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Congress Should Refuse Donations From Dirty Fossil Fuel Energy Companies - US News

Congress Should Refuse Donations From Dirty Fossil Fuel Energy Companies - US News | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Members of Congress should refuse campaign donations from fossil fuel industries.

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Marianne Castiglia's curator insight, October 31, 2014 8:23 PM

"Despite the fact that the American people mobilized in historic numbers last month to demand climate solutions, with the march in New York City drawing up to 400,000 people, Washington remains reluctant to listen. And while this public outpouring was further bolstered by an announcement from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund – which was built on an oil fortune – that the foundation will divest from fossil fuels and invest in a sustainable and clean energy economy, the U.S. Congress remains recalcitrant to do the same."

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Is this the new wonder food? - Editors' Picks - NZ Herald News

Is this the new wonder food? - Editors' Picks - NZ Herald News | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
It may not be a fruit that you automatically reach for in the supermarket, but the large and exotic breadfruit is being touted as a wonder food. - New Zealand Herald
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I cannot help but see the sarcasm of this article that takes the "uto" or the "mei" together with research facilities in Hawai'i and propose it as a solution for the plight of those suffering from climate change and poverty in the Caribbean!

 

As stated, there are some things that really makes you go "hmmmmm..."

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Amazon.com: The Beer Drinker's Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living eBook: William B. Miller: Kindle Store

advice Amazon.com: The Beer Drinker's Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living eBook: William B. Miller: Kindle Store

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Apple’s New Corporate Headquarters Will Feature One Of The World’s Largest Solar Arrays

Apple’s New Corporate Headquarters Will Feature One Of The World’s Largest Solar Arrays | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
The company's new 176-acre campus will rely on 100 percent renewable energy, most of which will be generated on-site through photovoltaic panels and fuel cells.
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39 Amazing Benefits Of Coconut Water For Skin, Hair And Health

39 Amazing Benefits Of Coconut Water For Skin, Hair And Health | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Hawaiians refer to coconut water as “Noelani”, which means ‘Dews from the heavens’. The name is indeed justified. Once you learn about the benefits of coconut water, you will know it yourself.
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Analysis Finds #Monsanto ’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic #gmo #ogm

Analysis Finds #Monsanto ’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic #gmo #ogm | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Mike Barrett | Is GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn? Monsanto will tell you the answer is a big ‘yes’, but the real answer is absolutely not.

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Mike Barrett
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April 15, 2013

Is GMO corn nutritionally equivalent to non-GMO corn? Monsanto will tell you the answer is a big ‘yes’, but the real answer is absolutely not. And the simple reality is that they are continuing to get away with their blatant misinformation. In fact, a 2012 nutritional analysis of genetically modified corn found that not only is GM corn lacking in vitamins and nutrients when compared to non-GM corn, but the genetic creation also poses numerous health risks due to extreme toxicity.

With the recent passing of the Monsanto Protection Act, there is no question that mega corporations like Monsanto are able to wield enough power to even surpass that of the United States government. The new legislation provides Monsanto with a legal safeguard against federal courts striking down any pending review of dangerous GM crops. It is ironic to see the passing of such a bill in the face of continuous releases of GMO dangers.

Non-GMO Corn 20x Richer in Nutrition than GMO Corn

The 2012 report, entitled 2012 Nutritional Analysis: Comparison of GMO Corn versus Non-GMO Corn, found numerous concerning and notable differences between GMO and non-GMO corn, none of which are particularly surprising. First, the report found that non-GMO corn has considerably more calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, and zinc.

Non-GMO corn has 6130 ppm of calcium while GMO corn has 14 – non-GMO corn has 437 times more calcium.Non-GMO corn has 113 ppm of magnesium while GMO corn has 2 – non-GMO corn has about 56 times more magnesium.Non-GMO corn has 113 ppm of
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Personalizing Education: "What If..." - Ben Kestner, TEDxKids 2012

Ben Kestner studied flute at the London College of music and in Berlin with Andreas Blau and after spending time playing and teaching he pursued a career in education. He is currently Middle School Principal at St. John's International School in Belgium. He believes that we need to push the reset button when we talk about the future of education and start again.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 30, 2013 1:35 PM

After listening to this TED Talk from Ben Kestner, it validated the real reasons why we should personalize learning. He boldly states that "technology, school and community need to converge as ONE".  He sees that learning needs to be related to the learners world where they can explore it more deeply, take action and make mistakes. I could not agree more. How do we begin to turn education on it's heels and create a culture shift? Chime in after you listen to this TED Talk and look for Personalize Learning's interview with Ben.

