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Scientists are studying the dust inside homes. Here's what they're dis

Scientists are studying the dust inside homes. Here's what they're dis | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
You vacuum it, sweep it, and wipe it off your furniture. But do you know what it actually is—and how it may affect your health?
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not something i have discussed over cocktails - yet, but science is looking at dust....  in the next post I am sharing a link to have your dust become part of a study (I just registered - will be waiting for my very own dust collection kit - or something like that)... be sure to check it out.....

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Creepy or not, AR glasses may popularize face search

Creepy or not, AR glasses may popularize face search | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Clearview AI’s facial recognition database opened a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. But you might want something similar someday—if you can opt in.
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moving toward a Dystopian society?

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US Military Issues Executive Order to Prevent COVID-19 Pandemic

US Military Issues Executive Order to Prevent COVID-19 Pandemic | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
American military leaders issued an executive order this week that mobilized the entire Department of Defense to prepare for a potential pandemic-level outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.
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Coronavirus precautionary action...
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Here’s Exactly How Screwed You’d Be in a Nuclear Apocalypse

Here’s Exactly How Screwed You’d Be in a Nuclear Apocalypse | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Climatologist Alan Robock from Rutgers University and his team studied what an all-out nuclear war between world nations could look like.
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if it happens, my preference is to be in the center of it all - those who survive will be worse off....  and here is the video simulation of the end:  https://youtu.be/2jy3JU-ORpo

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Professor Provides Shelves of Food for Any Student Who Needs It

Professor Provides Shelves of Food for Any Student Who Needs It | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Grace Nguyen, a student at UT Dallas, recently shared an email from her professor, Dr. Gayle Schwark, that will make you believe in the power of good teachers. Gayle emailed all her students to let them know she would have shelves of food available in her office for any student that needs some nourishment — for any reason, at any time, and they don't even have to be her student.

Teachers and professors don't get enough credit for the impact they have on their students. This small, touching move by one professor has the capacity to change kids' lives! Grace's tweet blew up as it demonstrated how much of a difference this professor' seemingly small gesture could make.  
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not a new story, but one i have heard many times before - at first, i was shocked but no more... we feed the world, and those who have come to expect it.... but our kids struggle with hunger?
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Never Mind the Internet. Here's What's Killing Malls.

Never Mind the Internet. Here's What's Killing Malls. | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It has been a tough decade for brick-and-mall retailers, and matters seem only to be getting worse. Despite a strong consumer economy, physical retailers closed more than 9,000 stores in 2019 — more than the total in 2018, which surpassed the record of 2017. Already this year, retailers have announced more than 1,200 more intended closings, including 125 Macy’s stores. Some people call what has happened to the shopping landscape “th
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A different POV on the retail apocalypse….

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Reusable packaging delivery service Loop is expanding to stores

Reusable packaging delivery service Loop is expanding to stores | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A year after it launched, the delivery service that takes back its packaging to be reused is expanding, and you’ll soon be able to find its innovative packaging designs at retail stores.
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"returnable packaging instead of single-use plastic, would customers buy it"?
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How to get more done in a 4-day workweek

How to get more done in a 4-day workweek | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Andrew Barnes, author of The 4 Day Week, argues that a reduction in working hours generates higher productivity because of better work-life balance.
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4 day work week - thoughts?

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How to stay healthy on a plane right now

How to stay healthy on a plane right now | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
With fears of the coronavirus — and flu season — here's how to stay safe on a plane.
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wishing everyone safe travel...

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You should own your DNA, according to the biodata bill of rights

You should own your DNA, according to the biodata bill of rights | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Who owns your DNA? You should, according to this biodata bill of rights
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Who does own your DNA?

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Simulation of coronavirus pandemic months ago predicted millions dead

Simulation of coronavirus pandemic months ago predicted millions dead | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The virus in the simulation was a fictional one called CAPS, but it bears some similarities to the Wuhan coronavirus.
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Their simulation showed it could kill 65 million people...

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Tick tock tick tock: Doomsday Clock nears midnight

Tick tock tick tock: Doomsday Clock nears midnight | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
It is now 100 seconds to midnight, closer to midnight than at any point since the clock's creation in 1947.
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does anyone pay attention to the doomsday clock anymore?

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Astrobiologist Explains How Invisible Aliens Could Live on Earth

Astrobiologist Explains How Invisible Aliens Could Live on Earth | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Astrobiologist Samantha Rolfe has published an essay explaining how invisible aliens could already be living on Earth — and how they might have gotten here.
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not all of them are invisible - some of them are driving cars....

