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Taking cells out to the movies with new CRISPR technology

Taking cells out to the movies with new CRISPR technology | Navigate | Scoop.it
Researchers are developing ways to harness DNA, the blueprint of biological life, as a synthetic raw material to store large amounts of digital information outside of living cells, using expensive machinery. But, what i
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Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element | Navigate | Scoop.it
What has rhenium done for you lately? Look it up on the friendly Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words. Click any element for a list of its uses. You’ll notice interesting patterns, like how many noble gases are used in lighting.
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Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100 | Navigate | Scoop.it
This animation shows big changes in the world's most populous cities over the next 80+ years. Africa alone will hold 13 cities bigger than NYC by this time.
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Lost England – photographs from 1870 to 1930

Lost England – photographs from 1870 to 1930 | Navigate | Scoop.it
Philip Davies, an architectural historian, spent seven years trawling through the photographs, compiling the best 1,500 into a 558-page book entitled Lost England.
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900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Navigate | Scoop.it
Download Free Audio Books of great works by Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells
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Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made, Courtesy of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive

Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made, Courtesy of the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive | Navigate | Scoop.it

Three minutes with the minstrels / Arthur Collins, S. H. Dudley & Ancient City. Edison Record. 1899.
Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium -- through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic.
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 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | Navigate | Scoop.it
The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list. In here you can find many captivating channels that for some reason or other didn’t quite reach the shortlist…

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Captivating channels for your students
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channels to help learning
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Lost England – photographs from 1870 to 1930

Lost England – photographs from 1870 to 1930 | Navigate | Scoop.it
Philip Davies, an architectural historian, spent seven years trawling through the photographs, compiling the best 1,500 into a 558-page book entitled Lost England.
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This map shows where animals will flee because of climate change

Climate change is forcing many species to migrate in search of more hospitable homes.
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Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species | Navigate | Scoop.it
Newly discovered fossils indicate Homo sapiens were present in Africa 300,000 years ago, scientists reported. Until now, the earliest evidence dated back just 195,000 years.
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Colorful 1970 photos take you inside Canadian vocational schools

Colorful 1970 photos take you inside Canadian vocational schools | Navigate | Scoop.it
Albertans learn a myriad of trades, '70s style.
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Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles

Horse-Riding Librarians Were the Great Depression's Bookmobiles | Navigate | Scoop.it

During the Great Depression, a New Deal program brought books to Kentuckians living in remote areas
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750 Years in Paris Illustrates the Historical Transformation of the City

750 Years in Paris Illustrates the Historical Transformation of the City | Navigate | Scoop.it
French illustrator Vincent Mah has long been fascinated by the narratives that cities and their architecture offer to the observer, providing gli
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A Race of Discovery

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Follow in the footsteps of famous explorers with Travelbag’s historical Google Maps tool. See how the likes of Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart made their way across land and sea, and how those famous voyages translate into the transportation of today! Begin your very own epic adventure below…

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Google Creates a Digital Archive of World Fashion: Features 30,000 Images, Covering 3,000 Years of Fashion History

Google Creates a Digital Archive of World Fashion: Features 30,000 Images, Covering 3,000 Years of Fashion History | Navigate | Scoop.it

Both the fashion and art worlds foster the creation of rarified artifacts inaccessible to the majority of people, often one-of-a-kind pieces that exist in specially-designed spaces and flourish in cosmopolitan cities. Does this mean that fashion is an art form like, say, painting or photography?
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A Handy, Detailed Map Shows the Hometowns of Characters in the Iliad

A Handy, Detailed Map Shows the Hometowns of Characters in the Iliad | Navigate | Scoop.it

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You’ve adjusted to the strangeness of names like Ascalaphus and Phidippus. You’ve more or less figured out who’s on which side in the ancient war between Greece and Troy.
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Five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything

Five photographs that (you didn’t know) changed everything | Navigate | Scoop.it
In The Essay: The Five Photographs That (You Didn’t Know) Changed Everything, experts in photographic history reveal the significance of five images dating from the 19th century – from an 1866 photo of a butcher taken in Australia that reformed British law, to an aerial image that changed the spaces we live in.
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The ‘time machine’ reconstructing ancient Venice’s social networks

The ‘time machine’ reconstructing ancient Venice’s social networks | Navigate | Scoop.it
Machine-learning project will analyse 1,000 years of maps and manuscripts from the floating city's golden age.
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Ideal Numbers Seek Their Lost Primes | Quanta Magazine

Ideal Numbers Seek Their Lost Primes | Quanta Magazine | Navigate | Scoop.it
For centuries, mathematicians tried to solve problems by adding new values to the usual numbers. Now they’re investigating the unintended consequences of that
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See iconic D-Day black and white photos brought to life in color

See iconic D-Day black and white photos brought to life in color | Navigate | Scoop.it
Newly colorized photos show American, British and Canadian soldiers preparing to land on the beaches of Normandy and marching through th
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The History of Electronic Music, 1800-2015: Free Web Project Catalogues the Theremin, Fairlight & Other Instruments That Revolutionized Music

The History of Electronic Music, 1800-2015: Free Web Project Catalogues the Theremin, Fairlight & Other Instruments That Revolutionized Music | Navigate | Scoop.it

Hang around this site long enough and you’ll learn a thing or two about electronic music, whether it’s a very brief history of the Moog synthesizer, or the Theremin, or an enormous, obscure ancient ancestor, the Telharmonium.
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George Tucker, America's First Urbanist

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George Tucker was a 19th century public intellectual who appreciated cities as engines of progress and offered some of the clearest early statements on their behalf. His ideas today still sound impressively modern.
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Rarely seen photos record World War II in brilliant, immersive color

Rarely seen photos record World War II in brilliant, immersive color | Navigate | Scoop.it
A new book unearths spectacular images from the archives of the Imperial War Museums.
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