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The week in news #75 – 2017SEP25 … 2017OCT01

For this 75th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: CRISPR gene-editing, 4th Industrual Revolution, NFL players taking the knee in protest, Hugh Heffner dies at 91, local elections in Portugal, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2017.Sep.25:
    • CRISPR gene-editing could result in more sucessful birth rates [Engadget]
    • 7 ways the 4th Industrial Revolution can help the planet [World Economic Forum]
    • Hackers broke into the US Securities and Echange Comission a year ago [Wired]
    • Portable projector by Canon can project 84-inch area [Digital Trends]
    • The business of Artificial Intelligence [Harvard Business Review]
    • The unnafordable urban paradise [MIT Technology Review]
    • 5 ways of being more influential at work [Inc.com]
    • Sete em cada dez imóveis dos bancos não são casas [Jornal de Negócios]
    • Decrepit grain silo becomes mind-blowing museum [Wired]
    • Angela Merkel wins German election for the 4th time [BBC]
    • What happened to Myanmar’s human-rights icon? [The New Yorker]
    • Borowitz Report: Trump invites Russia national team to the White House [The New Yorker]
    • Trump withdraws Stephen Curry’s non-existent White House invitation [Spin]
    • NFL players and coaches protest respond to President Trump with protest [Bleacher Report]
    • Michael Jordan defends players’ right to protest [Bleacher Report]
    • Dwayne Wade agrees to buyout after 1 year with the Chicago Bulls [Bleacher Report]
    • A defiant Pharell takes two knees in his last concert [Huffington Post]
    • Dweezil Zappa will not take part in the Hologram Tour [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Charles Bradley dies at 67 [Spin] [Pop Matters]
  • Tuesday, 2017.Sep.26:
    • North Korea crisis: Washington denies ‘war declared’ [BBC]
    • Angola’s new president, João Lourenço, is sworn-in [Africa News]
    • Measuring artificial intelligence: the Turing Test [BBVA OpenMind]
    • Bill Gates goes Android, still won’t use na iPhone [C-net]
    • Intel moves into neuromorphic computing with ‘Loihi’ chip [Tom’s Hardware]
    • The cure of obesity is processed food: when the poison is the antidote [Actualize]
    • Evaporation engines can produce more power than coal [MIT Technology Review]
    • WWII submarine found off the coast of Belgium [National Geographic]
    • Oklahoma-born priest beatified [New York Times]
    • Reflections of a 50-year-old teacher [Huffington Post]
    • The 3 components of a brilliant marketing plan [Inc.com]
    • Breathtaking landscape photos by Daniel Ernst [Fubiz]
    • Dallas Cowboys players and owner kneel during national anthem [Bleacher Report] [BBC]
  • Thursday, 2017.Sep.28:
    • 106 non-US companies valued at $100bn or more [Pulse]
    • Hugh Heffner, founder of Playboy, dies at 91 [BBC] [CNN] [Observador] [DN]
    • Remembering Hugh Heffner, the civil rights activist [Quartz] [Us Magazine]
    • Japan is planning to launch cryptocurrency J-coin [MIT Technology Review]
    • Scientists record a fourth set of gravitational waves [Engadget]
    • Robert Herjavec breaks down how to perfect your cybersecurity strategy [Impacting Your Future]
    • Never tweet, Mr. President! [FiveThirtyEight]
    • Patrick Leddin: “I’m sick of millennials!” [Pulse]
    • Five daily habits to future-proof your brain [Fast Company]
    • Can an app really teach you how to sing? [MIT Technology Review]
    • Why does Google (advertising) looks different in Europe? [The Economist Explains]
    • Melinda Gates: “We’re sending our daughters into a workplace designed for our dads!” [Pulse]
    • Cadillac Super Cruise is a step towards autonomy [Wards Auto]
    • Islandeses pintam passadeira em 3D para reduzir velocidade urbana [Observador]
    • Volvo prepara-se para lançar novo conceito de ‘propriedade automóvel’ [Motor 24]
    • Origin of the human species: a chromosome fusion? [BBVA OpenMind]
Hugh Heffner, founder of Playboy, dies at 91

Hugh Heffner, founder of Playboy, dies at 91

  • Friday, 2017.Sep.29:
    • Who are the real targets of Bogota’s crackdown on crime? [The Conversation]
    • The Borowitz Report: Bethy DeVos says she did the Math and will save Krillion [The New Yorker]
    • Elon Musk proposes to use Space X’s ‘BFR’ to travel around the world [Engadget] [The Verge]
    • Elon Musk shows plan for Mars travel and colonisation [Mashable] [Engadget]
    • Dyson is spending over $3bn to build an electric car [Brand Channel]
    • Colonialism: have we forgotten the starvation, plundering, and brutality? [Quartz]
    • IoT hub with X.509 authentication [Code Project]
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