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by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Published on The Doomstead Diner 15 October 2017

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A few weeks ago we received a very large DONATION to the SUN Foundation for developing Sustainable Communities, which is the 501c3 Non-Profit arm of the Doomstead Diner.

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What We Read Today 15 October 2017

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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

Psychology Holds Key To Getting People Out Before Disaster Strikes

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Elizabeth Newnham, Curtin University; Rex Pui-kin Lam, University of Hong Kong, and Satchit Balsari, Harvard University

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Recent hurricanes, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have highlighted the significant potential for mass trauma. Yet we know relatively little about the psychology of decision-making in dangerous conditions.

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Infographic Of The Day: This Map Compares The Population Of The Real World Vs. Social Media

When you log on to Twitter or LinkedIn, it feels like you are connected to everyone on Earth. There are roughly 2.8 billion social media users in the world - a penetration of about 37%

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Video of the Day:

All blue-eyed people have one ancestor in common, born around 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Every blue-eyed person has this exact same mutation. How did this mutation get its start? Possibly when humans migrated from Africa to Europe. This would explain why only people of European descent have blue eyes. It would also suggest that all blue-eyed people share a single European ancestor.


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Current Weather Outlook

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1:15AM EDT 16Oct2017 Latest From NHC: "...OPHELIA NOW POST-TROPICAL BUT STILL EXPECTED TO BRING STRONG WINDS TO IRELAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ON MONDAY... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY FROM NHC..."
"The powerful cyclone continues to produce hurricane-force winds, with recent ASCAT data showing wind vectors as high as 70 kt to the east of the center.  Based on these data, the initial intensity remains 75 kt to account for undersampling...Despite the expected weakening, the post-tropical cyclone is still likely to bring hurricane-force winds, especially in gusts, to portions of western Ireland on Monday."

Ophelia Impacts British Isles


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16Oct2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes At Record Highs Helped By Finance And Energy Sectors, WTI Settles In The High 51 Handle Just Fractionally Off Morning Highs



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The Great Barrier Reef Can Repair Itself, With A Little Help From Science

from The Conversation

- this post authored by Ken Anthony, Britta Schaffelke, Line K Bay, and Madeleine van Oppen, Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery could lie in the reef itself, with a little help.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Average Gasoline Prices for Week Ending 16 October 2017 Declined Almost 2 Cents

Average gasoline prices declined 1.7 cents this past week following the previous week's 6 cent decline.


Average prices by region and a breakdown by grade follow after "Read more....".

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