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A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight

A global land-grab: is food the strongest currency? - Arup Foresight | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
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US obesity 'higher than thought'

US obesity 'higher than thought' | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The obesity problem in the US may be much worse than previously thought, according to researchers.
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Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jadav Payeng began planting trees on a barren sandbar in India. 30 years later, it's home to a sprawling forest.

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Link between fast food and depression confirmed

Link between fast food and depression confirmed | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

A new study shows that eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. Results reveal that consumers of fast food, compared to those who eat little or none, are . . .

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ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say

ADHD is over-diagnosed, experts say | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed.

 

 

(Image courtesy Chris Corwin).


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FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water

FAO: Success in hunger fight hinges on better use of water | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
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Neonicotinoid Pesticides Play a Role in Bees’ Decline, 2 Studies Find

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Play a Role in Bees’ Decline, 2 Studies Find | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Experiments in Britain and France found that colonies of bumblebees and honeybees were harmed by common pesticides in a class known as neonicotinoids.
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Italy recovers 12.7 billion euros from tax evaders in 2011

ROME, March 29 - Italy recovered 12.7 billion euros ($16.9 billion) from tax evasion in 2011, up 15.5 percent from the amount it retrieved in 2010.
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Life and Health: U.S. autism rates reach new height

NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - About one in 88 children in the United States has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date.
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Terror: Can We Blame Religion?

Terror: Can We Blame Religion? | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

Would eradicating all forms of religious belief remove terror from our world?

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Science and Environment: Let There Be Dark

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Every culture, tribe and religion has its own story about the origins of life and the universe itself. Scientists have a unifying story of their own.
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Drones Over America: What Can They See? : NPR

In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the FAA to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace.
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 27, 2012 10:49 AM
Well, this part relieves my mind a little. And maybe all the parrot noise in the skies around my house will help too:

"Drones generate some noise themselves, and so I don't think a drone could sit 1,000 feet above and hear the conversation of two people sitting at an outside table at a coffee shop. I think it's mostly imagery and then to a smaller extent, wireless signals.""
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The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters

The Reading Brain: How Your Brain Helps You Read, and Why it Matters | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
It’s never too early to set a child on the pathway to becoming a strong reader. And it’s never too late to help a struggling reader strengthen his or her brain to read more successfully and with greater enjoyment.

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The giant snake that stalked the Earth

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Newly discovered fossils unearthed in Colombia have revealed that a giant snake - now named Titanoboa - roamed the Earth 58 million years ago.
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Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Unsustainable consumption – the mother of all environmental issues? — European Environment Agency (EEA) | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Consumption of products and services impacts the environment in many different ways.

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delaneygrimes-sarahmcfadyen's curator insight, February 6, 11:00 PM

In this article they include the many things that are continuously brought to the populations attention about out earth and how we treat it. But in the passage it includes many unbelievable facts such as roughly 89 million gallons of food is put into waste each year. Sometimes this is the approach you need to catch peoples attention on the effects that we are causing our planet.

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» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News

» Lifetime Traumatic Stress Linked to Heightened Inflammation - Psych Central News | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

The more traumatic stress a person is exposed to over the course of a lifetime, the greater the chances the person has elevated levels of inflammatory markers. The study is the first to examine the association between cumulative traumatic stress and inflammation.


Brain and body: inextricably linked. ~gs

 

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Gina Stepp's comment, April 1, 2012 5:44 PM
Charlotte Astrid: http://www.flickr.com/people/charlottedownie/
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U.S. and Other Countries Move to Increase Assistance to Syrian Rebels

U.S. and Other Countries Move to Increase Assistance to Syrian Rebels | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The United States and dozens of other countries, meeting on Sunday in Istanbul, moved closer to direct intervention in the Syrian conflict.
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Picture captures a billion stars

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Two UK-developed telescopes are used to make a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars.
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Military spending shopping spree

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THE tiny island-state of Singapore, home to just over 5m people, has a well-deserved reputation as a quiet, clean-cut hub for banking, lawyering and golf.
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Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines'

Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines' | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has found the F-1 engines that carried Apollo 11 to the first Moon landing, and will try to raise them from the sea bed.
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China to flood nature reserve with latest Yangtze dam

BEIJING - China's Three Gorges Corp. marked beginning of construction for dam that will flood last free-flowing portion of middle reaches of Yangtze.
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Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

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Gina Stepp's comment, March 29, 2012 8:40 AM
Via @Dan Cloer, too--as he's the one who originally sent me the link a couple of months ago. :)
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Une sécheresse exceptionnelle frappe l'Europe (An exceptional drought is hitting Europe)

Une sécheresse exceptionnelle frappe l'Europe (An exceptional drought is hitting Europe) | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Le mois de février a été le plus sec depuis plus d'un demi-siècle dans certaines régions...

 

"The month of February was the driest for more than half a century in certain areas..."


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Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase Creativity - Huffington Post

Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase Creativity - Huffington Post | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
Taking Timeouts to Decrease Stress and Increase CreativityHuffington PostWhen you're tired you don't think as clearly or creatively, and you can make more mistakes.
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The Impact of Domestic Drones on Privacy, Safety and National Security

The Impact of Domestic Drones on Privacy, Safety and National Security | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill that will open domestic skies to “unmanned aircraft systems,” more commonly known as drones.
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