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Text to Text | Einstein and ‘Where Science and Religion Coexist’

Text to Text | Einstein and ‘Where Science and Religion Coexist’ | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
We take on the question of the compatibility of science and religion, with a 1930 Op-Ed written by Albert Einstein; a 2013 report on a science and religion conference; and a video of physicist Richard Feynman.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:41 AM

A fantastic pairing for exploring science and religion. As a potentially heated and/or controversial topic, make sure to keep the conversation anchored to the texts as much as possible and choose the opening question with care.

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Who Needs Phone Snooping? Russia Accuses People's Republic of China Of Appliance Espionage

Who Needs Phone Snooping? Russia Accuses People's Republic of China Of Appliance Espionage | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
Russian authorities reportedly found microchips in a batch of imported teakettles from China.

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10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly

10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it

Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. But we aren't as good at it as we should be. I have never understood why our trade values, but rarely teaches, nonfiction writing.

 

In my nearly 30 years at universities, I have seen a lot of very talented people fail because they couldn't, or didn't, write. And some much less talented people (I see one in the mirror every morning) have done OK because they learned how to write.


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Jamie Jordan's curator insight, October 25, 2013 11:17 AM

And here are some excellent tips to help.

Chris Goldsmith's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:39 AM

Some good stuff here.

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Canada ranks 20th on global gender inequality index as world gap ...

Canada ranks 20th on global gender inequality index as world gap ... | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
The world's gender gaps narrowed slightly this year, with Iceland showing the least inequality among men and women and Canada ranking 20th overall, a report by the World Economic Forum found.
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Child marriage in India: The results of the ugliest side of poverty ...

Child marriage in India: The results of the ugliest side of poverty ... | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
I had a wonderful childhood growing up in a small village in Andhra Pradesh, India. The memories I cherish most are playing in the green paddy fields and counting stars at night till my eyes drooped. Everyone knew everyone ...
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涉最多金額‧網絡犯罪最嚴重 Chinese Cybercrime Seen by Chinese LEA as Most Serious Threat

涉最多金額‧網絡犯罪最嚴重 Chinese Cybercrime Seen by Chinese LEA as Most Serious Threat | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
(布城30日訊)網絡罪案敲警鐘,我國的網絡犯罪已經超越販毒活動,成為涉及最多金額的罪案。

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Powerful UN ad campaign uses Google searches to show gender inequality

Powerful UN ad campaign uses Google searches to show gender inequality | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
A branch of the United Nations that focuses on gender equality has unveiled a new campaign that utilizes Google's search bar to showcases the world's sweeping, misogynistic attitudes toward women.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, October 23, 2013 11:47 PM

A branch of the United Nations that focuses on gender equality has unveiled a new campaign that utilizes Google's search bar to showcases the world's sweeping, misogynistic attitudes toward women.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/campaign-google-searches-show-sexism-article-1.1494436#ixzz2ibkBH3Hk

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Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement

Poverty Line Problems: The History of an Outdated Measurement | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
In a followup to his latest infocomic exploring "What it means to be poor in America," graphic journalist Andy Warner illustrates the idea behind "the poverty line" and the origins of the important measurement used for determining citizens'...

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How Climate Change Threatens The Ability Of Global Populations To Rise Out Of Poverty

How Climate Change Threatens The Ability Of Global Populations To Rise Out Of Poverty | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
Hundreds of millions across the globe struggling to rise out of poverty are at "high" or "extreme" climate risk, according to a new report.

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A vision in need of some clarity | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog

A vision in need of some clarity | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
At the meetings and panels at the annual meetings of the World Bank in Washington earlier this month, high levels of energy and excitement as well as anxie (The @WorldBank's new strategic vision to end poverty needs some clarity:
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World's first Bitcoin ATM sees 81 exchanges, $10,000 in transactions during first day - GeekWire

World's first Bitcoin ATM sees 81 exchanges, $10,000 in transactions during first day - GeekWire | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
History was made in Bitcoin world on Tuesday when the world's first Bitcoin ATM opened in Vancouver, B.C.

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29 Uncomfortable Myths About Soaring Poverty In America - Forbes

29 Uncomfortable Myths About Soaring Poverty In America - Forbes | Global Perspectives | Scoop.it
29 Uncomfortable Myths About Soaring Poverty In America
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So let us indulge ourselves in a little bit of fact checking. Zero Hedge has a piece telling us all 29 Uncomfortable Truths About Soaring Poverty In America.
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