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Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail

Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail | AP Human | Scoop.it
The Department of Commerce just lifted a ban on satellite images that showed features smaller than 20 inches. The nation's largest satellite imaging firm, Digital Globe, asked the government to lift the restrictions and can now sell images showing details as small as a foot. A few inches may seem slight, but this is actually a big deal.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:00 AM

Is this a violation of privacy?

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Une concurrence redoutable pour les drones d'observation et de guidage. Avec quelques questions sur les dérives potentielles (donc probables) en matière de vie privée...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:58 PM

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Earth – rethinking geopolitics | Progressive Geographies

Earth – rethinking geopolitics | Progressive Geographies | AP Human | Scoop.it
Here's my abstract for a conference on CityState later this year in Tel Aviv: Earth Geopolitics has, today, become effectively a synonym for global politics. Armchair strategists still come up with grand plans for understanding ...

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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan

Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan | AP Human | Scoop.it
Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.

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Hotelling's Model

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Hotelling's model

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Ch5 Language: Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue

Ch5 Language: Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless Tongue | AP Human | Scoop.it
Are words on the way out?

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While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted

While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted | AP Human | Scoop.it
Bride trafficking in India is part of a vicious cycle that aborts females and causes a shortage of women.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:37 PM

The clash of culture and anti-natalist polices that results in an imbalance of males to females

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 22, 2014 10:35 PM

Clash of culture and anti-natalist policies that results in gender imbalance. 

Aidan Lowery's curator insight, March 21, 11:41 AM

unit 3

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Booming Bhutan

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Long impoverished and isolated, tiny Bhutan is finally booming. This onetime absolute monarchy has also made important democratic reforms and major improvements in quality of life.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:31 PM

Bhutan has made some money selling hydropower to India and they plan to use that money to build more hydropower plants to increase their wealth. The country is also emphasizing happiness of its citizens over material wealth. All of these things will continue to provide growth and opportunity to Bhutan and its citizens.

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 28, 2015 3:13 PM

Bhutan should consider themselves lucky that their country is located between China and India, two of the most powerful economic countries of the world. Without China and India, Bhutan's economy would be extremely poor because of it's size but because India agreed to assist Bhutan with grants, Bhutan has a successful economy. It's not one of the strongest but it's gratefully acceptable. Also, because manufacturing spread throughout southeast Asia, Bhutan is credited for manufacturing goods and manufacturing companies which helps build its economy.

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:42 AM

With a severe lack of arable land-representing less than 5% of the nation's total area- Bhutan has struggled to provide for its population of some 700,000, the result of the geographical realties inclosed by its borders. A small, impoverished nation, many sectors of its economy are ailing as a result of a lack of an agricultural base, and the nation is highly reliant on foreign aid in order to feed its people. However, this may soon change, as the nation is experiencing such a powerful economic burst that it has now become one of the top 4 fastest growing economies in the world. The exportation of hydroelectric energy to India has become a vital hub of the Bhutanese economy, with some 20% of its GDP reliant on the trade alone. With plans to open several more dams in the nation, there is hope that the increased revenue will continue to raise improving standards of living for the nation's people, as well as stimulating other sectors of the economy. There is still much work to be done, and there are several problems the tiny Asian nation must still face- an ever-rising national debt and inflation rate are just two issues that must be dealt with in the coming years- but Bhutan's prospects look bright.

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Muslim Pilgrims Are Taking "Hajj Selfies" And Clerics Are Not Happy

Muslim Pilgrims Are Taking "Hajj Selfies" And Clerics Are Not Happy | AP Human | Scoop.it
Clerics are reportedly condemning the latest "selfie fever" at Islam's holiest sites.

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Pop culture and religion

 

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Luke Walker's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:31 AM

It was only a matter of time before this happened...

CT Blake's curator insight, October 5, 2014 10:57 AM

More instances of how tech and cultural diffusion can impact culture...and create cultural conflicts.

