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S Korea inaugurates first female president

S Korea inaugurates first female president | History 101 | Scoop.it
Park Geun-Hye takes office amid high tensions on the Korean peninsula in the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test.
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How secure is the papal election?

How secure is the papal election? | History 101 | Scoop.it
As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security expert Bruce Schneier asks: How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack the vote?
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Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s

Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s | History 101 | Scoop.it
"Too many motorists are taking advantage of the precedent established during the war by offering to take young lady pedestrians in their cars."
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Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III

Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III | History 101 | Scoop.it
In one of Britain’s most dramatic modern archaeological finds, tests identified the remains of the reviled English monarch, a discovery that could lead to a reassessment of his reign.
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The Civil War: Naval Technology | C-SPAN

The Civil War: Naval Technology | C-SPAN | History 101 | Scoop.it
Historians consider several developments in naval technology over the course of the war. They discuss ironclad gunboats, Confederate efforts to break the Union Blockade, and spar torpedo boats.

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'Hashtag' Declared 2012's Word of the Year

'Hashtag' Declared 2012's Word of the Year | History 101 | Scoop.it
The American Dialect Society has named "hashtag" as the word of the year, beating out "Gangnam Style," "YOLO" and "fiscal cliff," among others.
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Chilean couple die in arson attack after land dispute with Mapuche Indians

Chilean couple die in arson attack after land dispute with Mapuche Indians | History 101 | Scoop.it
Interior minister condemns 'terrorist act' after Werner Luchsinger and Vivian McKay are killed in remote Araucanía region
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Never Stop Searching ...

See how the world searched with Google's 2012 Zeitgeist: http://www.google.com/zeitgeist Music: "All I Want" by Kodaline Video production by Whirled Creative

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This Crazy Map Has One Dot for Every Person in the United States

This Crazy Map Has One Dot for Every Person in the United States | History 101 | Scoop.it
The amount of people in the whole world is pretty wildly unfathomable. For that matter, even a subset like just the 300,000,000 or so that live in the United States can be hard to wrap your head around.

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New York City’s explosive growth between the...

New York City’s explosive growth between the... | History 101 | Scoop.it
New York City’s explosive growth between the beginning of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, from a fantastic series of vintage infographics.

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NCGE's December 2012 Perspective

NCGE's December 2012 Perspective | History 101 | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 31, 2012 10:23 AM

This screenshot is of a great article in this month's edition of NCGE's newsletter focusing on rural lands and recent changes to rural systems.  Follow the link for the whole newsletter as a flipbook (PDF here) including an edition of Geography in the News on Siberia's Northern Railway.    

Tagsrural, NCGE, unit 5 agriculture.

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A U.S. president’s real-life vampire connection

A U.S. president’s real-life vampire connection | History 101 | Scoop.it

President Johnson pardoned a VAMPIRE!?Read more to make sense of this paranormal story @ConDailyBlog http://t.co/mT2BGUOQ...


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iPads in Schools - How to use Simple Mind App.mov

"Paul Hamilton presents iPad tutorials for teachers and parents in school. Relevant for educators who are using ipads in education.
This tutorial looks are using App Simple Mind as a mind mapping, concept mapping tool. Appropriate for all year levels from Prep-High School."


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John Evans's curator insight, February 22, 2013 2:43 PM

Just learned about this free mnd mapping app at the Byte 2013 Conference in Neepawa, MB!

 

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Articles: The Social History of the MP3

Articles: The Social History of the MP3 | History 101 | Scoop.it
New technology was the music story of the decade; we put the mp3's first full decade in perspective. [Eric Harvey]
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Using Your iPad While On The Can Just Got A Whole Lot Classier | PadGadget

Using Your iPad While On The Can Just Got A Whole Lot Classier | PadGadget | History 101 | Scoop.it
Here at PadGadget, we’re always looking for new stands and mounts for our iPad. We’ve tracked down mounts for your car, your wall, and even your refrigerator door.

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Rafael Lombarde's curator insight, February 9, 2013 4:16 AM

C'est exactement ce dont vous avez besoin lorsque vous prenez une décharge...lol

Adilia Josefina's comment, February 10, 2013 6:58 AM
Quien utilice este aparatico esta de siquiatra ¡
Jesús Hernández's comment, February 10, 2013 6:57 PM
jajaja!!! Un abrazo amigos!!
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Booming Bhutan

Booming Bhutan | History 101 | Scoop.it
Long impoverished and isolated, tiny Bhutan is finally booming. This onetime absolute monarchy has also made important democratic reforms and major improvements in quality of life.

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Footballers are smarter than PhD students, claims survey

Footballers are smarter than PhD students, claims survey | History 101 | Scoop.it
Professional athletes use 'hyper-focus' to develop superior cognitive skills

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Randy Treibel's comment, February 2, 2013 11:28 AM
C'mon, QI. This is a silly article. Not only is it mostly about visual tracking but they also take the top footballers around the world for the study. Something tells me they didn't take the top PhD grads and only a random sample
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20 best iPad productivity apps

20 best iPad productivity apps | History 101 | Scoop.it
The iPad can help you get more work done in less time. Here are 20 great apps to increase your mobile productivity.
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Berlin: Multi-culti capital matures

Berlin: Multi-culti capital matures | History 101 | Scoop.it
Gentrification and innovation are changing the city's post-Cold War face.

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How women rebuilt Rwanda

How women rebuilt Rwanda | History 101 | Scoop.it
So many men were murdered during Rwanda's 1994 genocide that the women were left to pick up the pieces, writes Theopi Skarlatos in Kigali.

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Freakonomics » The Opportunity Cost of Water

Freakonomics » The Opportunity Cost of Water | History 101 | Scoop.it
The Opportunity Cost of Water: why are they growing rice in dry South Texas? http://t.co/8qOVyBlj

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Mr. David Burton's curator insight, December 31, 2012 10:37 AM

Where can rice be more efficiently and cost effectively grown?

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12 Foreign Stories From 2012 Worth Revisiting

12 Foreign Stories From 2012 Worth Revisiting | History 101 | Scoop.it
There were hundreds of memorable stories from Times foreign correspondents in 2012. Here is a sampling of 12 from across the world.

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Chinese authorities arrest dozens for spreading Mayan apocalypse rumours

Chinese authorities arrest dozens for spreading Mayan apocalypse rumours | History 101 | Scoop.it
Claims that the world will end on Friday have gained traction in China, where the disaster movie 2012 was a box office hit
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