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Six Amazing Sights That Look Even Better From The International Space Station

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-- this post authored by Miho Janvier, University of Dundee

Imagine seeing the lights of cities spreading around the Nile Delta and then in less than an hour gazing down on Mount Everest. The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are among the lucky few who will have this humbling, once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the beauty of Earth from space.

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What We Read Today 01 September 2015

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Infographic Of The Day: College Student Storage Tips

When summer finally rolls around, the last thing you want to do is drag your entire dorm room contents all the way home (especially if you typically fly home and ship your belongings) and try to squeeze your stuff into your parents' house.

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Infographic Of The Day: College Student Storage Tips

When summer finally rolls around, the last thing you want to do is drag your entire dorm room contents all the way home (especially if you typically fly home and ship your belongings) and try to squeeze your stuff into your parents’ house.

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Video of the Day:

The Extreme Ice Survey captures time lapse videos of glaciers melting in the Arctic. CNN's Derek Van Dam interviews the founder.


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When it Comes to Recession and Deflation, the Fed is the Last to Know

by James Rickards, Daily Reckoning

The Federal Reserve uses a complicated econometric model to make its forecasts about the U.S. economy. This model is called 'Federal Reserve Bank U.S.,' nicknamed FERBUS. It shows growth of 5% in the near future.

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

July 2015 Construction Spending Growth Is Strong.

Written by Steven Hansen

The headlines say construction spending grew. The backward revisions make this series very wacky - but the backward revisions this month were upward making the data better than the headline view. Our view is that if the data is correct - this was another strong growth month.

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