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Plant your loved one in this egg and turn them into a tree after death

Plant your loved one in this egg and turn them into a tree after death | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Capsula Mundi burial urn is finally available for purchase.
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interesting way to get rid of the body - hope the bad guys are not reading this...

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Everything You've Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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a visit to Cuba.....

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Here’s What It’s Like to Survive the Coronavirus in Wuhan

Here’s What It’s Like to Survive the Coronavirus in Wuhan | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Tiger Ye — not his real name — is a 21-year-old student in Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the new virus first emerged. Ye, who doesn’t want to be identified for fear of being ostracized, first suspected he’d caught the illness that’s spread around the world on Jan. 21, when he felt too weak to finish dinner. He checked his temperature, and it was up.
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What It’s Like to Survive Coronavirus...

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Harvard Prof: Deep Space Signal May Be From Alien Civilization

Harvard Prof: Deep Space Signal May Be From Alien Civilization | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Harvard University's astronomy department chair has a theory about fast radio bursts coming from a distant galaxy: an alien civilization.
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looks like ET may have made it home - and now he is trying to call back here.....

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Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server

Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The U.S. service industry has been heavily criticized for its employment practices. Restaurants can get away with paying their servers and bartenders just a few dollars an hour and then rely on customers to tip and top up their pay. That's opposed to simply raising the price of food so that workers can be paid a decent hourly wage, and we can do away with tipping altogether.  

Austin, Texas, mother Aaliyah Cortez has been a bartender and server at a local sports bar for a little over a year and knows this practice all too well. She recently decided to create a TikTok to visualize the problem and highlight the importance of tipping by showing a paycheck that totaled $9 for over 70 hours of work.  
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something seriously wrong here! would you work for pennies? "Mom Shares $9 Paycheck After Working Over 70 Hours as a Server"
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Bad service design is costing consumers trillions

Bad service design is costing consumers trillions | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
This is a problem that stretches across the banking services sector and beyond, and it shows that not only are the providers of services often not culpable for the failure of their service, they’re often unwittingly involved in engineering its failure themselves—whether they know it or not.
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have you ever checked the dark web to see if you are out there - i am, 7 times since last checked....  it is not a good place...

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How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades

How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The operation, known first by the code name “Thesaurus” and later “Rubicon,” ranks among the most audacious in CIA history.
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“It was the intelligence coup of the century,” ...

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30 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents

30 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
They are among the most studied, discussed, and well-known figures in history, yet there are always new facts about U.S. presidents to unearth.
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never once imagined George was a redhead!

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The way you dance is kind of like a fingerprint

The way you dance is kind of like a fingerprint | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed dancer-recognition software that's astoundingly accurate.
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the way you dance is like a fingerprint - no one else dances like you - so HIT IT BABY....

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Make your tombstone an ancient tree in one of these memorial forests

Make your tombstone an ancient tree in one of these memorial forests | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Mixing conservation with death care, a new start-up offers permanently protected memorial trees that solve a slew of problems.
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this memorial has appeal to me - what are your thoughts?

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Planters New Campaign Killed Off Mr. Peanut, and People Are Actually Loving It

Planters New Campaign Killed Off Mr. Peanut, and People Are Actually Loving It | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
In a cryptic tweet, the official Mr. Peanut account shared that Mr. Peanut, the Planters mascot, has died at the age of 104. People on Twitter had a field day with this.
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Mr Peanut - is dead?

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Professor: UFOs May Be Time-Traveling Humans From the Future

Professor: UFOs May Be Time-Traveling Humans From the Future | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A biological anthropology professor has written a book suggesting that it's not extraterrestrials piloting UFOs, but time-traveling humans from the future.
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OK, so when they land DON'T SHOOT - might be your great, great, great, great, Niece Janeway...

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6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction

6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A 2016 study also suggests this sixth mass extinction is killing off large ocean dwellers (like sharks, whales, giant clams, sea turtles and tuna) in disproportionately greater numbers than smaller animals. That's a reversal from past extinctions, when there was a slight connection between smaller size and going extinct.

And while previous extinctions were often linked to asteroids or volcanoes, this one is an inside job. It's caused mainly by one species — a mammal, ironically. The current crisis is the handiwork of humans, and we have a "unique propensity to cull the largest members of a population," the authors of the 2016 study write.
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going where no man has gone before is NOT a good thing here..

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