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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

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http://www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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Visit the Sigalon Soup.io (http://sigalon.soup.io), a good source for content curation.

 

As of today, 2014-01-01, the Sigalon Soup has been viewed more than 66,000 times, by more than 25,000 visitors from 159 countries.

 

The Sigalon Soup and the related Soups are news aggregators.

To follow the most recent information on a specific topic, click on an item, -Soup-, in the list specified below.

Each topic contains information from a number of selected RSS feeds, as well as direct links to some relevant sites.

Below the heading "Account" in each Soup, you find icons pointing to the sources from which the RSS feeds are obtained. By clicking on an icon, you can go directly to such a source.

 

See the List of Current Specific Topics in this Document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uQZUfeeKZKIyYF8U3QqUDIwC1zgu1VkEfpZStUxEm_Q/edit?usp=sharing

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Hamas leaders die in wave of Israeli strikes on Gaza

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Militants announce death of three senior commanders after Netanyahu foreshadows ‘struggle against terror lasting years’

 

Three of Hamas’s most senior military commanders have been killed in pre-dawn air strikes on Rafa in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas announced the deaths of Mohammed Abu Shamalah, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum on Thursday morning. The loss of the military commanders is a serious blow to the organisation.

There was still no definitive word on the fate of Mohammed Deif, Hamas’s top military figure, whose wife and eight-month-old son were killed on Tuesday evening when five one-tonne bombs struck a house in Gaza City.

Israeli military analyists said intelligence indicated Deif was at the house and that it was virtually impossible that anyone could have survived the destructive force of the bombing. A third unidentified person also died in the air strike.

The Israel Defence Forces said it struck 20 targets over Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

It confirmed it had “eliminated senior Hamas terrorists Raed Attar and Mohamed Abu Shamala” but made no mention of Barhoum.

“Raed Attar played a major role in tunnel infiltrations, terror attacks that killed Israelis, and the kidnapping of [Israeli soldier] Gilad Shalit. Abu Shamala, commander of Hamas forces in [southern] Gaza, was directly involved in dozens of terror attacks, including the murders of IDF soldiers.” the IDF statement said.

As the death toll in Gaza rose well above 2,000 on Wednesday, the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, compared the Hamas movement in Gaza to the Islamic State (Isis), calling the two groups a “branch of the same tree”.

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The Influence Vedic Philosophy Had On Nikola Tesla’s Idea Of Free Energy

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The Properties of Space Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that exists […]
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Why Our Ancestors Health Was Better Than Ours. We Can Regain It!

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Part I: How Physical Activity Can Help Us Regain Our Ancestral Health  Modern society has blessed us in many ways. Amazing technological advances have made us comfortable beyond the dreams of past generations. Paradoxically, we suffer from chronic, degenerative diseases virtually unknown a few generations ago. Rather than providing robust health, we see an onslaught […]
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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time | TED

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These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 10, 1:23 AM

These are the Best of the Best TED Talks...add these talks to your 21st Century learning leader watch / resource list...

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Isis militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley

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Propaganda video circulated Tuesday claims to show beheading of photojournalist, who went missing in Syria in 2012

 

Militants from Islamic State (Isis) claimed to have killed an American journalist long held captive in Syria in retaliation for ongoing US air strikes against its forces in Iraq.

A propaganda video circulated on Tuesday showed a masked Isis fighter beheading a kneeling man dressed in an orange jumpsuit who is purported to be James Wright Foley, a photojournalist who went missing in Syria in 2012.

The masked executioner spoke in English, with what sounded like a British accent, and said the slaying came in response to the air strikes ordered by President Barack Obama against Isis 12 days ago.

Isis, whose chief spokesman came under US state department sanctions on Monday, warned of further revenge – including on another man purported to be a captured US journalist, Steven Sotloff – and in the video the victim was made to read a statement blaming the US for his own murder.

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Drama Queen

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Everything that happens to me in France sounds like an adventure
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The Fete Votive 2014 Finale: Bulls, Belles, Bands and Bubbles.

The Fete Votive 2014 Finale: Bulls, Belles, Bands and Bubbles. | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The Fete Votive in Uzes 2014 has come to a successful end. Although the weather could have been better for some of the events, the spirit of the crowd was hardly dampened. Final days and nights of ...
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Barefoot Blogger

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Adventures of a solo American female living in France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barefoot-Blogger/132114660324361

 

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P1 - Isis islamistiska skräckvälde

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.Den sunnimuslimska terrorgruppen Isis får grepp om allt större områden i Irak och inför där sin tolkning av islam. Ett skräckvälde som drabbar oliktänkande och minoriteter.

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The Fantastical World of Hormones

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John Wass examines the history of the hormone, its importance in our lives, and many of its unusual uses throughout history.

