Matthew Spurk

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Coggle- A Handy Google Drive Tool for Collaboratively Creating Diagrams and Mind Maps

June 29, 2015<br>Coggle is a good Chrome app for creating mind maps. It integrates seamlessly with Google Drive and allows you to organize and share your …

Burger giant McDonald's to end deforestation in supply chain | Reuters

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global fast food giant McDonald’s Corp has pledged to end deforestation caused by production of commodities in its supply chain, focusing on beef, coffee, palm oil, poultry and packaging.<p>A McDonald's restaurant sign is seen in San Diego, California March 31, …

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7 things Americans think are more plausible than man-made global warming

Seventy-seven percent of the country believe in angels. Only 40 percent concede climate change is a reality<p>In a video that went viral this week, Bill O’Reilly has spoken, not only for himself but (generously) for the rest of America: "It’s easier to believe in a benevolent God and the baby Jesus …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to control air temperatures in business premises and shopping centres by …

Low-paid workers unable to escape poverty trap - report

Only one in four workers who were low-paid in 2001 managed to move on to higher pay after a decade, says social mobility study<p>The extent to which low-paid workers in the UK stay trapped in poverty is highlighted by a report showing only one in four workers who were low-paid in 2001 – and who have …

This Chart Shows Just How Much Humans Are Driving Global Warming

But a quick look at the science leaves little doubt that the rising temperatures we've been observing for decades now are our own fault.<p>This chart, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shows two different models of climate change's effects in different parts of the world …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

3 Steps to Building a Happy Relationship Based On Shared Goals

348<p>SHARES<p>There is some competing wisdom for what makes a happy couple. Do birds of a feather flock together? Or do opposites attract? I actually …

Happiness

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles and, therefore, the smallest scales of nature. Of these scales, the …

South Sudan: Women propose sex strike for peace

<b>Female peace activists in South Sudan have proposed a nationwide sex strike to end the country's civil war.</b><p>The activists want women to support the strike in the hope that it encourages men to seek a peaceful settlement to the conflict, the Sudan Tribune reports. The idea came about at a meeting of …

Africa

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Amateur Photographer Shoots Largest Ever True Color Photo of the Night Sky

What you see above is the largest true-color photograph of the night sky ever created, shot by 28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger …

The first rule of climate change research: don't mention climate change

On Saturday 14 September, BBC Media Action launches the findings of a major, two-year research project called Climate Asia. The task was to understand how people in Asia are being impacted by climate change in their everyday lives and how they are adapting.<p>The majority of the 33,500 people we spoke …

National Geographic Magazine

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Study touted by feds says married women must 'calm down' in spousal spats

Maybe the federal government ought to stay out of marital fights, especially when its message to wives is to "calm down."<p>But that's exactly where the Department of Health and Human Services came down in a recent radio public service announcement, citing a study that says marriages are happiest when …

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Norway urges couples to go on date nights to avoid divorce

The Norwegian government is stepping in in an attempt to reduce the nation's 40 per cent divorce rate<p>The government in Oslo has issued a plea to Norway's married citizens: go on more date nights.<p>The move comes amid rising divorce rates, which currently sit at 40 per cent, with those aged 40 to 44 …

"Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe" -- New Planck Data Triggers Controversy (Today's Most Popular)

"Such ideas may sound wacky now, just like the Big Bang theory did three generations ago," says George Efstathiou, professor of astrophysics at …

Is American Homeownership The Impossible Dream?

Today, Interest.com released its annual look at whether average Americans can actually afford the American dream of home ownership. The answer? Not really.<p>Home affordability is down in all 25 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. “We define home affordability as the ability of a …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

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13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM

The page or resource you are looking for has either been moved or is no longer available on Astronomy.com.<br>Please go to our homepage or use the search …

The Flipped Classroom Boosts Grades 5%. Why That’s As Big As We Can Expect.

Classrooms across the nation are adopting a new technology trend known as the “flipped” classroom, where students watch lecture videos as homework and teachers use class-time for discussion. First popularized by YouTtube sensation, Sal Khan, 3 years ago, the flipped model gained traction far faster …

CDC: “We Will Soon Be In A Post-Antibiotic Era”

In a highly unusual new report, the Centers for Disease Control warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.<p>The 112-page report on …

Texas: Put Creationism in Every Textbook

Milky Way's Black Hole Sagittarius A-Star on a Diet [Video] · Guardian Liberty Voice

Look at the center of most galaxies and you will find a black hole, gobbling up material from around space. Many of the mysteries of black holes have …

Harold Sonny White warp drive: Faster than light secret physics debunked.

Can we travel to the stars? The answer to that question is “yes,” provided we don't care how long the journey will take. According to Einstein's …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …