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Is Happiness Related to Health?

Is Happiness Related to Health? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Experts have long debated the influence of health on an individual’s level of happiness with life. A new study suggests the real issue is the impact of a disease on a person’s ability to perform normal daily activities.
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Viking treasure hoard unearthed in Scotland

Viking treasure hoard unearthed in Scotland | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A hoard of Viking treasure has been unearthed by a metal-detecting enthusiast in one of the most significant finds of its kind ever made in Scotland.
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Penguins use their personalities to prepare for climate change

Penguins use their personalities to prepare for climate change | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
As the global climate continues to change, the ability of many animal species to adapt is being put to the test. Bird populations may be at particular risk.
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200,000 year old Neanderthal remains found in Normandy

200,000 year old Neanderthal remains found in Normandy | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.
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Scandinavian warriors showed signs of vanity

Scandinavian warriors showed signs of vanity | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Scandinavian men who lived 3,000 years ago were buried with bronze straight-edged razors, tweezers and tools that could have been used for manicures. Many men were buried with shaving kits in the early Bronze Age.

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Rights of indigenous peoples within post-2015 Development Agenda

Rights of indigenous peoples within post-2015 Development Agenda | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
The international community is approaching a significant milestone in international development process – a new sustainable Development Agenda for the post-2015 period, which is currently being worked on.
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Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Ancient human genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
What can DNA from the skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tell us about ourselves as humans?
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An interesting article on: the social context behind street food: authenticity, #culture and ethnicity

An interesting article on: the social context behind street food: authenticity, #culture and ethnicity | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
By Jonathan Wynn
This weekend I went to go see the Jon Favreau movie, Chef.
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Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP

Time for worldwide fund to save mangroves: UNEP | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
World lenders should set up a "Global Mangrove Fund" to protect these hotspots of biodiversity and vital sources of income, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.
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Personal wellbeing can aid environmental sustainability

Personal wellbeing can aid environmental sustainability | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Our first-world problems - too strapped to buy the latest iPhone, bored by last year's clothes - are symptomatic of a deeper emotional hunger that's putting the wider world at risk, according to a new book by an academic at the University of East...
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More than half of U.S. bird species threatened by climate change

More than half of U.S. bird species threatened by climate change | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.
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New Viking ring fortress discovered in Denmark

New Viking ring fortress discovered in Denmark | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Archaeologists led by Dr Nanna Holm of the Danish Castle Center have discovered a massive Viking ring fortress near Køge, a seaport about 39 km southwest of Copenhagen.
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Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A new study, published today in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050.
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Did Lower Testosterone Help Civilize Humanity?

Did Lower Testosterone Help Civilize Humanity? | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A study of 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls suggests that a reduction in testosterone hormone levels accompanied the development of cooperation, complex communication and modern culture some 50,000 years ago.
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The US can learn a lot from New Zealand on how to embrace indigenous cultures

The US can learn a lot from New Zealand on how to embrace indigenous cultures | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Can you imagine NBA players performing a Native American grass dance in an act of team solidarity and national unity? In New Zealand, no one bats an eye
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39,900-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Paintings Rewrite History of Art

39,900-Year-Old Indonesian Cave Paintings Rewrite History of Art | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Elaborate cave paintings of animals and hand stencils on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were created between 17,400 and 39,900 years ago, according to a team of scientists headed by Dr Anthony Dosseto of the University of Wollongong, New South...
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Raiders of the lost futhark: Spirit of adventure built into Viking DNA - North Shore News

Raiders of the lost futhark: Spirit of adventure built into Viking DNA - North Shore News | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
"Empires have been built by many means, but the implication here is clear, the Vikings built their roving power on a single collective facility: they understood curves. This knowledge enabled . . .
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Climate Change Could Alter the Human Male-Female Ratio

Climate Change Could Alter the Human Male-Female Ratio | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
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Medieval friary and human remains found in Stirling

Medieval friary and human remains found in Stirling | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
A current excavation by GUARD Archaeology, which is being carried out as a condition of planning permission for a major development in Stirling city centre, has uncovered human remains, walls and artefacts from Stirling's medieval past.
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600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows.
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Wildlife populations down drastically due to human threats to nature

Wildlife populations down drastically due to human threats to nature | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
(AP)—Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted by more than 20 percent in just two years largely because of human threats to nature, says a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.
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Abbott government pushes back Indigenous recognition timetable

Abbott government pushes back Indigenous recognition timetable | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

The Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, was interviewed by Sky News on Tuesday afternoon.

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Indigenous leaders assassinated in Peru; loggers implicated

Indigenous leaders assassinated in Peru; loggers implicated | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it

Indigenous people fighting to preserve their forests continue to face numerous threats, including physical violence.

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3,700-year-old Canaanite wine cellar reveals sophisticated winemaking

3,700-year-old Canaanite wine cellar reveals sophisticated winemaking | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
According to a team of archaeologists who have analyzed samples from about 40 large wine jars found in a 3,700-year-old Canaanite royal wine cellar at the archaeological site of Tel Kabri in Israel, Canaanite winemakers used honey, cedar oil, cyperus,...
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Gentler Personalities Fueled Evolutionary Link to Modern Humanity

Gentler Personalities Fueled Evolutionary Link to Modern Humanity | Cultural Worldviews | Scoop.it
Anthropologists tell us that although modern humans developed about 200,000 years ago, the advancement to modern societal characteristics occurred only 50,000 years ago.
This is when humans began making art and creating advanced tools.
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