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Iraq: Interview with a commander of tribal forces

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Nigerian gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeast

Nigerian gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeast | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap women and 3 men from settlement near town where Islamic militants abducted 300 schoolgirls
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Obama Cites 'Sacred Rule' in Defense of Bergdahl Release

Obama Cites 'Sacred Rule' in Defense of Bergdahl Release | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
For the first time since his Saturday speech in the Rose Garden, President Obama defended his administration's decision to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl amid new questions about his capture in Afghanistan.
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Speaking Two Languages Can Slow Down Ageing of Brain

Speaking Two Languages Can Slow Down Ageing of Brain | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
Learning a new language at any age could slow down brain ageing, a new study suggests. (Study says learning a new language at any age could slow down brain aging.
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Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate

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After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain said Monday that he will be stepping down.
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Mapping global cultural differences offers advantages in business

Mapping global cultural differences offers advantages in business | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
A knowledge of different cultural approaches to business is a tool that can help avoid misunderstanding, conflict and failure, argues author Erin Meyer

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Conocer otras culturas nos ayuda a evitar malentendidos, conflictos y fracasos

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Sudanese Woman Facing Death Sentence Gives Birth

Sudanese Woman Facing Death Sentence Gives Birth | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman facing a death sentence for marrying a Christian, has given birth, Amnesty International confirmed to ABC News, according to her lawyer.
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Is democracy a Western idea?

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Here is what we can learn from non-Western political thought about the global potential of democracy.
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South Korean president dismantles coast guard after ferry disaster

South Korean president dismantles coast guard after ferry disaster | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
South Korea's President made an apology Monday over the ferry disaster that killed close to 300 people and said she would dismantle the country's coast guard.
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President Obama on Geography Education

President Obama participated in this year's National Geographic Bee to to "celebrate the important role that geography plays in all our lives."  During that event he made a statement that I think geographers should use more.  Go to 0:45-1:10 in the video clip to hear this message or see the transcript below. 

 

"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."   

 

-President Barack Obama

 

Tags: Geography, GeographyEducation, video, geo-inspiration.


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GIS student's comment, September 9, 2012 10:24 PM
This is a great step for America. Nothing better than the President of the United States pushing for Geography and Geography Education. President Obama tells us what geography really is about, "It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents." This is something that every student should know because without appreciating diversity and culture, how can one truly be American, a land where diversity is its heritage.
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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

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The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

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From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


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The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.

 

An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.


So...it's going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

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'Born Schizophrenic': 2 Mentally Ill Children Threaten to Tear Family Apart

'Born Schizophrenic': 2 Mentally Ill Children Threaten to Tear Family Apart | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
Susan and Michael Schofield have no letup in their grueling day –- 11-year-old Jani is one of the youngest children ever to be treated for schizophrenia, and now her 6-year-old brother Bodhi, though not officially diagnosed with the same disorder, has violent outbursts and self-harming behavior that...
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Voting for Change: Researching the Issues at Stake in India's Election

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Voting for Change: Researching the Issues at Stake in India's Election. By TOM MARSHALL. May 13, 2014, 1:27 pm. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters. Lesson Plans - The Learning Network ...
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'As long as Assad stays, we fight'

'As long as Assad stays, we fight' | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
In northern Syria, Islamist fighters allied to al-Qaeda and Isis dominate opposition forces, but close to the capital Damascus the battle against President Assad is still being fought by the Free Syrian Army.
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Seattle approves $15 minimum wage

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Seattle's city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, making it the nation's highest by far.
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Ukraine Says Insurgents Attack Border Guards - ABC News

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Hundreds of armed insurgents attacked a border guards' camp in eastern Ukraine Monday, a spokesman said.
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Ukrainian elections faced challenges: Baird

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says despite numerous provocations instigated by the Kremlin, Ukrainians have succeeded in electing a new president to take the embattled country forward.
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Pro-Russia Ukraine rebels claim 30 dead in fighting at Donetsk

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Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say that at least 30 of their colleagues have been killed after a day of heavy fighting in the city of Donetsk that included air strikes against insurgents who attempted to seize the city's airport. 
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Some Patients In Colorado Will Now Be Able 'Try' Experimental Drugs

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DENVER (AP) — Nick Auden didn't live to see the legislation, but the case of the Denver melanoma patient who died while seeking access to an experimental drug helped inspire a first-of-its kind law in Colorado.

The "Right To Try" law...
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Two planes nearly collide over Pacific

Investigators say air traffic control error responsible for near mid-air collision between two passenger jets.
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U.S. to file charges against Chinese officials in hacking case

The U.S. Justice Department is filing charges against five Chinese officials, accusing them of hacking into U.S. industrial companies to spy and steal secrets.
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Natural Disaster in former Yugoslavia, Flood takes 50 lives in Serbia and Bosnia

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Sremska Mitrovica,19 May 2014,(AFP): Thousands crammed into boats and army trucks as they fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia on Sunday after record rainfall turned the Sava river into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century. Officials say the disaster has killed at... http://indilens.com/natural-disaster-yugoslavia-flood-takes-50-lives-serbia-bosnia/


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Officials dash hopes of survival after mine fire kills 238 in Turkey

Officials dash hopes of survival after mine fire kills 238 in Turkey | EMU238 GEO 160 | Scoop.it
At least 238 people are known dead and as many as 120 trapped inside a burning mine in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Twitter To Create Learning Center For Homeless Families - SFist

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SFGate Twitter To Create Learning Center For Homeless Families SFist Twitter announced today, by way of the Chronicle, that the company will partner with Compass Family Services to create the "Twitter Neighborhood Nest" — a technology learning...
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