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Millennials are hopeless, and it’s all our fault

Millennials are hopeless, and it’s all our fault | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Jobs are vanishing for young Americans, thanks to a narcissistic national politics that's disconnected from reality.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

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Hobby Lobby's not alone: here are 4 of the High Court's biggest science blunders

Hobby Lobby's not alone: here are 4 of the High Court's biggest science blunders | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The decision in Hobby Lobby wasn't the first case in which the court or one of its justices flubbed the facts.

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The founding fathers backed Thomas Piketty — and feared a powerful 1 percent

The founding fathers backed Thomas Piketty — and feared a powerful 1 percent | Gavagai | Scoop.it

On this patriotic holiday weekend, remember the founding fathers' warnings about inequality.

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Noam Chomsky: America's corporate doctrine of power a grave threat to humanity

Noam Chomsky: America's corporate doctrine of power a grave threat to humanity | Gavagai | Scoop.it

'The United States' foreign policy is increasingly guided by the concerns of the few -- at a terrible cost to us all'.

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Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

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The myth of America's Golden Age

The myth of America's Golden Age | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Joseph Stiglitz: What growing up in Gary, Indiana, taught me about inequality.

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NASA detects mysterious signal ​240 million light years away from Earth

NASA detects mysterious signal ​240 million light years away from Earth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Astronomers have detected a mysterious signal 240 million light years away from Earth, in the Perseus Cluster, one of the most massive objects in the Universe. The unidentified signal is a 'spike of intensity at a very specific wavelength of X-ray light'. Scientists don't know yet what is the origin.

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Scientists have simulated time travel with photons

Scientists have simulated time travel with photons | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Looks like time travel is possible... for particles of light.  Using a photon, physicists have managed to simulate quantum particles traveling through time. Studying the photon’s behavior could help scientists understand some inexplicable aspects of modern physics.  

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What happens when a man in a Mentos suit jumps into a tank of Diet Coke?

What happens when a man in a Mentos suit jumps into a tank of Diet Coke? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dropping Mentos into Diet Coke is one of the most popular at-home experiments to perform. When the candy’s porous surface, gelatin, and gum arabic combine with the potassium benzoate, aspartame, and carbonation in the soda, the CO2 gets released incredibly rapidly, producing a tremendous amount of foam. When forced to go through the bottle’s narrow opening, this creates a huge geyser. 

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Piketty mania: how an economics lecture became the hottest gig in town

Piketty mania: how an economics lecture became the hottest gig in town | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The 'rock star' economist sold out his London talk at the LSE – but his doomy prognosis isn't music to everyone's ears.

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Color visions and philosophical zombies

Color visions and philosophical zombies | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Ever heard of the philosophical zombie? It's a philosophical concept that rarely translates into physiology - until now. A case of false color-blindness makes us wonder: What's the difference between seeing something and knowing that you're seeing something?

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The World Cup of everything else

The World Cup of everything else | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How the World Cup 2014 would play out if 32 countries were competing in things other than soccer.

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Why does the right embrace ignorance as a virtue?

Why does the right embrace ignorance as a virtue? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dismissing facts and science has become a staple of conservative ideology.

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Video induces natural hallucinations

Video induces natural hallucinations | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Who needs drugs when you have science?

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If FIFA was a country, this is what it would look like

If FIFA was a country, this is what it would look like | Gavagai | Scoop.it

FIFA launched as a small voluntary organization a century ago, and has grown into a complex body that commands the resources of a small country.

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Plants respond defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves

Plants respond defensively to the sound of caterpillars eating their leaves | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Plants produce more of an unappealing chemical when exposed to the vibrations caused by caterpillars chewing.

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Will the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60?

Will the rich live to 120 and the poor die at 60? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?

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Where's the octopus?

When marine biologist Roger Hanlon captured the first scene in this video, he started screaming. Hanlon studies camouflage in cephalopods -- squid, cuttlefish and octopus -- who are masters of optical illusion.

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Global ocean surface temperature in 2014 was highest ever recorded for May

Global ocean surface temperature in 2014 was highest ever recorded for May | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for May 2014 was record highest for this month, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F).

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This weird map shows the world's countries drawn according to population size

This weird map shows the world's countries drawn according to population size | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In this fascinating map experiment, 'The size of each territory shows the relative proportion of the world's population living there'.

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The other D-day – and the onset of Cold War

The other D-day – and the onset of Cold War | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It was the Red Army's summer offensive in Belorussia in 1944 – a D-day the West forgets – that helped end the war and redrew the map of Europe, writes David Reynolds.

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Teaching creationism as science now banned in all UK public schools

Teaching creationism as science now banned in all UK public schools | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academies and free schools.

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Renaissance-era drawings reveal early ideas about evolution

Renaissance-era drawings reveal early ideas about evolution | Gavagai | Scoop.it

These are works by 'the greatest French artist of all time', according to Louis XIV. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) used his artistry to compare human and animal faces, later inspiring Charles Darwin to write The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

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Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation'

Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong.

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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 12:33 PM

Some really great conversation starters here with kids and admins. Rather than fight high-tech cheating - let's empower kids to create to demonstrate information mastery. PBL is the way to go!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 15, 1:26 PM

Without a complete reconstruction of School, reform is just another form of surveillance. It acts against the democratic principles we espouse and works towards managing teaching and learning in School.

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10 real-life laws that regulate the supernatural world

10 real-life laws that regulate the supernatural world | Gavagai | Scoop.it

When do you need to tell a prospective buyer your house is haunted? Where do you need a license to practice necromancy or to be reincarnated? And where can you file a lawsuit against a supernatural being? These real-life laws will tell you all that and more.

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Clean eating: yet another pious diet to squeeze the joy out of good food

Clean eating: yet another pious diet to squeeze the joy out of good food | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Gwyneth Paltrow 'eats clean', which tells you all you need to know about the latest self‑deluded food fad, writes Jay Rayner.

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