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A Beautiful, Colour-Coded Travel Guide Of The World

A Beautiful, Colour-Coded Travel Guide Of The World | Navigate | Scoop.it
The best places to visit based on your favourite colour.
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This mesmerizing map shows the world's buses and trains moving in real time

Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of the world's major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds (like the MTA's) offered...
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The Music of Avant-Garde Composer John Cage Now Available in a Free Online Archive

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You don't know avant-garde music unless you know John Cage. And now we have another rich, easily accessible online resource that can help us get to know John Cage better.
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Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive]

Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive] | Navigate | Scoop.it
And even more lurks below the surface
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Sequence 4 : Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. The return of Sherlock Holmes IX, manuscript, [ca. 1904]. fMS Eng 63. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Lib...

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5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History

5-Minute Animation Maps 2,600 Years of Western Cultural History | Navigate | Scoop.it
Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, took Freebase (Google's 'community-curated database of well-known people, places, and things') and gathered data on 150,000 important artists and cultural figures who lived during the long arc of Western history (6oo BCE to 2012).
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Data Download

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The WORLD Policy Analysis Center is pleased to provide public access to its data on constitutional rights, laws, and policies. To date, the following databases have been made available for public access:Gender Data, in partnership with McGill University’s Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) research program. This database contains information on laws and policies that shape women’s and girls’ social and economic opportunities throughout the life course. Areas addresse
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WATCH: A Universe in a Nutshell — The Physics of Everything, with Michio Kaku | Big Think

WATCH: A Universe in a Nutshell — The Physics of Everything, with Michio Kaku | Big Think | Navigate | Scoop.it
Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, and time travel converge with our scientific understanding.

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See how much the world has changed since the day you were born with the BBC's new website

See how much the world has changed since the day you were born with the BBC's new website | Navigate | Scoop.it
From how many times your heart has beaten to your age in Mercury years.
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Mind your language! Swearing around the world

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“What makes a word profane, and how does cursing vary from place to place? James Harbeck explains. Warning: contains very strong language.”


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Striking Images of Painters' Palettes

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By documenting their materials, the photographer Matthias Schaller creates abstract portraits of van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Twombly and more.
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Sinos

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The Cities Science Fiction Built

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When we look at the future city in SF film, we are really looking at our own city. We just don’t know it yet.

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These 24 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down

These 24 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down | Navigate | Scoop.it
You have probably never heard of this art-form, but you will know all about it soon, because of the quality of pictures it creates. Reflection Photos ...
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These maps depict the world's news in real time

These maps depict the world's news in real time | Navigate | Scoop.it
An experimental tool to understand the world.

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Dünya çapında her gün hayal edilemeyecek boyutta haber üretiliyor . 65 dilden fazla uluslararası medyayı takip eten GDELT, 30 yıl önceye kadar uzanan veritabanı ile dünya medyasını anlık takip ediyor ve saatbaşı güncellenen haritaya yansıtıyor.

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MAPA CON LAS NOTICIAS DEL MUNDO EN TIEMPO REAL

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OldNYC

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OldNYC shows 40,000 historical images from the New York Public Library's Milstein Collection on a map. Find photos of your apartment, work, or favorite park!
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Global Maps

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Our Global Maps section seeks to provide a global picture of where countries stand on rights, laws, and policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity that governments can implement to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. Use this section to compare countries and identify the leaders and laggards, successes and setbacks within many important policy areas.To date, our research team has analyzed detailed information on constitutional rights, laws, and pub
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The Hare of Inaba (1892)

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Japanese folktale involving a mistreated hare, a bridge of crocodiles, eighty mean brothers, one good brother, and a beautiful princess.
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10 stunning portraits from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

10 stunning portraits from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest | Navigate | Scoop.it
The competition is fierce.
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A 16th-Century GIF Tour of the Inside of the Brain

tGerman physician Georg Bartisch's book Ophthalmodouleia, That is the Service of the Eye, published in 1583, includes 91 wood cuts illustrating then-current principles of ophthamology. The Duke University Library's Tumblr recently featured this GIF made from one of the wood cuts, which tours the reader through the skull and brain using a series of...

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The Story of America’s First Slaves

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Excerpted from Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves by Ira Berlin. Out now from Harvard University Press. This article supplements Episode 1 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca Onion for a different kind of summer school. To learn...
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Summary Information | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Summary Information | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) | Navigate | Scoop.it
The State of the Climate is a collection of monthly summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale.
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TimesMachine

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129 years of New York Times journalism, as it originally appeared. Browse the newspaper archives, from Volume 1, Number 1 through 1980.
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