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The punishable perils of plagiarism - Melissa Huseman D’Annunzio

The punishable perils of plagiarism - Melissa Huseman D’Annunzio | World History - SHS | Scoop.it

Via Arlis Groves
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As my colleague and fellow traveler, Arlis Groves states, "Be warned...."  I would like to add be original you have plenty of thoughts use them.

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Can Putin, Abe end World War II and change Pacific power dynamic?

Can Putin, Abe end World War II and change Pacific power dynamic? | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
They're the islands where World War II never ended and now they're the focal point of a rare meeting between the leaders of Japan and Russia.
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The Kuril Islands have been a center of tension since WWII.  After a war, the victors frequently take goods from the losing side.  These could be land, money, favorable trading, and or military bases. 
Russia has a strong presence in the Pacific and using these islands as a base only strengthens this presence.  The current Russian regime does not have a policy of giving land back so the islands will probably stay a part of Russia.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli meets his match in a group of Australian schoolboys | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Inspired by outrage over Turing Pharmaceuticals' decision to hike the price of a lifesaving drug, eight Sydney schoolboys recreated it for just $20 a pill.
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Research and development of new drugs is often very expensive.  However, the cost of making them is relatively inexpensive after drug companies recoup their money from development.  The current practice some companies have of dramatically increasing the price of an established drug is dangerous.  The fact that high school students in a lab can recreate a drug for a much lower price than what the drug had been sold for is telling about the situation.
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The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself

The plague of fake news is getting worse -- here's how to protect yourself | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
It's time for a new rule on the web: Double, no, triple check before you share. Especially if it seems too good to be true.
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Fake news and the rumors that they spread have been growing in recent years.  The problem is the more that we see a story the more likely we are to believe it and social media is full of these fake sites.

Please get in the habit of checking with different reputable site or anti-hoax sites before you forward news on.  
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Aztecs - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Aztecs - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of Aztecs, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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The Aztecs ruled with fear and had numerous enemies but were brought down with disease.
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China banned from buying donkeys

China banned from buying donkeys | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
China's demand for donkey products, used in traditional remedies, is proving problematic for African suppliers and causing economic and environmental issues.
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China's economy is transitioning from mainly agriculture to more industry and manufacturing.  This means that there are fewer farm animals to be used in traditional medicines.  
Why were they banned from buying from several African countries?  It wasn't that the countries disagreed with the practice but rather the large numbers in a short amount of time were causing problems.  It was driving up the cost of animals, causing shortages, and the problem with the remains and waster products after butchering the animals.
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Navajo code talker dies at age 95

Navajo code talker dies at age 95 | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Joe Hosteen Kellwood, a Navajo code talker who served in the Marines during World War II, died Monday at age 95.
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Why scientists reconstructed an ancient plague

Why scientists reconstructed an ancient plague | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Scientists have sequenced an ancient plague genome to better understand the history and biology of the disease.
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It sounds strange, recreating an ancient disease.  The more that we understand about past diseases the more that we can see how they change and help prevent them.
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Legendary (Imaginary?) Nazi Gold Train Still Missing

Legendary (Imaginary?) Nazi Gold Train Still Missing | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Another dig below a Polish town failed to find a legendary gold- and gem-filled train from World War II.
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Millions of dollars worth of art and artifacts went missing during WWII.  Some were destroyed in bombings while others were taken.  
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When Ancient Greece Banned Women From Olympics, They Started Their Own

When Ancient Greece Banned Women From Olympics, They Started Their Own | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Sadly, historians lack good documentation on the badass Heraean Games.
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In Ancient Greece, women were generally not allowed to participate in many aspects of society.  The Olympic Games were one example, not only were they not allowed to participate they were not allowed to watch either.
We don't have a lot of information on the Heraean Games.  Some people believe that this means that the games never happened.  However, more probably, it means that they were not documented because the historians and writers of the time did not think that they were important.  Women were not considered citizens, so their activities were not valued for the Ancient Greek Civilization.
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Night Witches: The Female Fighter Pilots of World War II

Night Witches: The Female Fighter Pilots of World War II | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Members of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment decorated their planes with flowers ... and dropped 23,000 tons of bombs.
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It is unimaginable to think that any pilot would be expected to fly multiple missions at night in a plane made of wood.  Not only did these women do this, they were among the most feared pilots of WWII.
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And the world's most beloved landmark is ...

