Feux Follets

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What’s Going On with Trucking and Rail? (wolfstreet.com)
by Feux Follets on 23 Jun 2018  46 comments, latest 7 hours ago
Everything is spiking, setting off “inflationary concerns.”When consumer products companies, retailers, oil-and-gas drillers, manufacturers, and other companies complain that shipping goods within the US is confronting them with soaring costs,...

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Plastic wasteland: Asia's ocean pollution crisis. More plastic than fish in the world's seas by 2050 if the nothing is done to turn the tide. (channelnewsasia.com)
by Feux Follets on 6 Jun 2018  19 comments, latest 8 hours ago
A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands -- grim images of the...

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49 of the hardest questions Apple will ask in a job interview (businessinsider.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 Jun 2018  1 comment, latest 11 hours ago
Apple asks both technical interview questions, based on your past work experience, and some mind-boggling puzzles. And if you're interviewing to work at Apple's retail stores, you'll be asked a...

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Alzheimer’s may be able to spread through blood transfusions ? Some other related news on Alzheimer's (newscientist.com)
by Feux Follets on 1 Nov 2017  7 comments, latest 17 hours ago
A study has found that an Alzheimer’s protein can spread between mice that share a blood supply, causing brain degeneration. We already know from prion diseases like Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)...

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What if we knew when and how we would die ? (bbc.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 Jun 2018  2 comments, latest 17 hours ago
Even a 42.8 millisecond flash of the word “death” across a computer screen is enough to make us act differently – and not always for the better.You and everyone you’ve...

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Goebbels or Gompers?: A Closer Look at Stephen Miller’s Immigration Manifesto (angrybearblog.com)
by Feux Follets on 23 Jun 2018  14 comments, latest 18 hours ago
Stephen Miller, architect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy is getting a lot of bad press these days. Some wags (and even relatives?) juxtapose Miller’s photo to one of Nazi...

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Worrying About the Deficit is So 17th Century (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 24 Jun 2018  4 comments, latest 19 hours ago
In “celebration” of the late Pete Peterson’s 92nd birthday an excerpt from 19th Century historian Lord Macaulay’s History of England, on hundreds of years of unwarranted panic about government debt.Such...

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A Person With Down Syndrome or Corey Lewandowski? (mcsweeneys.net)
by Feux Follets on 23 Jun 2018  1 comment, latest a day ago
Who was it ?1. A successful entrepreneur who founded a food company2. Got fired from the conservative TV News Network OANN3. Serves as a city councilor4. Spread the birther conspiracy...

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Cambridge scientists discover way to silence a dripping tap (dw.com)
by Feux Follets on 23 Jun 2018  7 comments, latest 2 days ago
Cambridge scientists have determined what causes the noise and found a simple way to render it silent.A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK has published...

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Opiate addiction and the history of pain and race in the US (theconversation.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 Jun 2018  4 comments, latest 2 days ago
“I have had little or no sleep, owing to the tooth ache or rather stump ache,” Elizabeth Drinker wrote in her diary one night in 1796. “One of my Eye...

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Just how special is human existence? The answer could lie in multiverse theory (prospectmagazine.co.uk)
by Feux Follets on 22 Jun 2018  9 comments, latest 2 days ago
New calculations of “model universes” different from our own have shown that our existence might not be as special as has been supposed. According to these results, just published by...

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Odds & Ends in Cancer News (medscape.com)
by Feux Follets on 30 May 2018  3 comments, latest 2 days ago
Begin Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 45, Says ACS.New guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that colorectal cancer screening begin at a younger age than what is currently...

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And the most American-made car is... (marketwatch.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest 3 days ago
The Cherokee FCAU, +0.42% leads the Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index. It edges out Honda’s 7267, -1.97% Odyssey minivan and Ridgeline pickup truck, both built in Alabama with high domestic-parts content...

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Donald Trump’s Trade Wars Could Lead to the Next Great Depression (thenation.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 Jun 2018  12 comments, latest 3 days ago
Here’s a classic one for our Trumptopian times: If you make enemies out of your friends and friends out of your enemies, where does that leave you? What does winning...

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Italy Holds A Mirror to a Broken Europe (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 15 Jun 2018  3 comments, latest 3 days ago
The election of Italy’s right-wing, populist government exposes the economic and democratic shortcomings of the European project and its nationalist rivals As soon as M5S and Lega Nord announced that...

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Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success? (paywallnews.com)
by Feux Follets on 15 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest 3 days ago
Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.My vision is considered 20/20, because I see the A’s, B’s...

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The Killing Spree that Transfixed a Nation: Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate, 1958 (wyohistory.org)
by Feux Follets on 21 Jun 2018  Posted 3 days ago
In late January 1958, newsmen from across the West jammed the Converse County Courthouse as crowds of curious teenagers gathered outside hoping to glimpse the notorious killer, Charles Starkweather. Starkweather...

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No more cathode ray tubes from China, says Trump Administration (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 16 Jun 2018  20 comments, latest 4 days ago
The US Trade Representative just released a 58-page list of Chinese imports that will be subject to a tariff of 25%, and it reads like something fished out of a...

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More than one in three drivers doesn’t know when their tires are bald (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 Jun 2018  Posted 5 days ago
most American drivers fail to take care of their tires, with 35 percent of drivers not able to tell if their tires are bald. When you consider that the National...

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How the Largest Banks Are Leading Us to a New Financial Crisis (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 19 Jun 2018  4 comments, latest 5 days ago
By evading regulation of credit default swaps, the major U.S. banks put taxpayers—and the entire economy—at risk It is now accepted wisdom – indeed, it is embedded in the popular...
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