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The week in news #96 – 2018FEB19 … 2018FEB25

For this 96th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: global warming in 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa elected South Africa’s president after Jacob Zuma’s resignation, Ethiopian PM resigns which leads country into state of emergency, Richter 7.2 earthquake in Mexico, Trump suggest teachers should carry guns, etc.

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

  • Monday, 2017.Feb.19:
    • 2017: the year Global Warming began to spin out of control [MIT Technology Review]
    • To stop climate change, educate girls and give them birth control [Wired]
    • America is under attack and the President doesn’t care [The Atlantic]
    • Religious leaders are fed up with politics’ thoughts and prayers [Huffington Post]
    • Latvian bank boss detained amidst corruption allegations [BBC]
    • Magnitude 7.2 earthquake in southeastern Mexico [CNN] [USGS]
    • China’s ever evolving militar tech [Quartz]
    • Cyril Ramaphosa elected South Africa’s president, after Jacob Zuma’s resignation [PBS]
    • Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn in surprise resignation [BBC]
    • Ethiopia declares national state of emergency [BBC]
    • Reverse mentoring helps managers and their employees [Quartz]
    • Blockchain technology is here to stay [Robert Herjavec]
    • Waze vs Google Maps: which app should you use? [Digital Trends]
    • Hyperloop promise in India: 150 Km in 25 minutes [Quartz]
    • 5 tips to create a company culture where woman thrive [Inc.]
    • Plagiarism case against Taylor Swift is dismissed by court [Spin]
    • Colorful pictures of Milan [Fubiz]
    • Curling medalist subject of anti-doping case [BBC]
  • Tuesday, 2017.Feb.20:
    • Mozambique rubish dump collapse kills at least 17 [BBC]
    • Respect first, then gun control [New York Times]
    • Cyclone Gyta: Christchurch declares state of emergency [BBC]
    • Portugueses confiam mais em patrões do que sindicatos [Jornal de Negócios]
    • António Guterres, o político mais amado de sempre em democracia [Expresso]
    • António Guterres: “Esta escola teve enorme influência em como vejo o mundo!” [IST]
    • Facebook executive apologizes to his company – and Robert Mueller [Wired]
    • Tim Denning – Embrace the Suck [Medium]
    • “The Adventure Photography Workshop”, by Alex Strohl [Fubiz]
    • Youtuber explains mechanics behind SpaceX launches [Digital Trends]
    • Samsung has the largest SSD drive, at 30 Tbyte [Engadget] [The Verge]
    • Swype is bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell [Engadget]
    • Rutger Hauer wasn’t a fan of Blade Runner 2049 [C-net]
    • U.S. Girls in a poem unlimited [Pitchfork]
    • Buffing photos of Tokyo [Fubiz]
  • Wednesday, 2017.Feb.21:
    • Brain of human ancestors evolved gradually during 3 million years [EurekAlert!]
    • Watch a human trying to fight-off that door-opening robot [Wired]
    • 3 ways reality is going to be mixed [Fast Company]
    • Artificial Intelligence has become ripe for misuse [Design Taxi]
    • Ancient tribes visited by Colombus are not extinct [National Geographic]
    • Blooming plant murals in the city [Fubiz]
    • Stunning Arctic Energy Positive Hotel [Fubiz]
    • Former tennis world’s no.1 Serena Williams says she almost died giving birth [BBC]
    • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – the greatest olympic ‘love story’ ever told? [BBC]
  • Thursday, 2017.Feb.22:
    • Teachers are educators, not security guards [New York Times] [CNN]
    • Corruption is still rife around the world [The Economist]
    • Designing for working memory [UX Planet]
    • Police officer dies in clashes before Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow [BBC]

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