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The first vending machine dispensed holy water, not Coke - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The first vending machine dispensed holy water, not Coke - RN - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
The vending machine is an item synonymous with modern life. But its origins extend back to first century Egypt.
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Top 10 Richest Temples in India

Top 10 Richest Temples in India | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
A Hindu temple can be found in every locality in India. They are the most sacred place for a Hindu and you dare not contaminate the place by your thoughts, words or actions. Most temples are managed by trusts formed for that very purpose. Donations are collected from the worshippers with donation boxes strategically placed …
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These Religions Celebrate the Most Holidays

These Religions Celebrate the Most Holidays | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
With feasts, fasts, and prayers, the world’s nine largest religions will collectively observe more than a hundred holidays in 2018, scholars estimate.
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East-West Culture Clash? Boston, San Francisco See Happiness Differently - Huffington Post

East-West Culture Clash? Boston, San Francisco See Happiness Differently - Huffington Post | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
KSEEEast-West Culture Clash? Boston, San Francisco See Happiness DifferentlyHuffington Post"Our ideas about who we are and how we should feel are shaped in quite dramatic ways by our local environment," said study researcher Victoria Plaut, a...
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Video Premiere: Moira Smiley - Refugee | Folk Radio UK

Video Premiere: Moira Smiley - Refugee | Folk Radio UK | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Watch the new video from Moira Smiley for Refugee, a song inspired by time spent volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp in France.
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Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them

Raised to Kill Lions, This Kenyan Warrior Now Saves Them | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
"Any time I lose a lion, it's like losing a member of my family," says Jeneria Lekilelei of the Samburu tribe.
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7 Photos Of Fatehpur Sikri That Will Take You Back To The Mughal Era

Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned capital of the Mughal empire just outside Agra, invites you to take a peak back into history.
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Mapping the Sounds of Greek Byzantine Churches: How Researchers Are Creating “Museums of Lost Sound”

Mapping the Sounds of Greek Byzantine Churches: How Researchers Are Creating “Museums of Lost Sound” | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Unless you’re an audio engineer, you’ll have little reason to know what the term “convolution reverb” means. But it’s a fascinating concept nonetheless.
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Pakistani woman launches female-only rickshaw service in Lahore – video

Pakistani woman launches female-only rickshaw service in Lahore – video | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
A Pakistani woman launches her own rickshaw service exclusively for women after growing tired of being harassed on the streets of Lahore
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100 Great Children's Picture Books – highlights from 1922-2011

100 Great Children's Picture Books – highlights from 1922-2011 | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
From the Russian revolution to the British high street, Martin Salisbury’s collection of the greatest picture books is a visual feast
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If cigarettes kill, why do tobacco giants still wield so much power?

If cigarettes kill, why do tobacco giants still wield so much power? | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
The industry now claims to be more socially responsible, yet it is suing countries around the world that try to introduce plain packaging. Peter Taylor reports
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“Rethinking Home” with Citizen Anthropologists | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

“Rethinking Home” with Citizen Anthropologists | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
There is something to be said for having a space that you call home. It grounds you in social and cultural ways. As much as your ...
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A Throwback To Must-Read Indian Comics

A Throwback To Must-Read Indian Comics | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
As we wait for the ultimate comic fan movie 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice,' let's revisit our Indian comics, which made childhood memorable.
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Gil Scott-Heron, Poet and Music Pioneer, Dies at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, Poet and Music Pioneer, Dies at 62 | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Though often called the “godfather of rap,” Mr. Scott-Heron preferred to call himself a “bluesologist,” drawing on blues, jazz and Harlem Renaissance poetics.
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Where in the world are people most depressed?

Where in the world are people most depressed? | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
People who think depression is a western malaise might be surprised by the results of a new study
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Film highlights the temptations and perils of blind obedience to authority

Film highlights the temptations and perils of blind obedience to authority | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: Indie film Compliance recalls notions that the past decade's worst events are explained by failures to oppose authority...
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Wait: the art and science of delay - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Wait: the art and science of delay - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
In a world that just keeps getting faster and faster, Frank Partnoy says, just slow it down and wait...make your decision and respond at the very last possible moment.
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The Other High Line Effect: How N.Y.C.’s Glitziest Park Spread Extreme Inequality

The Other High Line Effect: How N.Y.C.’s Glitziest Park Spread Extreme Inequality | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Urban revitalization has a dark side, as a new film about the much vaunted–and widely copied–High Line shows.
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Australian of the Year nominees and their personal objects – in pictures

Australian of the Year nominees and their personal objects – in pictures | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Objects with important personal significance to the Australian of the Year nominees have gone on display in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia
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Indian PM risks political backlash if plan to build 100 million toilets fails

Indian PM risks political backlash if plan to build 100 million toilets fails | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to bring 1.5 million toilets to the 600 million Indians without access by 2019. If he fails that could prove dangerous in an election year.
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The toast of Tehran: Iran's superstar street artist – in pictures

The toast of Tehran: Iran's superstar street artist – in pictures | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Mehdi Ghadyanloo has been commissioned by the government to bring blue skies over Tehran. But look closer, and his murals also open magic portals where fairies and trains fly through the sky, and children can ride up walls
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How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime?

How much fossil fuel has been used in your lifetime? | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
See the staggering amount of oil, coal and gas that humanity takes out of the ground – and how quickly things are going to have to change
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Iran nuclear talks: timeline

Iran nuclear talks: timeline | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
For more than 10 years, diplomatic attempts have been made to address Iran’s nuclear policy
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Samoan traditions get congregation on song

Samoan traditions get congregation on song | Society & Culture - Introduction | Scoop.it
Enter the Queanbeyan Uniting Church on any given night and you might expect to see a small group of people quietly worshiping.
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