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There's Still So Much to Discover

Message  gerardM le Mer 25 Sep - 19:26

Hi everyone,

As I wrote it at the beginning of the present year, 2013 will be Under the motto of Discovery for "The National Geographic".

There's Still So Much to Discover
Some argue that as our world gets smaller, the time of discovery has come and gone. But we know that we’re part of a new age of exploration. This week, we’re uncovering ancient Maya burial grounds, mysterious "picket fences," and the secrets behind the world’s happiest places.

Who says there’s nothing left to find?



"Picket Fence" Baffles Scientists
What kind of creature could create these mysterious objects in the Amazon, and for what purpose?



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Re: There's Still So Much to Discover

Message  MurielB le Mer 25 Sep - 22:08

This post rings a bell for me. The New Frontier from john Kennedy
http://infinite-frontier.blogspot.fr/2009/02/kennedys-new-frontier-speech.html
 
Beyond that frontier are uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered problems of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. It would be easier to shrink from that new frontier, to look to the safe mediocrity of the past, to be lulled by good intentions and high rhetoric...

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Message  gerardM le Ven 27 Sep - 23:40

Hi Muriel, hi everyone,

First I must say that all of my examples are taken from The National Geographic i.e. for the photos I post, I have to give credit to this Society.
I also advise to read this magazine in American language: the level is high, many foreigners learn American thru this magazine. In addition, the photos and the articles are truly wonderful.

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Message  MurielB le Dim 29 Sep - 0:04

Hi Gérard, everyone
Good photos and high level of language is exactly what makes interesting a good magazine.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 29 Sep - 8:03

Muriel,

Indeed!

When I read an article in the National Geographic, there's always a high rate of unknown words.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 29 Sep - 10:48

Hi everyone,

-> Watch a 3-D Printer in Action

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Message  gerardM le Mer 9 Oct - 20:46

Hi everyone,

-> Beheaded Maya Massacre Victims Found
Two dozen Maya war captives were beheaded, dismembered, and buried unceremoniously some 1,400 years ago at the site of Uxul, an international team

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Message  gerardM le Mer 9 Oct - 20:59

Hi everyone,

-> World’s Happiest Countries
Denmark is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, released today by Columbia University's Earth Institute.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 20 Oct - 22:51

Hi everyone,

Takeaways From UN's Global Report on Happiness
Some surprising factors that influence well-being around the world.

World’s Happiest Countries
A new report ranks the happiness levels of people in 156 countries based on factors such as wealth, health, and generosity of others.
A woman rides a bike to work in Copenhagen, Denmark, the world's happiest country according to a new United Nations survey.

Roff Smith for National Geographic Published September 9, 2013

Denmark is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, released today by Columbia University's Earth Institute.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 21 Oct - 13:10

gerardM a écrit:Hi everyone,

Takeaways From UN's Global Report on Happiness
Some surprising factors that influence well-being around the world.

World’s Happiest Countries
A new report ranks the happiness levels of people in 156 countries based on factors such as wealth, health, and generosity of others.
A woman rides a bike to work in Copenhagen, Denmark, the world's happiest country according to a new United Nations survey.

Roff Smith for National Geographic Published September 9, 2013

Denmark is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden, according to the 2013 World Happiness Report, released today by Columbia University's Earth Institute.
Hi Gérard
I thought that sunshine would make people happy. It is not true:( Sad Happy countries are situated in the north.


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Re: There's Still So Much to Discover

Message  gerardM le Lun 21 Oct - 15:28

Hi Muriel,

Apparently Fireplace + drink + Sauna are better than sunshine + mosquitoes + tsetse flies + etc.

Can we be happier in Calais than in Antibes?

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