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How Aaron Clauset discovered a pattern behind terrorist attacks...and what it told him: Finding patterns in data of all kinds

How Aaron Clauset discovered a pattern behind terrorist attacks...and what it told him: Finding patterns in data of all kinds | World Geography And More | Scoop.it

It's an idyllic summer day in Denver. Families are enjoying a festival in Civic Center Park, while residents and visitors alike happily stroll along the 16th Street Mall as a shuttle glides past. The air is filled with the sounds of people laughing and children playing.

 

Suddenly, there's a deafening explosion. The urban tranquility is replaced by scenes of horror: charred wreckage, collapsed buildings, bleeding victims. Horrified screams mingle with the wail of police sirens.

 

Aaron Clauset watches as this terrorist attack unfolds. The University of Colorado professor is visiting the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, a museum that opened near Civic Center Park in 2008. The nonprofit CELL is dedicated to preventing terrorism through education and empowerment, but judging from its centerpiece exhibit — a multimedia display that uses video projections and hidden speakers to make visitors like Clauset feel as if they're experiencing a terrorist event in the middle of Denver — that education and empowerment comes with a heavy dose of anxiety and hysteria. At the end of the simulation, an ominous message lingers on the wall displays: "Terrorism: It could happen anywhere. It could happen here."


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Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality

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The Guardian Live Q&A: Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality The Guardian That sounds straightfoward, but programmes working to engage men and boys to end sexual harassment, gender-based violence, child marriage, female genital...

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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 7, 2014 2:59 PM

I chose this article because it talked about getting the boys in the regions with gender inequality to grow up knowing it was wrong.  This was talked about in the Ted talk.  When the lady that spoke in the Ted Talk hit on this subject it made me think differently about gender inequality.  This relates to Half the Sky by proving that men have a lot to do with when it comes to gender inequality.  This is because gender inequality is usually against women not men.  

Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:11 PM

I read this article because of its relevance to HTS.  It states that men and boys need to be educated and worked with to end gender inequalities and violences, even though it goes against social norms, similarly to HTS.

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The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality

The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality
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Throughout our society, gender inequality is evident -- in politics, employment, pay, attitudes and drug approvals, specifically medications for female sexual dysfunction (FSD).


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Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic)

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Gender Inequality In Film By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)
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The war against gender inequality in film rages on with the New York Film Academy's latest findings.

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Matthew Reupke's comment, April 28, 2014 2:01 PM
This is a great article about how women don't have a lot of power in the world. It shows how in movie business, males still have the upper hand. This also highlights some of the most influential women in the movie business, film makers, directors, editors or characters, they are making little impact but still rising none the less.
Jayla Pressley's comment, May 7, 2014 6:17 PM
This article explains and shows the gender discrimination in hollywood. It tells you how women come second to men in the entertainment business when trying to receive a job in hollywood.
Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:39 PM

Even in movies women are being portrait as lesser humans. They are shown as needing men to survive and having to rely on men. 

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US Ethnicity Map per Address

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This image shows the concentration of the largest ethnic groups visualized per address on a satellite image.

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Global Warming Climate Hot Map

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Explore the Climate Hot Map to see evidence of climate change including heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease.


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The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate)

The world map of chocolate (made out of chocolate) | World Geography And More | Scoop.it
You may be focussing on chocolate over the weekend - but where does it come from? A global trade analysed. In chocolate (this is what maps are made for!

 

What is the geography of chocolate like?  There is a dark side (no pun intended) to the production of cocoa in many places such as West Africa. 


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Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:06 AM

I hope the production keep growing up. We need more chocolate and specially in Africa. 

Brendan Cooke's curator insight, August 16, 11:16 PM

This artical is about the origin of where cocoa beans are harvested from and sent to around the world. It also adds the amount of cocoa beans harvested in each area.It is a quick overview of where the transportation of cocoa beans starts.


The page is an excellent site for quickly reviewing where cocoa beans are grown and transported from.


The site is relevant to my page because it informs the reader of where cocoa originates and the quantities it's farmed in.

Tennille Houghton's curator insight, August 28, 3:22 AM
this is just about the production and how its changed from where it originally comes from 
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Census Data Mapper

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"This web mapping application provides users with a simple interface to view, customize, save and print thematic maps of the United States, using data from the 2010 Census.  The beta version contains a set of 2010 Census data relating to age and sex, population and race, and family and housing in the United States by county or equivalent entity." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 23, 2013 12:20 PM

This month the U.S. Census Bureau has released the beta version of a very nice online mapping tool to display the 2010 data.  The mapper will create PDF versions of any map produced online (file sizes from 20-55KB) and the user can export the raw data to Excel.  While the user is more limited in how to display the data than they would using a GIS, this is a simple way to explore some of the basic census information.


Tags: statistics, census, GIS, mapping, cartography.


