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This is an interesting article showing a glimpse into the cyber security issue that the US is facing right now.

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is one the major astrophysicist of our times. His enthusiasm, reflected in this video, is an example for many in science. Take a look at it for yourself. If 15min passed by without you noticing, then you are certainly going to want to watch the Series "Cosmos" here...
http://www.cosmosontv.com/
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Are you unemployed? Then move to Japan... or maybe not?
Japan is a developed country with a strict culture that is suffering from a labor shortage. Boosting immigration is only a short term fix. The real challenge might be more on improving the fertility rate.
 
Japan imports 50,000 workers annually. 

That number needs to rise to 200,000 if the 2020 Olympics are to be completed on time.
At a construction site in the Japanese city of Kawagoe, worker Fan Xiuyu says he’s too busy to miss the wife and six-year-old child he left behind in China.
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Diversity is one of the key indicators for a sustainable economic environment. Over fishing or over hunting hurt not just the biodiversity that is essential for the stability of our ecosystem but also the people that rely on those resources to make a living ... or to just live!
 
Thursday is the International Day for Biological Diversity, with the theme of "Island Diversity".

"For some 600 million island-dwellers biodiversity is integral to their subsistence, income, well-being and cultural identity", said Ban Ki-moon.

Learn more about the Day: http://bit.ly/kbGWWZ
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True story.
 
Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. #Programming #Quote
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Real impact on real issues.
 
How much of our earth is protected? Check out @WorldBankData: http://wdi.worldbank.org/table/3.4 #EarthDay #WDI2014 | http://ow.ly/i/5jxop
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In case you didn't know already, DC is known for its museums!
 
This chart shows the most popular museums and galleries in the world http://econ.st/1ilxNuy 
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Vladimir Putin is looking for an ally the US can't say no to. With the recent allegations on cyberspying, there is no doubt China will be making important geopolitical moves to assert its power around the globe.
 
As Vladimir Putin pivots eastward, should America be worried? On May 21st, after a nail-biting session of late-night brinkmanship, China and Russia signed an enormous gas deal worth, at a guess, around $400 billion. That an agreement should come now, after a decade of haggling, is no accident http://econ.st/1kscuvg 
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I read somewhere a story about space junk orbiting over our heads (thanks +NASA) and plastic junk in the Pacific Ocean (thanks +VICE) and it made me wonder how much waste I create on a daily basis when I go to work and how I could possibly avoid it. Here are my 5 actions:
* bring your own fork, spoon and knife to work and instead of getting those plastic ones at lunch, use yours and then wash them;
* never request a bag again: think about everytime you had to ask for one, didn't you have to because you couldn't plan ahead of time to bring your own?
* use cloth napkins! Paper napkins are harder to recycle or reuse;
* plastic bottles are a huge no no, they are pointless given you don't have any disease;
* finally, everytime you are about to use something that is provided to you for free (eg napkins or plastic cups) ask yourself if you can just wait another minute to use something more environmentally friendly.
I hope more people take a second to realize that. 
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Glad I read this article. It gives a good overview of the geopolitical mess we are in this year. On the " lion has turned into a pussycat" comment, I don't believe so. You are the superpower so you pick your fights but again this all depends on the nature of "important american assets" abroad.
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Bye bye US, Hello China.
 
Our chart shows that China will become the world's largest economy by the end of the year http://econ.st/1rOKHHf 
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This week's KAL's cartoon http://econ.st/1hOi0aC
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Went the on Sat early afternoon for "brunch". I had the daily specials meatloaf and country fried steak. Amazing! Especially the gravy. A must try! Service was quick, it wasnt crowded tho.
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I went there with my mum right after we got off the megabus. It was a very nice small place with great food. We ordered their 'bento box' and it was delicious. The (great) reviews were right. Don't let yourself tricked by the "not so tourist-clean" street on which it lies. Definitely something to try.
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