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The Gates-Funded Toilet Of The Future

The Gates-Funded Toilet Of The Future | Perception | Scoop.it
Today is World Toilet Day. That’s not as silly as it sounds.
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A Haitian artist fights to preserve the vodou religion

A Haitian artist fights to preserve the vodou religion | Perception | Scoop.it
More than 200 years after throwing off slavery and founding the world's first free, black republic, Haitians are still struggling with one foundational element of their identity: vodou.

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Why ISIS has the potential to be a world-altering revolution — Scott Atran — Aeon Essays

All world-altering revolutions are born in danger and death, brotherhood and joy. How can this one be stopped?
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How we got gripped by the hand-held device – Joyce E Chaplin – Aeon

How we got gripped by the hand-held device – Joyce E Chaplin – Aeon | Perception | Scoop.it
For centuries, the powerful would never hold anything useful for themselves. How did devices become universal luxuries?
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Ken MacLeod – Two strange feelings

Ken MacLeod – Two strange feelings | Perception | Scoop.it
Ineffable encounters and moments of ego-transcendence can be quite matter-of-fact. What’s really going on?
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Free will is back, and maybe we can measure it – Stephen Cave – Aeon

Free will is back, and maybe we can measure it – Stephen Cave – Aeon | Perception | Scoop.it
Like IQ or EQ, there should be FQ: a freedom quotient to show how much free will we have – and how to get more
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free will?

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Open Commons of Phenomenology

Open Commons of Phenomenology | Perception | Scoop.it
“ The Open Commons of Phenomenology are a community-led academic endeavour to host in open access the full corpus of public domain or otherwise openly licensed phenomenological source texts, to provide an exhaustive, harvestable bibliographical database of phenomenological literature (primary and secondary), and to provide digital curation tools such as advanced search, bibliometric analysis, annotations, social sharing, etc.”
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Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame

Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame | Perception | Scoop.it
“ New research shows emotional states are associated with distinct bodily sensations regardless of culture and so specific that they can be mapped.”
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This isw hat the world will look like after climate change transforms it

This isw hat the world will look like after climate change transforms it | Perception | Scoop.it
“ A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical tree species in small, geodesic greenhouses. Some he allowed to grow in the kind of environment they were used to out in the forest, around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Others, he subjected to uncomfortably high temperatures. Still others, unbearably high temperatures—up to a daily average temperature of 95 F and a peak of 102 F. That’s about as hot as Earth has ever been. It’s also the kind of environment tropical trees have a good chance of living in by the end of this century, thanks to climate change. Winter wanted to see how they would do. The answer came as a surprise to those accustomed to dire warnings that climate change will turn the Amazon into a desert. The vast majority of Winter’s seedlings didn’t die. In fact, most thrived at significantly warmer temperatures than they experience today, growing faster and larger. Just two species succumbed to the heat, and only at the very highest temperatures. The trees’ success echoes paleontological data, which hints that warmer temperatures can be a boon for tropical forests. After all, the last time Earth experienced average temperatures of 95 F, there were rainforests in Michigan and palm trees in the Arctic. That doesn’t mean climate change won’t affect tropical forests of today. It already is. And it definitely doesn’t mean humans needn’t worry about global warming. Climate change will be the end of the world as we know it. But it also will be the beginning of another.”
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Screenwriting Essentials in Infographic Form

Screenwriting Essentials in Infographic Form | Perception | Scoop.it

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Shipra Harbola Gupta:  "You have an awesome idea for a screenplay, but don't know where to begin. This infographic might point you in the right direction."

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Shipra Harbola Gupta:  "You have an awesome idea for a screenplay, but don't know where to begin. This infographic might point you in the right direction."

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Shipra Harbola Gupta:  "You have an awesome idea for a screenplay, but don't know where to begin. This infographic might point you in the right direction."

