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Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896

Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896

VIDEO: Ranjit Kandalgaonkar’s artwork for the exhibition 'Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine', uses archival material from the Wellcome Library and the Asiatic Library in Mumbai, to explore the 1896 Bombay plague epidemic. The plague outbreak in India killed thousands, with the British authorities implementing draconian measures to deal with the rapid spread of the disease. SOURCE: Wellcome Collection via YouTube ...
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This Is how big oil will die

This Is how big oil will die

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: For the last century, oil has dominated our economics and our politics. Oil is power. Yet, technology is about to undo a century of political and economic dominance by oil. Big Oil will be cut down in the next decade by a combination of smartphone apps, long-life batteries, and simpler gearing. And as is always the case with new technology, the undoing will occur far faster than anyone thought possible. SOURCE:NewCo ...
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Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today's world

Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today’s world

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY: Mapping Global Transformations is the World Economic Forum’s effort to explore and make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues. Aimed at supporting more informed decision-making by leaders, Transformation Maps are a dynamic knowledge tool that incorporates expert and machine-curated knowledge allowing users to visualize and understand 120+ topics and the interconnections and interdependencies between them. Most of the Transformation Maps have been co-curated with experts from leading global universities, think tanks, international organizations and other research institutions. SOURCE: World Economic Forum ...
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Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. Happiness is not something we can buy, or steal, or work too hard to acquire. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

ARTICLE: The world wide web was created primarily to closely examine research study articles within a group of experts. Despite this remaining the primary objective of the present day internet, the majority of papers is, for all that, released under cover of a paywall. In this paper, the authors have pulled out and listed well-known reports which are located behind a paywall. They methodically take a look at the leading one hundred cited documents of all time and discover that 65% of these reports are closed. Articulated in a different manner, the world's essential research remains unavailable for most of the planet. SOURCE: Authorea ...
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How charismatic are you?  Take this test and find out

How charismatic are you? Take this test and find out

INFOGRAPHIC: We can instinctively sense charismatic people but defining the attribute in objective terms is not that easy. Simply put, a charismatic person is warm, welcoming, approachable, and sets others at ease. True, but is there an objective way to measure it? Seems like there is; take this test and find out. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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Did people in the middle ages (before modern footwear) walk differently from us?

Did people in the middle ages (before modern footwear) walk differently from us?

VIDEO: This interesting video proposes that medieval people walked with different body mechanics, planting the toe first, rather than the heel first—or at least, softening the heel strike. A lot of this had to do with the lack of strong footwear and the absence of paved walking surfaces. Try it an you will see what the difference is. SOURCE: YouTube ...
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SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: : Don't let the stark, visually unappealing interface get in the way of the value of this site. It is easily the best, most powerful utility of its kind. The plain interface comes with a host of options for refining the output. SMMRY was created to summarise articles and text. SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SOURCE: SMMRY ...
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