Monthly Archives: December 2014

Migration of people and minerals to Manchester Christmas Market

Originally posted on Palaeo Manchester:
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Amazonia III: Rubber Soul

Originally posted on Cool Runnings:
Almost every visitor to the Brazilian Amazon must pass through Manaus, the city at the heart of the jungle but pretty much in the middle of nowhere; the primary means of getting in and out…

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Flash Post – From Rio … Christmas Lights!!

Originally posted on The Squirrel Corner:
For this very first Flash post from Home, I will leave you guys with this amazing lighting show, of  the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon Floating Christmas tree[1]. This year theme represents the essential lights in…

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Brazil to acquire 15 conventional submarines and six nuclear subs, says navy commander

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Why are there so few submarine cables between Africa and South America?

Originally posted on World of Values:
Map of transatlantic submarine cable lines as of 2014, courtesy of I think looking at the map on the right shows how stratified the layout of communication technology is for the Atlantic Ocean…

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Silent Night – Harry Jelley

Originally posted on First Draft:
We liked poet Harry Jelley‘s piece at our Heathens’ Christmas Party this week so much that we persuaded him to let us publish it…   Silent nights are the most settling/          …

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Mr Thomas’s Chop House, Manchester UK.

Originally posted on Trevor Burton:
Mr Thomas’s Chop House., corner of St Anne’s Alley (leading to St Anne’s Square) and Cross Street, Manchester, UK. Featured in the Detective Fiction Novel, Tangled Roots ?

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Mellow Miranda and not-Beautiful Bonito

Originally posted on Love Child of the World:
14 – 27 May Owing to the vast distances between states in Brazil, I was on the bus a good long time before I alighted in Campo Grande, capital of Mato Grosso…

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Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone? Start broadcasting – Filmed October 2014 at TEDGlobal 2014

Originally posted on Just Sayin':
In 2011, journalist Bruno Torturra covered a protest in São Paulo which turned ugly. His experience of being teargassed had a profound effect on the way he thought about his work, and he quit his…

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The most fun you can have by yourself

Originally posted on A Progressive Rake:
My voice broke ridiculously early. I was about ten, and still in primary school, when gravity took a quick look at my thorax and certain related items, and decided she wanted a bit of…

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