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World War II History
World War II HistoryWorld War II History
History, Finnish, WWII

ProjectSyndicate
ProjectSyndicateProjectSyndicate
GeneralKnowledge, BusinessEconomics

It is as useless to lament the shift in global power and influence away from the heartlands of the West as it is to try to predict this shift’s political consequences. But if the sorry story of FIFA is any indication, one conclusion rings true: Whatever the form of government prevailing in...

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science, diet

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost

Manhattanhenge, a spectacular sunset where the sun aligns with New York City's street grid, happens only twice in 2015. The first occurrence will be at 8:12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, according to the Hayden Planetarium. On Friday, half the sun will align with the grid. The following day, the...

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BigThink
BigThinkBigThink
GeneralKnowledge

It was when FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar — a country that could reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit during match play — red flags went up in the American legal system...

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TheWashingtonPost
TheWashingtonPostTheWashingtonPost
GeneralKnowledge

Attitudes toward homosexuality vary a lot around the world. LGBT people are still officially considered criminals in roughly one-third of countries worldwide, and homosexuality is punishable by death in seven countries. But other places, such as northern Europe, are very accepting of homosexuality...

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
BusinessEconomics

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
BusinessEconomics

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EducationNews
EducationNewsEducationNews
Education

Rob Geen, director of policy reform and advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charity “devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes,” has asked an important question: “If you suddenly...

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Discovery
DiscoveryDiscovery
GeneralKnowledge

The baby bears stopped traffic in Yosemite National Park as they tumbled and growled in the middle of a road. Continue reading →...

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Discovery News
Discovery NewsDiscovery News
GeneralKnowledge

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Discovery News
Discovery NewsDiscovery News
GeneralKnowledge

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mental_floss
mental_flossmental_floss
GeneralKnowledge

The old saying goes that happiness is contagious. New research suggests there might actually be some science to back that up. Happiness, scientists say, has a distinct smell that humans can sense on one another. And when we get a good whiff of someone else's joy, we get happier too.  The key lies...

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost
Science

By: Tia Ghose Published: May 27, 2015 08:00pm ET on LiveScience. Getting inked may have long-term consequences beyond just having to live with your ex-girlfriend's name on your bicep for decades. About 1 in 10 people who get tattoos experiences problems with the tattoo, including infection...

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science, bpoilspill

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TheGuardian
TheGuardianTheGuardian
Education

Archive copies of the iconic feminist magazine Spare Rib have been digitised, giving researchers and activists around the world the chance to delve into its back copies. The British Library will host a curated Spare Rib website featuring 300 selected pages from the magazine, alongside articles...

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Republic of Math
Republic of MathRepublic of Math
Math

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science, ISS

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TheTelegraph
TheTelegraphTheTelegraph
Education

Parents who 'hot house' their children to get them through private school entrance exams are damaging their health and taking their childhood away, says head of top prep school...

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science, neuroscience

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost
Science

It's common to hear users of psychedelic drugs describe trips on mushrooms or LSD as a "spiritual experience," and the comparison is nothing to scoff at, according to neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. HuffPost Live continued its week-long exploration into the connections between drugs and religion on...

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Topix
TopixTopix
LiteraturePhilosophy

Volunteers helped Denise Gard tell the story of Togo, a sled dog who helped deliver medicine to a sick Alaskan town, during the Summer Reading Program kick off event, "Brave Dogs: Our Four Legged Heroes." Denise Gard and her dog, Sienna, demonstrate obstacles dogs faced when delivering messages for...

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ASFC Development SQ
ASFC Development SQASFC Development SQ
Education, fulltimefooty

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BBC History Magazine
BBC History MagazineBBC History Magazine

Phil Plait
Phil PlaitPhil Plait
Science

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost

Could germs be to blame for your toddler's temper tantrums? The complex ecosystem of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract is known to change considerably in the first two years of life, especially as solid foods are introduced into a child's diet. And according to a new study, this...

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mental_floss
mental_flossmental_floss
GeneralKnowledge

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Forbes
ForbesForbes

Members of a New Jersey school board and the teachers’ union are dipping into their own pockets to fund a lawsuit to prevent sixth graders at a local charter school from moving up to seventh grade in September. Battles over charter schools rage across the country and the one in Hoboken, [...]...

