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What are Continents?

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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes Read full article »

El Salvador gang truce: Can MS-13 and 18th Street keep the peace?

In March this year El Salvador's most violent gangs - the Mara Salvatrucha and the 18th Street gang - agreed a truce. As a result, the murder rate of this small Central American country has plummeted - but can the peace last? On a Sunday morning, the main street into Majucla, a poor community in the north of San Salvador, looks Read full article »

How science is replacing pigs: Flood forecasting in the Philippines

When monsoon rains arrive in the Philippines the floodwaters rise and for some, the cries of pigs raise the alarm. Already this year, hundreds of thousands of people living in the Metropolitan Manila area have been forced to leave their homes to escape the water. But increasingly, knowing more about the science behind how and when the floods will come Read full article »

10 ordinary items hit by Uncle Sam

Where politics meets commerce It might be said that America is built on tariffs. In 1790, Alexander Hamilton proposed the Act Laying Duties on Imports, making imported goods more expensive as a way of protecting the young nation's producers.. The legislation was passed into law, and taxes on imports have since been an American mainstay. In June, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Read full article »

Protected: A very good read!!!

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The changing state of US ethnicity

The US has undergone many different immigration trends since the 15th Century, with various ethnic groups rising and falling over time. This video looks at how the US population has defined itself within government census data, where US immigrants have originated from in the past, and how these patterns could change in the future. Produced by David Gordon. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20187325 Read full article »

Turning the oceans into jetfuel

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China Population

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19677676 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18091107 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19572056   Read full article »

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