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Hidden plastics: just when you thought it was safe to dunk a teabag

Five surprising objects that contain plastic – with toxic implications for the environment<p>Coffee cups<p>Last Tuesday, Waitrose announced plans to remove all disposable coffee cups from their stores by autumn of this year – customers will have to bring a reusable one of their own. Despite their …

Pollution

How floating solar panels are helping the Maldives ditch diesel fuel

Tropical islands might boast pure natural scenery, but their energy sources are often anything but pure. Many power-hungry resorts in the Maldives …

Renewable Energy

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been around for a while but are traded on fewer exchanges. There are also new cryptocurrencies being created on a regular basis; here are six such …

Blockchain

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018 | Inc.com

Want inspirational quotes? Each year for the past several years, I've gathered the best inspiring quotes, one for each of the coming 365 days. Here's our latest installment: the top inspirational quotes for 2018.<p>Monday January 1, 2018<p>"There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is …

Motivation

A 'Sex and the City' Writer Finally Explained Why Carrie Took the Ring From Charlotte

Any fan of "Sex and the City" knows Carrie Bradshaw lived a, shall we say, <i>unrealistic</i> lifestyle, especially for a woman who writes a single freelance newspaper column and lives in New York. She's got a closet full of designer clothes and $385 shoes, eats every meal in a restaurant, and is a fan of …

How Our App Gets You Speaking A Language In 3 Weeks

Turkish in a week? Romanian in an hour? We’ve made some pretty crazy claims when it comes to language learning. In our Turkish, French and Romanian …

Environmental Health

How to find China’s elusive consumption boom

As anyone who reads these pages knows, China’s growth has slowed and its economy is, little by little, rebalancing away from investment and towards …

China

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

By Jordyn Cormier<p>Cars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. …

Agriculture

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

Sustainability
United Kingdom

처칠이 꿈꾼 `하나의 유럽`…70년뒤 후손들은 `해체` 불붙여

<b>유로존 재정·그렉시트 위기 겹치며 유로화 신뢰 추락<br>난민·테러 무능력도 결정타…EU시스템 메스 불가피<br>28일 영국만 뺀 회원국 정상들 모여 EU개혁 논의예정</b><p>◆ 브렉시트 대충격 / 브렉시트 직격탄 맞은 'EU' ◆<p>"유럽 대륙이 평화·안전·자유 속에서 살 수 있도록 우리는 …

Americans think robots will take everyone's jobs except their own

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center released in March, that is the prevailing mentality shared by most working Americans.<p>While 65% of people agree that robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans in the next 50 years, a staggering 80% of people also think …

Pew Research Center

Easter Island statues could fall due to climate change, U.N. says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Higher waves caused by a warming planet are chipping away at platforms that have supported some of the famous statues on Easter Island for more than 500 years, according to a United Nations report on cultural heritage sites and climate change.<p>"Some Easter Island statues are at risk of being …

Climate Change

iPhone Maker Foxconn Has Replaced 60,000 Human Jobs with Robots

The biggest manufacturer of Apple (aapl) products is going to replace human workers with robots.<p>Foxconn (fxcny) has cut 60,000 jobs historically …

Foxconn

More North Korean Defections

Three North Koreans who worked at a restaurant in China have fled to a third country.<p>Three North Koreans who worked at a restaurant in China have defected and fled to a third country, the South Korean government said Monday, the second time this year North Korean foreign workers have fled.<p>About …

North Korea

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

新실크로드 화물열차 타고 차이나머니 이란을 접수하다 : 조선pub(조선펍)

천년고도인 중국 시안(西安)은 고대 실크로드의 기점이다. 중국 정부는 1987년 실크로드 형성 2100주년을 기념하기 위해 시안에 실크로드 행상조각상(絲路群雕)을 세웠다. <br>시안의 랜드마크로 자리 잡은 실크로드 행상조각상은 당시 실크로드를 오가던 상인단을 형상화한 …

National Institute of Korean Language

실체 드러낸 알파고, 우리는 '악마'를 소환했다?

<b>세기의 바둑대결이 던져준 인공지능에 대한 기대와 우려</b><p>[오마이뉴스 글:김병권, 편집:박순옥]<p><b>▲</b> 지난 10일 오후 서울 포시즌스호텔에서 열린 이세돌 9단과 알파고의 두번째 대국에서 아마 6단인 아자 황 구글 딥마인드 리서치 사이언티스트(왼쪽)가 알파고 대신 흑돌을 놓고 …

스크랩 ) 서울에서 꼭 가봐야 할 커피집 10

<b>서울에서 꼭 가봐야 할 커피집 10</b><p>매일 마시긴 해도 생소한 커피 용어들과 알아두면 좋은 커피 상식들, 그리고 커피 전문가 3인과 함께 뽑은 서울의 베스트 커피집 10군데를 소개한다.<p>"타임아웃 서울"이 커피업계에서 누구나 인정하는 커피 전문가 3인과 함께 …