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Fidel Castro: Cuba's revolutionary leader

Fidel Castro: Cuba's revolutionary leader | Modern world history | Scoop.it
Fidel Castro survived more than 600 CIA assassination plots to become the longest serving non-royal leader of the 20th Century. Find out about his life story.
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French competition tests scientific concision - BBC News

French competition tests scientific concision - BBC News | Modern world history | Scoop.it
French scientists take part in a challenge to summarise their research in thee minutes, in a bid to make their work accessible.
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Natural sciences, language: Can you summarise the knowledge of a PhD in 3 minutes?

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Racial Stereotyping Changes How We Hear People Talk | Big Think

Racial Stereotyping Changes How We Hear People Talk | Big Think | Modern world history | Scoop.it
New research from the University of British Columbia has shown that racial stereotypes affect our expectations of what a person sounds like when they speak.
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Human sciences, language, sense perception: How do ethnic biases affect the way we communicate with others?

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Pixar’s Mood Master

Pixar’s Mood Master | Modern world history | Scoop.it
Can Pete Docter’s new movie change the way viewers think about their emotions?
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Emotion, the arts: What light can Pixar cast on the way our emotions work?

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The Other Side of Vietnam: How the Winners Remember the War

The Other Side of Vietnam: How the Winners Remember the War | Modern world history | Scoop.it
North Vietnamese reflect on the conflict 40 years after the fall of Saigon.
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I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons

I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons | Modern world history | Scoop.it
The dilemma in chilling new drama Force Majeure raises philosophical quandaries, but it’s not the first film to do so. Memento, Ida and It’s A Wonderful Life all address the Big Questions
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The arts, human sciences: How can movies help us to understand philosophical questions?

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19th and 20th Century Historiographical Trends

A brief overview of late 19th and early 20th century trends in historiography.
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Would New Borders Mean Less Conflict in the Middle East? - Wall Street Journal

Would New Borders Mean Less Conflict in the Middle East? - Wall Street Journal | Modern world history | Scoop.it
The region is living with the combustible legacy of states artificially carved from the remains of the Ottoman Empire.
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Will dictators disappear?

Will dictators disappear? | Modern world history | Scoop.it
Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.
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Have we seen the last of dictatorships?

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What If the Allies Had Lost World War I?

What If the Allies Had Lost World War I? | Modern world history | Scoop.it
To understand the conflict’s legacy, consider what might have been.
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History: Is 'what if?' a legitimate question to ask in history?

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FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Blatter Isn’t Among Them

FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Blatter Isn’t Among Them | Modern world history | Scoop.it
As FIFA leaders gathered for a meeting, Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced and made arrests at the Justice Department’s request on charges including racketeering and money laundering.
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Ethics: 'Power tend to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.' Do you agree?

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The right’s big history lie: Reagan, Disney, Vietnam and the war to redefine America

The right’s big history lie: Reagan, Disney, Vietnam and the war to redefine America | Modern world history | Scoop.it
The battle over history is the battle to define America's story. This Memorial Day, it is more important than ever
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How have the left and the right fought over America's past?

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150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was shot. Historians still argue over what happened next.

This is what we know — and don't — about killing Lincoln.
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History: Why don't historians agree over what happened in the past?

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Why don't historians agree over what happened in the past?

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1 map that reveals the most religious countries in the world

1 map that reveals the most religious countries in the world | Modern world history | Scoop.it
More than 60 per cent of people around the world identify as 'religious', according to a new study.
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Religious knowledge systems, human sciences: Where do the world's faithful live?

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Hitler and Stalin: Two Europeans

Hitler and Stalin: Two Europeans | Modern world history | Scoop.it
Hitler and Stalin: Two Europeans Tribune Libre -Galtung Johan-23 Mars 2015
Hitler was about race, Stalin about class. Their theories were based on one contradiction: Aryans vs non-Aryans for one;...

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What is Historiography?

This is a discussion on the distinction between history and historiography by Mark D. Bowles, Professor of History at American Public University System. Contact Dr. Bowles at http://about.me/MDB.
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