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World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A carved shell suggests the first artists were our Homo erectus ancestors, not us.
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Interesting article on a carved  shell that could be the oldest form of art. 

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China's Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar

China's Expanding Middle Class Fuels Poaching, Decadence in Myanmar | Geo152 | Scoop.it
In a Myanmar border town, endangered animals are sold as medicines and meat to newly affluent Chinese.
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I think there should be a limit to what they can poach in china. Informing article on chinas increasing middle class and who is sacrificed for it.

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New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide

New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide | Geo152 | Scoop.it
More cities may need to crack down on smog caused by power plants, factories and cars.
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About time we decided to act on the survival of are ozone. 

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Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A NASA simulation reveals the secret swirlings of the main culprit in climate change.
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Interesting article on co2 emissions and a video to go with it. #Geo152

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Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Scientists investigate a mystery crater that opened on Siberia's Yamal Peninsula this past summer.
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interesting short article on a mysterious crater in siberia who knows what they will find. #Geo152

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Tourism Falling Off in Africa, Far Beyond the Ebola Zone

Tourism Falling Off in Africa, Far Beyond the Ebola Zone | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A recent surge in tourism to Africa has come to a grinding halt.
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Did anyone see this coming ? #Geo152

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Minority Religions in the Middle East Under Threat, Need Protection

Minority Religions in the Middle East Under Threat, Need Protection | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Religion is humanity's most powerful binding agent, author says.
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Interesting article on minority religions needing protection in the middle east. 

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Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct

Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct | Geo152 | Scoop.it
The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of the subspecies.
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An unfortunate event for the white rhino!! #Geo152

 

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Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics

Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics | Geo152 | Scoop.it
There are no approved vaccines or treatments, but some that are in development look promising, as public health experts raise questions about whether we would have a vaccine already if not for budget cuts.
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Ebola is it curable or isn't it? #Geo152

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Astounding Video of Volcano Shock Wave

This video captures an explosion and shock wave from the Tavurvur volcano in Papua New Guinea, recorded on August 29,2014. The videographer, Phil McNamara, was on vacation at the time, and on a boat as the volcano erupted.
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amazing video of a volcano shockwave! #Geo152

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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says | Geo152 | Scoop.it
The climate connection to storms and droughts is less clear.
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Interesting climate change article! #Geo152

 

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From Referendum to Reconciliation—Can Scotland Heal Its Wounds?

From Referendum to Reconciliation—Can Scotland Heal Its Wounds? | Geo152 | Scoop.it
The bruising independence campaign opened up deep class and regional divisions in Scotland.
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Looks like to the people who lost the freedom of Scotland to be by them selves. Had some deep wounds when they found out what happened. #Geo152

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Experts making maps through Google Earth to predict malaria

Experts making maps through Google Earth to predict malaria | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Experts are working to create an online platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data on Google Earth Engine. The goal is to enable resource poor countries to wage more targeted and effective campaigns against the mosquito-borne disease, which kills 600,000 people a year, most of them children.
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Even the google Earth we have used can help in so many different ways , than just looking up places. #GEO152

 

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Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling's Future

Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling's Future | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A judge's ruling in the 2010 Gulf oil spill could have widespread consequences.
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lets not forget the oil spill that happened in 2010 and that damage that it caused, and what they are doing to fix it. #Geo152

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World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A carved shell suggests the first artists were our Homo erectus ancestors, not us.
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Interesting article on a carved  shell that could be the oldest form of art. 

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China’s Growth Fuels Boom in World Shipping Traffic

China’s Growth Fuels Boom in World Shipping Traffic | Geo152 | Scoop.it
A new satellite study shows traffic on the world's oceans quadrupled over two decades, outpacing the growth in trade.
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interesting article on the growth of shipping around the world and chinas role in it.#Geo152

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Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.
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Interesting article on a improved battery that could change technology. 

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Billions Have Been Spent on Technology to Find IEDs, but Dogs Still Do It Better

Billions Have Been Spent on Technology to Find IEDs, but Dogs Still Do It Better | Geo152 | Scoop.it
These working dogs have saved countless soldiers' lives—and helped prevent PTSD.
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I think this is an amazing article and is really breath taking such a great thing here. #Geo152

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Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes

Watch How Maggots Help Solve Crimes | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Researchers study when and how beetles and flies colonize dead bodies to learn more about establishing a time of death.
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Extremely disturbing topic and kind of interesting as well. #Geo152

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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It? | Geo152 | Scoop.it
As Americans turn back their clocks to standard time on November 2, a debate rages about whether daylight savings is really beneficial.
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interesting topic we have discussed in class before over daylight savings.

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Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Switching power plants from coal to gas will make us use more electricity and delay the dawn of renewables, a new study claims.
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If switching to natural gas can't help us reduce carbon emissions what will? 

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One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done | Geo152 | Scoop.it
From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, one-third of the food we grow is lost or wasted. We can do better.
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The question humanity is still trying to solve "what can be done"

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Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo's Expanding Transportation Network

Early Spread of AIDS Traced to Congo's Expanding Transportation Network | Geo152 | Scoop.it
In the 1960s AIDS spread rapidly across the Congo, riding a wave of social change as the region developed and its transportation network expanded.
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An interesting article on the location of the spread of AIDs.#Geo152

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American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young | Geo152 | Scoop.it
The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker, with younger would-be farmers hobbled by rising costs of land and technology.
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This can kinda go along with some population issues that will occur that we talked about in are last unit. #Geo152

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In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote

In Record Turnout Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote | Geo152 | Scoop.it
Rural areas, far-flung islands, and industrial cities the Yes side needed to win all voted to stay in the U.K.
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Scotland got so close to independence. #Geo152

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Why Scotland Might Break Away From the United Kingdom

Why Scotland Might Break Away From the United Kingdom | Geo152 | Scoop.it
The future of Britain is balanced on a knife edge as Scotland weighs independence vote.
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Something that went along with some of are class discussions about countries becoming independent. #Geo152

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