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Great insight Kathleen.
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Why Power Outlets Look So Weird in Other Countries

Why Power Outlets Look So Weird in Other Countries | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Getting foreign gadgets to play nice with the local power grid is a nightmare any time you travel internationally. Here's why every country on the planet (except yours) totally screwed up indoor wiring.
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Mobile makers scurry to join year of the phablet

Mobile makers scurry to join year of the phablet | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Phablets, a cross between a smartphone and a tablet, are gaining popularity globally as consumers opt for bigger screens to perform multimedia functions.
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This confirms the trend and now for the purchase

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Space sailing soon: A one-kilometer-long electric sail tether was produced

Space sailing soon: A one-kilometer-long electric sail tether was produced | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it

The electric sail (ESAIL), invented by Dr. Pekka Janhunen at the Finnish Kumpula Space Center in 2006, produces propulsion power for a spacecraft by utilizing the solar wind. The sail features electrically charged long and thin metal tethers that interact with the solar wind. Using ultrasonic welding, the Electronics Research Laboratory at the University of Helsinki successfully produced a 1 km long ESAIL tether. Four years ago, global experts in ultrasonic welding considered it impossible to weld together such thin wires. The produced tether proves that manufacturing full size ESAIL tethers is possible. The theoretically predicted electric sail force will be measured in space during 2013.

An electric solar wind sail, a.k.a electric sail, consists of long, thin (25-50 micron) electrically conductive tethers manufactured from aluminium wires. A full-scale sail can include up to 100 tethers, each 20 km long. In addition, the craft will contain a high-voltage source and an electron gun that creates a positive charge in the tethers. The electric field of the charged tethers will extend approximately 100 meters into the surrounding solar wind plasma.

 

Charged particles from the solar wind crash into this field, creating an interaction that transfers momentum from the solar wind to the spacecraft. Compared with other methods, such as ion engines, the electric sail produces a large amount of propulsion considering its mass and power requirement. Since the sail consumes no propellant, it has in principle an unlimited operating time.

The electric sail is raising a lot of interest in space circles, but until now it has been unclear whether its most important parts, i.e. the long, thin metal tethers, can be produced. The team at the University of Helsinki is apparently the first one in the world to use ultrasonic welding to join wires together into a tether, says the team leader, Professor Edward Hæggström from the Department of Physics.


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Rupert Murdoch still stupid about climate, now thinks pollution is good for trees

Rupert Murdoch still stupid about climate, now thinks pollution is good for trees | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch gets his climate change info from a dickhead and then tweets it like it's true.
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Exchanging Minerva for the Lau Islands – a geopolitical joke

Exchanging Minerva for the Lau Islands – a geopolitical joke | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Nobody seriously proposed that Tonga give up Minerva Reef in exchange for Fiji's Lau islands
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This article needs to be shared in the Fijian newspapers....and yes the humour is a Pacific one...we need to be reminded of it.....

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World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
(Michael Snyder) Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the…
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Interesting article on control and power of the elite....we talk on teh ground about the web ( Prof. Jane Kelsey)....it does sound like, and looks like a web.....

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WHO Invented Binary Math!?

WHO Invented Binary Math!? | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
How old is the binary number system? Perhaps far older than the invention of computers or even the invention of binary math in the West.
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PACNEWS - News reader

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Partnership vital for Pacific Islands Development Forum: Dr Rodgers 

 

As new organisations are formed there’s danger of forgetting those that have been created before so the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) needs to build partnership, says outgoing Pacific Community Director-General Dr Jimmie Rodgers.
 

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La plante qui combat le cancer et dont personne ne parle - Direct.cd

La plante qui combat le cancer et dont personne ne parle - Direct.cd | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Une étude menée à l’Université de Purdue à Lafayette (États-Unis) a récemment découvert que les feuilles de l’arbre Graviola tuer les cellules cancéreuses chez six lignées cellulaires humaines et sont particulièrement efficaces contre les cancers ...
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A study from Purdue University recently discovered that the leaves of the Graviola tree (corossol/soursop tree) is know to be efficient against cancer...interesting...