Lydia Tsao's curator insight, March 24, 2015 1:00 AM

This demonstrates perfectly the effect of technology on religion and culture. The technology of being able to take selfies is affecting the way people view major religious and cultural customs. I think it is very hypocritical of the Saudi government to ban selfies out of fear of desecrating Mecca and the Hajj because it has authorized and built tons of commercial and business centers right next to the Kaaba. The government has authorized the building of many five-star hotels next to the Kaaba for wealthy tourists to visit Mecca. Mecca has been more exploited by the Saudi government than those who take selfies at the Kaaba. Also, many claim that they find no solace in praying to the sound of major traffic jams and booming commercial centers. These centers seek to exploit the holiness and sanctity of Mecca and the Hajj.

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Currywurst on the Street

Currywurst on the Street | AP Human | Scoop.it
Michael Slackman, The Times's Berlin Bureau Chief, looks into the city's obsession with a popular street dish that combines sausage, ketchup and curry powder.

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How are these 5 major elements of culture seen in this video?

1. Culture traits

2. Diffusion patters

3.Acculturation, assimilation, and multiculturalism

4. Culture region, vernacular region, cultural hearth

5. Globalization and the effects of technology on culture.

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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 12:03 PM

All over Germany specially in Berlin you can find many varieties of foods and restaurants that were influenced by many countries all over the world. A very popular dish the currywurst is fried German sausage with American ketchup and India curry powder. This dish was influenced by two other countries and was opular during WWII. The dish is still very popular today because of its unique taste. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:44 AM

This is a stride of different cultures,  a little ancient and modern culture. When the Turkish immigrant came over to Germany because they needed workers (Germans stopped having so many kids) it help form the curry wurst. They also use American ketchup because Americans were over there for the war and they ate this too. The curry powder came way of United Kingdom. Basically the population learned from all these cultures and  created one huge hit. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:26 PM

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America and Immigrants: A Fraught History | Lenni Benson | Big Think

America and Immigrants: A Fraught History | Lenni Benson | Big Think | AP Human | Scoop.it
Immigration expert Lenni Benson says the notion that America once welcomed foreigners with open arms is a serious misconception. The ongoing debate over immigration has been a constant of the American experience
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Unit 3-Migration. US attitudes

 

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From Sudan to the United States

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Sudan's civil war forced over 25,000 Lost Boys to trek across sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety. Hear their stories from Kakuma Refugee camp.
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NOVA | Human Numbers Through Time

NOVA | Human Numbers Through Time | AP Human | Scoop.it
Examine global population growth over the past two millennia, and see what's coming in the next 50 years.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 8, 2014 9:47 AM

Good visual on population growth over time

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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | AP Human | Scoop.it
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.

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Population:Unit 2

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:03 AM

Check this out. you can see the changes in population in real time

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Illegal immigration by kids to U.S.A.

Illegal immigration by kids to U.S.A. | AP Human | Scoop.it
Data Visualisation by @BBGVisualData. Data Source: US Gov Open Data.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 9, 2014 6:01 PM

Great graph for discussion in migration and political unit. 

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WATCH: Learn how to use Khoisan 'clicks' and see why this unique language is so cool

WATCH: Learn how to use Khoisan 'clicks' and see why this unique language is so cool | AP Human | Scoop.it
Cape Town - Southern Africa's Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, specifically - are the only countries in the world where the original 'click languages' are still spoken today?

Non-pulmonic consonants, aka click consonants, are embedded in South African culture and language, and visitors to our country can't help but fall in love with these iconic sounds when visiting. 

Speakers of these beautiful 'click languages' live mostly in the Kalahari and Richtersveld regions in South Africa and Namibia. 



One of the most popular cultural 'click-language' songs, Miriam Makeba's Click Song, is but one of the examples. Check it out here: 




As cool as it looks to know and use these click sounds, it's not always easy to know how to pronounce and use them. 

