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The week in news #195 – 2021MAY17 … 202MAY23

For this 195th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: studying laws of cause and effect, a 50-year friendship from a message in a bottle, a new Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany, the vanishing Palestine, a Mach-17 airplane, etc.

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

  • Monday, 2021.May.17:
    • [Jan.12] How Silicon Valley, in a show of monopolistic force, destroyed Parler [Glenn Greenwald]
    • [Feb.20] A 50-year pen pal friendship that began with a message in a bottle [CNN]
    • [Mar.16] Big Music needs to be broken up to save the industry [Wired]
    • [Mar.21] Quantum Mischief rewrites the Laws of Cause and Effect [Wired]
    • [May.4] Diretiva do Mercado Único Digital “tem de garantir aos artistas o pagamento pela utilização das suas obras” [GDA]
    • [May.11] The Aqueduct of Constantinople: the longest water channel of the ancient world [EurekAlert!]
    • Vanishing Palestine [Al Jazeera]
    • Lost Tapes of the ’27 Club’ [LTo27C]
Kentaro Miura

Kentaro Miura

  • Tuesday, 2021.May.18:
    • Oblique wave detonation engine may unlock Mach 17 aircraft [New Atlas] [PNAS]
    • Last year, more people in San Francisco died of overdoses than of COVID-19 [The Economist]
  • Wednesday, 2021.May.19:
    • New York’s Attorney General joins criminal inquiry into Trump Organization [New York Times]
      Ceuta: Europe ‘will not be intimidated’ on issue of migration, says EU [Euronews]
    • India’s holiest river Ganges is swollen with Covid victims [BBC]
    • This pregnancy test came back positive for the environment [Fast Co.]
    • 4 Ways to Manage Your Energy More Effectively [Harvard Business Review]
  • Thursday, 2021.May.20:
    • Biden permits a key Putin goal: a new Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany [Glenn Greenwald]
    • Ford unveils its electric F-150 with 300 miles of range and 563HP [Engadget]
    • How to spot a rationalization (are you honest with yourself?) [LifeMathMoney]
    • You’ll feel better if you go outside [The New Yorker]
    • Kentaro Miura, the creator of Berserk, has died aged 54 [C-net]
José Lopes, Director da EasyJet para Portugal

José Lopes, Director da EasyJet para Portugal

  • Friday, 2020.May.21:
    • EasyJet quer dois testes antigénio em vez de PCR para que voar não seja “luxo” [Ambitur]
    • The secret of happiness: Bronson Alcott on gardening and genius [Brain Pickings]
    • Apartamentos de luxo na Praça de Espanha colocados à venda [Jornal de Negócios]
    • 25 curators shaping the art world today [ARTnews]
    • Guitars signed by Metallica, Mark Tremonti, Joe Satriani go up for sale to raise funds for Jason Becker [Guitar World]
  • Sunday, 2020.May.23:
    • A new Math shortcut helps describe black hole collisions [Wired]
    • Italy wins Eurovision contest with rock song [EuroNews] [RTP] [YouTube]
    • The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side [YouTube]
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