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October 19 2017

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May 18 2017

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March 03 2017

"Racism should never have happened and so you don't get a cookie for reducing it." -- Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

February 18 2017

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July 10 2015

Pioneering Women of Physics
(by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
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At just fifteen years old, Vancouver high school student Nicole Ticea developed an early-stage HIV test that’s as easy to use as an over-the-counter pregnancy test. Unlike current rapid response tests which rely on testing antibodies, Ticea utilized a technique known as isothermic nucleic acid amplification, making it possible to detect the virus as early as one week after infection. The disposable device does not rely on electricity, provides results in under one hour and should cost less than $5.00 to produce.

“Nicole’s work really made me realize what a big difference a fast easy-to-administer test for early stage HIV infection could make in prolonging, if not saving, thousands of lives in developing countries,” said Gursev Anmole, the graduate student mentor who assisted Nicole on her research at Simon Fraser University.

Ticea was recently awarded the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award for her groundbreaking work. After starting her own company, she received a $100,000 grant to continue developing this technology in the hopes of bringing it to low-income communities in need.

This is amazing!

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Die Wissenschaftler reicherten dazu sphärische Moleküle aus Kohlenstoffatomen (Fullerene) mit Rubidium-Atomen an. Dabei wurden die Rubidium-Atome so manipuliert, dass sich der Aggregatzustand der Substanz änderte.
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A new report from Malala Fund shows that funding 12 years of education for every child IS possible -->

8 days of military spending = Just $39 billion. World leaders, choose #booksnotbullets.
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Did you get a chance to see anyone with a tattoo like this?

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If you didn’t, maybe you just didn’t pay close attention. Because they’re popping up…

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Literally everywhere

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You heard us, the semicolon, this small tattoo gained popularity in recent years, but unlike other random or mysterious trends that pop up, this one has a serious meaning behind it

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This tattoo represents mental health struggles and the importance of suicide prevention

The Semicolon project was created from a social media movement in 2013, they are described as a ” movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. Project Semicolon exists to encourage love and inspire”

OK, that cool. But why a semicolon?

” A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life. ”

Originally this was only one day where people were encouraged to draw a semicolon on their bodies and photograph it, but it grew from there and became much bigger and permanent. Today, people from all over the world are tattooing this mark as a reminder of their struggle, victory, and survival.

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The Semicolon Tattoo Project which is an organization that was inspired by the semicolon movement is trying to reduce the stigma around mental illness. In 2012 over 43 million Americans dealt with a mental illness. It’s really not that uncommon yet because of the stigma around it many people don’t talk about it and that’s the barrier to getting help.

” The tattoo is a conversation starter ” Jenn from the project explains, ” People ask what it is and we get to tell them the purpose. I think if you see someone’s tattoo that you’re interested in, that’s fair game to start a conversation with someone you don’t know, it provides a great opportunity to talk. Tattoos are interesting, marks we put on our bodies that are important to us ”

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Last year The Semicolon Tattoo Project held an event with several tattoo shops where people could get the semicolon tattoo for a flat fee. That money was a fundraiser for the crisis center and over 400 people did the semicolon tattoo in one day.

So next time you see this small punctuation tattoo, remember this story, and have a clue :)

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Die fünf führenden Schwellenländer haben auf dem siebten Gipfel der Brics-Allianz in der südwestrussischen Industriemetropole Ufa historische Vereinbarungen geschlossen, um der Weltwirtschaftskrise entgegenzutreten. Zugleich wandten sich Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China und Südafrika in erstaunlich klaren Worten gegen die neoliberale Ordnung, die von den industriellen Zentren, vor allem der Europäischen Union und den USA, verteidigt wird.

Eine neue Entwicklungsbank der Brics-Staaten mit einem Startkapital von 100 Milliarden US-Dollar soll den wirtschaftlichen Aufstieg der Mitgliedsländer und der Staaten des Südens generell absichern. Die Brics-Mitglieder wollen sich zudem unabhängiger von den bislang dominierenden Finanzinstitutionen wie der Weltbank und dem Internationalen Währungsfonds machen. Explizit verwiesen Vertreter der in Ufa anwesenden Staaten und Medien des Südens in diesem Zusammenhang auf die restriktive Politik der Troika gegenüber Griechenland.

Die Brics-Staaten repräsentieren knapp ein Fünftel der weltweiten Wirtschaftsleistung und 40 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung. Zum Vergleich: In den G-7-Staaten leben elf Prozent der Weltbevölkerung bei einem Anteil an der globalen Ökonomie von derzeit 33 Prozent. Dennoch spielt der Gipfel in Ufa in hiesigen Medien kaum eine Rolle.

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July 09 2015


Michael Nevradakis: In your book, you write about how you were, for many years, a so-called "economic hit man." Who are these economic hit men, and what do they do?

John Perkins: Essentially, my job was to identify countries that had resources that our corporations want, and that could be things like oil - or it could be markets - it could be transportation systems. There're so many different things. Once we identified these countries, we arranged huge loans to them, but the money would never actually go to the countries; instead it would go to our own corporations to build infrastructure projects in those countries, things like power plants and highways that benefitted a few wealthy people as well as our own corporations, but not the majority of people who couldn't afford to buy into these things, and yet they were left holding a huge debt, very much like what Greece has today, a phenomenal debt. And once [they were] bound by that debt, we would go back, usually in the form of the IMF - and in the case of Greece today, it's the IMF and the EU [European Union] - and make tremendous demands on the country: increase taxes, cut back on spending, sell public sector utilities to private companies, things like power companies and water systems, transportation systems, privatize those, and basically become a slave to us, to the corporations, to the IMF, in your case to the EU, and basically, organizations like the World Bank, the IMF, the EU, are tools of the big corporations, what I call the "corporatocracy."

An Economic Hit Man Speaks Out: John Perkins on How Greece Has Fallen Victim to "Economic Hit Men"
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