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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

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According to Rebecca Onion over at Slate, in the 1920s and 1930s, charts that even a layman could understand which tried to encapsulate huge schools of knowledge (like philosophy, history, medicine, science, and physics) were extremely popular. Sparks’ Histomap is a perfect example of how, even the better part of a century ago, designers were using infographics to make complicated, head-dizzying data sets not just relatable but intimately familiar to everyone, no matter what their educational background.

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Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk

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Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf
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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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The Secret to Quickly Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

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How CEO David Bailey learned French in only 17 days
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Oubliez Airbnb : l’économie du partage va s’étendre bien au-delà

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Sécurité, santé, énergie : le phénomène de l'économie collaborative va encore grandir, selon un expert du secteur invité à la conférence Le Web.
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24-hour arty people: why all-night reading beats raving in Taipei

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Cindy Sui: Letting people read without having to buy has turned the Eslite bookstore in Taiwan’s capital into an unlikely tourist attraction and a nighttime favourite for locals
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30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

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If you met me in high school or college, you would not recognize me as the self-assured chick I am today. I owe it all to these 30 books
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The Other End of the Scale: Rethinking the Digital Experience in Higher Education

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En image : l'anatomie des chansons en fonction de leur genre

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Anatomy of Songs, c'est une petite série d'images réalisée par le dessinateur canadien basé à Ottawa John Atkinson. 
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Google searches can predict stock market crashes - study

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Google searches for various business and politics topics can predict future stock market crashes, according to a new study.
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Succès mondial pour un jeu vidéo créé à Sherbrooke

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Le jeu vidéo Classcraft, créé par un enseignant du Séminaire Salésien, connaît un succès monstre aux quatre coins du monde. Depuis que la plateforme a été officiellement lancée à la rentrée, elle est maintenant utilisée dans 65 pays et compte plus de 100 000 utilisateurs.
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The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books

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Will 2015 be the year that the public library makes a comeback?
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BELGIQUE • Le mystérieux destin des lettres égarées

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Destinataire inconnu, fausse adresse ou enveloppe vierge : chaque jour, des lettres échappent à leur destin et disparaissent des radars. En Belgique, ces missives atterissent dans une maison anonyme, au bord de l'eau, à Gand. Le quotidien De Morgen a mené l'enquête.
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Hilarious Questions Posed to the NYPL Pre-Internet

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Our curiosity as humans didn't start with the invention of the search engine.
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Bonjour je suis: quand les fontes se confient

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Steve Poutré, instigateur du blogue Bonjourjesuis.com, lance un livre électronique qui reprend ses personnifications de fontes de caractères.
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The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

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It's the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favorites.
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Find a Children’s Book Your Little One Really “Connects” With: 15+ Children’s Book Lists Recommended By Moms

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Heading to the library with kids can sometimes be overwhelming. Coming across a book that your child connects with can feel like finding a needle in a haystack.
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50 Cultural Icons on Their Favorite Books

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Everybody loves a good book. Yes, everybody -- even the rich, famous and culturally relevant. And since there's nothing better than a book recommendation from someone you already idolize, why not check oit which ones they count as their favourites?

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512K : pourquoi hier, Internet a commencé à crouler sous son propre poids

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Ce n'est pas le bug de l'an 2000, mais les administrateurs réseaux savaient qu'il allait venir un jour. Le "jour du 512K" est arrivé hier.

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L'indice Kardashian, un indicateur pour dégonfler la popularité des scientifiques acquise sur les réseaux sociaux

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Tour du monde des librairies les plus atypiques

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Face à la mer ou dans un ancien théâtre, mariant vieilles pierres et design contemporain, proposant livres et plaisirs gustatifs... De Mexico à Paris, en passant par Venise,
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