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Incorruptible Indian bureaucrat hounded out of office for fighting graft – 43 times

Incorruptible Indian bureaucrat hounded out of office for fighting graft – 43 times | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Ashok Khemka becomes a national celebrity after questioning shady land deals involving powerful figures.
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The attitude towards news says a lot about our society - The New Times Rwanda

The attitude towards news says a lot about our society - The New Times Rwanda | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
I will start by declaring my immense love or even addiction to news consumption. My average day can easily involve hours before a TV screen watching news channels.
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The NGO Republic of Haiti | The Nation

The NGO Republic of Haiti | The Nation | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
How the international relief effort after the 2010 earthquake excluded Haitians from their own recovery.
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Bono’s Big Ideas (for Africa of course)

Bono’s Big Ideas (for Africa of course) | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
A new post on one of The Atlantic’s blogs breathily covers Bono appearing at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to talk about Africa and foreign aid. It’s not clear why a publicat...
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How Do You Raise a Prodigy?

How Do You Raise a Prodigy? | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Despite the past century’s advances in psychology and neuroscience, genius is as little understood as autism.
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5 Tips To Succeed In African Business From Ashish J. Thakkar - Forbes

5 Tips To Succeed In African Business From Ashish J. Thakkar - Forbes | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
The first tip from one of Uganda's leading businessmen, Ashish Thakkar: Establishing a thriving business in Africa depends on your honesty, integrity and truth.
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outisemoigonoma comments on TIL that Christians were originally called Atheists by the Roman Empire because they didn't believe in Polytheism.

outisemoigonoma comments on TIL that Christians were originally called Atheists by the Roman Empire because they didn't believe in Polytheism. | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Athenagoras’ apology, addressed to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, called the *legatio pro Christianis* “combats the three popular charges against Christ...
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9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians | Wired Science | Wired.com

9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians | Wired Science | Wired.com | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Nine-year-old student Martha Payne took photos of her school lunches in western Scotland, but had to shut down her blog because she's now forbidden to take a camera into school. Superbug author and blogger Maryn McKenna reports.
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Only decent white people know how to insult

Only decent white people know how to insult | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
The most talked about film in the Netherlands now is the comedy Alleen Maar Nette Mensen (“Only Decent People”), which, to be blunt, may shape Dutch views of its black citizens, and Afr...
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One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education - Forbes

One man. One computer. Ten million students. Our $1.3 trillion school system is ripe for revolution.
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Inside the Mansion—and Mind— of Kim Dotcom, the Most Wanted Man on the Net | Threat Level | Wired.com

Inside the Mansion—and Mind— of Kim Dotcom, the Most Wanted Man on the Net | Threat Level | Wired.com | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Photo: Wilk Please Choose One of the Following Statements: A. Kim Dotcom is not a pirate. He?s a hero. The savior of my online liberties.
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21/04/2013 - The Jerusalem Syndrome: Why Some Religious Tourists Believe They Are the Messiah

21/04/2013 - The Jerusalem Syndrome: Why Some Religious Tourists Believe They Are the Messiah | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Jerusalem, with its mosaic of sacred spaces and millennia of history, can become so disorienting for some that it triggers full-on psychosis.

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The Story Behind The Famous FedEx Logo, And Why It Works

The Story Behind The Famous FedEx Logo, And Why It Works | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew May (McGraw-Hill).My ten-year-old daughter points out the logo on a FedEx truck every time she sees one. She’s done that without fail ever since she learned to sound out letters.
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One Man, One Computer, 10 Million Students: How Khan Academy Is Reinventing Education - Forbes

One man. One computer. Ten million students. Our $1.3 trillion school system is ripe for revolution.
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Brain Drain: Why We're Driving Immigrant Talent Overseas

Brain Drain: Why We're Driving Immigrant Talent Overseas | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
(Photo by Cody Pickens) Asaf Darash, an Israeli entrepreneur, was putting his 18-month-old son to bed when he received the news he had been dreading.
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter - Fortune Management

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter - Fortune Management | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
He’s a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker who is conditioning Wall Street to embrace his erratic earnings. If you’re running a business with high margins -- watch out.
By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor-at-large

FORTUNE -- Jeff Bezos likes to read.
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Welcome to Seoul, the City of the Future

Welcome to Seoul, the City of the Future | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
The once poor South Korean city has bloomed into a cultural capital with high-profile architecture, top museums and an influential arts scene...
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How I learned a language in 22 hours

How I learned a language in 22 hours | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Could Joshua Foer really learn a language from scratch in less than three months?
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Arguably: Essays — By Christopher Hitchens — Book Review

Arguably: Essays — By Christopher Hitchens — Book Review | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Christopher Hitchens’s latest essays bear “the full consciousness that they might be my very last.”...
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Will Africa ever benefit from its natural resources?

Will Africa ever benefit from its natural resources? | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
As new discoveries of coal, oil and gas across different parts of Africa look set to transform global energy markets, will the economies of those countries also benefit?
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How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole | Threat Level | Wired.com

How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole | Threat Level | Wired.com | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
After a mathematician received a cold-call recruiting email from Google about a job, he thought it was a spoofed message or a possible test.
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40 Things To Say Before You Die - Forbes

40 Things To Say Before You Die - Forbes | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Before you're sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They're not complicated. They're not poetry. They're just short sentences with big meaning.
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‘Fake it until you make it’ – Eileen Burbidge’s astonishing tale of Skype’s early days

‘Fake it until you make it’ – Eileen Burbidge’s astonishing tale of Skype’s early days | Articles worth reading | Scoop.it
Editor's Pick The team were “killer smart”, witty and – looking back – a little insecure, just enough to give a feeling of “we can’t screw this up; we can’t let each other down.”
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