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Wildlife crime: Britain's killing fields

Wildlife crime: Britain's killing fields | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Crimes against wildlife, including badger baiting with dogs, hare coursing, poisoning of protected birds and even trapping them to sell as caged pets have soared to unprecedented heights.

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People are betting on the outcomes of fights, he added, and live badgers can fetch a high price. "We have been told that in the Liverpool area, a live badger is worth £1,000 so that it can be fought with a dog."

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Crop pests advancing with global warming

Crop pests advancing with global warming | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Fungi and insects migrate towards the poles at up to 7 kilometres per year.

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Steve Marek's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:11 PM

A threat to humanity and/or job security

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Effects of Emotional Abuse: It Hurts When I Love

Effects of Emotional Abuse: It Hurts When I Love | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Love without compassion is possessive, controlling, and dangerous.
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Neither anger nor compassion solves problems in love relationships. But compassion puts you in a position where you are more likely to solve the problem to everyone's satisfaction. At the very least, you will never be emotionally abusive with compassion.

Think of times when you have been angry at someone you love and compare those times to when you have felt compassion for those you love. In which emotional state were you more likely to get the most favorable outcome?

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Get Real With Global Competence

Get Real With Global Competence | Heal the world | Scoop.it

Tony Jackson: "We talk a lot about real-world education. What does it look like? I've asked my colleague Honor Moorman and Taking IT Global's Jennifer D. Klein to share their experiences with real-world global learning. Join Honor and other educators Thursday at 5:30 Eastern for the latest webinar, Adventures in Project-Based Learning. It's open to all, free, and promises to be an equally vibrant discussion."


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Global competence requires an attitude of respect for cultural differences, and an appreciation of those things that all humans share.

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Living in poverty exerts a high cognitive toll on families

Living in poverty exerts a high cognitive toll on families | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Camila Batmanghelidjh: It's little wonder that children are mentally and emotionally depleted by living on scant resources. Society pays the price
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Human beings are fundamentally programmed to operate in conditions of intensity for short periods, and then achieve a resolution and relief. For those who are relentlessly living in distressing circumstances, this cognitive overload is likely to lead to exhaustion and a sort of despair which can manifest itself in poor self-control. At some point, Andrew may get fed up enough to finally steal a new pair of shoes.

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How the brain remembers pleasure: Implications for addiction

How the brain remembers pleasure: Implications for addiction | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Key details of the way nerve cells in the brain remember pleasure are revealed in a new study.
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What is Quantum Levitation (and How Does It Work)?

What is Quantum Levitation (and How Does It Work)? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
It has long been a dream of science (or, at least, science fiction) to create machines that could fly and levitate. This can be done with magnets, of course, but takes a great deal of energy.
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Connectivism: 21st Century’s New Learning Theory

Connectivism: 21st Century’s New Learning Theory | Heal the world | Scoop.it

"Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students."


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, August 27, 2013 3:44 PM
Thanks for sharing this interesting paper Susan.
NLafferty's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:28 AM

I think FOAMed is an expression of connectivism.

Bruno Winck, Kneaver's comment, August 28, 2013 9:39 AM
Interesting, subject, contents and all the references
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Learning New Language Has Significant Impact on Brain Structure

Learning New Language Has Significant Impact on Brain Structure | Heal the world | Scoop.it
The age at which children learn a new language can have a significant impact on the adult brain structure, suggests a new finding.
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Large earthquake hits remote Alaska waters, no tsunami seen

Large earthquake hits remote Alaska waters, no tsunami seen | Heal the world | Scoop.it
ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A large 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck early on Friday in waters 57 miles off the remote Alaska island of Adak, a former U.S.

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PhD: so what does it really stand for?

PhD: so what does it really stand for? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
If PhD students are the working class of academic research – and paid accordingly – what needs to change?
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chinese plant compound wipes out cancer in 40 days, says new research | RAW FOR BEAUTY

chinese plant compound wipes out cancer in 40 days, says new research | RAW FOR BEAUTY | Heal the world | Scoop.it
A little-known plant with a truly bizarre name is now making headlines as a cancer killer, with the compound of the plant vanishing tumors in mice with pancreatic cancer.
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Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in US - The Times of India

Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in US - The Times of India | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Nearly two lakh Americans die early due to air pollution, a new MIT study has claimed.

