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Like most teachers, I enjoy a coffee. I especially love my stove top espresso maker. The coffee is wickedly strong! This infographic gives quite a good breakdown of the pros & cons of coffee. Enjoy:)

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Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps

Tube Scroll - Scroll Animated Metro Maps | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Tony Hall's curator insight, September 16, 11:28 PM

I really liked this website. Very interesting visualisation of metro lines around the world. Also some good hints for Mini Metro!

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Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms | IFLScience

Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms | IFLScience | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Singapore has roughly 5.4 million people crammed into 716 square kilometers (276 square miles), making it the most densely populated country in the world. This country—whose area is less than a quarter of that of Rhode Island—does not have enough room for agriculture and thus imports over 90% of its food from other countries all over the world.
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This is perfect for the IB Geo theme Urban Environments! SO glad I found this today as I want to focus on sustainability this coming week! 

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A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods

A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
This case study describes the factors that have enabled 200,000–300,000 hectares (ha) of degraded land in Burkina Faso to be brought into productive use through the application of improved traditional farming techniques. It draws out important lessons regarding the diffusion and adoption of appropriate agricultural technologies, effective social organisation and the role of finance in supporting and promoting progress in sustainable agriculture.
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Why Asia is probably poorer than we think

Why Asia is probably poorer than we think | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Jayati Ghosh: Asia’s ‘success’ in reducing poverty uses a flawed system for measuring income and ignores food insecurity
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Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750

Why South Korea predicts its end will come in 2750 | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

South Korea may be doomed. A recent study, conducted by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, predicts that the country will reach zero inhabitants by 2750.

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A very interesting article that would generate some nice discussions for population studies in geography. Some of the reader comments are interesting as well and would be good discussion starters in themselves, especially in ToK and Global Perspectives classes.

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Scientists may have solved the giant Siberian crater mystery - and the news isn't good

Scientists may have solved the giant Siberian crater mystery - and the news isn't good | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Researchers have long contended the epicentre of global warming is also farthest from the reach of humanity.
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This is quite interesting. Obvious links to Geography, ESS etc.. Could also use it in IB Theory of Knowledge.

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Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
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This is really interesting. Great for weathering & erosion in IGCSE Geography

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What countries around the world give their citizens for having children

What countries around the world give their citizens for having children | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Almost half of the world faces the same demographic problem: not enough babies are being born to keep up with an aging population. As a result, countries have been trying all kinds of measures to get their citizens in the mood for procreating. Japan is spending about ¥3 billion ($29.3 million) on matchmaking events and robot babies that might inspire couples to want...
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Useful for IGCSE & IB population studies. 

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Ltd Edition - Trust me, I'm A Geographer

Ltd Edition - Trust me, I'm A Geographer | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Let everyone know your love for being a Geographer with this special limited edition design.Only available for a LIMITED TIME, so get yours TODAY! 100% cotton and made right here in the U.S.A. Click the "Buy it now" button to reserve yours before we are out of stock!Buy 2, make a gift for someone and save on shipping. Don't forget to 'like' and share ;)
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I came across the original offering too late and was pretty gutted. But they have put it on again. As of 5 minutes ago, there 41/50 t-shirts sold. Three days to get the last 9 (or more). Go on. You know you want to!

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Interactive Map Showing How Income Inequality Has Changed In 100 Years

This interactive map shows just how much the percentage of income made by the top 1 percent of earners around the world has changed over the last 100 years. (I love #cartography.

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Dawning of the Anthropocene age

Dawning of the Anthropocene age | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Earth is entering a new epoch and this time it's not ice ages or meteorites causing it: it's one humans have helped bring about.
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This is an interesting article. It's actually the second I've read in the last few days about the 'anthropocene'. I think it is a thing now. Something I do find hard to take though, is the notion that we must save the planet. We don't. The planet will outlast humanity by a long way. Nonetheless, what is discussed in the article is worthwhile in terms of prolonging humanity's existence. 

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Music Map of Great British Bands


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This is really cool! Music & geography together:)

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A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words

A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The startup what3words wants to change the way we talk about locations
Tony Hall's insight:

This is a very very interesting concept. My initial thought was "Really? Do we need this?" Since that thought I have been wondering about weather it might work. I would really love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

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Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class

Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This looks like an amazing resource. And free too!