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EducationNews
EducationNewsEducationNews
Education

According to a new study from the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), over half of university and college risk managers feel that fraternities are among the top liability risks currently being faced by the institutions. The URMIA surveyed its members in April in an effort...

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TheWashingtonPost
TheWashingtonPostTheWashingtonPost
Education

What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state?State Superintendent Tony Evers has gone on record accusing lawmakers of moving toward new legislation “that erodes the basic foundation of Wisconsin’s public school system.”  How? By...

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mental_floss
mental_flossmental_floss
GeneralKnowledge

You may know how to spell “victory,” but here are 25 things you might not know about the country’s best-known gathering of logophiles...

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LiveScience
LiveScienceLiveScience
Science

A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth — what do all of these critters have in common...

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Discovery
DiscoveryDiscovery
GeneralKnowledge

Ever wondered why Swiss cheese has holes and why they've been getting smaller over the years? Continue reading →...

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science

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BBC History Magazine
BBC History MagazineBBC History Magazine
History

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EducationNews
EducationNewsEducationNews
Education

The Alabama House of Representatives unanimously passed a $5.9 billion education budget that includes an additional $49.6 million in funds for classrooms across the state. The Education Trust Fund will offer an increase in textbook funding by $13 million and $3 million more for classroom supplies...

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Edudemic
EdudemicEdudemic
Education

Implementing new technology in the classroom can be difficult. It’s not all that different from adopting a brand new curriculum. Teachers need time to explore and understand the technology themselves before feeling comfortable using it in the classroom. With budget cuts and less funding, the...

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TheWashingtonPost
TheWashingtonPostTheWashingtonPost
Education

The standardized testing onslaught that has dominated public schools in recent years — and a growing resistance movement by parents, students and educators — has persuaded some states to review the load of  K-12 assessments with an eye toward eliminating exams deemed unnecessary. In fact, some...

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ScienceDaily
ScienceDailyScienceDaily
Science

Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm, experts say...

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ScienceDaily
ScienceDailyScienceDaily

Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars. Those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community. These are some of the findings from an exploratory study into...

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Discovery News
Discovery NewsDiscovery News
GeneralKnowledge

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Discovery
DiscoveryDiscovery
GeneralKnowledge

With its vast solar arrays on display at a Lockheed Martin Space Systems clean room in Denver, Colo., NASA's next mission to Mars stands proud...

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LiveScience
LiveScienceLiveScience
Science

The major gateway for modern humans out of Africa may have been Egypt, a new genetic analysis suggests...

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost
Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was strong were far less likely to develop AIDS or other serious illnesses than if they waited...

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InsideHigherEd
InsideHigherEdInsideHigherEd

Public universities in Illinois and Louisiana, two of the three states facing massive higher education cuts, may get reprieve. But public universities in Wisconsin remain threatened with $300 million in reductions...

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mental_floss
mental_flossmental_floss
GeneralKnowledge

Almost 7 million subscribers worldwide get their online roleplaying fix thanks to 1994’s Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and the smash sequel Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. The two real-time strategy games that launched an empire and several million digital ships, but even if you alternated between...

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Arne Duncan
Arne DuncanArne Duncan
Education

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Science News
Science NewsScience News
Science, tbt

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HuffingtonPost
HuffingtonPostHuffingtonPost
Science

Fast. Here's a sped-up gif of the fire: As The Slo Mo Guys explain in the video, the reason the fireball occurs is because "the water sinks through the oil, evaporates immediately on the surface of the pan throws all of the oil upwards in a big flaming, hot, melty mess." Yikes! In order to actually...

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ScienceDaily
ScienceDailyScienceDaily
Science

Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. A new article shows how to make robots automatically recover from injury in less than two minutes...

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Discovery News
Discovery NewsDiscovery News
GeneralKnowledge

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Crystal Dilworth
Crystal DilworthCrystal Dilworth
Math, HowToBeAnAlly, womeninstem

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BusinessStrategy
BusinessStrategyBusinessStrategy
BusinessEconomics

Communities need a place to call their own. A place to maximize serendipity. Continue reading &#8594...

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TheAtlantic
TheAtlanticTheAtlantic

“Are you still taking your middle schoolers to Baltimore?” my friends asked. I had just written an essay for The Atlantic, days after the city-wide violence broke out, about my students’ long-planned field trip to the city and our study of the protests as they unfolded. I wrote it before we...

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