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Fight for democracy: Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders - The Malta Independent

Fight for democracy: Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders - The Malta Independent | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Hong Kong authorities cleared more street barricades from a pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile district Wednesday, part of a two-day operation in which police arrested more than 100 people,
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Why People Have Stopped Downloading iOS 8

Why People Have Stopped Downloading iOS 8 | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Hordes of people rushed to download iOS 8, Apple's latest operating system, when it came out last month. Within four days, 46 percent of people with active iOS devices -- iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches -- had downloaded the latest operating system, ...
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Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast

Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch.
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Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand'

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.
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The museum that changed Turkish art

The museum that changed Turkish art | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Turkey's first and biggest museum of modern and contemporary art marks its 10th birthday.
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Groundbreaking Microscope Achievements Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Groundbreaking Microscope Achievements Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a type of microscopy that could reach the nanodimension and reveal the inner workings of live cells at work.
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The Art From Hong Kong Protest Tells a Beautiful Story of the Democracy Fight

The Art From Hong Kong Protest Tells a Beautiful Story of the Democracy Fight | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
First, there were the simple signs reading "We want democracy," and a huge orange banner asking, in slightly wobbly handwriting: "Do u hear the people sing."
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Street Art dei bambini del Borgo Vecchio: foto - Siciliafan

Street Art dei bambini del Borgo Vecchio: foto - Siciliafan | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Guarda la gallery della Street Art dei bambini. Perché tutti in fondo sogniamo una Palermo migliore. Clicca qui per scoprire di cosa si tratta.
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Netherlands Is The 1st Country To Open A Solar Road For Public Use

Netherlands Is The 1st Country To Open A Solar Road For Public Use | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The world’s first solar bike lane is soon to be available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway set to open for the public on November 12th, 2014. The new solar road, which costs €3m (AUD$4.3m), was created […]
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Theatre Web Site - Exhibition On Screen Rembrandt

Theatre Web Site - Exhibition On Screen Rembrandt | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is the biggest in many years.
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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:19 AM

Have shared this site with teachers for years. The ability to listen to a story and follow along with independence..

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

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Science and democracy

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Physicist Lee Smolin talks about how the scientific community works: as he puts it, "we fight and argue as hard as we can," but everyone accepts that the next generation of scientists will decide who's right. And, he says, that's how democracy works, too.

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Why Women Haven't Won a Physics Nobel Prize in 50 Years

Why Women Haven't Won a Physics Nobel Prize in 50 Years | Systems of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The male-dominated Nobel Prize in Physics shines a spotlight on the fact that women are vastly underrepresented in the field itself.
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