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The Full, Fascinating History of the Number Zero (Video)

The Full, Fascinating History of the Number Zero (Video) | Navigate | Scoop.it
Who knew an animated video about nothing, like this one from the Royal Institution, could be so much fun, Seinfeld notwithstanding? Actually, nothing
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Paper "Likes": Reward of Merit Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection

Paper "Likes": Reward of Merit Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection | Navigate | Scoop.it
Liz Zanis takes a look at early Reward of Merit cards, a large selection of which are part of The Met's Jefferson R. Burdick Collection of Printed Ephemera.
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4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Temple Discovered to Have Remarkably Well Preserved Artwork | Navigate | Scoop.it
Scattered throughout modern Egypt are many ancient temples which are famous for their splendor and historical significance. The perfect example of one of thes…
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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | Navigate | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.

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Get swept away with NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' posters

Get swept away with NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' posters | Navigate | Scoop.it
NASA's whipped up some new posters that are out of this world -- and free.

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100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online Thanks to the Getty Research Portal

100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online Thanks to the Getty Research Portal | Navigate | Scoop.it
'I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library,' Jorge Luis Borges famously wrote.
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How the ‘animal internet’ sheds light on the secrets of migration

How the ‘animal internet’ sheds light on the secrets of migration | Navigate | Scoop.it
Digital tracking of creatures from tiny birds to whales offers up new data on the epic trips some species make, and their role in ecology and economics

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express - History Lists

10 Things You May Not Know About the Pony Express - History Lists | Navigate | Scoop.it
Explore 10 interesting facts about the short-lived mail service that helped transform the American West.
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Text Mining 50 Years of Popular Music

Text Mining 50 Years of Popular Music | Navigate | Scoop.it
Lyrics from 50 years of Billboard Year-End Hot 100 (1965-2015) scraped from the web and analyzed using R.
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A 3D Tour of the International Space Station For All of Us Wannabe Astronauts

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There’s no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you’ve had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS’ sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing. To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the space station—and it’s in 3D.
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Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years - public domain (Open Culture)

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years - public domain (Open Culture) | Navigate | Scoop.it
Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr.

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NASA has released 3 million images of Earth - these are 6 of the best

NASA has released 3 million images of Earth - these are 6 of the best | Navigate | Scoop.it
Images from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) provide a unique perspective on life on Earth.

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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve | Navigate | Scoop.it
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension. Why Physicists Need Philosophers Why Physicists Need Philosophers Why Physicists Need Philosophers There's a spat brewing between some theoretical physicists and philosophers of science… Read more Read more
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This Huge Man-Made Hive Sculpture Is Controlled by Bees’ Activity

This Huge Man-Made Hive Sculpture Is Controlled by Bees’ Activity | Navigate | Scoop.it
Artist Wolfgang Buttress’ nearly 56-foot-tall, 40-ton sculpture The Hive has received multiple accolades since it won a gold award for architecture an
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How the Migrant Crisis Has Changed Europe, in 1 Map

How the Migrant Crisis Has Changed Europe, in 1 Map | Navigate | Scoop.it
A Pew Research Center analysis shows that the influx of refugees has dramatically increased the share of immigrants in many countries.

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See the Exact Moment When the World's Biggest Cities Were Born

See the Exact Moment When the World's Biggest Cities Were Born | Navigate | Scoop.it
The world is urbanizing faster than ever, with over half of the planet’s population currently living in cities—more than any time in history. But when did this trend of “urbanization” start? It turns out its roots go back much farther than we thought.
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This Interactive Shows How Far Your Food Traveled to Get to You

This Interactive Shows How Far Your Food Traveled to Get to You | Navigate | Scoop.it
We know our food is incredibly well traveled, but just where does your food come from? A new set of interactive charts help you trace the often serpentine route from farm to table.
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How Paper Shaped Civilization

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The material gave rise to currency, bureaucracy, and modern communication—and caused panic over technological change.
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Late 1800s workers pose with the tools of their trades

Late 1800s workers pose with the tools of their trades | Navigate | Scoop.it
The affordability of the tintype photo process allowed everyday carpenters and masons to have their portraits taken with their trusty saws and spades.
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Astronomers Recorded This Eerie Music From a 13-Billion-Year-Old Star

Astronomers Recorded This Eerie Music From a 13-Billion-Year-Old Star | Navigate | Scoop.it
Space is not the soundless vacuum movies would have us believe. In fact, judging by these eerie recordings of the music being thrown off by the oldest stars in the Milky Way, space actually sounds like a bit of a party.
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What History Teaches Us About Walls

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Donald Trump may want to take note: World history is full of examples of engineering thwarted by goal-oriented rank amateurs.
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This animated map shows the dramatic spread of agriculture over the last 300 years

This animated map shows the dramatic spread of agriculture over the last 300 years | Navigate | Scoop.it
The map, produced by Radicalcartography.net shows the amount of land given over to agriculture around the world over the three centuries leading up to the year 2000.
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