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How GPS Came to Be—and How It May Be Altering Our Brains – Bloomberg

April 25th, 2016 No comments

A history of GPS examines the costs of relying on it.

Source: How GPS Came to Be—and How It May Be Altering Our Brains – Bloomberg

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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda – WSJ

April 25th, 2016 No comments

A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists.

Source: The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda – WSJ

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There’s a clean, natural weed movement, but it can’t call itself organic. Here’s why.

April 24th, 2016 No comments
Categories: Cannabis, Environment Tags:

93 Percent Of The Great Barrier Reef Is Practically Dead

April 23rd, 2016 No comments
Categories: Environment, Uh-oh Tags:

Five myths about tax havens – The Washington Post

April 22nd, 2016 No comments

No, they don’t protect the assets of vulnerable people.

Source: Five myths about tax havens – The Washington Post

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Why Some Students Are Ditching America for Medical School in Cuba | WIRED

April 19th, 2016 No comments

Cuba established an international medical school in 1999, and since then over 100 Americans have attended.

Source: Why Some Students Are Ditching America for Medical School in Cuba | WIRED

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First paralysed person to be ‘reanimated’ offers neuroscience insights

April 16th, 2016 No comments

Technique moves man’s arm by decoding his thoughts and electrically stimulating his own muscles.

Source: First paralysed person to be ‘reanimated’ offers neuroscience insights

Categories: Cool, Health, Robotics Tags:

Coffee’s Third Wave (Finally) Washes Ashore in Seattle | Serious Eats

April 4th, 2016 No comments

Lately, something has been happening with coffee in Seattle.

Source: Coffee’s Third Wave (Finally) Washes Ashore in Seattle | Serious Eats

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Why licence plate bans don’t cut smog | Cities | The Guardian

April 4th, 2016 No comments

Car bans such as the one earlier this week in Paris can even make air pollution worse in the long term, analysis shows

Source: Why licence plate bans don’t cut smog | Cities | The Guardian

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Mexico City’s adopting a popular method to fight air pollution. It probably won’t work. – Vox

April 4th, 2016 No comments
Categories: Economics, energy Tags: