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How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years

How cities took over the world: a history of globalisation spanning 4,000 years | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
From bronze-age Iraq’s market-driven cities to the riches of Antwerp to the tech revolution in India, Greg Clark identifies the many waves of urban globalisation
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America’s Surprising Views on Income Inequality - The New Yorker

America’s Surprising Views on Income Inequality - The New Yorker | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova investigates why we see upward mobility as relatively attainable but downward movement as far less likely.
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We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | George Monbiot

We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it | George Monbiot | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
War, pestilence, even climate change, are trifles by comparison. Destroy the soil and we all starve
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Only 60 years of harvests left??
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Clinical Research: Twenty years of GCP

Clinical Research: Twenty years of GCP | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) as a quality standard for human studies has been around for 20 years. Its value for supplement consumers and makers is indisputable. However, the nutraceutical industry as well as the regulatory agencies and journals have been
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Gravity may have chased light in the early universe

Gravity may have chased light in the early universe | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A new twist on a controversial idea suggests the speed of light varied just after the big bang - and could overturn our standard cosmological wisdom
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The current state of machine intelligence 3.0

The current state of machine intelligence 3.0 | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Watching the appeal and applications of machine intelligence expand.
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Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016 | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true. There are hundreds (if not thousands) [...]
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Huge mysterious 5,600-year-old religious site discovered near Stonehenge

Huge mysterious 5,600-year-old religious site discovered near Stonehenge | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A huge, prehistoric religious and ceremonial complex has been discovered near Britain’s most famous prehistoric temple Stonehenge.  Its discovery is likely to transform our understanding of the early development of Stonehenge’s ancient landscape.
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We've seen the future, and it will blow your mind

We've seen the future, and it will blow your mind | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it

New Scientist is 60 years old this week, and what better way to celebrate a landmark birthday than to wax lyrical about another time. But we’re not going to hark back to the past. We’re going to gaze another 60 years forward.

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A new theory of gravity could be about to change everything we thought we knew

A new theory of gravity could be about to change everything we thought we knew | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert in string theory.
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What makes a language difficult?

What makes a language difficult? | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
EVERYONE has the intuition that some languages are more difficult than others. For the native English-speaker, professional agencies that teach foreig
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Is news of the US’s changing racial mix increasing racism?

Is news of the US’s changing racial mix increasing racism? | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
In a few decades, most people in the US won't be white. That prediction is increasing tension, but there's more to this than racism, says Jennifer Richeson
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Blue Eyes Originated 10,000 Years Ago In The Black Sea Region

Blue Eyes Originated 10,000 Years Ago In The Black Sea Region | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Source: www.occupycorporatism.com | Original Post Date: April 15, 2012 -



A team of researchers from Copenhagen University have located a single mutation that causes the mysterious phenomenon of blue eyes.
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Breast-Feeding the Microbiome - The New Yorker

Breast-Feeding the Microbiome - The New Yorker | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his new book, “I Contain Multitudes,” Ed Yong explains how a mother’s milk helps strengthen her baby’s microbiome and brain.
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Lost cities #5: how the magnificent city of Merv was razed – and never recovered

Lost cities #5: how the magnificent city of Merv was razed – and never recovered | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Once the world’s biggest city, the Silk Road metropolis of Merv in modern Turkmenistan destroyed by Genghis Khan’s son and the Mongols in AD1221 with an estimated 700,000 deaths. It never fully recovered
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Ah, the tides and storms of history ...But for the Mongol horde Merv (and Mohenjo-Daro, and Persepolis, and Babylon, and Cahokia, and ...) may still have been one of the world's great cities today ...
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Language trends run in mysterious 14-year cycles

Language trends run in mysterious 14-year cycles | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
An analysis of nouns used over 300 years of writing shows their popularity regularly rising and falling, which may hint at a pattern to how language evolves
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7,000-year-old lost city found in Egypt

7,000-year-old lost city found in Egypt | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday.
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Photovoltaic Cells Made 70% More Efficient With New Technology

Photovoltaic Cells Made 70% More Efficient With New Technology | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A new technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by almost 70% has been developed by researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.The breakthrough could be used to overcome the limitations of...
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Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age

Pregnancy later in life may improve cognition in old age | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
New research examines the link between the age that mothers have their last baby and cognitive ability, memory, and executive function later in life.
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A Definitive Guide to the 7 Wonders of the Solar System - Urban Ghosts

A Definitive Guide to the 7 Wonders of the Solar System - Urban Ghosts | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Take a voyage to the final frontier to explore 7 wonders of the solar system and other remarkable natural features on other worlds.
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The 2500-Year-Old Sword Discovered Untarnished In China

The 2500-Year-Old Sword Discovered Untarnished In China | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Master bladesmiths claim their weapons will last forever, but then those weapons are used in battle, exposed to the elements and left to rot over time, resulting in the rusty death of a hand forged blade.But there are a few blades in museums around the world that have stood the test of time, and these ancient swords give us a glimpse into swordsmithing techniques and battle practices of the past.The Sword of Goujian is one of these ancient swords- it was forged of copper and tin in Hubei, China durin
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Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A survey of the past year's papers demonstrates that the science is in on global warming.
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Stress 'changes brains of boys and girls differently' - BBC News

Stress 'changes brains of boys and girls differently' - BBC News | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
Very stressful events affect the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a study suggests.
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Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing

Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
A painstaking investigation of Europe’s cave art has revealed 32 shapes and lines that crop up again and again and could be the world’s oldest code
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Five Hundred Years of Martin Luther

Five Hundred Years of Martin Luther | levin's linkblog: Knowledge Channel | Scoop.it
In honor of the anniversary of the Ninety-five Theses, three museum shows are displaying items from his life and his religion.
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