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The week in news #104 – 2018APR16 … 2018APR22

For this 104th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: sea turtles use Earth’s magnetic field for navigation, the meaning of “2001: A Space Odissey”, Facebook as a ‘behaviour modification empire’, 70 years of the Porsche 356, SpaceX ‘helps’ NASA, etc.

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

  • Monday, 2018.Apr.16:
    • Ex-FBI chief James Comey says ‘Donald Trump is morally unfit to be president’ [BBC]
    • ‘Suicide machine’ unveilled by euthanasia advocate [C-net]
    • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium take ultra low light pictures [Engadget]
    • AI has a gender problem. Here’s what to do about it [World Economic Forum]
    • Mark Zuckerberg answered 600 question; you should answer these 12 [Inc.]
    • “2001: A Space Odissey”: what it means, how it was made [The New Yorker]
    • Heart and Alice In Chains pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Rock Hall of Fame 2018 [Spin]
    • Bom Jovi perform with Richie Sambora at the Rock Hall of Fame 2018 [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Sea turtles use magnetic field to return to the beach where they were born [New York Times]
    • Premier League: when will Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool stop scoring? [BBC]
  • Tuesday, 2018.Apr.17:
    • Facebook and Google are ‘behaviour modification empires’ [Business Insider]
    • How the Russian ads and groups targetted and divided the US voters [Wired]
    • Your devices will give the next Cambridge Analytica even more power [MIT Technology Review]
    • How much would you pay for your Facebook account? [Quartz]
    • Syria chemical attack: investigators allowed to visit site [BBC]
    • Borowitz Report: Melania says her book is meaner than Comey’s [The New Yorker]
    • After Parkland, schools grapple with threats [NPR]
    • Scientists create enzymes that eat plastic bottles [C-net]
    • Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer [Engadget]
    • Intel is offloading virus scan to the GPU to improve performance [The Verve]
    • Zipline launches the world’s fastest delivery drone [MIT Technology Review]
    • The future of work is imagination, creativity and strategy [Harvard Business Review]
    • Cientistas do Técnico envolvidos na resolução do mistério dos Raios-X em cometas [IST]
    • Improving machine/human relationship [Nilly Essaides @ Pulse]
    • Never sell yourself in a job interview. Do this instead. [Forbes]
    • [July.2010] TED: Where good ideas come from? [TED]
    • Porsche celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 356 [brand channel]
    • A caderneta da Caixa já é digital e grátis [ECO]
70 years of the Porsche 356, April 2018

70 years of the Porsche 356, April 2018

  • Wednesday, 2018.Apr.18:
    • Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President and mother of the 43rd, died [New York Times] [NPR]
    • Is Facebook a monopoly? [The Motley Fool]
    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence trends for 2018 [Dataversity]
    • Airstream new baby trailer is less pretty, more practical [Wired] [Bloomberg]
    • Netflix is crushing it again – 5 metrics to learn [The Motley Fool]
    • Striking underwater pictures [Fubiz]
    • 10 of Hollywood’s most funny guitar moments [Guitar World]
  • Thursday, 2018.Apr.19:
    • Following airstrikes, António Guterres warns against escalation over Syria [UN]
    • Two Pulitzer-winners reveal what it’s like to photograph the Rohingya crisis [Quartz]
    • Science Based Targets initiatives target 100 new places [Science Based Targets]
    • SpaceX just sent TESS (NASA’s new planet finder) into space [C-net]
    • What adult learners really need (it’s not only job skills) [NPR]
    • Biggest transparent installation at Coachella [Fubiz]
    • Joe Perry says Aerosmith are planning a 50th Anniversary tour [Ultimate Classic Rock]
Transparent installation at Coachella (USA), April 2018

Transparent installation at Coachella (USA), April 2018

  • Friday, 2018.Apr.20:
    • Iraqi warplanes attack and destroy ISIS bases in Syria [Reuters]
    • North and South Korea are planning a total denuclearisation [The Guardian]
    • Miguel Diaz-Canel is the new president of Cuba [WTKR] [Independent] [USA Today]
    • King Mswati III of Swaziland renames it ‘the kingdom of eSwatini’ on its 50th anniversary [BBC]
    • India priest carries ‘untouchable’ into temple to pray together [BBC]
    • UK goes 55 hours without coal power, breaks historical record [C-net]
    • Illustrations show how couples behave around each other [Design Taxi]
    • Jeff Dean: meet Google’s new Artificial Intelligence boss [Wired]
    • Privacy, ethics, and regulation in the new world of artificial intelligence [Government Technology]
    • How wise are you? Is there such a test? [TED Ideas]
    • Are you real? Or just authentic? [David Sable @ Pulse]
    • Tackling the big blue gap – global climate change ambitions [Virgin]
    • As shared scooters ‘invade’, cities must decide which vehicles belong where [Wired]
    • 3-D human ‘mini-brains’ help understand genetic and brain illnesses [Science Daily]
    • Submarine breaks into the streets of Milan in a brilliant publicity stunt [Bored Panda]
    • In-N-Out sues tiny Australian burger chain and they welcome it brilliantly [Inc.]
    • Lacoste adopts temporary logos to help endagered species [CNN]
    • Prince’s original recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U” is released [Guitar World]
    • Lance Armstrong settles government $100m lawsuit for $5m [BBC]
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