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malene saltoft's curator insight, September 17, 12:00 PM

gamle film og essays, på engelsk, til inspiration - public domaine

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Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer

Stopping climate meltdown needs the courage that saved the ozone layer | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Governments dither on the solution to global warming – but the Montreal protocol is a reminder of a time when they took their hands out of their pockets
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State of the Tropics

State of the Tropics | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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This report was simultaneously released in Myanmar, Singapore & Australia. A quick look the website showed a lot of information and resources that will be very useful for teaching IB/IGCSE Geography, IB Environmental Systems & Societies & IGCSE Environmental Management. I am looking forward to having a more in depth look at the website over the holidays.

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Former refugee about to be installed as SA governor

Former refugee about to be installed as SA governor | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A young man who fled war in Vietnam is about to be installed as the next governor of South Australia.
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This is so very cool! 

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'Out of Africa' theory of human evolution under fire

'Out of Africa' theory of human evolution under fire | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Two ancient teeth may rewrite our knowledge of how humans spread across the earth and the evidence points to a migration beginning almost 130,000 years ago.
Tony Hall's insight:

This is very interesting. I like it because it shows that good research is constantly evolving, rewriting the story as new discoveries are made. As one of my university lecturers said "Geology is about coming up with the best possible story from the information available". I think this fits with the notion of 'life-long learning'.

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Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914

Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914 | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Have we learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Perhaps not, as modern Asia shows signs of falling into the same traps that triggered World War I.
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A short, quite interesting piece on the geopolitical similarities between Europe in 1914 and Asia in 2014. As stand offs over the South China Sea develop and the crises in the Middle East continue to fester, I seriously wonder if we are on the brink of another global conflict. What do other people think?

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Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia

Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
UN report predicts that two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050
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Good discussion starter for population studies.

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Help My Daughter Finish Out Her Studies at Shinawatra University, Thailand

Help My Daughter Finish Out  Her Studies at Shinawatra University, Thailand | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Please help me in supporting my daughter in her architecture studies. She has a 50% scholarship but we are about $7500 short for her final two years of study.
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Life is difficult for immigrants all over the world. This story is about a mum who recognises the value of education for her children and is making incredible sacrifices to help her daughters make the most of their lives. This woman helped a friend of my wife's through a difficult time in Thailand. Definitely worth a read even if you don't contribute.

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Science going back to dark ages

Science going back to dark ages | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister has declared war on the Australian renewable energy industry, the environment and science itself.
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This is so very sad. And frustrating. I get that Australia's current wealth/economic health is largely due to the mining industry. However, I don't get that people don't (or won't!) see that can't last forever. To cut the things mentioned in this article is just plain dumb. To quote Gough Whitlam, "it's time!" 

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Havre eruption leads scientists to biggest undersea volcano

Havre eruption leads scientists to biggest undersea volcano | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Scientists studying the Havre volcano's 2012 eruption have called it a "once in a century event".
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This is pretty exciting and not just a little bit fascinating! I love it when nature exceeds the expectations of the scientific community. We know so much about the Earth and at the same time we know so little. Always good to learn new stuff!

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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
How do we discover new cities to visit? How do we remember where we've been? With all the tools at our fingertips, I'd still argue it's actually not all that easy. Hi, which just opened to the public today, is a beautifully designed way to find, share, and tell stories about places.

Via Gregg Morris
Tony Hall's insight:

This really quite cool. I haven't investigated the privacy aspect of using Hi but it looks simple to use. I'm heading heading to Siem Reap on Sunday so I will start to use it there:)

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 26, 8:35 AM
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Another "Path"?

Looks appealing, but the question is whether professional writers will indeed want to share their discoveries before making money with their material? 
If I wasn't intend on reading small print for the catch before, ever since the small print of #AmtrakResidences proved that writers gave away world wide rights (whether they'd win a residency or not), I'm more leery than ever. 
"It" does show protection —for others— the third parties from whom It participants use content or images (see #11 copyright).


"Hi" users themselves agree with the following:

3.2 License. You hereby grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Moments Management an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Services. You agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.

 Be aware that unless you, the writer, are paid by a publisher of a site, or publication, be it an Online or print publication, the owner of the platform where you post your content most often will state in small print that you have signed away your rights, merely by posting. 
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

Good one, Gregg Morris!

Geek Girl Travel's curator insight, March 26, 9:37 PM

Oooh, I an going to try this!

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SEAGA 2014 :: SEAGA

SEAGA 2014 :: SEAGA | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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This looks interesting. And I love Siem Reap. I would love to hear from other people thinking about attending this conference. Now I need to think of an idea for a paper to present.

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