Jen-ai's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:11 PM

mmm data. This tool is really useful for anyone planning on servicing an area with grown food. You can see the demographics of your chosen geographical area quickly.

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Powerful Google Search Ads For Women Rights

Powerful Google Search Ads For Women Rights | World Geography And More | Scoop.it
This is a very interesting campaign created by Ogilvy & Mather Dubai to help spread awareness of women’s rights. This campaign was created for UN Women that used real suggested search results from Google’s autocomplete feature.

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Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:37 PM

This article appears on my page becuase it shows how and what the world is coming too. It dissapoints me to see this because I dont agree with any of this and to see that these are the first four things that come up on google upsets me beyond words. This is so wrong because no women are just as good as men and I feel like at times women are trapped and are treated so cruelly. I'm not saying that men are always treated perfectly because no thats not the case because men and women are not always treated well. However, I feel like its so much heavier with the criticism with women. Being a girl myself and seeing this shows that the world has pretty much closed every oppurtunity there is because we are women. I dont like how I see that we need to stay at home, not speak in the church, or be in the kitchen, or etc. No. Women should have the right to make their own decisions and be the individual they want to be. The society should not be able to make this stereotype or decision for women. I think women and men can benefit from viewing and reading this because it shows that we have improvements that we can make and this can be where we start. It relates specifically to our reading of HTS because this is a major issue as we see how the women are not given any type of oppurtunieties to prove themself. We should start today and change this if we dont want to see this anymore. 

 

Destiney Jones's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:47 PM

This is a very interesting campaign that supports women's rights. It states statistics about women should and shouldn't do, what we need to do, and what we are "supposed" to do.

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A new way to chart gender inequality - CBS News

A new way to chart gender inequality - CBS News | World Geography And More | Scoop.it

A new way to chart gender inequality CBS News Today, the European Institute for Gender Equality will launch a more sophisticated version of that basic graph.


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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 6, 2014 11:48 AM

I chose this article because it was a "local" article about gender inequality.  CBS tracked the story so it seemed more common and r to understand than the others.  This relates to half the sky and the Ted Talk by talking about the statistics the gender inequality.  This study was more focused on European countries but still had a lot of great insight.  This will be great for the location part of the project.  

Michael Spicer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:40 PM

This article talks about new ways to chart gender inequality and how it works.

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Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post | World Geography And More | Scoop.it

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?


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Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:01 PM

This article is interesting to me (and therefore attracted me because of this) because it shows the real situation in countries (in this case Iran) that say they are improving gender equality, but really aren't.

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:50 PM

I chose this article because several countries state that they are attempting to mandate laws and help promote gender yet it is not enough to create total equality. For example in Iran laws have been made to help promote equality for women yet, in a press conference for the new president who is a supporter of equality, women journalists are sitting on the floor while men are seated in chairs.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:13 PM

This article shows that women in Iran that are politics are shown different moralities because they are only allowed to sit on the floor during meetings and discussions. The women are physically inferior to the men in the congress and is shown by the level that they are seen as. The women are in congress but they don't really have any voice because they are on the ground unable to do as much as the men

 

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World Political Map

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World political map provides you insight into the political boundaries of the world defining 196 independent nations and all the dependencies.

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K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:35 PM

This is the answer to question 2 on entree 3

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HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS by country - Thematic Map - World

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS by country - Thematic Map - World | World Geography And More | Scoop.it

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Soil Atlas of Africa

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Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Portal, European Soil Bureau, User survey, Maps, Soil Atlas of Europe, Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Database Map Archive , European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World - EuDASM , Thematic Maps,...


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Caira Wilson's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:58 AM

In this map, we can locate soils around the world. 

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IWS | Education | Rainwater harvesting, benefits, how much rain you can collect

IWS | Education | Rainwater harvesting, benefits, how much rain you can collect | World Geography And More | Scoop.it
Learn about rainwater collection and the environmental benefits as well as the various ways to use the harvested rainwater. Figure out how much you can collect from your roof.

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Younger Africa

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Across Africa, a continent where the average age is about 19, protests have flared against leaders who may have outstayed their welcome.

 

This interactive mapping feature compares two distinct data sets in an attempt to show that the two are correlated on the continent of Africa.  The base layer of this thematic map is demographic, noting how much of the overall population in a given country is under the age of 16.  The interactive feature with point data describes the political unrest or instability in that particular country. 

 

Questions to ponder: Does the cartographer 'convince' you that Africa's having a very young (globally speaking) demographic cohort led towards greater political instability?  Are there other factors worth considering?  What does this map and it's embedded data tell us?    

 

Tags: Africa, political, conflict, unit 4 political, states, governance, population, demographics, unit 2 population. 


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Termite robots build castles with no human help

Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25052 A swarm of self-organsing robots can cooperate to build structures, making decisions based on their en...
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