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Aug 28, 2013

World

Albert Einstein on racism and segregation

There is a separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.

Albert Einstein, in May 1946, during a speech at the campus of Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University.

Read more here.




Aug 22, 2013

World

Syria chemical attack
More than 100,000 people are believed to have been killed during the 28-months of conflict Syria. But let's investigate, again...

France’s position is that there must be a reaction, a reaction that could take the form of a reaction with force…

…if Syria is proved to have used chemical weapons against civilians.

France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius,
on French BFM TV channel.




Aug 12, 2013

Tech

Hyperloop
High-speed, near-supersonic transport system.

The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart. Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper.

Elon Musk.
Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, PayPal…
More on Musk’s Blog.




Aug 4, 2013

Music

Hip-hop can’t stop, won’t stop in Burma
In Myanmar, hip-hop culture has already taken hold

Things move slow. And the country is still pretty conservative. But now people are really open to new things, showing different stuff that would be normal in America

21-year-old rappers Ash and X-Box explain the challenges that came with creating hip-hop culture in a military dictatorship.

Read article on GlobalPost.




Jul 20, 2013

Music

Jazz musician Carline Ray dies at 88
Ray was a Jazz guitarist and activist who championed for better recognition of women in jazz...

I would rather be taken seriously as a musician, and the fact that I’m female — I just happen to be female, that’s all.




Jul 20, 2013

World

Tackle tax evasion to fuel Africa’s development
The continent loses more in illicit financial outflows than it receives in international aid...

Put an end to the secret, murky and exploitative deals that have robbed Africans of the gains of their natural resource wealth.

As G20 finance ministers meet in Moscow, Kofi Annan urges their governments to seize the current opportunity to stop illicit tax practices. Source: The Elders




Jul 19, 2013

Science

Neutrino ‘flavour’ flip confirmed
This might help explain the matter-antimatter conundrum!

The fact that we have matter in the Universe means there have to be laws of physics that aren’t in our Standard Model, and neutrinos are one place they might be.

Prof Dave Wark, of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Oxford University. Source: BBC




Mar 22, 2013

Books

Henry Miller on the Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Life

“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can’t grasp it.”

Maria Popova, @brainpicker.
Full article here.







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