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Bones clue to 'lost' Viking army which made England

<b>A lost Viking army which was a "key part" of the creation of England may have been identified by archaeologists.</b><p>More than 250 skeletons found at St Wystan's church, Repton, Derbyshire, have been dated to the 9th Century.<p>Chronicles state a "large heathen army" began to hack its way across England in …

Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt: a new global hub for social impact start-ups

Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source funding system for charities in Egypt. Mission-driven …

His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change<p>I’ve always had a passion for the ice. I’d been to Iceland seven or eight times, to Arctic Norway and to Greenland. Greenland’s contribution to global sea-level rise is …

Global Warming

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature magazine columnist Colin Macilwain set out a challenge: “If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in …

In Cuba, the post-Fidel era began ten years ago

<i>This article, originally published on January 23 2017, has been updated to reflect ongoing developments in US-Cuba relations.</i><p>Last Friday, speaking in …

The country full of contradictions

“Cuba is without question the most complex, contradictory, confounding place I’ve ever visited, a riddle that only grows deeper the more I look at it.”<p>Pico Iyer, one of the world’s most nuanced travel writers, has been covering Cuba since the 1980s, in all its vividness and variety. Both in his …

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Global development,Western Sahara,Africa,World news,Schools,Education,Learning disability,Disability,Society,Algeria,Middle East and North Africa<p>Forty years after Morocco annexed the Western Sahara following the withdrawal of Spain’s forces, tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps …

Western Sahara

Tribes Revive Indigenous Crops, And The Food Traditions That Go With Them

Long before European settlers plowed the Plains, corn was an important part of the diet of Native American tribes like the Omaha, Ponca and Cherokee. Today, members of some tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once …

Strategic Goals: Formative + Summative = Rigor

Schools That Work<p>School Of The Future<p>Public, Urban<p>Grades 6-8<p>New York City, NY<p>What makes this a SCHOOL THAT …

Blue Feed, Red Feed - WSJ.com

Methodology<p>What is this?<p>Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.<p>In 2015, the journal Science published a research paper by Facebook scientists (Bakshy, Eytan; …

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Calculating Cognitive Depth<p>For classroom teachers, the more important question is one of practice: how do we create rich environments where all …

Milestones: 1937–1945 - Office of the Historian

The Formation of the United Nations, 1945<p>On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the …

About the UN | United Nations

In 1945, nations were in ruins. World War II was over, and the world wanted peace.<p>51 countries gathered in San Francisco that year to sign a document.<p>…

United Nations

DONATE<p>Home<p>UNHCR/Ivor Prickett<p>22 May 2018 - With more than 128 million people worldwide requiring immediate humanitarian aid, mostly due to war and …

Africa

Will Central Asia fight over water?

<b>In Central Asia, a crisis is brewing over water and electricity. The Soviet-era system in which the five countries of the region shared their resources has broken down, leaving some facing water shortages and others chronic power cuts. Instances of small-scale unrest have already occurred, but some</b> …

UN says 69 million teachers needed for global school pledge

<b>Almost 69 million teachers need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept, warns Unesco.</b><p>The United Nations agency's estimate is for the number of teachers required to meet the promise of primary and secondary places for all children.<p>The biggest …

Four maps that explain the chaos of the Middle East

In Washington’s ongoing debate about the cause of the continuing chaos in the Middle East, President George W. Bush stands condemned for the 2003 intervention that pushed Iraq into civil war, while President Obama stands condemned for the nonintervention that worsened Syria’s civil war. In Libya, …

HM the King Reaffirms Commitment to Multi-Party System

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI reaffirmed, as the custodian of the nation's democratic choice, his commitment to the multi-party system for which …

Index of Economic Freedom

After years of restoration, the ninth-century Qarawiyyin library in north-eastern Morocco is finally set to reopen – with strict security and a new underground canal system to protect its most prized manuscripts<p>The caretaker stares at the wrought iron door and its four ancient locks with a gleam in …

Africa