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The Media Either Downplayed or Overplayed the Murder Spike. Here’s a More Honest Reading.

The Media Either Downplayed or Overplayed the Murder Spike. Here’s a More Honest Reading. | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
On Monday, the FBI released crime statistics for 2015. The results were not unexpected but newsworthy nonetheless: In the context of a presidential ca
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Should a human-pig chimera be treated as a person? – Julian Savulescu | Aeon Ideas

There is a well-documented organ shortage throughout the world. For example, 3,000 kidney transplants were made last year in the United Kingdom, but that still left 5,000 people on the waiting list at the end of the period. A lucrative trade i
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Destruction of cultural heritage on trial in Mali - SWI swissinfo.ch

Destruction of cultural heritage on trial in Mali - SWI swissinfo.ch | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
A trial with over destruction of cultural property in Mali gives the case symbolic significance.
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The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't the
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Why Physics Is Not a Discipline - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus

Why Physics Is Not a Discipline - Issue 35: Boundaries - Nautilus | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Have you heard the one about the biologist, the physicist, and the mathematician? They’re all sitting in a cafe watching people…
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My ’70s Health-Nut Parents Didn’t Vaccinate Me. This Is What My Childhood Was Like.

My ’70s Health-Nut Parents Didn’t Vaccinate Me. This Is What My Childhood Was Like. | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
I am the ’70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar till I was 1, breastfed for over a
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Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines

Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
The number of infected people, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally declined after vaccines were introduced.
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Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Making a decision with every word you say may actually be like weightlifting for the brain.
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Linguists Not Exactly Wow About Facebook’s New Reactions

Linguists Not Exactly Wow About Facebook’s New Reactions | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Be nice to your grammar-obsessed Facebook friends right now. They are having a rough week.
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You can't not read this sentence - here's why

You can't not read this sentence - here's why | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Even if you don't feel like it, you're brainwashed. And neuroscientists know the reason why.
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Safety-Shaming and the New Culture of Fear

Safety-Shaming and the New Culture of Fear | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
In the name of safety, have we totally forgotten an entire set of skills? Most everyone by now has heard, seen, or read the memes and nostalgic quips. They go something like this: “We spent our chi…
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Brain experiments on primates are crucial, say eminent scientists

Brain experiments on primates are crucial, say eminent scientists | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Two nobel laureates among 400 scientists who sign letter rejecting claims that use of primates is no longer medically useful
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The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
These are dark times for science so we asked hundreds of researchers how to fix it.
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Google slammed for removing Palestine from its maps

Google slammed for removing Palestine from its maps | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
The Palestinian Journalists' Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel. In a statement released yesterday, the forum sai
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‘Literature about medicine may be all that can save us’

‘Literature about medicine may be all that can save us’ | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art
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Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia

Amazon Tribe Creates 500-Page Remarkable Natural Medicine Encyclopedia | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
It is a true shamanic encyclopedia, fully written and edited by indigenous shamans, the first of its kind and scope.
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Want To Be Popular? You’d Better Follow Some Simple Moral Rules

Want To Be Popular? You’d Better Follow Some Simple Moral Rules | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Imagine that an out of control trolley is speeding towards a group of five people. You are standing on a footbridge above, next to a large man. If you push him off the bridge onto the track below, his body will stop the trolley before it hits the five people. He will die, but the five others will be saved. Should you push the man off the bridge?
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“And He was Gone, Peacefully;” What are We Afraid of, anyway? Have Animal Advocates Lost their Wits about Euthanasia

“And He was Gone, Peacefully;” What are We Afraid of, anyway? Have Animal Advocates Lost their Wits about Euthanasia | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Yesterday I read a blog about an adoptive puppy turned 8 year old dog who terrorized his owner by attacking various innocent people and dogs for nearly a decade. The owner finally found the ability within herself to do the right thing, and she had the dog she loved euthanized following a day of fun and…
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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday

How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
It's such a terrifying but beautiful notion that every day you wake up with a slightly different personal past.
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Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
A new documentary from PBS reveals how cutting edge science enables us to
'edit' memories - and create new ones from scratch
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Rituals and guilt: can these save environmentalism? — Sarah Darwin & Stephen Cave — Aeon Essays

If rational persuasion fails to make people behave environmentally, could rituals and a dash of guilt do a better job?
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Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten

Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten | TOK Resources | Scoop.it
Vegetarians and vegans pay heed.
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