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Starbucks has around $1.6 billion in stored value card liabilities outstanding (the sum of all physical gift cards held in customer's wallets and electronic balances held in the Starbucks Mobile App). You, the loyal customer, are providing the company with free debt: Starbucks doesn't pay any interest on balances held ...Read More
"Now, having my mindset committed to learning to code, that’s exactly what is happening. I am learning to code. Programming has been officially taken down from the pedestal."
More fascinating research on HIV. “The team estimates that the virus first arose sometime between 1896 and 1905—a little earlier than what others have calculated, but within the right ballpark. HIV’s present, it seems, is a good indicator of its past.”
The Bolsonaro government has as one of its priorities to strategically occupy the Amazon region to prevent the implementation of multilateral conservation projects for the rainforest, specifically the so-called “Triple A” project.
"Planting as many trees as possible would reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by about nine gigatons each year, according to Pamela McElwee, a professor of human ecology at Rutgers University and one of the report’s lead authors. But it would also increase food prices as much ...Read More
This recycling how-to (desktop) is pretty informative but also shows how much cannot be recycled in the US mostly just because the facilities don't have the capacity to sort everything and small plastics clog machinery. There are a lot of low effort hacks to research to avoid purchasing/using the small ...Read More
Meet Barry: his sole purpose in life is to listen patiently, and then protest or sob a little as you fire him from an imaginary job in virtual reality.
This month scientists from Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have released some much-needed good news. In their study, published in the journal Frontiers of Oncology on July 23, 2019 the researchers revealed that a chemical found in cannabis has demonstrated “significant therapy potential” in treatment of pancreatic cancer.
"To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of them."
President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
"This disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from within the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Overall, these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground. Based on our intensive investigations, we ...Read More