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Diese deutschen Wörter kennt kein Deutscher

Diese deutschen Wörter kennt kein Deutscher | Perception | Scoop.it
Eine ferne Sprachwelt liegt gleich um die Ecke: Dort gibt es Menschen, für die ist ein Schlips eine Fliege, ihre Straßen haben Dolen statt Gullys, sie trinken UHT-Milch und sprechen in ihre Natels.
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Bertelsmann Brings Unique ‘Last Folio’ Exhibition to Germany - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Bertelsmann Brings Unique ‘Last Folio’ Exhibition to Germany - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA | Perception | Scoop.it
Information about the international media enterprise and it's corporate divisions RTL Group, Penguin Random House, Gruner + Jahr, Arvato; detailed information for journalists in the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA's Press Center as well as everything about Corporate Responsibility activities at Bertelsmann.
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Cornell University Library Witchcraft Collection

Cornell University Library Witchcraft Collection | Perception | Scoop.it

http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/w/witch/index.html

 

Ulrich Molitor. De Lamiis et Phitonicis Mulieribus, 1493.

The Cornell University Witchcraft Collection

Part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell's Witchcraft Collection contains over 3,000 titles documenting the history of the Inquisition and the persecution of witchcraft, primarily in Europe.

http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/w/witch/index.html ; <<<Cklick HERE

 

 


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Part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell's Witchcraft Collection contains over 3,000 titles documenting the history of the Inquisition and the persecution of witchcraft, primarily in Europe.

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Up-Close Photos of Life Within the KKK

Up-Close Photos of Life Within the KKK | Perception | Scoop.it

On his website, Anthony Karen writes that his passion for photography began during a trip to Haiti, where he documented Vodou rituals around the country. From there he has created series about Skinheads, the Westboro Baptist Church, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Gaining access to secretive pockets of society is based upon trust, something Karen doesn’t take lightly and that he sees as a foundation of photojournalism. “It’s a moment that’s constantly validated, the wordless acceptance into someone’s personal space with a camera,” Karen wrote via email.


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Radboud students and researchers attend Climate Conference in Paris

Radboud students and researchers attend Climate Conference in Paris | Perception | Scoop.it
Four students and six researchers from Radboud University are attending the Climate Conference taking place from 30 November until 11 December in Paris.
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Radboud UNIVERSITY at Climate conference Paris

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The reunion - Aeon Video

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To counter the destruction of their land, an Amazonian indigenous group sets out to find a sacred monument carved by their ancestors
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Tim Lott – Zen and the art of free will

Tim Lott – Zen and the art of free will | Perception | Scoop.it
Free will and fate are both illusions. The trick is learning to sail with the prevailing winds of life
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Zen and Free will?

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Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980)

Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980) | Perception | Scoop.it
“ Michel Foucault first arrived at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. By this time, he was already a celebrity in France.”
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Top 10 Living Philosophers to Read Today

Top 10 Living Philosophers to Read Today | Perception | Scoop.it
Are there any living philosophers? From philosophy of mind to language, from logic to feminism, get to know some of the world's brightest intellects.
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Charts of economic development: a fantastic journey

Charts of economic development: a fantastic journey | Perception | Scoop.it

Venezuelan economist Ricardo Hausmann and Chilean physicist César Hidalgo, in a joint effort of Harvard University and the Massachutes Institute of Technology MIT, draw a new world map of economic adventure, and suggest the Earth may not be flat.


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Democratic Politics in the Age of Post-Fordism

Democratic Politics in the Age of Post-Fordism | Perception | Scoop.it

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What makes Hannah Arendt a cosmopolitan? – James McAuley – Aeon

What makes Hannah Arendt a cosmopolitan? – James McAuley – Aeon | Perception | Scoop.it
Hannah Arendt knew how to be a pariah. Is that the key to being a 21st-century cosmopolitan?
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Außergewöhnliche Foto-Ausstellung "Last Folio" startet in Berlin

Außergewöhnliche Foto-Ausstellung "Last Folio" startet in Berlin | Perception | Scoop.it
Berlin (ots) -- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin und Bertelsmann präsentieren
einzigartige Aufnahmen von Yuri Dojc zum früheren jüdischen Leben
in der Slowakei
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