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27 Historical Photos You Won't Find In Your History Books

27 Historical Photos You Won't Find In Your History Books | Navigate | Scoop.it
There are many miraculous photos from history that have managed to go relatively unseen. For whatever reason, their quality is under-appreciated, despite revealing interesting realities about world history and popular events. Some may surprise you, but all will enlighten you. High profile figures

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, Today, 7:17 AM

The Robin William photograph is my favorite....

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Picturing England : photographs of English life

Picturing England : photographs of English life | Navigate | Scoop.it
From egg gatherers in Yorkshire to the Holborn viaduct under construction, a book by the Historic England Archive brings together photos dating from 1850

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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, July 29, 12:48 PM

Remembrances of the past, history... these pictures will also illustrate EFL lessons and prompt your students' speech.

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25 Unbelievable Things You Didn’t Know About Language And Linguistics

Language is one of those things that most of us take for granted, and like most things that we take for granted it's actually a lot cooler than we could imagine.

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What are the limits of human vision?

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From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.
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The Atlantic Cable | History Today

The Atlantic Cable | History Today | Navigate | Scoop.it
Very early on July 28th, 1866, Reuter’s Telegram Company received news from Ireland that the shore end of the transatlantic cable had been spliced at 8.43 p.m. the previous evening in Newfoundland. Richard Glass, the managing director of the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, had heard this from Daniel Gooch, the chairman of the syndicate that owned the Great Eastern.
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Hear All of Mozart in a Free 127-Hour Playlist

Hear All of Mozart in a Free 127-Hour Playlist | Navigate | Scoop.it
'You can't have Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as your favorite composers,' said conductor and San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas.
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Watch As Former Astronaut Experiences The Apollo 11 Mission In Virtual Reality - VRFocus

Watch As Former Astronaut Experiences The Apollo 11 Mission In Virtual Reality - VRFocus | Navigate | Scoop.it
VRFocus hosts a video of Immersive VR Education's Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience and the experience of one former astronaut who experienced it.
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Beautiful Maps Show the World's Oceans in Motion

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These maps from NASA show ocean currents around the world.

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Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world

Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world | Navigate | Scoop.it
On Friday, the Spanish government announced it was to raise the marriage age from 14 to 16 to bring it into line with the rest of Europe.
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Chinese museum is full of optical illusions

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A museum in Zhengzhou, China gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the optical illusions it has on display.
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World Literacy Map: Literacy Rate Adult Total of People Ages 15 and Above

World Literacy Map: Literacy Rate Adult Total of People Ages 15 and Above | Navigate | Scoop.it
Percentage of a country's population that can read and write. Country's define literacy age between 7 and 20 years old. The standard age for literacy most countries is 15 years of age.

 

Tags: education, K12, development, map, worldwide.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 1, 1:16 PM

My 10 year-old daughter was looking in our atlas a while back (yes, she is my daughter) and in the encyclopedic entry of each country she started noticing that literacy rates were included.  She started asking about which regions had higher and lower literacy rates. This became a teaching moment about the power of the map--I explained that all this data can be more easily accessed and seen on a map and this interactive map is what we discovered.  We need to help student find the maps and data to answer their questions (and we need to make sure that they are curious enough to ask questions about the way the world works).  

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This neural network has better handwriting than you

This neural network has better handwriting than you | Navigate | Scoop.it
While humans are watching their collective penmanship skills slowly fade away as digital products replace the need for handwriting, neural networks are learning to write, and at least one is gettin...
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1,000 Musicians Perform the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” in Unision in Italy

1,000 Musicians Perform the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly” in Unision in Italy | Navigate | Scoop.it
Despite breaking his leg during a gig earlier this summer, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have blitzed their way through Europe and America, playing sometimes 5-6 shows per week, in cities often large, but sometimes small.
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11 maps that explain energy in America

If you've ever wondered where the electricity in your house comes from, here's a visual guide.

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12 traditional dances from around the world

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Whether you're synchronized in Mongolia or twirling in Turkey, Gloria Estefan's words still ring true: The rhythm is gonna get you

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Capturing the Life of a Flower That Blooms for Less Than a Day

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Rest your head and you could miss an echinopsis flower. Some varieties bloom and wilt in just a few hours. So Greg Krehel — who owns more than 100 different varieties and hybrids of echinopsis, a kind ...
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The Great Barrier Reef

"Australia urged the UN's World Heritage Committee to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the 'in danger' list to protect their tourism industry. But that doesn't mean the ecological treasure is not in danger."

 

Tags: biogeography, environment, ecology, Australia, Oceania.


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Some of the most beautiful things in the world can be the most susceptible to sweeping environmental transformations.

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Scientists have discovered a new taste that could make food more delicious

Scientists have discovered a new taste that could make food more delicious | Navigate | Scoop.it
Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami, FAT.
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Finnish Modernism's 10 must-sees — VisitFinland.com

Finnish Modernism's 10 must-sees — VisitFinland.com | Navigate | Scoop.it
For a unique tour of the country, why not visit some of Finland's most iconic modernist buildings?
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Watch a motorbike engine disintegrate one millimeter at a time

Watch a motorbike engine disintegrate one millimeter at a time | Navigate | Scoop.it
Watch as this motorbike engine gets sanded down millimeter by millimeter. This is so much cooler than seeing something poof and disappear away because we get to watch it slowly disintegrate into nothing. It’s like seeing decay of a hundred years over a few seconds. Each peeled back layer exposes something new in the engine only to get vaporized to give way to another part.

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Absolutely amazing video time lapse.

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Free Technology for Teachers: More Physics Lessons About Bikes

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The 30 most expensive cities in the world for expats

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Dennis Green looks at a ranking intended to help companies estimate the costs of employees living abroad on international assignment.
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The World According to China

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China’s enormous overseas spending has helped it displace the United States and Europe as the leading financial power in large parts of the developing world.
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Finland is the poster child for why the euro doesn’t work | Matt O'Brien | WashPost.com

Finland is the poster child for why the euro doesn’t work | Matt O'Brien | WashPost.com | Navigate | Scoop.it

Sometimes bad things happen to good economies.

Take Finland. Its schools are among the best in the world, its government is among the least corrupt, and, for rich countries, its public debt is among the lowest. But despite the fact that the fundamentals of its economy are strong, its economy is not, in fact, strong. Finland is actually stuck in its longest recession in living memory. Why? Well, the short story is the euro.

The slightly longer version is Finland has had some bad luck that the euro has turned into a bad recession, or at least a worse one that it had to be. It started when Apple made Nokia go from being synonymous with smartphones to being synonymous with old smartphones.

 

As Finland found out, it isn't easy to replace a company that, at its peak, made up 4 percent of your economy. Obsolescence came for the timber companies next. There was nothing they could do to make people need as much paper, which until now had been a major export, in a post-paper world.

 

And, on top of that, Finland has felt the effects of Russia, one of its biggest trading partners, staggering under the weight of low oil prices and Western sanctions. Put it all together, and Finland was always going to have a tough time.

 

But it's been tougher than it needed to be, since Finland hasn't been able to do what a country would normally do in this situation: devalue its currency. That's because Finland doesn't have a currency to devalue. It has the euro.

 

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