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Yes, Manul cat.
 
A cool cat from Central Asia: the manul

The manul lives in the grasslands and high steppes of Central Asia: Mongolia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kashmir, and western China.  It's the size of a house cat, but its stocky build and long, dense fur makes it look stout and plush.  It has a shorter jaw with fewer teeth than most cats.

Mamuls spend most of the day in caves, cracks in the rock, or marmot burrows.  In the late afternoon they come out and hunt. They can't run fast, so they mainly hunt by ambush or stalking. They feed largely on prey that are active during the day: gerbils, pikas, voles, partridges, and sometimes young marmots.

They're most closely related to the leopard cat, a small cat of southeast Asia which is sometimes crossbred with house cats to give beautiful cats called 'Bengals' that enjoy getting wet.  Some even live here in Singapore, but I've sure never seen one!  The manul and the leopard cat seem to have diverged just 5 million years ago.  It always amazes me how new many mammal species are.

The manul is hard to raise in zoos, and they're listed as 'near threatened'.  They are hunted for its fur in relatively large numbers in China, Mongolia, and Russia, although international trade in manul pelts has largely ceased since the late 1980s, and Mongolia is the only place where it's still legal to kill them.

The manul is also called Pallas's cat, after a naturalist who wrote about them.  Its scientific name is Otocolobus manul :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas's_cat

I got this picture from a great list of wild cats:

http://www.the-open-mind.com/26-gorgeous-cats-that-are-disappearing-from-the-wild/

Check out the species you may not know: the fishing cat, the Borneo bay cat, the flat headed cat, the Iberian lynx, and the margay!

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Read SPSS files in python and never install SPSS ever again (use python and R instead).
See also. The savReaderWriter program uses the SPSS I/O module (.so, .dll, .dylib, depending on your Operating System). Users of the SPSS I/O module should read the International License Agreement before using the SPSS I/O module. By downloading, installing, copying, accessing, or otherwise ...
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    Brusio Spiral Viaduct in Switzerland By Kaushik Wednesday

The Brusio spiral viaduct is a single track nine-arched stone spiral railway viaduct located in Brusio, in the Canton of Graubünden, 
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Our +Google Deutschland team has been pulling live +Google search trends all day as the results come in from Germany's federal election. 

One of the breakout trends was the spike in search interest around a new party entering the political scene  - the AfD (an Alternative for Germany).

We compared their search volume to the FDP (Free Democratic Party) who experienced a similar bump in search queries in the 2009 election.

Take a look!

Interested in more trend insights? Head over to +Google Deutschland's  page for live coverage. 
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Have a working product all along the way
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If you have a Mac, you can now stay up-to-date with the latest topics people are searching for on Google with the new Google Trends screensaver: http://g.co/trendsviz. Warning: You may find yourself putting your computer to sleep just to see what’s trending.

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To celebrate #Thanksgiving  , this week's #Nightpod   image features the West coast US city of San Francisco. Nightpod is an ESA developed camera that allows the ISS crewmembers to take sharper photographs of nighttime cities.

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This video is the third in a sequence - Part 1 explains the launch sequence The Soyuz launch sequence explained. Part 2 will be produced later and covers rendezvous and docking.
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Google launches Constitute, a platform to compare the world's constitutions
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Here I post mostly things that caught my interest on the internet.
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  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
    Architecture, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Law, 2008 - 2010
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Doctoral-assistant at +EPFL
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  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
    Doctoral-assistant, 2011 - present
  • LRS Architectes
    Architecte, 2011 - 2011
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture
    Intern, 2007 - 2008
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Rennes - Rotterdam - Caen - Lausanne - Barcelona - Berlin
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A great place to get some work done in downtown San Francisco. You actually have to pay 2$/hr to stay here, but as a result there is no pressure to order something. Wifi is fast and reliable, people are calm. There's a free quarter by the entrance and a terrace where you can also camp with your laptop.
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Really cool terrasse on a parklet. Good coffee and toasts (peanut butter and honey mmm).
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All they do is stand behind you while you order from the website. Utterly useless. Save yourself some time and go the website directly.
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The hotel is actually decent, but Internet is censored, which is unacceptable.
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Great and large terrace in Lausanne when the weather is nice. When it's not, you really have to enjoy soccer and rugby.
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