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45 Free Film Noir Movies

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Watch 45 great Noir films directed by Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. All free.
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Billions of ants help keep NYC streets clean | Perrin Ireland | onEarth.org

Billions of ants help keep NYC streets clean | Perrin Ireland | onEarth.org | Navigate | Scoop.it

Under the cement that paves New York City lives a bustling society of tiny janitors. I’m talking about ants. There are 16.7 billion of these arthropods in Manhattan. The scavengers patrol our parks, planters, grassy medians, and cracks in the pavement, where they nosh on the food waste we leave behind, consuming intimidating quantities.

 

The ants work together in colonies, descending on discarded hot dogs with devastating speed, and this tiny utility they offer Manhattan is mighty when multiplied. Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop these little guys from hitting the streets and carrying off nibbles as much as 5,000 times their bodyweight.

In a recent study, scientists from the University of North Carolina left out the leanest hot dogs, fattiest potato chips, and sweetest cookies all over Manhattan and watched to see who came for dinner. They found greater ant diversity than expected and hungry colonies in highway medians outeating their park neighbors. Without food-waste removal of any kind, we’d be surrounded by an amount of litter that seriously reduces well-being for humans.

I spoke with entomologists Amy Savage and Elsa Youngsteadt last week about everything from the importance of urban ecosystems to the peculiar penchant that some ants have for honeydew, a.k.a. sweet, sweet insect poop.

 

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Putin's Extraordinary Path From Soviet Slums To The World's Stage

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A tale of spies, wars, oligarchs, and judo.
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What We Talk about When We Talk about Holes | Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network

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For Halloween, I wrote about a very scary topic: higher homotopy groups. Homotopy is an idea in topology, the field of math concerned with properties of ...
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The Free Information Society - Media Gallery

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Gran espacio para encontrar ebooks

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In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

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The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It's a model for the future of urban smart growth.
Helsinki already ranks as one of the world's most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities struggle to figure out how to accommodate swelling populations in limited space.
Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city streets as Helsinki transforms itself into a network of dense, walkable neighborhoods that are virtually car-free.
Right now, like many cities, Helsinki has a compact urban core linked to far-flung suburbs by expressways. As the city grows, each suburb will change into a mini-urban center surrounding tram or rail stations.


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NatGeo Maps on Google

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The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. National Geographic Maps publishes more than 100 new print maps annually and is a leading developer of digital map content found in websites and award-winning mobile apps. All proceeds from the sale and licensing of National Geographic maps go to support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, research and education programs. www.natgeomaps.com


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Have you ever wanted an archive of all the fabulous maps produced by National Geographic?  And what if you could preview a digital version of all of these NatGeo maps seamlessly on Google Maps?  That is exactly what this gallery delivers.   

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AMONG THE REINDEER

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A woman running a media consultancy in New York takes a DNA test. She learns that she is descended from the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. What happens next? A memoir by Laura Galloway
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15 Amazing Places You Can Tour Virtually

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If you can’t check out these places in person, you can at least visit them virtually—no flights or road trips required.

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#17: Mid-century Earth: a brief glance at our future in 36 years

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Positive future watchers believe we will see more progress in the next three decades than was experienced over the last 200 years. In The Singularity is Near, author Ray Kurzweil reveals how science will change the ways we live, work, and play.


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Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents

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OurDocuments.gov. Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources.
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Unlocking the Imagery of 500 Years of Books | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Unlocking the Imagery of 500 Years of Books. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2014-12-22.
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Mapping disabled children’s access to education

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Explore this interactive map to discover where disabled children have the greatest chance of being in school.
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Flight from the country: How Finland moved from rural areas to the cities

Flight from the country: How Finland moved from rural areas to the cities | Navigate | Scoop.it
One of the key shifts over Finland’s 97 years of independence has been the journeys taken by hundreds of thousands of Finnish families over the last century, from rural existences on small farms in search of a new, better life in towns and cities. See our interactive map to find out how Finland’s population has moved around since 1880.
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Shooting for the moon: Photo tips from a NASA astronaut

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Many of us have dabbled in astrophotography, but it's a fair bet that none of us have captured star trails quite like Don Pettit has.

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50 Years Of 'The Nutcracker' Ballet, In Stunning Photos

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"The Nutcracker" might be a family favorite today, but back in the 1890s, the uber-famous ballet was a critical flop.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky premiered his now internationally beloved ballet "The Nutcracker" in 1892. Choreogra...
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The Tate Digitizes 70,000 Works of Art; Now Adding 52,00 Letters, Photographs & Sketchbooks from British Artists

The Tate Digitizes 70,000 Works of Art; Now Adding 52,00 Letters, Photographs & Sketchbooks from British Artists | Navigate | Scoop.it
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If you’re like me, one of the first items on your itinerary when you hit a new city is the art museums.
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Mozart 250: Classical Opera plans 27-year celebration of composer

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Project will track composer’s life and works year by year from age eight, when he wrote his first symphony. By any standards, it is an extraordinarily long and ambitious arts project.


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The Big Dipper: A Useful Pointer in the Sky

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The Big Dipper is an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major. The familiar group of stars serves as a pointer to other locations in the sky.
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The Best Science Visualizations of the Year | WIRED

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Here at Wired Science, we're big fans of science graphics. And not just the fancy, big-budget ones, but charts and figures and visualizations: the folk art of scientific imagery. In this gallery are our favorite graphics of the year.

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The Best Science Visualizations of the Year | WIRED http://wrd.cm/1xdFnUq #visualizations #science

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World History Maps & Timelines

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World History Maps & Timelines. America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania. Kingdoms, battles, expeditions. Political, Military, Art, Science, Literature, Religion, Philosophy.

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Great Geography and History resource

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Christmas Idioms and Phrases Infographic

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Christmas Idioms and Phrases Infographic An idiom is a phrase in which the meaning has little or nothing to do with the literal wording. Examples of idioms in general speech are “raining cats and dogs” and “keep an eye out.” The first indicates a heavy downpour of rain, while the second means to ... http://elearninginfographics.com/christmas-idioms-phrases-infographic/
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Santa Claus’ Magic Sleigh Ride Is Highly Inefficient. So We Made Him a Better Itinerary.

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Santa Claus is meticulous—we know this. He spends the entire year preparing for a single evening. He assembles a comprehensive list of childhood behavior that is presumably hundreds of millions of entries long. He then checks the list not once, but twice. You would think that this most punctilious of...
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