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The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

"Have you ever dreamed of seeing Mount Everest or fantasized about hiking through the peaks and valleys of the Himalayas? This video, by Teton Gravity Research, might be even better."


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 23, 6:17 PM

brilliant for studies of mountain landscapes and landforms 

Leisa Mackey's curator insight, September 22, 12:38 AM
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Japanese Monks Recorded the Climate for 700 Years

Some of the oldest continuous historical records from around the world show us how dramatically the climate has changed.
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8 TED Talks to help you focus on what really matters

8 TED Talks to help you focus on what really matters | World History I | Scoop.it
Several good talks - one about nature/beauty (use with Taoism?), others by Benedictine monks - use to make inter-faith connections?
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The Big Question

The Big Question | World History I | Scoop.it

Who is the most influential teenager of all time?

Lucy, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great, and more

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A Whirlwind Journey Through Varanasi, India—and Beyond

A Whirlwind Journey Through Varanasi, India—and Beyond | World History I | Scoop.it
Experience the rich sights and sounds of a country in transition, shown from the perspective of a traveler. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.
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A sci-fi vision of love from a 318-year-old hologram

A sci-fi vision of love from a 318-year-old hologram | World History I | Scoop.it

Science fiction writer Monica Byrne imagines rich worlds populated with characters who defy our racial, social and gender stereotypes. In this performance, Byrne appears as a hologram named Pilar, transmitting a story of love and loss back to us from a near future when humans have colonized the universe. "It's always funny what you think the future is going to be like versus what it turns out to be," she says.


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1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire

1,700 years ago, the mismanagement of a migrant crisis cost Rome its empire | World History I | Scoop.it
On Aug. 3, 378, a battle was fought in Adrianople, in what was then Thrace and is now the province of Edirne, in Turkey. It was a battle that Saint Ambrose referred to as "the end of all humanity, the end of the world." The Eastern Roman emperor Flavius Julius Valens Augustus—simply known as Valens, and nickname
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Mexico’s mysterious Mayan ruins at Palenque, now accessible from the air

Mexico’s mysterious Mayan ruins at Palenque, now accessible from the air | World History I | Scoop.it
Tourists can now hop on a plane and visit the ruined city where Mayan civilization s flourished for 500 years
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