Facts & Trends

SEABED MINING

Fifteen years ago, there was little resource exploitation on the ocean floor.  Now 460,000 sq. mi. (1.2 million sq km) of sea bottom is under contract to mining operations ...
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7 Tips for Creative Thinking

Remaining creative throughout your life clearly offers mind health benefits. Not only can it minimize anxiety, depression, and cognitive problems, it can also enhance a person's enjoyment of everyday experiences. In order to point your mind in a more creative direction, ...
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THE MANY FACETS OF UNRESTRICTED WARFARE

Military: Atomic warfare, Conventional warfare, Bio-chemical warfare, Ecological warfare, Space warfare, Electronic warfare, Guerilla warfare, Terrorist warfare Trans-Military: Diplomatic warfare, Network warfare, Intelligence warfare, Psychological warfare, Tactical warfare, Smuggling warfare, Drug warfare, Virtual warfare (deterrence) Non-Military: Financial warfare, Trade warfare, Resources warfare, Economic aid warfare, Regulatory warfare, Sanction warfare, Media warfare, ...
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Class of 1943 Finally Hold Their Prom

A Connecticut high school class who had their prom cancelled by World War II in 1943, are finally dusting off their dancing shoes and holding the event  - 70 years on. James Hillhouse High School's class of 1943 never got ...
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Optimism

How Optimistic Are the World’s Millennials?

A Telefonica - Financial Times survey asked more than 12,000 millennials if their country's "best days" lay ahead. Here's the positive vote by the region... Asia - 79% Latin America - 78% Central and Eastern Europe - 69% Middle East ...
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Women Know

"I hate women because thy always know where things are." - Voltaire ...
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It was a good week for . . .

. . . a reptile experience, after a Michigan firefighter who’d handled snakes as a teen ran into a burning home and carefully rescued a 6-foot-long python.  None of the other firefighters “wanted anything to do with it.” ...
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It was a bad week for . . .

. . . ordering a margarita, after heavy rains, tree disease, and cartel violence sent prices for Mexico’s limes soaring from to $14 a case to $100.  “We don’t buy them [anymore],” said the owner of a San Antonio Mexican ...
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Property Tax Paid Using Dollar Bills and Loose Change

A California man has paid off a $14,000 property-tax bill using only dollar bills and loose change.  Larry Gasper says he wasn't deliberately trying to inconvenience county officials with the unorthodox payment, which he transported to county offices in a ...
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Out Of Breath

Delhi’s air now contains twice as much toxic matter as that of notoriously smoggy Beijing. The health impact has been disastrous, with children in Delhi now three times as likely as others in India to develop severe lung disorders ...
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