Latest Entries »

Feral Cities

Some funny facts on the increase of the wild animals population in urban areas, from the National Geographic

How Animals are Going Urban Like Never Before

Down town facts on urban animals

Originally posted on National Post:

During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror.

“Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.”

The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with turbans.”

Now, with France locked in a battle with extremists in Mali; with al-Qaeda-linked groups carrying out a massive hostage taking in Algeria, and with Britain, Germany, and France telling their citizens to leave Libya because of an unspecified threat, the man many considered mad may not have been so crazy after all.

The irony is, he was right

“The irony is, he was right,” said Christian Leuprecht…

View original 715 altre parole

Cecchini tedeschi che fanno il safari in Ucraina

Senza parole

http://www.byoblu.com/post/2015/04/20/anche-cecchini-tedeschi-in-ucraina-per-giocare-al-safari.aspx

A panel discussion with Germany’s Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Alessandra Casella, Edmund Phelps, Joseph Stiglitz and Jan Svejnar

Originally posted on Disoccupablog:

Questo post è per chi, come me, non aveva capito o non si era chiesto e ora se lo chiede, che differenza c’è tra questi apparenti sinonimi.

Se guardi giù il post è piuttosto lungo, lo so, non c’hai voglia di leggerlo tutto, ma pensa che è un riassunto! Prova!

Sei disoccupato in modo diverso a seconda dei casi.

Perché non fare le cose semplici? Perché, sai, ci sono tante casistiche e ogni situazione è diversa dall’altra…bla bla bla: una gran confusione insomma. Inoltre lo sai che gli uffici pubblici non hanno il dono della semplicità. Ecco perché servono dei professionisti che facciano il lavoro di spiegarti le cose.

L’ordinamento giuridico in materia ci impone una riflessione di tipo semantico oltre che tecnico. Che vuol dire? Ora provo a mettere ordine con poche parole.

Sei disoccupato, cioè non sei occupato, sei a casa, non hai nulla da fare? L’INPS…

View original 907 altre parole

Chinese Map Of Europe

Originally posted on haonowshaokao:

If you know what this is, then you know what this is.
Click image for bigger.
Please leave your complaints in the comments box.

Chinese Map Of Europe

Previously; “China, translated”

View original

An article on Quartz summarizes the possible answer to this question.

The full original article may be found in Kayak.com.

Publons rewards researchers for putting their peer-review activity online. Nature spoke to the startup’s co-founder and two super-users.

Read the article at:
http://www.nature.com/news/the-scientists-who-get-credit-for-peer-review-1.16102

Originally posted on Global News:

TORONTO – Scrolling through your Facebook news feed can be a bummer.

Whether you are at that time in your life where your entire feed consists of friends getting married or having babies, or you feel like everyone is getting a promotion at work but you, we are all guilty of feeling the so-called “Facebook depression.”

But what if your friends aren’t as happy as they seem?

An eye-opening short film titled What’s on Your Mind? is calling out social media users out for the fake online behaviour.

“Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours,” reads the description of the video on YouTube. “But are they really?”

READ MORE: Internet use may be helping or hindering your love life

The video shows the stark contrast between the main character’s real life and what he portrays online, after reading through his Facebook feed. In the film, the…

View original 129 altre parole

Originally posted on Global News:

TORONTO – Scrolling through your Facebook news feed can be a bummer.

Whether you are at that time in your life where your entire feed consists of friends getting married or having babies, or you feel like everyone is getting a promotion at work but you, we are all guilty of feeling the so-called “Facebook depression.”

But what if your friends aren’t as happy as they seem?

An eye-opening short film titled What’s on Your Mind? is calling out social media users out for the fake online behaviour.

“Facebook can be depressing because everyone else’s lives are better than yours,” reads the description of the video on YouTube. “But are they really?”

READ MORE: Internet use may be helping or hindering your love life

The video shows the stark contrast between the main character’s real life and what he portrays online, after reading through his Facebook feed. In the film, the…

View original 129 altre parole

Iscriviti

Ricevi al tuo indirizzo email tutti i nuovi post del sito.