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Here I´ll things from recent news and heart-warming songs to inspiring conferences and interesting blogs... Everything that I find interesting about this world we´re living in.
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Christian Anti-Masturbation Group's Mascot Arrested For Public Masturbation - National Report

Christian Anti-Masturbation Group's Mascot Arrested For Public Masturbation - National Report | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Phoenix, AZ — In an ironic twist of a fate, a mascot for a Christian anti-masturbation group was arrested Sunday for masturbating in public. The organization recently finished a federally funded 31-city nationwide school tour which it says focused on educating both children and parents about the dangerous consequences of masturbation.
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Like Alanis Morisette would say, "isn´t it ironic?"

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Uber Lands $1.2 Billion So You Can Get Rid of Your Car | Business | WIRED

Uber Lands $1.2 Billion So You Can Get Rid of Your Car | Business | WIRED | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
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Uber wants to revolutionise the way people use cars. In fact, it wants to get rid of individual cars. I guess that with the 1.2 billion dollars they have granted they can keep progressing, don´t you think?

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37 shocking ads that will make you think about the issues of our society. #9 is so true it hurts...

37 shocking ads that will make you think about the issues of our society. #9 is so true it hurts... | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to grab people's attention is shocking them, and these 37 advertisements do it for a good reason: raising awareness for very important issues of our society. While many times t...
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Some of these ads are rally good... Take a look.

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Fox News mixes up footage of grieving Asians

Fox News mixes up footage of grieving Asians | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Coverage confuses mourners of a tragedy in South Korea with one on Mount Everest
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This shouldn´t happen, should it?

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What Causes Pasta to Froth

What Causes Pasta to Froth | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Today I Found Out why pasta causes boiling water to froth. We’ve all done it: you put the pasta on to boil, turn your back for a few minutes to wipe off the counter or read the newest Today I Found Out article, and suddenly you hear that foreboding hissing sound of water boiling over. […
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Ever wondered why pasta foams all over the place? Find out now.

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How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist

How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our
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How does our environment mould our behaviour? Let´s see what Gordon H. Orians has to say.

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A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED

A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
How a team of roboticists built the band of droids used to make Squarepusher's new record.
Ike Cerrada's insight:

These robots play music together. Yes, they are robots. And they make some pretty decent music, let´s admit.

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The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Welcome to the most awesome blog post you're going to see all year. Yep, it's the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you'll want to spend a l...
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Get your computer and start going through this beautiful blogs... Let yourself be inspired.

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Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java

Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Dan Belliveau hit upon the idea for a new product: Coffee Flour.
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Eat healthily and save the environment by so doing. I am in.

 

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A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A pilot with 20 years of experience provides the best explanation yet on what happened to flight MH370.
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What happened to the Malaysia Airlines jet? Chris Goodfellow tries to give us the best explanation.

 

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Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía

Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
El músico, condecorado con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes, falleció en Cancún a los 66 años.
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Se nos va una inspiración para todo guitarrista y músico. Un grande.

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Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio

Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Listen to the best internet radio, crafted by people who know and love music. Or legally share your own online mix, a streaming playlist with 8 or more tracks.
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Sometimes it is raining. Sometimes it is cold. Sometimes you feel sad. And in all those times, a bit of music could do the work and heal you. Enjoy.

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Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was treated like an animal in one of the country's noto...
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This is what is happening in North Korea´s many concentration camps right now... Extremely appalling.

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10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills are among some of the most powerful food and beverage companies in the world.
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Everything you eat and drink might be coming from only a handful of companies. Doesn´t it make you wonder?

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16 Of The Most Profound Jokes Ever Told

16 Of The Most Profound Jokes Ever Told | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Our favorite jokes that make you think.
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Funny and deep.
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Nigeria is mired in violence and inequality. It's the girls who suffer

Nigeria is mired in violence and inequality. It's the girls who suffer | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Lola Shoneyin: Look one way and my country is booming. Look another and there's poverty and fear – exploited by Boko Haram
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Nigeria. A country of extremes.

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Look Up - YouTube

'Look Up' - A spoken word film for an online generation. 'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways t...
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Live life the real way.

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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
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This is a complete must-see. Awareness must be made around the fact that millions of workers go to work every day in dangerous conditions for a tiny salary.

They are also humans. And they strive to survive.

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Reporters Without Borders

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List of countries with the most press freedom. Finland is again on top, and the last three positions are once again held by Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, where there is no press freedom whatsoever. America? Buried down in the 46th place. Take a look at where your country stands.

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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation.

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not pa
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An infography of philosophy. Handy, useful and beautiful. Courtesy of Genís Carreras. Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes

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Expulsados por la puerta de atrás

Expulsados por la puerta de atrás | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Los senegaleses sin papeles deportados de España en vuelos que se repiten cada dos meses intentan recomenzar sus vidas entre la humillación y la frustración
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Las oscuras historias de inmigrantes sin papeles que son expulsados sin una explicación, con engaños y sin piedad.

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One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A new study says 20 to 32 percent of wild-caught imported seafood comes from pirate fishing around the world.
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Do you eat fish? Do you live in the U.S? If the answer to those is yes, you´ve been eating quite a lot of "illegal" fish.

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A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches

A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
MIT researchers find that sapwood can filter 99 percent of the E. coli bacteria. The finding could usher in a new generation of low-cost, low-tech water filters.

Via Official AndreasCY
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An interesting way of cleaning water in forest areas, easy and accessible.

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Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Lechal shoes and insoles are paired with a navigation app on the user's smartphone, and guide the user by causing one or other of their shoes to vibrate, le...
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Shoes that help you find your way emitting soft vibrations... Interesting.

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How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it

One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second…


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I loved this article - from the Nautilus magazine's issue on "Time" - the writer Jonathan Berger, Denning Family Provostial Professor in Music at Stanford University, uses the musical world and its constructs to look at the how we perceive time.  It's  pretty accessible but does get a bit technical (musically) at the end.  If you're into how we experience the world and have an appreciation of music - it's well worth a read. 

 

I too have a deep personal attachment to the piece of music he bases it around - Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.  I was fascinated to see how he explained the impact of the piece with theory.