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Satiric Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The 50’s Style

Satiric Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The 50’s Style | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
John Holcroft is a British illustrator very well known who has worked for BBC, Reader's Digest, The Guardian and Financial Times among others. However, what makes him famous are not his employers, but the brilliant satire reflected on his illustrations and his particular retro style.

Everytime Holcroft publishes some new drawings, they inevitably go viral and spread all over the net. His style is based in the 50's advertisements and that characteristic
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There's a KQ in every one of these real life situations.
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WA Government Deregisters World's Oldest Rock Art Collection As Sacred Site | newmatilda.com

WA Government Deregisters World's Oldest Rock Art Collection As Sacred Site | newmatilda.com | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
The world’s oldest and largest collection of rock art – the Burrup Peninsula, or Murujuga, on the Dampier Archipelago – has been deregistered as a sacred site under new guidelines to the Western Australia’s weak Aboriginal heritage laws, which state there must be evidence of religious activity to qualify it as a ‘sacred site’.
The change has led to questions about whether the art will be reinstated to the cultural heritage register following a successful Supreme Court decision that ruled against the WA government’s definition of a ‘sacred site’.
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h2g2 - The Sokal Affair - Edited Entry

The Sokal Affair, from the edited h2g2, the Unconventional Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything
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How You Think About Legal Insanity Really Matters, And Here's Why

How You Think About Legal Insanity Really Matters, And Here's Why | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
You may believe that whether a person is found not guilty due to insanity depends on the courts, on the doctors, or even just on the money they paid their lawyer. It doesn't. It depends on what you think of insanity as a legal defense.
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The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Mother Jones | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
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Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?

Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language? | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study.
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How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge Presentation - The Method

How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge Presentation - The Method | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Ace the TOK presentation. A step-by-step, student-friendly guide.

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How mathematicians are storytellers and numbers are the characters

How mathematicians are storytellers and numbers are the characters | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Marcus du Sautoy explains how mathematical proofs are like narratives, with plots, thrills and ‘whodunnit’ reveals

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Michael Dunn's curator insight, January 25, 2015 7:11 AM

Mathematics, imagination: Is mathematics the same as story telling?

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Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

Why rape is so intrinsic to religion | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It's telling how ready we still are to embrace them
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What is Wrong With Our Culture [Alan Watts] - YouTube

Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts, a man far ahead of his time. Speech: Alan Watts - What is Wrong With O...
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

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"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot
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What’s the biggest problem with women artists? None of them can actually paint, says Georg Baselitz

What’s the biggest problem with women artists? None of them can actually paint, says Georg Baselitz | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Women cannot paint well, despite making up the majority of art students, according to one of Europe’s pre-eminent post-war artists.
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Decolonizing the University

Decolonizing the University | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
This text is a transcription of a talk given at Azania House, Bremner Building, University of Cape Town, April 2015. I want to thank you all for this wonderful invitation to be a part of the conver...
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Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propaganda

Noam Chomsky: The New York Times is pure propaganda | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
The celebrated linguist says our paper of record has carried the government's water, from Laos to the Middle East
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Johns Hopkins sued for $1bn over role in deliberate STD infections in Guatemala

Johns Hopkins sued for $1bn over role in deliberate STD infections in Guatemala | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Lawsuit seeks damages for individuals, spouses and children of people infected with STDs through US government program in 1940s and 1950s
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"Earth has shifted"-Inuit elders issue warning to NASA and the world 

"Earth has shifted"-Inuit elders issue warning to NASA and the world  | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
The Inuits are indigenous people that inhabit the arctic regions of Canada, the United States and Greenland and throughout history their very lives have been dependent on being able to correctly forecast weather.... and they are warning NASA and the world that global warming isn't the cause of what we are seeing with extreme weather, earthquakes an...
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Luciano Floridi on the Philosophy of Information | Five Books | Five Books

Luciano Floridi on the Philosophy of Information | Five Books | Five Books | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
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Why We Remember So Many Things Wrong - The New Yorker

Why We Remember So Many Things Wrong - The New Yorker | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
If we remember dramatic and emotional moments so well, why do most people forget what they were doing when the Challenger exploded?
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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....
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Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks?

Why did the world ignore Boko Haram's Baga attacks? | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
As media coverage focused on the Paris terror attacks last week, over 2000 Nigerians were reported to have been killed by Islamist militants. What makes one massacre more newsworthy than another?
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Is Google Actually “Knowledge”?

Is Google Actually “Knowledge”? | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
PBS Idea Channel smarty Mike Rugnetta attempts to deconstruct the definition of knowledge, and how the internet fits into our notion of it.
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Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights - Telegraph

Sandra the orangutan granted limited human rights - Telegraph | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
Campaigner use habeus corpus law to argue that ape has been illegally deprived of freedom as they try to rescue her from Argentinian zoo
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The World Weekly

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TWW is an innovative news platform that gives you free access to a weekly selection of some of the best articles from around the world.
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Satiric Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The 50’s Style

Satiric Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The 50’s Style | Unpack These! | Scoop.it
John Holcroft is a British illustrator very well known who has worked for BBC, Reader's Digest, The Guardian and Financial Times among others. However, what makes him famous are not his employers, but the brilliant satire reflected on his illustrations and his particular retro style.

Everytime Holcroft publishes some new drawings, they inevitably go viral and spread all over the net. His style is based in the 50's advertisements and that characteristic
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