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It's estimated value is impressive but what would make it economically feasible? If it were harvested and brought back to Earth, it might just collapse the Spot Platinum market.
 
An asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth on Sunday (July 19). Asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million kilometers), researchers said.
An asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth on Sunday (July 19). Asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million kilometers), researchers said.
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Book: The Imperial Messenger Thomas Friedman at Work by Belén Fernández
"The Imperial Messenger reveals the true value of this media darling, a risible writer whose success tells us much about the failures of contemporary journalism. Belén Fernández dissects the Friedman corpus with wit and journalistic savvy to expose newsroom practices that favor macho rhetoric over serious inquiry, a pacified readership over an empowered one, and reductionist analysis over integrity.

The Imperial Messenger is polemic at its best, relentless in its attack on this apologist for American empire and passionate in its commitment to justice."
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A “significant number” of financial companies are facing an antitrust investigation by the UK’s markets watchdog, in its first test of broad new powers. The Financial Conduct Authority has opened inquiries into several cases of suspected anti-competi
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Morrissey often uses his True To You website to write about cases of what he considers to be societal injustice, as he did in the recent post blasting the killer of Cecil the lion. But as Pitchfork points out, Morrissey's latest post for the site details a much more personal violation. Morrissey writes that, as he was flying from San Francisco to London earlier this week, a San Francisco security official groped his junk. Morrissey also writes th...
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Hillary Clinton released her big climate plan, but here's what she won't talk about.
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Lord Sewel, the peer who has found himself in the middle of a sex and drugs scandal, has refused to quit his position in the House of Lords while he is investigated by police. The crossbench peer was on Monday resisting pressure to stand down after
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Towards a common neural visual system

From the article: "Detailed studies at the circuit level revealed that, in both systems, (i) motion information is extracted from primary visual information in parallel ON and OFF pathways; (ii) in each pathway, the process of elementary motion detection involves the correlation of signals with different temporal dynamics; and (iii) primary motion information from both pathways converges at the next synapse, resulting in four groups of ON-OFF neurons, selective for the four cardinal directions. Given that the last common ancestor of insects and mammals lived about 550 million years ago, this general strategy seems to be a robust solution for how to compute the direction of visual motion with neural hardware."

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v18/n8/full/nn.4050.html
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Banks must “adapt or die” in the digital world to meet the surging demand for mobile banking with the number of mobile customers set to jump to more than a quarter of the world’s population, a new study has warned. Mobile banking usage is expected
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We're spending countless taxpayer and private dollars to connect the disconnected.
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I had boar sausage, bolognese, and chops (braciola di cinghiale) in #Abruzzo  

My local enoteca has an excellent inventory of Italian wines, if they don't have any of these wines I bet they can source them for me.
 
Umbria, Montefalco & Sagrantino: Wine Rising From The Shadows
Montefalco is referred to as the "balcony of Umbria." Does that mean Sagrantino is beautiful Juliet, poised on that balcony, and that lovers of this grape are Romeo? It begins with the compelling food of Umbria , a cuisine of the earth that beckons to you. ...
Montefalco is referred to as the "balcony of Umbria." Does that mean Sagrantino is beautiful Juliet, poised on that balcony, and that lovers of this grape are Romeo? It begins with the compelling food of Umbria, a cuisine of ...
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The word "fascist" has been abused by the left over the years. But a look at Trump's rhetoric shows scary parallels
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