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Here is the book on China I mentioned earlier, an excellent book for anyone interested in understanding today's China. It is mostly told through the stories of individuals from many facets of president day China:

Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China, by Evan Osnos

Evan Osnos also has a long article in the current New Yorker on the rise of its president Xi Jinping.
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Banking, logistics, surgery, and medical recordkeeping are just a few of the occupations that have already been given over to machines. Manufacturing, which has long been hospitable to mechanization and automation, is becoming more so as the cost of industrial robots drops, especially in relation to the cost of human labor. Algorithms are writing most corporate reports, analyzing intelligence data for the NSA and CIA, reading mammograms, grading ...
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Here are a couple of links to videos by Robert Sapolski on biological behavior. An interesting lecture on what evolution has to say about religion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3u3OPKD7uo&list=PLqQo4YQkZVAEo1-jyqutV8YoP8LPx6SFi&index=33

And if you're interested in toxoplasmosis (cat parasite) he has a most interesting interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3u3OPKD7uo&list=PLqQo4YQkZVAEo1-jyqutV8YoP8LPx6SFi&index=33
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Excellent interview with Stephen Colbert about how he does his show. It's all straight; how he gets into his character etc. Worth listening to.

https://soundcloud.com/slateradio/working-stephen-colbert
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Looks like this is going to be fun (as well as important). Watch the trailer.
Watch "Leaked: The Internet Must Go" August 10th, 2014 @ 7:30PM EDT
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definitely looks entertaining!
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For those of you who are following the Snowden story. this is a must see Snowden interview

http://qz.com/343853/new-york-times-columnist-david-carr-has-died-here-is-his-last-interview-with-edward-snowden/
He talked with interviewed whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras just before his death.
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Vinyl fans check this out.

http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/how-to-clean-your-vinyl-records-with-wood-glue.html

and follow the link at the end.
During the golden age of vinyl, Ronco sold vacuums to keep your records clean. But there was always a cheaper DIY hack — a hack demonstrated in a video created by a Youtuber who simply goes by “ghettofunk13.” Just pour some wood glue on your record, spread it around carefully as the turntable ...
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