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It's possible to be fat and fit - experts - Health - NZ Herald News

It's possible to be fat and fit - experts - Health - NZ Herald News | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Doctors say being overweight will not necessarily send people to an early grave because such a thing as healthy obesity exists. - New Zealand Herald
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Artificial bone using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs

Artificial bone using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic could soon be used to heal shattered limbs | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it

The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that inserts into broken bones and encourages real bone to re-grow has been developed at the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton.

 

Researchers have developed the material with a honeycomb scaffold structure that allows blood to flow through it, enabling stem cells from the patient's bone marrow to attach to the material and grow new bone. Over time, the plastic slowly degrades as the implant is replaced by newly grown bone.

 

Scientists developed the material by blending three types of plastics. They used a pioneering technique to blend and test hundreds of combinations of plastics, to identify a blend that was robust, lightweight, and able to support bone stem cells. Successful results have been shown in the lab and in animal testing with the focus now moving towards human clinical evaluation.

Richard Oreffo, Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at the University of Southampton, comments: "Fractures and bone loss due to trauma or disease are a significant clinical and socioeconomic problem. This collaboration between chemistry and medicine has identified unique candidate materials that support human bone stem cell growth and allow bone formation. Our collaborative strategy offers significant therapeutic implications."

 

Professor Mark Bradley, of the University of Edinburgh's School of Chemistry, adds: "We were able to make and look at a hundreds of candidate materials and rapidly whittle these down to one which is strong enough to replace bone and is also a suitable surface upon which to grow new bone. "We are confident that this material could soon be helping to improve the quality of life for patients with severe bone injuries, and will help maintain the health of an ageing population."


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Denise Yang's curator insight, August 6, 2014 8:50 PM

Technology is amazing!

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Why Was Sodastream's Ad Banned From Super Bowl: Video

Why Was Sodastream's Ad Banned From Super Bowl: Video | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
Sodastream President Yonah Lloyd discusses why his company's commercial was banned from the Super Bowl and plans to edit the ad so it's accepted.
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A new competition to Coke and Pepsi?

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On Yawning; or, The Hidden Sexuality of the Human Yawn

On Yawning; or, The Hidden Sexuality of the Human Yawn | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it
The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.by Wolter SeuntjensVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a specially abridged version of the Ph.D. dissertation which the author defended (successfully!
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Siegfried Holle's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:45 AM

Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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Astronomers Discover a Planet Almost Identical to Earth

Astronomers Discover a Planet Almost Identical to Earth | scoops that make you go "hmmmmm.." | Scoop.it

Just over a week after astronomers boldly announced that they would discover an Earth twin elsewhere in the universe within the year, NASA's Kepler telescope spotted a pretty good candidate. Unglamorously named KOI 172.02 -- KOI stands for Kepler Object of Interest -- this planet is the most Earth-like planet astronomers have discovered yet.

 

The differences are slight. It's roughly 50 percent larger than Earth and orbits a star that closely resembles our own sun at a distance that would make the surface of the planet habitable. (The size makes it a "super Earth" rather than an "Earth twin.") With an 242-day long year, it's slightly closer to its star than the Earth is to the Sun but otherwise enjoys all of the same ideal conditions as we do, as far as astronomers can tell. "This was very exciting because it's our fist habitable-zone super Earth around a sun-type star," said Natalia Batalha, a Kepler co-investigator at NASA's Ames Research Center in California. "It's orbiting a star that's very much like our sun. Previously the ones we saw were orbiting other types of stars."

 

In a way, the discovery is a bit underwhelming thanks the recent flurry of exciting exoplanet news. We learned back in October that the closest star system to our own was home to several planets, including an Earth-sized planet. Then at the start of the new year, the team analyzing data from NASA's Kepler planer-finding space telescope announced the discovery of 461 new unconfirmed planets as well as the fact that that the Milky Way galaxy alone was home to more than 17 billion Earth-sized planets. They said they'd find an Earth twin among them by the end of the year. Compared to the days when we didn't know there were any other planets in the universe at all, and suddenly the chances that alien life exists start to look pretty strong. At least that's what the experts say. "It's a big deal -- It's definitely a good candidate for life," said astrophysicist Mario Livio about KOI 172.02. "Maybe there's no land life, but perhaps very clever dolphins."


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mdashf's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:55 PM

We shall strive to know more about our existence