 

Many scientific findings are often dismissed by the public. Whether it is the severe importance of a particular diet or exercise, or the impact of stress and sleep deprivation on our bodies and thinking processes, we often turn our heads from the research, the numbers, and the findings. Such an observation, as broad as it may seem, can similarly be applied to our understanding of the hormones. Typically, when an individual is confronted with the term, "hormone," he or she will think of emotional responses and sexual awakenings.

However, hormones do not relate only to emotional and sexual impulses. They are involved in our everyday occurrence, awakening, and development. Whether referring to our metabolism and appetite, or our emotional reactions to stimuli, or how we behave from situation to situation, hormones are involved in the performance.

As a leading expert in the study of hormones, John Wass explains the true definition and involvement of the hormones in all of our daily operations. He explains, in more basic terms, the hormone's involvement in our cell stimulation and development. Beyond these personal connections, however, Wass also delves into the importance of the hormone in many scientific breakthroughs and medical treatments, including but not limited to the current, hot topic of obesity and the curing of this epidemic.

In addition to the many scientific observations supporting the importance of the hormones, in this documentary, John Wass also takes us through some of the more interesting - even quirky - history surrounding this chemical substance. From castration to the discovery of insulin, Wass shares some of the strange tales involved in the study and attempted extraction of the hormones.

The Fantastical World of Hormones is an interesting study of the history and deeper definition of the hormones and the significant role they play in our bodies, our lives, and in the advancement of the sciences, particularly those focused on curing diseases and further explaining how our bodies function. Going on such a journey with John Wass may lead not only to a greater understanding of such an important, natural chemical substance, but it may impact how we view and appreciate the continued progress of the sciences.

 
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UK ambassador 'lobbied senators to hide Diego Garcia role in rendition'

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Rights groups claim that top-level talks were part of bid to redact link to Diego Garcia from report

 

Logs released under the Freedom of Information Act have reinforced claims that the UK lobbied to keep its role in the CIA's torture and interrogation programme out of what is expected to be a damning Senate report.

They show that the UK ambassador to the US met members of the Senate select committee on intelligence 11 times between 2012 and 2014 – as they were investigating the CIA's rendition programme. This included two meetings with the committee's chair, Diane Feinstein, which took place as crucial decisions were being made regarding how much of its report into the programme should be made public.

The revelation has prompted fresh concern that the government lobbied for key parts of the report referring to Diego Garcia, a British territory in the Indian Ocean leased to the US as a military base, to be redacted. Human rights groups believe that the territory played a key role in facilitating the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme – the movement of high-value terrorist suspects to "black sites" around the world without legal oversight.

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The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson - The Intercept

The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson - The Intercept | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The intensive militarization of America’s police forces is a serious menace about which a small number of people have been loudly warning for years, with little attention or traction. In a 2007 paper on “the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law enforcement,” the criminal justice professor Peter Kraska Read more
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Kajieme Powell: St Louis police release video of fatal shooting

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Authorities release recordings of encounter that came amid extreme tension in nearby Ferguson over Michael Brown killing
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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

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2000 years ago today, the Roman Emperor Augustus died. His reign marked the start of a 200-year period of peace and prosperity for the empire.

Via Seth Dixon, David Walp
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While some internet map compilations aren't that informative, Vox puts together some quality sources in a way that add perspective and insight to any given topic.  This collection on the Roman Empire gives today's students maps with perspective to see the size of the Roman Empire as well as maps to show the cultural and historic context. 

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Hidden Energy - Dr. Hal Puthoff - YouTube

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Dr. Hal Puthoff. For more information, visit http://www.SiriusDisclosure.com. Subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/sdisclosure. Dr. Hal Puthoff, a theoretical...
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Images from Foire aux vins d'Usès

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This Foire aux Vins in Uzès was number 39, so it's an old tradition. 
56 wine growers were participating, mostly coming from Gard. 

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Second fatal St Louis area shooting stokes tensions in Ferguson

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Police chief says suspect brandished a knife at officers after incident at convenience store, as crowd takes up refrain from nearby protests

 

Racial tensions in Missouri were stoked again on Tuesday when police killed another African American man as authorities struggled to quell the nightly confrontations over the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson last week.

Angry residents of a black neighbourhood in St Louis, not far from Ferguson, accused the police of excessive force after two officers fired several bullets into a 23-year-old man described as carrying a knife and behaving erratically. The man has not yet been named but he was well known in the area and was said to have learning difficulties.

Sam Dotson, the chief of St Louis’s metropolitan police, said the man did not obey orders to drop a knife and was within four feet of the officers when they shot him. The dead man was later named locally as Kajieme Powell.