And the world's most beloved landmark is ... | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor has announced its ranking of the world's most popular major landmarks. Some biggies missed the cut.
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Everyone has an opinion, so what would your most beloved landmark be?
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Renaming a Country: the Czechia Chronicles

Renaming a Country: the Czechia Chronicles | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Citizens and and friends of the Czech Republic discuss whether it should go by a different name.
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What is in a name? Should the people in the Czech Republic give themselves a shorter name?
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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.
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Dr. Weigl gave a weak inferior vaccine to the Nazi's and successfully vaccinated thousands of Poles.
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World War I History - World War I - HISTORY.com

World War I History - World War I - HISTORY.com | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of World War I History, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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WWI was at first called the War to End all Wars - it is considered to be the first modern war.  
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D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State

D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
District of Columbia voters passed the referendum Tuesday with nearly 80 percent in favor. Congress, which will ultimately decide the fate of the federal district, is not expected to approve it.
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Will Congress approve Washington, DC to become the next state?

We think that the number of states is a permanent unchanging number but throughout the history of the United States territories have voted whether or not they would become a state.  There are benefits to being a state, such as representation in Congress.  

This vote passed in the local elections by a huge margin so maybe this will be factored into the decision making process of the creation of a new state.
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Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins

Iceland’s No. 1 Dating Rule: Make Sure You’re Not Cousins | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Connections are common in a country of 330,000 citizens, leading singles to check family backgrounds
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In Iceland surnames, or last names, are based on the fathers last name with either son (for boys) or dottir (for girls).  Family last names change with every generation which would make it easy to forget who all you are related to.  
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Hurricane uncovers Civil War-era cannon balls

Hurricane uncovers Civil War-era cannon balls | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Civil War-era cannonballs have been detonated in South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew uncovered the old military ordnance in Folly Beach.
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Storms always unearth new finds.  Even though hurricanes are extremely destructive new things are created from them. 
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The World Nomad Games are like the Olympics, except with more fire and flying goat carcasses

The World Nomad Games are like the Olympics, except with more fire and flying goat carcasses | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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This sounds fascinating.  The amount of practice and training that these athletes would have to go through is astonishing.  
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TimeMaps

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Alexander the Great ruled a large part of the Ancient World - How was his rule different from other rulers?
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The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.
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What do you think the most important invention would be?
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Sunken cities

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London’s must-see summer exhibition - Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time at the British Museum.
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Rivers and landforms change over time.  We have the ability to study and remove artifacts that have been submerged.  But should we remove them so that we can see what ancient life was like or leave them where they were?
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How to Found Your Own Micro-Nation

How to Found Your Own Micro-Nation | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Liberland is a self-proclaimed country located between Croatia and Serbia that was created to be a libertarian paradise in the heart of Eastern Europe.
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What makes a country a country?  Borders of established countries and empires shift constantly because of politics.  They also move due to earthquakes, storms, etc.  
What should happen on land that is not claimed by any country?
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The Empty Cupboards of Venezuela's Families

The Empty Cupboards of Venezuela's Families | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
As reported last week here in the Atlantic, Venezuela is falling apart. Over the past two years, triple-digit inflation, massive shortages, rising crime rates, and failing public services have left many in desperate situations.
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Venezuela has recently cut back the hours of government and business in order to save money. However, that means that people have less money to buy things. Food and water should never be considered a luxury.
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No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here's What It Is

No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here's What It Is | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo. Beyond the half-priced margaritas, here's the real story behind the holiday.
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Cinco de Mayo celebrates the removal of France from Mexico. It is not the independence holiday but the removal of foreign influence.  
It is also not really celebrated in Mexico but rather it is an American Holiday.
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