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Moral behavior in animals | Video on TED.com

Moral behavior in animals | Video on TED.com | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.
Frans de Waal studies primate social behavior -- how they fight and reconcile, share and cooperate
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Children without boundaries at home resent boundaries imposed at school.

Children without boundaries at home resent boundaries imposed at school. | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Some middle class parents are turning their children into "little Buddhas" by "waiting on them hand and foot" at home, a teachers' leader says.
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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach.

Via Dick Cheuk
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Who's the daddy? Sperm donor may have fathered 1,000 babies at clinic he ran

Who's the daddy? Sperm donor may have fathered 1,000 babies at clinic he ran | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Bertold Wiesner and Mary Barton’s controversial clinic for high IQ donors helped women conceive more than 1,500 babies...

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Connected, but alone?

Connected, but alone? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Drawn by the illusion of companionship without the demands of intimacy, we confuse postings and online sharing with authentic communication. We are drawn to sacrifice conversation for mere connection. Turkle suggests that just because we grew up with the Internet, we tend to see it as all grown up, but it is not: Digital technology is still in its infancy and there is ample time for us to reshape how we build it and use it.
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Ohio panel rules "Whites Only" pool sign racist - CBS News

Ohio panel rules "Whites Only" pool sign racist - CBS News | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Had to check the calendar to make sure I hadn't entered a time warp in my sleep - but no, this is 2012 USA.  

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Texting while walking claims another victim, woman falls off pier

Texting while walking claims another victim, woman falls off pier | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Read 'Texting while walking claims another victim, woman falls off pier' on Digital Trends. While texting over cell phones continues to become a more...
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The Scale of the Universe Interactive

Flash animation - a new version of the Huang twins' interactive demonstration of the size of ... well, everything.

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You Are a Ball of White Light and Other Lies They Tell You in the Cult of Hypnobirthing

You Are a Ball of White Light and Other Lies They Tell You in the Cult of Hypnobirthing | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Hypnobirthing — in which hypnosis is used for pain management during childbirth — has been gaining popularity in recent years.
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How Does the Brain Secrete Morality?

How Does the Brain Secrete Morality? | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Pondering the neuroscience of moral platitudes, free will, and sacred values.  

 

Hat-tip to @kittenhotep & @dotbenstar for highlighting this research on twitter.

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The slow death of prohibition

The slow death of prohibition | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Prohibition never died in some parts of the United States - but how much longer can dry towns keep alcohol at bay?
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The spectre of militant secularism - Nick Cohen

The spectre of militant secularism - Nick Cohen | The Global Village | Scoop.it

In a world embroiled in so much bloodshed inflicted by religious zealots, it is shameful to hear them talk of 'Militant Secularism'.  Critical thinking, rationality and secularism are the antithesis of militancy, and it seems to be an accusation thrown up by people who realise that religion is in its death throes.

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Scottish government criticised by ad watchdog over panda advert - When 'Free' means 'Expensive'

Scottish government criticised by ad watchdog over panda advert - When 'Free'  means 'Expensive' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
ASA received two complaints that the public was being misled over the cost of bringing two giant pandas from China.
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Arrests over kidney sold for iPad

Arrests over kidney sold for iPad | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Five people are arrested in southern China after a teenager sold his kidney so he could buy an iPhone and iPad computer, state media say.
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Climbing a Shard of Glass | Place Hacking

Climbing a Shard of Glass | Place Hacking | The Global Village | Scoop.it
We climbed the Shard....
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A marijuana-infused meal?

A marijuana-infused meal? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
When Nguyen Tran emailed to tell me about an extravaganza he was setting up at an acquaintance's house, a special herb dinner in which each of the many courses would involve fresh marijuana, I did not necessarily beg to be included in the feast.
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The mystery over who attacked the Holy Thorn Tree

The mystery over who attacked the Holy Thorn Tree | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Any story that contains the phrase "...that usually would involve candle grease and herbs and feathers, and sometimes blood..." gets my vote.

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How to Dance Goth

A Hubba Educational Film Dance Instruction Volume 1. Shown at the Hubba Hubba Revue Goth Show, March 22nd 2012. Please visit www.hubbahubbarevue.com for more info on the show that inspired this video.
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Two-Thirds Worldwide Say Media Are Free in Their Countries

Two-Thirds Worldwide Say Media Are Free in Their Countries | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A median of 65% of adults in 133 countries and areas surveyed in 2011 say the media in their country have a lot of freedom. Belarusians are the least likely to say their media are free (23%) and Finns are the most likely (97%).
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Pizza 'saltier than the Atlantic'

Pizza 'saltier than the Atlantic' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A London restaurant has been selling pizza saltier than sea water, according to new research by health organisations.
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'Master growers' cultivating a higher grade of marijuana

'Master growers' cultivating a higher grade of marijuana | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A new breed of connoisseur is producing pot that is potent, tastes smooth and has a pleasing aroma — the kind of product now expected by ever-more discriminating consumers who frequent medical cannabis dispensaries.
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Business Card & Travel Etiquette Guide for Asia

Business Card & Travel Etiquette Guide for Asia | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Asian business card exchange and cultural etiquette guide for China, Japan, Korea, etc. covering manners that apply to meetings and exchanging Asian business cards.
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Useless lumps of plastic & Snake Oil salesmen

Despite repeated evidence that wrist bands are useless, despite huge penalties and compensation payments to people who had been duped into paying for them, we still find conmen crawling out of the woodwork.  Let's be clear - these are pure hokum

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