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The week in news #159 – 2019MAY06 … 2019MAY12

For this 159th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: Russia will control its Internet, graphene as an almost ‘magic’ material, Recep Erdogan refuses to lose Istambul mayorship control, Meghan Markle gives birth to a boy, Liverpool beats Barcelona 4-0 and qualifies for Champions final, 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.May.06:
    • US sends aircraft carrier and bomber task force to ‘warn Iran’ [BBC]
    • Stocks slump as Trump’s threat of new tariffs scares investors [New York Times]
    • With a Simple Twist, graphene becomes a ‘magic’ material in Physics [Quanta Magazine]
    • Putin will put Russia behind an Internet curtain [Wired]
    • The CIA sets up shop on Tor, the anonymous Internet [Wired]
    • France is banning electric scooters from its pavements and sidewalks [France 24]
    • Ikea is developping a meatless meatball [CNN]
  • Tuesday, 2019.May.07:
    • Three simple habits to improve your critial thinking [Harvard Business Review]
    • How to teach kids to be independente thinkers [Wired]
    • Solários devem ser encerrados, defende a Associação Portuguesa do Cancro Cutâneo [Público]
    • Turkey orders new election for Istanbul Mayor, after Erdogan’s candidate defeat [New York Times]
    • Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail [Reuters]
    • Microsoft will ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10 [The Verge]
    • Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to a boy [New York Times]
    • Niagara Falls’ iconic Maid of the Mist tourist boats to go electric [Digital Trends]
    • Coca-Cola rolls out posh ‘Signature Mixers’ to jazz up boozy weekends [Design Taxi]
    • Queen is now richer than the Queen of England [Ultimate Classic Rock]
Champions League 2018-19: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (2019.May.07)

Champions League 2018-19: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (2019.May.07)

  • Wednesday, 2019.May.08:
    • Tax documents show Trump businesses lost more than $1 billion in a decade [CNN]
    • Iran says it will stop complying with some parts of Nuclear Deal [New York Times]
    • Colorado shooting: Teenager killed in High School attack [BBC]
    • Germany is opening its first electric highway for trucks [CNN]
    • Fantastic curved cabin into Nature [Fubiz]
    • After Adobe’s price hike scare, artista compiles list of free and cheaper options [Design Taxi]
    • 9 Quotes on success and failure from J.K. Rowling [Entrepreneur]
    • Snippets of 3 unreleased David Bowie demos from the ’60s [Spin]
    • Leicester City: Ricardo Pereira recebe dois prémios de Melhor do Ano [MaisFutebol]
    • The best player in the world and a 3-0 deficit couldn’t stop Liverpool [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Thursday, 2019.May.09:
    • 143 flights cancelled at Frankfurt Airport due to drone sighting [The Local]
    • Volkswagen’s E-Car exceeds expectations with more than 10000 pre-orders [Bloomberg]
    • The best ‘green salad’ in the world [New York Times]
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