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North Korea causes trouble?

North Korea causes trouble? | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
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AP IMPACT: Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US

AP IMPACT: Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S.
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The History of Digital Storage

The History of Digital Storage | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
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Gene defect causes type 1 diabetes

Gene defect causes type 1 diabetes | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
A defect in a certain gene can cause diabetes. This discovery could lead to new and improved treatment for type 1 diabetes patients.
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Women in the World Foundation

Women in the World Foundation | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Women in the World is a movement dedicated to advancing women and girls through stories and solutions.
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Why invest in women?

Why invest in women? | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it

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Russian Meteor Fallout: What to Do Next Time?

Russian Meteor Fallout: What to Do Next Time? | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Researchers and policymakers are ramping up efforts to detect and deflect asteroids.
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Efforts to Protect Earth From Asteroids Are Under Way. But Will They Be Enough? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Efforts to Protect Earth From Asteroids Are Under Way. But Will They Be Enough? | Wired Science | Wired.com | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
In the wake of Earth's largest meteor strike in more than a century, the world’s attention has turned skyward. The 17-meter bolide exploded in the air over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia on Feb.
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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere

If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere, from the USGS Water Science School...

 

"This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant."

 

The sphere does not include the potential water that some scientists believe may be trapped in the mantle (and thus not accessible on the surface).  For more about water that is not on or near the surface, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html


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Gary Robertson's comment, May 7, 2012 9:36 PM
Water is also tied up in hydrated minerals in the rocks of the earth's crust. While not "free" it is still significant and is occasionally freed through subduction and volcanic activity. Furthermore, the earth's mantle may contain even more water than the rest combined! So, maybe the Single Sphere should be larger by more than the cube root of 2, or about 1,083 miles in diameter. See mantle water data at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html
Seth Dixon's comment, May 7, 2012 11:08 PM
Thanks Green Uncle Mary! I mean Mean Uncle Gary!
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Our intestinal bacteria have national characteristics

Our intestinal bacteria have national characteristics | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
The bacteria in our intestines are different depending on which country we live in.
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The FBI Once Freaked Out About Nazi Monks in the Amazon ...

The FBI Once Freaked Out About Nazi Monks in the Amazon ... | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
In October 1941, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover received a strange bit of war intelligence in a classified document.
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Radical Adventures Into the Rainforest - Huffington Post (blog)

Radical Adventures Into the Rainforest - Huffington Post (blog) | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Radical Adventures Into the Rainforest
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The rainforests have been called the lungs of the world, and they are home to the greatest diversity of species of any biome.
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How our plastic use is coming back at us in waves | SURFLINE.COM

How our plastic use is coming back at us in waves | SURFLINE.COM | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
plastics in the ocean, ocean pollution, plastic bottles in the ocean, surf pollution, dirty ocean
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Grands travaux - Sebastiao Salgado

Grands travaux - Sebastiao Salgado | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
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The shooting of this series of photographic reportages began in 2004 and is due for completion in 2012.

The world premiere of Genesis unveils extraordinary images of landscapes, wildlife and remote communities by the world-renowned photographer

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

11 April - 8 September 2013

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Prostitution at the World Cup: Another Brazilian challenge

Prostitution at the World Cup: Another Brazilian challenge | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
It is imperative for Brazil to distinguish between prostitution as a profession and sexual exploitation.
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The Evolution of 'Star Trek' (Infographic)

The Evolution of 'Star Trek' (Infographic) | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Sept. 8, 2011 marks 45 years since "Star Trek" first appeared on TV screens.
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International Women's Day

International Women's Day | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
The United Nations Foundation connects the UN’s work with supporters around the world, mobilizing engaged global citizens, businesses, and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues.
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Infographic: Picking new Pope from 'Papabili'

Infographic: Picking new Pope from 'Papabili' | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
After formal resignation of Benedict XVI on February 28, conclave of Vatican cardinals will select new church leader.
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Brazil, Where a Judge Made $361,500 in a Month, Fumes Over Pa

Brazil, Where a Judge Made $361,500 in a Month, Fumes Over Pa | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Exploiting generous benefits and loopholes, some public sector employees are earning more than $260,000 in a year.
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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:38 AM

Amazing to see many of the countries and empires that are no longer around.  Also with the dissoution of many of the empires it lead's to many of the issues that were are dealiing with today.  Splitting the Austro-Hugaraian Empire after WWI along ethnic lines didn't really work and helped to lead to WWII.  The Germans in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia fro example.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sudetendeutsche_gebiete.svg

 for the area of German population.

Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:01 PM

10 countries that have become nonexistent in the 20th century include Tibet, East Germany and Yugoslavia. These countries have died off because of ethic, religious and cultural falls that were quickly taken over by bigger and more powerful countries.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, October 23, 2014 9:13 PM

Essentially this article boils down to the issues of religion, ethnicity and nationalism.  People who are diverse and have different ideas generally cannot all live together under one rule and agree on everything, hence nations split and new ones form to cater to their own beliefs and similarities.

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New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires are in for some of the biggest sea-level rises by 2100, finds one of the most comprehensive predictions to date

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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:31 AM

Could be really good to look at when discussing sustainability.

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Drought does long-term damage to rainforest - Phys.Org

Drought does long-term damage to rainforest - Phys.Org | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Drought does long-term damage to rainforest
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Drought does long-term damage to rainforest. February 7, 2013 by Tom Marshall. Drought does long-term damage to rainforest.
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Storm clouds are full of live bacteria

Storm clouds are full of live bacteria | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
Hailstones are brimming with microscopic life, but mostly from plants, new study reveals.
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How the heavy plough changed the world

How the heavy plough changed the world | Southern Hemisphere | Scoop.it
New technology ploughed its way to prosperity in medieval Northern Europe.
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