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A Japanese company created the thinnest paper in the world and it’s used to preserve art at the Vatican and the Louvre — see how it’s made, Business Insider – Business Insider Singapore
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The thinnest paper in the world, tenjugo, comes from a single factory in Japan’s Kochi prefecture. Tenjugo was produced by hand for over 1,000 years, until the 20th century. It has been used for ceremonial purposes, including writing and artwork, and later as paper for typewriters, Oliver Whang at The New York Times reported. Now, […]

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Lonely death of Grup Yorum bassist highlights Turkey hunger strikes | World news | The Guardian
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İbrahim Gökçek died at an Istanbul hospital after almost a year on hunger strike protesting against the detention of his wife, Sultan. She was still in prison, rather than at his side, when he died in intensive care on Thursday, two days after abandoning his strike. Gökçek, a bass guitarist, is the second member of […]

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Determination of Brain Death/Death by Neurologic Criteria: The World Brain Death Project
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Importance  There are inconsistencies in concept, criteria, practice, and documentation of brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) both internationally and within countries. Objective  To formulate a consensus statement of recommendations on determination of BD/DNC based on review of the literature and expert opinion of a large multidisciplinary, international panel. Process  Relevant international professional societies were […]

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After John Lewis: 21 civil rights leaders who are shaping America | World Economic Forum
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As businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, they have a unique opportunity to ensure that equity, inclusion and justice define the “new normal” and tackle exclusion, bias and discrimination related to race, gender, ability, sexual orientation and all other forms of human diversity. It is increasingly clear that new workplace technologies and practices can be […]

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Could Hemp Toilet Paper Save The World? | Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine
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Hemp can be used in so many ways and there are lots of products that can be made out of it. It is relatively easy to grow, organic, and doesn’t need pesticides to survive. It also takes around 70 days to grow and harvest hemp, so it is cheap and quick to grow raw material. […]

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Dodgers’ Joc Pederson drops extremely loud F-bombs in fan-less stadium for whole world to hear – SFGate
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FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson celebrates after homering in the eighth inning in game one of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 3, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS) FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson celebrates after homering in the eighth inning […]

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Socialism: Why World’s Worst Idea Won’t Die | National Review
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Almost a decade ago, I wrote a little book called The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. When Regnery asked me to write the book, I was happy to do it but wondered whether a book on socialism, a brief conspectus of its grotesque failures, would be necessary or useful. I wondered why anybody would be […]

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University of Melbourne reveals 450 job losses as COVID-19 creates revenue hit, drop in international students  – ABC News
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Australia’s richest tertiary institution, the University of Melbourne, has become the latest Australian university to announce widespread job losses, telling staff it will axe 450 permanent staff — a move one union has described as “appalling”. Key points: In an announcement released on Wednesday afternoon, the university said it expected to lose $1 billion in […]

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