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  • Security Studies: Foundations and Key Concepts

    Security studies originated in the era of Cold War geopolitics and decolonization. This annotated bibliography introduces readers to scholarship in the field.

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  • James Webb Space Telescope

    The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) is a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror.  It is the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.

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  • The Construction Material Pyramid

    Based on Denmark’s food pyramid’s graphical language, the Centre for Industrialised Architecture (CINARK) at the Royal Danish Academy have developed a digital version of the Construction Material Pyramid.

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  • How orange juice took over the breakfast table

    Orange juice used to be a treat you had to squeeze out yourself. More than a century ago, an overproduction of oranges helped create the morning staple we know and love.

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  • How to enjoy your retirement

    Coinciding with 30 years of compulsory superannuation, the start of a new financial year and the introduction of the Retirement Income Covenant, Firstlinks surveyed its readers to find out how they spend their retirement.

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  • Astronomers Haven’t Been This Giddy in Years

    The James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images, set to be released in days, will signal the start of a new era in space science.

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  • The Lost Art of the Miniature Golf Course

    They go large in the States – even when it comes to the small stuff. And perhaps nowhere is that more true than with a particularly kitsch specimen of American vernacular architecture, the miniature golf course.

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  • What is Dance Activism?

    An aesthetic of resistance and a form of protest against racist ideologies, dance activism has become a meaningful part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • Sacred Trees in Japan

    Trees provide many benefits, from clean air to carbon absorption. Some benefits are less measurable, however. In Japan, ancient trees and forests have long been valued for their cultural and spiritual significance.

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  • A Wikipedia Narration of the GameStop Short Squeeze

    This paper examines the usefulness of Wikipedia pageviews as indicator of the performance of stock prices. An examination is conducted on the GameStop (GME) case, which drew the investors’ and scholars’ attention in 2021 due to the short squeeze, and its skyrocketing price increase since 2021.

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