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Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive

Why 'World Savvy' Education Will Better Prepare Students And Make The U.S. More Competitive | Current Events | Scoop.it
In order to thrive in an interconnected world, one must learn a number of crucial, non-academic skills such as understanding and relating to perspectives other than one’s own; mastering teamwork, critical and creative thinking; and being an adept problem-solver. Ashoka Fellow Dana Mortenson, like many others in the field of education, [...]
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Article by forbes on what the U.S. needs to teach its students to keep up in the world and produce competent adults able to compete in the international workplace.

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US Has 'Indication' Missing Plane Crashed in Indian Ocean

US Has 'Indication' Missing Plane Crashed in Indian Ocean | Current Events | Scoop.it
U.S. officials believe that the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have crashed in the Indian Ocean and is moving the USS Kidd to the area to begin searching.
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Recently a flight from Malaysia airlines completely vanished, there were no distress calls and the plane never made landing at its destination (Beijing?) It is now believed after some searching that the plane crashed into the ocean. this article is from abc news which is pretty trustworthy, while maybe slightly biased, but this article isnt political so i dont know if that matters here

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‘Pro-Gay’ German Olympic Uniforms Have People Buzzing

‘Pro-Gay’ German Olympic Uniforms Have People Buzzing | Current Events | Scoop.it
Some commentators have claimed the new German Olympic uniforms are pro-gay. The German Olympic Sports Confederation says they are not.
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The outfits that the German olympic team wore at the Sochi opening ceremony have caused a little bit of a stir. with accusations of the colorful ensembles being "pro-gay" in rebuttal to the Russian laws and attitudes towards gay people.

This article was posted on cbc.ca, a Canadian broadcasting stations website.

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Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath

Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath | Current Events | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc planned to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by $20 to $99 starting next week, a move announced Thursday that could deter potential customers and undermine a
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A potential price hike for the much loved amazon prime services made prevent students and the financially unstable from being able to take advantage of all of the benefits it offers. Posted on reuters.com written by  Phil Wahba and Franklin Paul. I've never heard of this website, but i dont read a lot of news...

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Insomnia: How do I stay asleep? - Mayo Clinic

Insomnia: How do I stay asleep? - Mayo Clinic | Current Events | Scoop.it
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As college students with very busy schedules sleep may not always be our first priority, but it really should be. Getting a good nights rest is very good for you brain and body. this article lists some helpful strategies for falling asleep and falling back to sleep after waking up in the night. This article is from the mayo clinic which is very well known and trusted source for medical information

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DNA Nanotechnology the Future of Modern Medicine?

DNA Nanotechnology the Future of Modern Medicine? | Current Events | Scoop.it

One of the most significant achievements in the field of biomedical engineering is the creation of DNA nanobots. These molecular robots made of DNA are designed to deliver medicines to specific cells that require healing and to target harmful cells, killing them without harming the healthy ones.

 

Unlike commonly used drugs and supplements, nanobots have a measure of intelligence and can conveniently move through the body in smart ways.

 

How are these nanobots produced? Scientists use DNA, breaking up the components and rearranging them into shapes such as barrels to carry medicine. DNA naturally has a tendency to react in certain ways to outside stimuli, and its components assemble according to natural attraction and repulsion. These reactions are manipulated to make the nanobots and to program them.

 

Nanobots are free-floating structures that move through the bloodstream and remain neutral until they encounter a particular site that requires assistance. With the help of molecular cues programmed into them, they can identify a precise location and perform the necessary actions.

 

Treatment with nanobots could prove to be especially effective against cancer. With chemotherapy treatment, healthy cells are killed along with the cancerous cells. Nanobots can detect the cancerous cells, however, and only release medicine upon encountering them.

 

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/390772-dna-nanobots-the-future-of-modern-medicine/#ixzz2oWJdpY00


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This article is about the eventual use of nanotechnology in humans to work as little nurses, called nanobots, to deliver medicine directly to sick or cancerous cells with out harming the healthy cells. I am really fascinated by nanotechnology, it is crazy ad unknown to me, i would really like to learn more about it. This article is from The Epoch Times, which in their "about us" claims "unwavering commitment to objective reporting" . 

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Jay Gadani's curator insight, August 6, 2014 11:45 PM

So long as the little bugs damage my insides!