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The week in news #158 – 2019APR29 … 2019MAY05

For this 158th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: elections in Spain and Indonesia, 200,000 kinds of ocean viruses discovered, graphene batteries, Nike’s new marathon shoe, etc.

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

  • Monday, 2019.Apr.29:
    • Scientists discover nearly 200,000 kinds of ocean viruses [QuantaMagazine]
    • Apple cracks down on apps fighting iPhone addiction [New York Times]
    • Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential [EurekAlert!]
    • Brazillian model Thales Soares colapses and dies on the runaway [CNN]
    • Socialists top Spanish vote without majority as far-right advances [CBC]
    • Morreu José de Almeida Fernandes, pioneiro ambientalista [Observador]
    • Mais de 270 funcionários eleitorais indonésios morrem de fadiga [Expresso]
    • 5 mind hacks you need before starting a business [Entrepreneur]
    • The complementarity of multiple loves [Brain Pickings]
    • The real cost of a company’s perks and benefits [Fast Company]
    • The extraordinary presence of Frida Kahlo [The New Yorker]
    • The science behind Nike’s new marathon shoe [Wired]
  • Tuesday, 2019.Apr.30:
    • Emperor Akihito becomes the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in 200 years [Japan Times] [New York Times]
    • Trump is sueing Deutsche Bank to stop them from complying to House subpoena [New York Times] [CNN]
    • Borowitz Report: Americans beg Trump for secret to staying so young and vibrant [The New Yorker]
    • Hatred ‘a threat to everyone’, declares Guterres calling to end xenophobia [United Nations]
    • What is this potato that PepsiCo is obsessing with in India [Quartz]
    • Mastercard and Visa agree to cut overseas card fees [BBC]
    • The Solar Singularity: 2019 Update (Part 1) [GreenTech Media]
    • Winter is coming to destroy Pluto’s atmosphere by 2030 [CNN]
    • Spotify reaches 100 million paying subscribers worldwide [The Guardian]
    • Avengers: Endgame breaks global box-office record in opening weekend [The Guardian] [CNBC]
    • You are probably using locking tuners the wrong way [Guitar World]
Emperor Akihito of Japan with Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito (2016)

Emperor Akihito of Japan with Empress Michiko and Crown Prince Naruhito (2016)

  • Wednesday, 2019.May.01:
    • Emperor Naruhito accedes to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan [BBC]
    • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is sentenced to 50 weeks in prison [NPR]
    • UK Parliament declares ‘climate emergency’ [CNN]
  • Thursday, 2019.May.02:
    • Cyclone Fani: 800000 Indians shelter from powerful storm [BBC]
  • Friday, 2019.May.03:
    • California renews bid to get presidential candidates’ taxes information [API]
    • Sem ter muito trabalho, que isso cansa, dá para ajudar o ambiente? [Público – P3]
  • Sunday, 2019.May.05:
    • 41 killed after Sukhoi Superjet 100 suffers an inflight fire, after an emergency crash landing [BBC]
    • Venezuela crisis: Guaidó ‘considering asking US for military intervention’ [BBC]
    • I Liga: Belenenses 1-8 Sporting [Observador] [YouTube]
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