds To Police Statement

Management of Defend the Legacy are pushing forward with their plans to march over the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Saturday 5th March 2005. The event was launched following the passing of last years same sex marriage law (Civil Union Bill) and represents ...

14: Powell Remarks En Route to Kiev

SECRETARY POWELL: (inaudible) Yushchenko's inauguration. It's going to be a historic moment for the Ukrainian people. They've been through some difficult times, especially during the last three months. The international community is pleased that it's been ...

15: Another Quake Jolts Wellington

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was felt widely in the Wellington region just before 8am today, Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) said.

16: 2700 extra teachers in New Zealand schools in 5yrs

There are almost 2700 more teachers in our classrooms than five years ago, over and above those needed to match roll growth, latest Ministry of Education figures show.

17: Stateside: Some Things Beginning With P

You can always tell when those are coming up because the entertainment industry gets in and softens you up by scaring the bejeezers out of you. I lost count of the number of trailers I saw on Saturday night TV for new horror movies opening next Friday. ...

18: Miriam Does Big Brother!

Prime TV is excited to announce that the rumours are true! Miriam, the star of the controversial show “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MIRIAM”, is headed for Big Brother to stir the pot.

19: Thom Hartmann: The Robber Baron's Party

The Robber Barons are back. They're staging a celebration of their power in Washington, DC, where they help write the majority of legislation and hold captive all but a very few of our nation's legislators.

20: Billy T Awards Journey Becomes No Laughing Matter

A voyage of comedic adventure nearly ended in south Waikato when a traffic incident re-designed a borrowed car moving the boot a lot closer to the rear seat. Fortunately, with the kind help of a police officer and the bus, Wellington comedian, Guy Capper, ...

21: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review and Analysis of JIHAD!

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the world premiere of JIHAD! at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday. Directed by Muhammed Rum, the Topiary Productions film is an individual and global exploration of the word and its meaning.

22: Revenge, Intimidation & Contempt In Ohio Attack

As the toxic dust settles on George W. Bush's second illegitimate inauguration, his moral legacy has been defined by the GOP's new attack on Ohio's 2004 election challenge legal team.

23: Right To Family Planning: A New Women's Right

When women couldn't achieve their goals at the national level they took the issues to the international level. They have used this strategy in connection with the right to family planning, women's rights over their body and deciding on the number and ...

24: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part II)

People climb the stairs along the rocky landscape. Once they reach the top, they walk a dirt road. Everyone is dressed up for a special occasion. A few men carry flowers arrangements and they move quickly.

25: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Rachel's War

RACHEL’S WAR is a documentary short about peace activist, Rachel Corrie. Firas Abdelrahman directed the film (2003). The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed it on Friday.

26: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Ford Transit

The final screening of FORD TRANSIT at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed on Friday.

27: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had ...

28: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away

“I lost the will to live when I lost my friend,” the boy said. “But Kiftah will always be in my heart…I will never forget him.” A STONE’S THROW AWAY is a documentary about life under military occupation and the Palestinian youth who suffer from it.

29: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

30: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part III)

The Palestinian people of Qaqiliya enter and exit the city through a gate. Israeli soldiers lock it with a key. The gate is part of the concrete wall.


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