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Uzes: Village of Artists

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UZES IS A VILLAGE THAT REMINDS ME OF A PLACE VAN GOGH, MATISSE AND MONET WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HANG OUT
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Ouch!! The Dentist

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It's bad enough to have a crown fall out of your mouth when you're new to the country. Finding out your dentist speaks no English is worse.
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Uzes' Fete Votive: The Psychedelic and Bizarre

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The parade down the main street of town, however, was straight out of a H.G. Wells novel.
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Headlines for August 18, 2014

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Headline 1 – Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot 6 Times, Twice in Head : Headline 2 – Missouri Governor Orders National Guard into Ferguson as Protests Flare : Headline 3 – Ferguson Police Stoke Anger with Release of Unrelated Shoplifting Video : Headline 4 – Kurdish Forces Advance as U.S. Launches Most Strikes of Northern Iraq Bombing Campaign : Headline 5 – Iraqi Officials: ISIL Executed Yazidis Who Refused Conversion : Headline 6 – Syrian Gov’t Renews Airstrikes on ISIL : Headline 7 – Group: ISIL Kills Over 700 Tribal Members in Eastern Syria : Headline 8 – Netanyahu Says Israel Prepared to Renew Assault as Ceasefire Deadline Looms : Headline 9 – Thousands Take Part in Largest Israeli Peace Rally Since Gaza Assault : Headline 10 – Protesters Block Israeli Ship from Docking in Oakland : Headline 11 – Ebola Patients Flee Liberia Clinic After Crowds Attack : Headline 12 – Russia: Agreement on Aid Convoy to Ukraine, None over Ceasefire : Headline 13 – Assange Confirms Plans to Leave Ecuadorean Embassy in London : Headline 14 – Texas Gov. Perry Vows to Fight Charges of Abuse of Power, Coercion
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Wallenberg tryckte på om vapenfabrik

Wallenberg tryckte på om vapenfabrik | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Helt nya uppgifter visar att finansmannen Marcus Wallenberg 2008 fick regeringen att ändra sig och fortsätta samarbeta om den olagliga vapenfabriken i Saudiarabien. Det framkommer i en ny bok.
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Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland

Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The rise of Isis is rooted in a mix of politics, a Sunni sense of isolation and a shakeup in Salafist doctrine. Here, an analyst whose Syrian home has seen some of its bloodiest excesses, explains its dramatic surge
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Quietmusic - August 17 (Hour 2 excerpt)

Here's an excerpt from Hour Two of the 8/17 Quietmusic show. If you want to hear more, become a subscriber to the program and receive the full three-hour downloadable show each week: http://quietmusic.com/qm-plus

(Start time / Title / Artist / Album title)
00:35 / Summer 78 / Yann Tiersen / Good Bye Lenin (sndtrk)
04:20 / Sintomas / Tomas San Miguel / Lezao
11:43 / Little Meggie / Michael Gulezian / Language Of The Flame
16:55 / Shadows In Silence / Enigma / Le Roi Est Mort, Viva Le Roi
21:10 / Time Lapse / Ludovico Einaudi / In A Time Lapse
26:21 / Unforgiven / Beck / Morning Phase
30:47 / Scuba Scuba / Tangerine Dream / Underwater Sunlight
35:29 / Waltse For Abby / Béla Fleck & Chick Corea / The Enchantment
38:23 / Meu Samba Torto / Celso Fonseca / Natural
42:58 / Touch / John Klemmer / Touch
49:38 / From the Same Hill / Brian Eno / Music for Films
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Five Muslim-Americans Sue Feds Over Watchlisting - The Intercept

Five Muslim-Americans Sue Feds Over Watchlisting - The Intercept | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Relying in part on recent Intercept reporting on the vast breadth of the government’s watchlisting system, several Muslim Americans filed a complaint in a Michigan federal court today, arguing that they have been wrongly ensnared in an unaccountable system without any opportunity to defend themselves.

Citing “recent media accounts,” including secret government documents published exclusively by The Intercept, the complaint claims that the plaintiffs—five men on the terror watchlist—have been falsely stigmatized and punished without trial by a system motivated by “bigotry and misguided, counterproductive zeal.”

“This lawsuit is an expression of anger grounded in law,” the 28-page complaint begins. “Our federal government is imposing an injustice of historic proportions upon the Americans who have filed this action, as well as thousands of others.”

One of the plaintiffs, Yaseen Kadura, claims that, after he was placed on the no fly list, a Department of Homeland Security official contacted him and tried to pressure him to become a government informant in Libya, holding out the possibility of being removed from the list as an inducement. 

Relying in part on recent Intercept reporting on the vast breadth of the government’s watchlisting system, several Muslim Americans filed a complaint in a Michigan federal court today, arguing that they have been wrongly ensnared in an unaccountable system without any opportunity to defend themselves. Citing “recent media accounts,” including secret government documents published exclusively by The Read more
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