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Early Bird Headlines 26 July 2017

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.


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What We Read Today 25 July 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Chinese Dissidents

Written by Frank Li

This post was triggered by two recent news stories:

  1. How Chinese artist Ai Weiwei became an enemy of the state.
  2. The death of Liu Xiaobo marks dark times for dissent in China.

How should we view these stories in general and these two dissidents in specific? In this post, I will give you my two cents ...

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Infographic Of The Day: Seven Ways To Awaken Your Creativity

Creativity has a broader use than most people think. This infographic has some great solutions for creative blocks and for how to build up your creative muscle.

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Video of the Day:

The House energy and commerce sub-committee voted to advance a bill that would speed up development of self-driving cars without meeting existing auto safety standards. The bill would also bar individual states from imposing driverless car rules.

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Current Weather Outlook

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When the Long-Wave features (Ridges and Troughs related to the rotation of Planet Earth) are not very distinct, the ability to make forecasts declines. This seems to be the situation beyond about a week right now. Local geography then assumes increased importance. There can be oddities since the checks and balances on weather features moving from one place to another are not as strong as usual.

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Britain Better Fix Its Identity Crisis Fast - Or Risk A Disastrous Brexit

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Timothy Oliver, University of Hull

There are lots of productive ways to analyse Brexit - why it happened, how it's developing, and how it might turn out. One of the most interesting is to use the idea of an identity to understand both why the process is proving so painful for the UK, and also why the rest of Europe still seems so confused about why the UK is engaging in this process at all.

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July 2017 Chemical Activity Barometer Year-over-Year Growth Rate Deceleration Continues

from the American Chemistry Council

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) ticked up 0.1 percent in July following a flat reading in June and a 0.2 percent gain in May.

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