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Overview of Doha Climate Conference — Global Issues

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An overview of the Doha Climate Change Conference, COP 18, Qatar held between 26 November and 7 December 2012
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Global Issues is a very useful site for references on many critical issues.

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Parenting the Challenging Child

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Difficult. Headstrong. Stubborn. If any of these describe your child or teen, an innovative set of parenting ABCs can help toward solving the problem.
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Israel to pay for 10 Plagues?

Israel to pay for 10 Plagues? | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Egyptian journalist demands that his government sue Jewish state for heavenly punishments described in Exodus
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Deaf Bible 2.0 Adds 10 Sign Languages and Innovative New Design

Deaf Bible 2.0 Adds 10 Sign Languages and Innovative New Design | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Deaf Bible was originally released in November 2012 with American Sign Language (ASL) as the only translation available on the app. Even with just one translation, it quickly became one of the most popular Deaf apps in the market and has been downloaded and used in countries all over the world. With the release of Deaf Bible 2.0, the app will include 10 additional sign language translations that represent a potential outreach to more than 7.2 million people that use these languages. The redesign features a completely new look and feel through a fully video-centric experience that was designed by and for the Deaf user. The app's technology and user interface clearly stand out for its use of icons in place of text and its unique sign language-based navigation, which makes the app more user friendly for those whose primary form of communication is sign.

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Deaf Bible was originally released in November 2012 with American Sign Language (ASL) as the only translation available on the app. Even with just one translation, it quickly became one of the most popular Deaf apps in the market and has been downloaded and used in countries all over the world. With the release of Deaf Bible 2.0, the app will include 10 additional sign language translations that represent a potential outreach to more than 7.2 million people that use these languages. The redesign features a completely new look and feel through a fully video-centric experience that was designed by and for the Deaf user. The app's technology and user interface clearly stand out for its use of icons in place of text and its unique sign language-based navigation, which makes the app more user friendly for those whose primary form of communication is sign.

"This is an amazing step forward to have a product for the Deaf be created with full participation and input from those in the Deaf community," states JR Bucklew, director of Deaf Bible. Bucklew is a CODA (child of Deaf adults). While hearing, he learned to sign prior to speaking and therefore considers ASL as his heart language.

"It has been incredible to watch the popularity of this app grow," continues Bucklew. "And now we're able to expand with more translations and a distinct design that will make the Deaf Bible app a truly unique offering not only for the Deaf, but within the app world in general."


Read more at http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Deaf-Bible-20-Adds-10-Sign-Languages-and-Innovative-New-Design-20140331#vUJ9uaGezBFxRD06.99

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Scale of Guinea's Ebola epidemic unprecedented

CONAKRY March 31-Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases scattered across several locations.
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Rachel Carson: A Voice That Broke the Silence

Mid-20th-century technological advances caused many to ignore the potentially negative effects. One early voice of caution was that of Rachel Carson.
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The Real Story of Noah

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Who was the biblical Noah, and what can we learn from his example?
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Polio casts a shadow over the Middle East

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Health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading out from Syria despite a campaign to vaccinate millions of children across the region.
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Vatican library will digitize its archives and put them online

VATICAN CITY, March 20-The Vatican library began a project on Thursday to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts and make them available online.
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Fukushima’s Continuing Tragedy

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Three years after the earthquake and nuclear disaster, the reconstruction effort by the Japanese government has been insufficient and painfully slow.
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Patient has pioneering 3D face op

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A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.
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New highly radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima plant

TOKYO Feb 20 - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that 100 tonnes of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank.
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Manufacturing a Consumer Culture

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Over the last century, scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations have radically changed the world, making us the greatest consumers in history. Yet we seem to be less happy and more anxious.
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Book Reviews: Good Riddance to Sin

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Is anything or anyone wrong anymore? Today it seems that much human wrongdoing is reduced to the accepted fact that everyone makes mistakes.
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The State of the Bible: 6 Trends for 2014 - Barna Group

The State of the Bible: 6 Trends for 2014 - Barna Group | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The Barna Group provides research and training for churches, non-profits, and businesses.
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Japanese families torn as return to Fukushima "hot zone" begins

TAMURA, Japan, April 1 (Reuters) - People in Japan on Tuesday began their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukushima disaster kept many away.
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Apocalyptish

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“THE four horsemen of the apocalypse": that was the disparaging appraisal by Richard Tol of the University of Sussex of a report published in Yokohama on March...
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Marie Curie: Blazing a Trail

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Little Manya Sklodowski (Marie Curie) became the first woman to earn the Nobel Prize in Physics, and the first person ever to earn a second Prize.
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Facebook drones to offer net access

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Facebook announces plans to use drones, satellites and lasers to connect the two-thirds of the world that doesn't have net access.
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The center of military power in the world is moving to Asia

The center of military power in the world is moving to Asia | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
In an interview, Robert Kaplan says: 'The United States can preserve the peace [in the Asia Pacific] by seeking not domination, but a favorable balance of power with China. It must at some level allow China its rightful place in the Western Pacific.'
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Latest Issue of Vision Journal

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Contents of the latest issue of Vision--Insights and New Horizons
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Loss of Malaysia plane spurs calls to upload black box data to the 'cloud' - Vision Insights and New Horizons

Loss of Malaysia plane spurs calls to upload black box data to the 'cloud'
Vision Insights and New Horizons
"I predict that this is one of those events unfortunately." Some U.S.
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Unskilled and Destitute Are Hiring Targets for Fukushima Cleanup

Unskilled and Destitute Are Hiring Targets for Fukushima Cleanup | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The operator of the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has left the complex cleanup to a poorly trained work force that has made some dangerous missteps.
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The children of Japan's Fukushima battle an invisible enemy

KORIYAMA, Japan, March 10-Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside - fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives.
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Science and Environment: A Line in the Sand

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Snce the advent of the nuclear age, we can bring about our own extinction. Will we cross that line?
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Amazon destruction up by 28% in year

Amazon destruction up by 28% in year | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Brazil says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 28% between August 2012 and last July, after four years of steady decline.
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