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Immigration is essential (according to the science)

Immigration is essential (according to the science) | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Dean Burnett: The Daily Express has started an anti-immigration petition, the latest example of ongoing propaganda against immigrants. But the actual data shows that this could be a disastrous move, because immigration is essential in many ways..

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A math problem meant for third-graders is stumping the internet

A math problem meant for third-graders is stumping the internet | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Vietnam: the new home of head-scratching arithmetic.

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ISIS & the Shia revival in Iraq

ISIS & the Shia revival in Iraq | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Nicolas Pelham in Iraq, on the destruction of antiquities by ISIS, and the reality of life in Baghdad right now.  

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Humans may have domesticated dogs tens of thousands of years earlier than thought

Humans may have domesticated dogs tens of thousands of years earlier than thought | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Genetic analysis from an ancient wolf show just how complicated dog evolution was.

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Watch steaks sizzle over molten hot lava

Watch steaks sizzle over molten hot lava | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Students and geologists at Syracuse University just grilled steaks over lava. Part stunt, part educational demo for the school's Lava Project, this might be the fastest way to cook a T-bone: the four cuts immediately start sizzling once the liquid hot magma flows beneath them.

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Meet flakka, the drug police say is making people run around nude and have sex with trees

Meet flakka, the drug police say is making people run around nude and have sex with trees | Gavagai | Scoop.it

German Lopez: But how dangerous is it, really?

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Where the ancients saw miracles, science may find climate answers

Where the ancients saw miracles, science may find climate answers | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Mary Beth Griggs: Places where natural gas seeped out of the ground (called seeps) were once a source of wonder in the ancient world. It turns out that the locations of those places may still hold a lot of answers to environmental and economic questions.

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Is it safe to fly? There is no doubt about the answer

Is it safe to fly? There is no doubt about the answer | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Gunnar Garfors: One fatal crash per 2,925,000 flights. That means a 0.000034% risk. You have never been less likely to fly on a plane that will crash and experience fatalities. Safer than ever, but not guaranteed. Nothing is in life.
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The cartoon that sums up the world's 'migrant crisis'

The cartoon that sums up the world's 'migrant crisis' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The cartoon has been shared a lot on social media in relation to the deaths in the Mediterranean.

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The Middle Eastern mesh

The Middle Eastern mesh | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The conflicts reflect multiple divisions over religion, ideology, ethnicity and class. But the sectarian rift—in which Iran supports Shias and their allies, while Saudi Arabia backs at least some of the Sunnis—has become more acute.

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Why is it raining spiders in Australia?

Why is it raining spiders in Australia? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

The Southern Tablelands region of Australia are covered in spiders this month due to an unusual weather phenomenon.

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Was it actually raining spiders or did something happen that made it seem like it was? 

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The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals'

The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals' | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Homeless people face being criminalised in an east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.

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Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola

Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Amy Maxmen: Hundreds, if not thousands, of nurses and other frontline staff fighting Ebola have been underpaid throughout the outbreak – and many remain so today.

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You are eating much more soy than you know

You are eating much more soy than you know | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Rachel E. Gross: In Asia, it has dignity. In the United States, it still lurks in the culinary shadows.

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Fighting for identity: the life of a transgender kickboxer in rural Thailand

Fighting for identity: the life of a transgender kickboxer in rural Thailand | Gavagai | Scoop.it
Lindsey Newhall: The trials and triumphs of Rose, a young fighter in Thailand's northeastern region of Isaan.
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Earthquake hits Kent, residents left slightly ruffled

Earthquake hits Kent, residents left slightly ruffled | Gavagai | Scoop.it

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale has hit Kent - causing widespread mild peril and sending patio chairs scattering.

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US government releases Osama bin Laden's letters, conspiracy books, and software manuals

US government releases Osama bin Laden's letters, conspiracy books, and software manuals | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Among English-language tomes on American policy and the 'war on terror', including a book about electronic ballot tampering and two works by linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky, you'll find Bloodlines of the Illuminati and Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300.

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We'll need science fiction to imagine the mind-boggling future of war

We'll need science fiction to imagine the mind-boggling future of war | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Steve Weintz: The Art Of Future Warfare (AOFW) is a project sponsored by the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. It’s based on the idea that writers, artists and game designers have a lot to offer policy wonks. So it’s launched a year-long effort to engage creatives with a series of challenges about the future of conflict.

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A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871

A 23-foot-long timeline of world history, created in 1871 | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A beautiful early example of visualizing the flow of history, Sebastian C. Adams’ Synchronological Chart of Universal History outlines the evolution of mankind from Adam and Eve to 1871, the year of its first edition.

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First-ever 3D human heart simulator may lead to better treatments

First-ever 3D human heart simulator may lead to better treatments | Gavagai | Scoop.it

A French company better known for designing aircraft systems announced Wednesday that, on May 29, it will release the world’s first commercially available, scientifically accurate, simulated 3-dimensional (3D) model of a whole, healthy heart.

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In the 18th century, wig-stealing bandits roamed England's countryside

In the 18th century, wig-stealing bandits roamed England's countryside | Gavagai | Scoop.it

You may have heard tales of the highwaymen who, long ago, roved the old British highways in search of gold and silver coins to steal. But, it turns out, that there was also another treasure they sought: wigs.

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How many slave deaths for the Qatar World Cup can Fifa put up with?

How many slave deaths for the Qatar World Cup can Fifa put up with? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Marina Hyde: Fifa’s president Sepp Blatter could change lives of World Cup labourers at a stroke by threatening to deprive Qatar of 2022 tournament

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Can racism be stopped in the third grade?

Can racism be stopped in the third grade? | Gavagai | Scoop.it

Lisa Miller: An experiment at Fieldston, which starts when 8-year-olds are sorted by race, has some very liberal parents fuming.

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