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The daily habits of highly productive philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant

The daily habits of highly productive philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The contemplative life requires discipline and hard work, for sure. But it also seems to require some time indulging carnal pleasures and much more time lost in thought.

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Meet the species that can out-evolve climate change

Meet the species that can out-evolve climate change | Gavagai | Scoop.it

At least one single-celled species may be able to adapt to hotter, acidic waters.

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A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space

A closer look at the space shuttle that never got to space | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A mini-documentary on one of NASA's experimental toys, the Enterprise.

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The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it

The mathematics of Ebola trigger stark warnings: act now or regret it | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen above several hundred cases. This now truly is a type of epidemic that the world has never seen before. In light of that, several articles were published recently that are very worth reading.

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Earth's ozone layer is recovering

Earth's ozone layer is recovering | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The atmospheric layer that protects Earth’s inhabitants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is slowly rebuilding itself, according to a United Nations report published Wednesday.

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Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good | Gavagai | Scoop.it

If L.A. were in China, it would be cleaner than all 74 major cities tracked in 2013 by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a 'catastrophic vacuum decay'. But how likely is that really?

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem, by Bettina Stangneth

Eichmann Before Jerusalem, by Bettina Stangneth | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In his years in Argentina, Adolf Eichmann remained a convinced Nazi, proud of his wartime achievements.

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10 space myths we need to stop believing

10 space myths we need to stop believing | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Why you shouldn’t get your facts from Hollywood.

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Remembering the Nazis' disabled victims

Remembering the Nazis' disabled victims | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A memorial unveiled in Berlin this week commemorates those deemed 'unworthy of living'.

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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language.

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Noam Chomsky: Pope Francis, Oscar Romero and the horror of Reagan foreign policy

Noam Chomsky: Pope Francis, Oscar Romero and the horror of Reagan foreign policy | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Chomsky decries awful silence over the murder of bishop Oscar Romero, as Pope Francis speeds journey to sainthood.

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Time travel simulation resolves 'Grandfather Paradox'

Time travel simulation resolves 'Grandfather Paradox' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What would happen to you if you went back in time and killed your grandfather? A model using photons reveals that quantum mechanics can solve the quandary — and even foil quantum cryptography.

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Stonehenge 'complete circle' evidence found

Stonehenge 'complete circle' evidence found | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Evidence that the outer stone circle at Stonehenge was once complete has been found, because a hosepipe used to water the site was not long enough.

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Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report

Black market in blood of Ebola survivors to treat victims, doctors report | Gavagai | Scoop.it

World Health Organisation warning comes as President Obama prepares to step up US efforts to tackle deadly virus.

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Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste'

Naomi Klein: 'We don't have another decade to waste' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Suzanne Goldenberg: First she took on consumerism and disaster capitalism. Now the star of the new American left is back to shock the eco warriors and big business with her radical fix for climate change.

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Why identical twins aren't really identical

Why identical twins aren't really identical | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Biologists now realize that 'nature vs. nurture' misses the importance of noise.

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Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A 24-year-old woman has discovered that her cerebellum is completely missing, explaining some of the unusual problems she has had with movement and speech.

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Underground map reveals hidden secrets of Stonehenge and nearby monstrous 'Super Henge'

Underground map reveals hidden secrets of Stonehenge and nearby monstrous 'Super Henge' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

After spending four years scanning the ground surrounding the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, University of Birmingham archeologists have produced a map of unprecedented detail of the earth beneath Stonehenge.

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Female scientists are just as capable, but leave the workforce in droves. Why?

Female scientists are just as capable, but leave the workforce in droves. Why? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

At each stage of their careers, more women than men leave the most prestigious path.

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Three things to keep in mind about the big Jack The Ripper 'reveal'

Three things to keep in mind about the big Jack The Ripper 'reveal' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

According to a WORLD EXCLUSIVE at The Daily Mail, the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity has been solved by businessman Russell Edwards and forensic expert Jari Louhelainen using DNA evidence. The alleged culprit? A 23-year old Polish barber and longtimer Ripper-suspect Aaron Kosminski.

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100 years ago, the very last passenger pigeon died

100 years ago, the very last passenger pigeon died | Gavagai | Scoop.it

How a species went from billion to zero.

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Dreadnoughtus, a newly discovered supermassive dinosaur, by the numbers

Dreadnoughtus, a newly discovered supermassive dinosaur, by the numbers | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A newly discovered dinosaur named Dreadnoughtus schrani has laid claim to the title of world's largest terrestrial animal, thanks to the recovery of its 'exceptionally complete' remains from Southern Patagonia, Argentina. And what better way to introduce you to this colossal creature than with cold, hard metrics?

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Praise feels good, but negativity is stronger

Praise feels good, but negativity is stronger | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Humans are wired for bad news, angry faces and sad memories. Is this negativity bias useful or something to overcome?

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Why teaching humanities improves innovation

Why teaching humanities improves innovation | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Edmund S. Phelps: Exposure to literature, philosophy, and history will inspire young people to seek a life of richness – one that includes making creative, innovative contributions to society. Indeed, studying the 'canon' will do more than provide young people with a set of narrow skills; it will shape their perceptions, ambitions, and capabilities in new and invigorating ways.

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You can't understand ISIS if you don't know the history of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

You can't understand ISIS if you don't know the history of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Alastair Crooke (former MI-6 agent): Saudi Arabia's internal discord and tensions over ISIS can only be understood by grasping the inherent (and persisting) duality that lies at the core of the Kingdom's doctrinal makeup and its historical origins.

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