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World War II in Europe, day by day, in 7 minutes

World War II in Europe, day by day, in 7 minutes | Gavagai | Scoop.it

This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany.

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Why do airplane windows have tiny holes?

Why do airplane windows have tiny holes? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Hole in the window? The little one, near the bottom, that you perhaps only notice when a hollowed-out snowflake of frost forms near it. This tiny hole is called a breather hole or a bleed hole, and it serves an important safety function.

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What is the Human Rights Act? In 90 seconds

What is the Human Rights Act? In 90 seconds | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Watch in 90 seconds what the Human Rights Act is and why it is being replaced by the British Bill of Rights.

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What are these strange blue splotches on the surface of Mars?

What are these strange blue splotches on the surface of Mars? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What we’re seeing is not water, chemistry, or cold temperatures: It’s wind. Or, more accurately, the evidence of incredibly strong windstorms past — and the Martian volcanoes they once swept by.

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Mysterious disease threatens Australian turtle with immediate extinction

Mysterious disease threatens Australian turtle with immediate extinction | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Three months. That’s all it took to wipe almost every member of a species of turtles off of the map.

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Why I love the world: astronaut Chris Hadfield

Why I love the world: astronaut Chris Hadfield | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Canadian who captivated the planet with music videos and social media updates from space talks about his globetrotting travels on Earth.

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What the world looks like from behind a niqab

What the world looks like from behind a niqab | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Photographer Hassan Ammar went behind the niqab to show us exactly what the world looks like for these women.

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Psychosomatic disorders: when illness really is all in the mind

Psychosomatic disorders: when illness really is all in the mind | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A man loses the power of his legs but tests suggest he is perfectly fit. Could he be imagining it? In this extract from her new book, the neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan lifts the lid on psychosomatic illness.

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The rise and fall of Subway, the world's biggest food chain

The rise and fall of Subway, the world's biggest food chain | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Subway’s competitors are beating it at a game it helped create with seemingly fresher, healthier food.

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The long-term consequences of China's coming stockmarket correction are the ones to fear

The long-term consequences of China's coming stockmarket correction are the ones to fear | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The signs of overvaluation are everywhere.

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Wild animals can't deal with seeing their reflections for the first time

Wild animals can't deal with seeing their reflections for the first time | Gavagai | Scoop.it

French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre set up mirrors in the wilds of Gabon to see what would happen when wild animals encountered their reflections.

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3 lessons Noam Chomsky taught us on debating intolerant people from his exchange with Sam Harris

3 lessons Noam Chomsky taught us on debating intolerant people from his exchange with Sam Harris | Gavagai | Scoop.it

It was the most uneven public intellectual bout in recent memory.

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Watch the Nasa documentary celebrating 50 years of spacewalks

This NASA documentary celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began with the first two EVAs conducted by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965 .

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Fifa scandal: the science behind corruption

Fifa scandal: the science behind corruption | Gavagai | Scoop.it

What causes some organizations to become rife with corruption? The answer has little to do with an individual's personal morality, say experts.

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'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns UK anti-slavery commissioner

'Oliver Twist' children used in crime, warns UK anti-slavery commissioner | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Schoolchildren in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner warns.

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Jerusalem's underground City of the Dead

Jerusalem's underground City of the Dead | Gavagai | Scoop.it

They’re running out of room to bury the dead in one of the world’s holiest cities. The solution, authorities say, is to build a $50 million underground necropolis.

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The population bomb?

The population bomb? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?

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Coal is having a terrible year. Is this the beginning of the end?

Coal is having a terrible year. Is this the beginning of the end? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

With the world’s largest coal consumers trying to rid themselves of the dirty fuel, it appears that there is little room to maneuver for coal producers. 2015 may be the year in which it all starts to fall apart.

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This guy from Baltimore is raising a Christian army to fight ISIS… What could go wrong?

This guy from Baltimore is raising a Christian army to fight ISIS… What could go wrong? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Meet self-proclaimed freedom fighter Matthew VanDyke.

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Microscopic sonic screwdriver invented

Microscopic sonic screwdriver invented | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A team of engineers have created tiny acoustic vortices and used them to grip and spin microscopic particles suspended in water.

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Swiss cheese hole mystery solved: It's all down to dirt

Swiss cheese hole mystery solved: It's all down to dirt | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.

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