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Scientists said that a person who dies from an air pollution-related cause typically dies about a decade earlier than he or she otherwise might have. 

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Nicolas Martinez's curator insight, September 4, 2013 5:42 PM

These are the very dangerous consequences of pollution. We should depend on solar,whose(wind),bioenergy and geothermal energies,and if that isn't enough maybe hydroelctric power as long as it isn't where people need water most. And maybe nuclear while finding a more powerful source of renewable energy.

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How to use cooperative learning in a higher education setting - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

How to use cooperative learning in a higher education setting - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Cooperative learning is a phenomenal strategy that can be used in many educational settings including higher education which derives the students ..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (Great info -How to use cooperative learning in a higher education setting...
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4 Great Science Videos - What is Evolution? DNA? Natural Selection? A Gene?

4 Great Science Videos - What is Evolution? DNA? Natural Selection? A Gene? | Heal the world | Scoop.it
DNA is easier to understand than you might think. Watch this short 5 min cartoon to learn how DNA works.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:10 PM

Do you teach science? Check out these four animations from StatedClearly.

* What is Evolution? This animation looks at the basics of evolution.

* What is DNA and how does it work? This short (5 minutes) animation discusses how DNA works.

* What exactly is a gene? This animations not only answers the question in the title but also at what a gene looks like, what it codes, and a basic look at Genetically Modified Organisms.

* What is Natural Selection? Before discussing natural selection this video also explains descent with modification and common descent.

More videos are in the works. If you teach science you may want to bookmark this site.

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New UNESCO Brochure: Why teach Holocaust education? | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

New UNESCO Brochure: Why teach Holocaust education? | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Heal the world | Scoop.it
New UNESCO Brochure: Why teach Holocaust education? | UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization http://t.co/mV2HWpFpy9
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The UNESCO brochure Why Teach about the Holocaust? allows interested policy-makers, educators and students to explore the educational potential of dealing with one of the darkest pages of our common history.

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Delhi, NCR likely to generate 50,000 metric tonnes of e-waste by 2015: Assocham - The Times of India

Delhi, NCR likely to generate 50,000 metric tonnes of e-waste by 2015: Assocham - The Times of India | Heal the world | Scoop.it
India's capital is emerging as the world’s dumping capital for e-waste, hazardous activities taking place and like to generate e-waste to an extent of 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) per annum by 2015 from the current level of 30,000 metric tonnes per...

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Shravya Jain's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:52 AM

We're talking about Delhi and it's satellite towns alone! I contributed two old laptops just a week ago...what to do?

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Evolution of the Human Desire for Pleasure

Evolution of the Human Desire for Pleasure | Heal the world | Scoop.it
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In fact, the internal engine that propels us forward and induces the processes that unfold in human society is actually our desire to enjoy.

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Global Network's Effects on Humans | Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Global networks are resulting in faster human technological advancements. | For more Through the Wormhole, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv/through-the-...

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Secret Teacher: TV shows about schools keep missing the mark

Secret Teacher: TV shows about schools keep missing the mark | Heal the world | Scoop.it
From the over-sexed PE teacher to the chain-smoking, alcoholic head, where have all these far-fetched dramatisations of life in school come from?
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So what does this avalanche of contemporary programming tell us about real schools? Precisely nothing.

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As millions go hungry, Asia battles food waste

As millions go hungry, Asia battles food waste | Heal the world | Scoop.it
An estimated 42 percent of the fruit and vegetables and 20 percent of the grain produced in the Asia Pacific region are lost or wasted, leading the region to launch a campaign to cut down on food waste...

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Worldwide, 1.3 billion tonnes of food - enough to feed 3 billion people - is lost every year.

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The Key to Keeping Arguments From Becoming Fights

The Key to Keeping Arguments From Becoming Fights | Heal the world | Scoop.it
Nothing makes us fight dirtier than the rhetoric of feigned objectivity (The Key to Keeping Arguments From Becoming Fights | Psychology Today http://t.co/kIgNP1YGt5 #motivation #inspired @ambigamy)...
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Roundtable Live

Roundtable Live | Heal the world | Scoop.it
When? Sunday September 8th 2013 7:00 PM Eastern Time (U.S.). Where? It will be the roundtable virtual event, on this page: mutualresponsibility.org/roundtable

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