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Adventures in mathematical knitting

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Rendering mathematical surfaces and objects in tactile form requires both time and creativity.

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'Trigger warnings' are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia

'Trigger warnings' are tools for censorship. They have no place in academia | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Kate Maltby: A bunch of students did something so reactionary in the name of feminism that we may as well scatter séance candles about the university library and revive en masse the spirit of the Victorians.

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This battle will define us. We must protect our children from austerity

This battle will define us. We must protect our children from austerity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Aditya Chakrabortty: David Cameron knows how much his cuts damage young people, but imposes them anyway

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Inside the cunning, caring and greedy minds of fish

Inside the cunning, caring and greedy minds of fish | Gavagai | Scoop.it

By revealing that fish cooperate, cheat and punish, Redouan Bshary has challenged ideas about brain evolution.

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Paid leave goes from progressive pipe dream to political reality

Paid leave goes from progressive pipe dream to political reality | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In 2008, neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton spoke about paid family leave. This time, things are very different. How we got here.

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Are 'base tans' a good idea?

Are 'base tans' a good idea? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What people refer to as a 'base tan' is actually skin damage and doesn’t protect you from getting burned, according to Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

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Paralyzed man sips beer using robot arm he controls with his mind

Paralyzed man sips beer using robot arm he controls with his mind | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Erik Sorto hasn't been able to move his arms or legs in a decade, after a gunshot wound 13 years ago rendered him quadriplegic. But after scientists implanted chips into his brain three years ago, he's been able to move a robotic arm — to shake hands; play rock, paper, scissors; and yes, drink beer.

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How suburban are big American cities?

How suburban are big American cities? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What, exactly, is a city? Technically, cities are legal designations that, under state laws, have specific public powers and functions. But many of the largest American cities -- especially in the South and West — don’t feel like cities, at least not in the high-rise-and-subways sense.

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Cats are boring. So are dogs, hamsters, red pandas, and adorable animals in general

Cats are boring. So are dogs, hamsters, red pandas, and adorable animals in general | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Ann Friedman: In honor of the man who pioneered Friday cat blogging, I'm going to reckon with the fact that I am just not very interested in furry creatures.
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La loi sur le gaspillage alimentaire, une fausse bonne idée ?

La loi sur le gaspillage alimentaire, une fausse bonne idée ? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

L’Assemblée nationale a adopté ce jeudi trois amendements visant à limiter le gaspillage alimentaire. Une mesure qui, paradoxalement, inquiète certaines associations.

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The roles of curiosity, imagination, and culture in scientific inquiry

The roles of curiosity, imagination, and culture in scientific inquiry | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Andrew Benedict-Nelson: Science depends on cultural beliefs. Whether it’s an earthy commitment to empiricism or an ethereal sense of wonder about the stars, we commit ourselves to certain notions long before we peer into the microscope or fund the supercollider.

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Moving photographs of Japanese American internees, then and now

Moving photographs of Japanese American internees, then and now | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'We were citizens, but now we were not'.

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Pregnancy myths

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The truth behind some popular pregnancy myths, according to pediatricians and other experts.

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The space sorority: over 50 years of women in space

The space sorority: over 50 years of women in space | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On June 16, 1963 Valentina Tereshkova became the first female in space on Vostok 6. Today she is one of 57 women who have been to space. See some of the other members of the great space sorority.

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These are the fastest growing cities in America — and they are not NY or San Francisco

These are the fastest growing cities in America — and they are not NY or San Francisco | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The allure of the Sun Belt is back.

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How climate change threatens national security

How climate change threatens national security | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Researchers have grown increasingly concerned by the threat that global warming poses to global peace. And political leaders are beginning to take notice.

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Scientists create crystal which would allow us to breathe underwater

Scientists create crystal which would allow us to breathe underwater | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Being able to breathe underwater has long been a fascination for mankind, but the bulky oxygen tanks and face masks take some of the romance out of it. They could soon no longer be needed however, thanks to the creation of the 'Aquaman Crystal'.

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Which is the safest city in the world?

Which is the safest city in the world? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Urban safety isn’t just about avoiding muggings. Sanitation, immigration and even air-traffic control all matter – often in ways you wouldn’t imagine.

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Erno Rubik: how we made Rubik’s Cube

Erno Rubik: how we made Rubik’s Cube | Gavagai | Scoop.it

‘I experimented in my mother’s flat, making a prototype out of wood, rubber bands and paper clips.’

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Tokyo off the beaten path

Tokyo off the beaten path | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Tokyo is a city rich and diverse in activities and cultural hotspots. Read on to discover 10 things you might do in Tokyo besides visiting the usual tourist destinations.

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Three-year-old girl's epilepsy seizures have fallen drastically due to cannabis, parents say

Three-year-old girl's epilepsy seizures have fallen drastically due to cannabis, parents say | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The parents of a three-year-old girl with epilepsy claim that since being treated with medical cannabis her daily seizures have fallen from more than 100 a day to fewer than 10.

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Nasa spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe

Nasa spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nasa's WISE spacecraft has discovered the brightest galaxy in the known universe. It shines with the light of 300 trillion Suns.

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A 65-year-old letter written by Albert Einstein found in Brazil school

A 65-year-old letter written by Albert Einstein found in Brazil school | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The letter was reportedly discovered in a safe at a school in Porto Alegre in the south of the country.

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Here's your chance to work with Nasa

Here's your chance to work with Nasa | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nasa is hosting a $2.25 million contest to design a 3-D–printed deep-space habitat.

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The secret to vacationing in the world's 'most dangerous' places

The secret to vacationing in the world's 'most dangerous' places | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On March 26, 2014, Paul Luning packed up his desk at management consulting firm Bain & Company’s downtown San Francisco office and promptly went on vacation. Two days later, he was in Lahore, Pakistan, chatting with a teenager he met on the street.

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