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en:Signalling theory[edit]

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Within evolutionary biology, signalling theory is a body of theoretical work examining communication between individuals, both within species and across species. The central question is when organisms with conflicting interests, such as in sexual selection, should be expected to provide honest signals (no presumption being made of conscious intention) rather than cheating. Mathematical models describe how signalling can contribute to an evolutionarily stable strategy.

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  1. Important concept in evolutionary biology, has 'good article' status, and only has a handful of different language versions. --GojiBarry (talk) 02:50, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. GA in enwp--Shizhao (talk) 06:50, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:59, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Zquid (talk) 14:21, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Deryni (talk) 16:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q249240

en:Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope[edit]

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The Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, is the oldest continuously existing scientific institution in South Africa. Founded by the British Cape Colony in 1820, it now forms the headquarters building of the South African Astronomical Observatory.

The institution was located on a small hill 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east from the centre of Cape Town. Over the following century a suburb of the city grew up in the area; the suburb was named Observatory after the pre-existing Royal Observatory. It has also been the subject of an ICOMOS/IAU Case Study for World Heritage Site.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:41, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 17:38, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Shizhao (talk) 12:25, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:58, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q15273525

en:Liliana Segre[edit]

(it:Liliana Segre)

(Net support = 6; Against = 0%)

Liliana Segre, born in Milan in 1930, is an Italian senator for life named by president Sergio Mattarella on 19 January 2018. Born in a Jewish family in 1930, Segre was expelled from her school in his young age after the promulgation of Italian Racial Laws in 1938. In 1943 she was arrested with many people of her family and deported in the camp of Birkenau. After 1990 she started to speak to the public, especially the young people about her experience.

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  1. Auschwitz survivor who became Senator for life (and probably the only Parliament Member in the world who was in Auschwitz during WWII) --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC) --Holapaco77 (talk) 18:58, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Antenor81 (talk) 15:53, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Uruk (talk) 22:35, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Deryni (talk) 07:56, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  5. -- Zquid (talk) 12:00, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  6. -- Erebuss (talk) 15:57, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1825004

en:History of hearing aids[edit]

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The first hearing aid was created in the 17th century. The movement toward modern hearing aids began with the creation of the telephone, and the first electric hearing aid was created in 1898. By the late 20th century, the digital hearing aid was distributed to the public commercially. Some of the first hearing aids were external hearing aids. External hearing aids directed sounds in front of the ear and blocked all other noises. The apparatus would fit behind or in the ear.

The invention of the carbon microphone, transmitters, digital signal processing chip or DSP, and the development of computer technology helped transform the hearing aid to its present form.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 07:23, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. GojiBarry (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q5867960

en:Luminous red nova[edit]

(de:Leuchtkräftige Rote Nova)

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

A luminous red nova is a stellar explosion thought to be caused by the merging of two stars.

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  1. An interesting type of variable star. --Deryni (talk) 14:17, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Erebuss (talk) 18:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. GojiBarry (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1821405

en:Tape head cleaner[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

A tape head cleaner is a substance used for cleaning the record/playback heads of a magnetic tape drive (such as in a video tape machine, or audio tape machine).

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:52, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. --Erebuss (talk) 18:27, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 09:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1424093

en:Pilanesberg Game Reserve[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located north of Rustenburg in North West Province in South Africa. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. The park is currently administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 20:23, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 09:44, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1424093

en:Adi Roche[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Adi Roche (born 1955, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland) is a campaigner for peace, humanitarian aid and education, who has focused on the relief of suffering experienced by children in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

She is the voluntary chief executive of Irish-based charity Chernobyl Children International.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 14:55, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:12, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 13:20, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 11:37, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q4682618

en:Owens Valley[edit]

(Net support = 3; Against = 0%)

Owens Valley is the arid valley of the Owens River in eastern California in the United States, to the east of the Sierra Nevada and west of the White Mountains and Inyo Mountains on the west edge of the Great Basin section.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:27, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Phille95 (talk) 08:54, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Deryni (talk) 09:19, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q2042674

en:Tanni Grey-Thompson[edit]

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Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE, DL (born 26 July 1969) is a British former wheelchair racer, a parliamentarian and a television presenter.

Grey-Thompson was born with spina bifida and is a wheelchair user. She is one of the most successful disabled athletes in the UK. She graduated from Loughborough University in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Social Administration.

She was christened Carys Davina Grey, but her sister referred to her as "tiny" when she first saw her, pronouncing it "tanni"; the nickname stuck.

Her autobiography Seize the Day was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2001.

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  1. -- Zquid (talk) 16:46, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Shizhao (talk) 07:01, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Deryni (talk) 07:22, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
  4. -- Erebuss (talk) 16:46, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q336543

en:Cape Perpetua[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland projecting into the Pacific Ocean on the central Oregon Coast in Lincoln County, Oregon. The land is managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Siuslaw National Forest.

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  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 03:28, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  2. -- Deryni (talk) 14:19, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 05:04, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Phille95 (talk) 09:47, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q5034992

en:Rice paddy art[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 0%)

Rice paddy art (田んぼアート tambo āto) is an art form originating in Japan where people plant rice of various types and colors to create a giant pictures in a paddy field

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:56, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Uruk (talk) 20:38, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. Cool. --Holapaco77 (talk) 15:59, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Phille95 (talk) 09:42, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 16:45, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q3232946

en:Rock relief[edit]

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A rock relief or rock-cut relief is a relief sculpture carved on solid or "living rock" such as a cliff, rather than a detached piece of stone. They are a category of rock art, and sometimes found as part of, or in conjunction with, rock-cut architecture

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:25, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Zquid (talk) 09:36, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 08:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

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see d:Q22022298

en:Blue laser[edit]

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A blue laser is a laser that emits electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between 360 and 480 nanometres, which the human eye sees as blue or violet.

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  1. -- Shizhao (talk) 08:05, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
  2. -- Phille95 (talk) 13:16, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
  3. -- Erebuss (talk) 18:01, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  4. -- Deryni (talk) 18:51, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q1050156

en:Ruellia tuberosa[edit]

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Ruellia tuberosa, is a species of flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. Its native range is in Central America but presently it has become naturalized in many countries of tropical South and Southeast Asia.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 00:55, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 08:30, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Erebuss (talk) 11:18, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 12:52, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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see d:Q2715652

en:Ambasse bey[edit]

(Net support = 4; Against = 16.667%)

A style of folk music and dance from Cameroon.

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  1. --Frisko (talk) 09:38, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. --Deryni (talk) 11:42, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. --Phille95 (talk) 08:28, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
  4. --Uruk (talk) 07:11, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  5. --Erebuss (talk) 11:16, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

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  1. Too short, stub, no online verificable sources. --Holapaco77 (talk) 13:24, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

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see d:Q4741152

en:Heritage Day (South Africa)[edit]

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Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

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  1. --Shizhao (talk) 01:41, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Length is good, and we need more South Africa for Wikimania. --Artoria2e5 (talk) 14:48, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. -- Zquid (talk) 14:57, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

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