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Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue

Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out 
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Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem

Big Oil Has A Diversity Problem | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
The business wants to attract more women and minorities, but a history of racism and sexism makes that difficult.
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The Next America

The Next America | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015

The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015 | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
A survey shows which countries matter more to U.S. policymakers—and which matter less
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11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe

11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, m...

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Searching for the next Ebola in the Congo Basin | Al Jazeera America

Searching for the next Ebola in the Congo Basin | Al Jazeera America | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
A mecca for biodiversity is also home to millions of viruses, many as yet unidentified
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42 Amazing Maps - YouTube

The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whate...
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Ukraine's Geographic Challenge

"Ukraine is the quintessential borderland state. The country borders three former Soviet states and four countries in the European Union.  Ukraine sits on the Northern European Plain, the area that has historically served as an invasion superhighway going east and west."

 

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:58 AM

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Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:58 PM

This video goes to show how great of a country the Ukraine really is, but at the same time how it has downfalls. It is good that they have such a huge agricultural and industrial forms of work, which would be good for it's economics. But unfortunately, it is the walking grounds of countries going from East to West or West to East. On top of that, the Russian gas lines that feed into Europe go right through Ukraine and on top of that, there is the known fighting between the Western Ukrainian Nationalists and the Eastern Pro Russian Separatists. 

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Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare

Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Not surprisingly, cup sizes in the U.S. have boomed....
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‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel

‘Population growth far outpaces food supply’ in conflict-ravaged Sahel | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Researchers say conflict and climate change mean the region’s resources will be unable to sustain the increasing population
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How Science and Genetics are Reshaping the Race Debate of the 21st Century - Science in the News

How Science and Genetics are Reshaping the Race Debate of the 21st Century - Science in the News | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
by Vivian Chou figures by Daniel Utter Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States has been marked by the brewing storms of racial conflicts. A rise in racial incidents ensued in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s victory in November 2016. Since the beginning of 2017, over 100 bomb threats have been made against Jewish community centers and schools. Trump’s travel ban, signed in …
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Religious Landscape Study

Religious Landscape Study | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America's major religious groups.
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The End of the ‘Developing World’

The End of the ‘Developing World’ | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
The old labels no longer apply. Rich countries need to learn from poor ones.
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'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa'

'Half Asian'? 'Half White'? No — 'Hapa' | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.
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How cultures around the world make decisions

How cultures around the world make decisions | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.

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Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, November 6, 2014 11:59 PM

As the United States we love to make things our own. Create things to make ourselves stand out and seem different. We like to branch out. As in making choices to change things out in our menus at restaurants. Just like France doesn't allow that because it is their restaurant. This is an idea of fold culture because it shows that the United States likes the freedom to do whatever we please. And other places like the strict ground rules they have set to keep what they love to themselves so others don't ruin it. 

Dean Haakenson's comment, November 7, 2014 9:02 AM
Interesting Article--and it makes a lot of sense when thinking of the value of the individual in the US.
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Why Burkina Faso’s attempt to topple a long-serving leader matters

Why Burkina Faso’s attempt to topple a long-serving leader matters | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Blaise Compaoré has been in office for 27 years, but that's not unusual in Africa.
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We Are What We Eat: Diving for Dinner With the Sea Gypsies

We Are What We Eat: Diving for Dinner With the Sea Gypsies | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
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World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020

World will have 13 'super-aged' nations by 2020 | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
The world is aging rapidly and that's bad news for the global economy, according to a new report by Moody's Investor Service.
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Rising U.S. Life Spans Spell Likely Pain for Pension Funds

Rising U.S. Life Spans Spell Likely Pain for Pension Funds | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
Longer lives for retirees may add to a squeeze at many pension funds that are already struggling to plug a gap between available assets and future obligations to retirees.
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Map: How your country treats women

Map: How your country treats women | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum's annual report on global gender equality ranks the U.S. in 20th place.
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Why can’t we do it peacefully?

Why can’t we do it peacefully? | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
AFRICA embraces more than a thousand ethnic groups and languages lumped crudely together by colonial mapmakers. So it is surprising that bids for secession have...
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Human Traffickers in Bay of Bengal Cast Sights on Bangladesh

Human Traffickers in Bay of Bengal Cast Sights on Bangladesh | GeobytheBeach: AP Human Geography at AAST | Scoop.it
As competition among crime syndicates in Myanmar has increased, traffickers now appear to be targeting Bangladeshis, promising good jobs abroad to some, kidnapping others, then holding their victims for ransom.
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