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Why did western Europe dominate the globe?

Although Europe represents only about 8 percent of the planet's landmass, from 1492 to 1914, Europeans conquered or colonized more than 80 percent of the entire world. Being dominated for centuries has led to lingering inequality ...

date21 hours ago in Social Sciences
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The social value of flood alleviation

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years. For more effective flood alleviation, a recently published study recommends schemes that consider the social impact of floods ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Environment
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Woodland concerns put into historical context

Given the time it takes for trees to grow, woodland researchers need to take a long view. A new book from Oxford University's Keith Kirby and Nottingham University's Charles Watkins certainly does that, covering 10,000 years ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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