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An eclectic mix of articles about our world and the universe we live in, with some political commentary
Curated by Pamela D Lloyd
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Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters

Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
After feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the genetically modified diets showed devastating abnormalities.

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Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What?

Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, some of the leading scientists from around the world congregated at the Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge to discuss the evidence that has amassed over the years. The experts reached a unanimous decision that animals – specifically mammals and birds – are in fact conscious beings. Through advancements in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG machines, the scientists concluded that animals show a sufficient degree of characteristics that indicate they are not as non-human as some had believed. The official decision was reached late into the night after the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on July 7th.

 

Organized by Philip Low, CEO of NeuroVigil and inventor of the iBrain, the group consisted of 25 of the planet’s top minds on the mind, including honorary guest Stephen Hawking. The scientists discerned the key differences in human and animal brains, mainly found in the frontal cortex, do not play a role in the phenomenon we associate with consciousness. The decision does not in any sense define what consciousness is, which will be a debate that continues to rage on. But moving forward, there are many consequences to this finding that will need to be addressed as we look to develop a more humane relationship with animals.


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 28, 2012 3:18 AM
uou, this shakes a bit my structures
gregorylent's comment, July 28, 2012 9:44 AM
oh just fucking duh .. crikey, western scientists are sooooo retarded, apart from materiality
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Farming & Agriculture: Urban Agriculture: A Possible Solution for Urban Future

Farming & Agriculture: Urban Agriculture: A Possible Solution for Urban Future | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
With the fast development of urbanization in the world especially in China, megacities such as Beijing and Shanghai will face the challenges of transportation, water and land for food, especially vegetables.

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Psychological Stress Causes Men to Prefer Heavier Women

Psychological Stress Causes Men to Prefer Heavier Women | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Men under psychological stress prefer heavier, fuller-figured women over thinner women, a new study has revealed.

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The Geniverse Lab | The Concord Consortium

The Geniverse Lab | The Concord Consortium | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
The Geniverse software is being developed as part of a five-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation.

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ONTD_Political - Chick-Fil-A's Brand Approval Rating Plummets After Anti-Gay Controversy

ONTD_Political - Chick-Fil-A's Brand Approval Rating Plummets After Anti-Gay Controversy | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance has gotten some high-profile support by way of Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and other conservative lawmakers. But among their longtime customers, it's a much different story.
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In Gay-Rights Protest, Students Try to Push Chick-fil-A Off Campuses - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Gay-Rights Protest, Students Try to Push Chick-fil-A Off Campuses - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it

"College students across the country have taken to Facebook, Twitter, and other social-media sites to campaign for the closure of Chick-fil-A restaurants on their campuses, after weeks of controversy over the fast-food chain's public opposition to same-sex marriage and its donations to like-minded advocacy groups."

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Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn

Lord of Curation Series: Fiona Milburn | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it

Welcome to Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age …

 

Here, you'll not only find articles on the many facets of transmedia storytelling, but also articles exploring the creative and technical achievements of individual platforms.  If you would like to know more about my approach to curating this topic, then please follow the title link to Scoop.it's Lord of Curation Series.  I really enjoy your support and hope you find the articles that I share as interesting and useful as I do. 

 

Thank you Scoop.it for the recognition and acknowledgment, it is very much appreciated.


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Jess McCulloch's comment, January 3, 2013 10:04 PM
thank you for being such a great curator Fiona!
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Agreed! Such a wonderful resource!
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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is (RT @Greenpeace: If we don’t act now, we’re heading for ‘a planet straight out of science fiction’ says @BillMcKibben

 

"There's not a more reckless man on the planet than Tillerson. Late last month, on the same day the Colorado fires reached their height, he told a New York audience that global warming is real, but dismissed it as an "engineering problem" that has "engineering solutions." Such as? "Changes to weather patterns that move crop-production areas around – we'll adapt to that." This in a week when Kentucky farmers were reporting that corn kernels were "aborting" in record heat, threatening a spike in global food prices. "The fear factor that people want to throw out there to say, 'We just have to stop this,' I do not accept," Tillerson said. Of course not – if he did accept it, he'd have to keep his reserves in the ground. Which would cost him money. It's not an engineering problem, in other words – it's a greed problem."

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Building unimaginable shapes with only folding

Building unimaginable shapes with only folding | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms which are also buildable!
Lovely union between math-science and architecture!
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Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey

Archeologists unearth extraordinary human sculpture in Turkey | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
A beautiful and colossal human sculpture is one of the latest cultural treasures unearthed by an international team at the Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) excavation site in southeastern Turkey.
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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it

Great post that lists critical digital skills for teachers as comprehensive yet easily manageable "to-do" list, including selected links for aquiring them.


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Republicans Are Embarrassingly Wrong About Climate Change and We’re Paying the Price

Republicans Are Embarrassingly Wrong About Climate Change and We’re Paying the Price | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Agriculture is being threatened by the worst drought in memory. Ranchers are selling their herds and still no effective climate change bills are being passed.

 

"Thanks to the Republican congressional climate change deniers and greed, the American public is facing a hidden tax of substantial bucks and much sooner than later. It’s all about an extremely precious commodity that rarely rates a mention in the daily rush of media lead stories, headlines and yes, Internet sites. And yet without it, you die. Automatic. You don’t get this stuff within roughly 3-5 days; the grim reaper pays you a visit and guides you to your new home, six feet under.

 

"By now, many of you have guessed that commodity to be water. You would be correct. Drought, brought on by global warming, is eating into nature’s supply as well as numerous corporate greed factors. Our water delivery infrastructure is also older than Betty White in most places, but unlike Betty, it’s crumbling and will soon need to be extensively repaired or replaced. And lurking behind their mahogany desks is a new breed of Romney-type moneygrubbers…private water barons. Ready and willing to charge a king’s ransom for privatized water or already in the business of selling you bottled water, oft-times little more than a plastic bottle of tap water gilded by a fancy label. Even companies whose products have nothing to do with water, can siphon off hundreds of thousands of gallons in the course of their manufacturing process. Desperate cities will often deeply discount water contracts and build free infrastructure as part of their incentive package."

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How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web

How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Learn how to give proper credit to content you've sourced from other locations on the internet.
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Wednesday WIP: Folklore Moroccan Cross Stitch | bakercourt

Wednesday WIP: Folklore Moroccan Cross Stitch | bakercourt | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Wednesday WIP: Folklore Moroccan Cross Stitch. I've got a HUGE pile of unfinished WIPs (works in progress), so I thought it might be fun to show you what I'm working on each week - and to motivate myself to get them all ...
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Woman-Owned: Supporting Women in Business

Woman-Owned: Supporting Women in Business | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
With a proposed digital magazine, journalist Kimberly Porrazzo seeks to help women become empowered, savvy leaders and business owners.
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Mocavo Blog - News, Announcements & More from the World's Largest Free Genealogy Search Engine - The Mocavo Genealogy Blog is a collection of articles to inform and educate you about the genealogy ...

Mocavo Blog - News, Announcements & More from the World's Largest Free Genealogy Search Engine - The Mocavo Genealogy Blog is a collection of articles to inform and educate you about the genealogy ... | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it

"In a matter not atypical for the U.S. Congress, senators and representatives are attempting to change public opinion by passing legislation that accomplishes two things. First, it does nothing to solve the actual problems. And second, it actually does harm to others."

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101 Excellent Sites for English Educators

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
A list of the top 101 websites for English & Language Arts (ELA) chosen by real teachers from prominent LinkedIn groups.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 16, 2012 7:35 PM
Hi David, Thank you for taking time to pass by and share your thoughts. I'm afraid, however, I don't quite understand what posts you are referring to. I am certain that educators will know which tool to use according to their context.
Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:47 AM

Absolutely excellent to stimulate the creativity of our students

COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:18 PM

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators and students :)

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Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912?

Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912? | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
The Olympians of 100 years ago did not remotely resemble the finely chiseled athletes of today. Many competitors were scrawny, plump, or simply ordinary looking.
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50 Mindblowing Pieces of Art Manipulating Reality

50 Mindblowing Pieces of Art Manipulating Reality | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Today we are going to witness the stream of consciousness of an artist’s mind portrayed in an image.
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The Secrets Frackers Are Allowed to Keep

The Secrets Frackers Are Allowed to Keep | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
How much do you know about natural gas drilling? Turns out, it depends a lot on what state you live in.

A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the majority of states where fracking occurs have no disclosure laws at all, and that those that do are woefully behind when it comes to revealing behind-the-scenes details of their operations.


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Deny This: Contested Himalayan Glaciers Really Are Melting, and Doing So at a Rapid Pace–Kind of Like Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Deny This: Contested Himalayan Glaciers Really Are Melting, and Doing So at a Rapid Pace–Kind of Like Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Remember when climate change contrarians professed outrage over a few errors in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's last report? One of their favorite such ...
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Six Xeric Plants To Grow / Outdoor Garden Design | Fiskars

Six Xeric Plants To Grow / Outdoor Garden Design | Fiskars | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Author: Teresa O'Connor Looking for plants that live happily with less water, but don’t want to skimp on beauty, fragrance and other great attributes? No problem. You’d be surprised how many of your...

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What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays

What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
What's on family dinner tables around the globe?
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The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise

The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise | Eclectic Mix | Scoop.it
Lester R.Brown: Unless we move quickly to adopt new population, energy, and water policies, the goal of eradicating hunger will remain just that...

 

"Not only is the current food situation deteriorating, but so is the global food system itself."


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