That's why we've found this handy and informative guide to making the iconic 'click consonants'.

The video, posted to YouTube by Artifexian, shows viewers how to pronounce the five principal clicks, where clicks originally come from, who on the globe speaks the click languages, why clicks arose in human language and how clicks spread across the world. 

Be warned, though: You might look (and sound) like a fool trying to pronounce these sounds - but that's okay, go ahead and give it a try.

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The Names Behind The States | Visual.ly

The Names Behind The States | Visual.ly | AP Human | Scoop.it

"An infographic of the etymology and cultural origins of the names that made the United States of America."


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Chapter 6:Language

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:23 PM

Check out this infographic that provides a history of the names of the United States. Learn if the origin of the name is from Native Americans, the English, the Spanish or the French. If you are teaching the states this may become a great resource for your classroom.

To access please use this link: http://fonx.org/blog/?p=2830. The other one no longer works.

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CH5: Chick-fil-A manager reportedly bans slang words at restaurant

CH5: Chick-fil-A manager reportedly bans slang words at restaurant | AP Human | Scoop.it
The manager also created a comprehensive guide of prohibited language.

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More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race

More Young Americans Identify as Mixed Race | AP Human | Scoop.it
Many young adults of mixed backgrounds are rejecting color lines that have defined Americans for generations.
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Race and Ethnicity 

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The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict

The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict | AP Human | Scoop.it
Analysis: A British colonial decision brought the northern and southern halves of modern Nigeria together. One hundred years later, they still don't get along.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, October 22, 2014 7:05 AM

Lasting effects of colonialism and shatterbelt effects of religious conflict create economic and political conflict that divide .

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Lasting effects of colonialism and shatterbelt effects of religious conflict create economic and political conflict that divide .

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Disney's Frozen - "Let It Go" Multi-Language Full Sequence - YouTube

On Digital HD Now and Blu-ray 3/18 disney.com/ownfrozen Get the soundtrack now on iTunes: http://di.sn/sH2 Disney's Frozen is the Golden Globe winner for Bes...

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Intro to Language

 

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:09 AM

Twenty-five languages in 4 minutes. Great intro or exit to the study of language. Can you identify the family of each language?

 

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NBA tells Cavs and Heat not to do '3 goggles' in Brazil, where it's offensive

NBA tells Cavs and Heat not to do '3 goggles' in Brazil, where it's offensive | AP Human | Scoop.it
Please don't start an international incident, guys.

 

NBA players have a number of go-to celebrations — chest bumps, giving daps, running around and beating one's chest in the most confrontational manner possible, etc. One of the most popular in recent years has been "three goggles," the practice of putting fingers up to one's eyes in the shape of, well, goggles. It's now common enough that most American fans think nothing of it.

Yet that is definitely not the case in Brazil, where the gesture is very offensive. Enough so that the NBA has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat not to use it in advance of Saturday's exhibition game in Rio de Janeiro. From Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group: Holding up the "three-sign" or the "three-goggles" in Brazil means "f--- you" or "f--- off."


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Mapping Displaced People Around the World

Mapping Displaced People Around the World | AP Human | Scoop.it
Use the MapMaker Interactive tool explore the movement of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people (IDP's) across the globe.
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One Child Policy for Dummies | Pros & cons, facts, history of law (2010-2011)

One Child Policy for Dummies | Pros & cons, facts, history of law (2010-2011) | AP Human | Scoop.it
2011 The Chinese government says that the One Child Policy has restrained China’s mushrooming population (claiming that it has prevented an estimated 400 million births since it’s inception in 1980). But critics say that the law is a violation of
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OPTIC Lesson on political cartoon

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The New Scramble for Africa

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Thought colonialism was over? Our new interactive infographic shows how corporations like Monsanto are scrambling to carve up Africa's food system: http://wdm.li/newscramble

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:25 AM

Ah times change, but motives do not.

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A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths | AP Human | Scoop.it
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:58 PM

Very interesting..