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The rise of the $1-a-day statistic

The rise of the $1-a-day statistic | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Knowledge of how many people live on less than $1 a day has helped fuel anti-poverty campaigns - but has the statistic done more harm than good?
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More insights into the validity of statistics...

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Still Life: Bent Objects » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented

Still Life: Bent Objects » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
The secret life of everyday things. | OWNI.eu, News, Augmented
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Nothing to do with geography but lots of fun!

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TargetMap - Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps. Free Online Mapping tool

TargetMap - Create & share customized data maps on Googlemaps. Free Online Mapping tool | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Free website to see your excel files and data on Googlemaps. Share and enrich your knowledge through maps.
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Like maps? Want to show something interesting in a new way? Look at this to create your own maps! (But watch out - think about the projections that you're using!)

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Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move

Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
How can you map the world to show global datasets in an immediately compelling and clear way? Check out the carbon map and see the world move before your eyes
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A fantastic map found by Veryan Blake. 

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Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'

Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos' | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Once believed to be an 'inhospitable lump of rock,' South Georgia Island is now thought to harbor more biodiversity than the wildlife-rich Galapagos.
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A place very few people have even heard of, but that has the most amazing variety of wildlife.

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MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice

MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Deflation is inflation's polar opposite. It's what happens when prices go down and you get more bang for your buck. Sounds good right? But deflation, like inflation is complicated and much less understood than inflation.
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An interesting one this, as it explains the negative multiplier effect / spiral of decline that is studied so frequently in Geography.

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The Cracks in China's Shiny Buildings

The Cracks in China's Shiny Buildings | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Hasty construction and shoddy materials shorten the life of infrastructure
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An incredible image showing a building that has toppled over in China. The speed of urban development, coupled with a massive expansion of the construction industry and economic growth has created the conditions for a poorly controlled building spree.

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20 Things That Are Way Better In Slow Motion

20 Things That Are Way Better In Slow Motion | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
This is why I watch and listen to all movies and music at 1/4 speed.
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Just for fun!

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Earthquakes In The Last Week

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A superb interactive map of the world showing the location of earthquakes in the last seven days.

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The Growth Of China's Smartphone Market Is Absolutely Staggering

The Growth Of China's Smartphone Market Is Absolutely Staggering | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
It will be twice the size of the US market next year.
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Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?

Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds? | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
It's a shocking statistic that a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds, very good at grabbing headlines. But is it true?
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Eye-catching statistics hide the interconnected nature of the battle against hunger, poverty and communicable diseases.

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Map Nerd

Map Nerd | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
I'm a shameless, shameless nerd when it comes to maps.
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Thanks to Olivia for finding this awesome site all about maps and their weird and wonderful uses. I want to go to the maperium in Boston and for Christmas I'd like to get the kicthen utensils!

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Theo Jansen: My creations, a new form of life

http://www.ted.com Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures...
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Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. Follow @dearphotograph take a picture of a...
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National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
National Geographic is currently holding its annual
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The NatGeo photography is always amazing, but some of these pictures are truly astonishing. Scroll down for the tree covered in spiders webs...

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WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP

WORLD LIFE EXPECTANCY MAP | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
The most comprehensive Life Expectancy Map in the world. Includes 10 age ranges in color coded legend, Male, Female and total with one click and a dynamic chart that ranks 200 countries by gender.
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Very useful for Year 10 and Year 12 especially, but everyone will enjoy playing with this site!

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The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day' for 2011

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day' for 2011 | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter's Top 50 from 2011. It's hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fl...
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Some interesting pictures, incuding the first one showing the urban features of Shanghai as the city developed.

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GDP: A useful measure?

GDP: A useful measure? | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
In 2010, Ghana announced a 60% increase in GDP estimates and Nigeria may soon follow suit. How do such miraculous rises come about?
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Skyline New York City

Skyline New York City | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it

An amazing panoramic view of New York. You might consider what evidence the picture shows for New York being a Global City (globalisation link) or a megacity (urban studies link).

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WATCH: Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage?

WATCH: Are Baby Boomers Causing Doctor Shortage? | Geography News for Geography Students | Scoop.it
Baby boomers seeking a doctor's appointment may have to wait months -- even if their condition is serious -- due to a shortage of doctors that's growing worse, according to a CNN report.
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