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Recapture system limits mercury exposure from gold purification

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to the World Gold Council, about 195,300 tons of gold have been dug out of the ground in all of human history. Countless lives have been lost obtaining the rare metal, and in the developing world, which currently accounts for...Show More Summary

The World According To Julie J: One Time For The Block


Bayern to battle Man City & PSG for Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne, says his agent [Bild]

One gets the sense that Kevin De Bruyne’s agent is trying to build up a picture that his client is at the centre of a bidding war from some of the world’s biggest clubs. According to a report in Bild on Saturday, former Chelsea midfielder De Bruyne is already, supposedly, known to be a target […]

North Korea Internet, Cell Phones Go Dark

When it comes to crude attempts at humor, The Interview may (and should) have been a stunning flop, but meanwhile the real comedy continues in the real world, whose absurdity has made any IPO of The Onion impossible. According to Reuters,...Show More Summary

Report: Global co-location industry soared past $25 billion in 2014

The global market for co-location services rocketed past the $25 billion mark in 2014, according to a new study of 1,086 data center operators around the world by 451 Research. The growth underscores the broader trend of organizations outsourcing more of … Continue reading ?

Global 500 Firms’ GHG Emissions Rise

Greenhouse gas emissions from the world’s 500 largest businesses rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, according to a Thomson Reuters report written in collaboration with BSD Consulting. During this time the UN says major companies should have seen a 4.2 percent reduction to keep global temperatures within a 2 degrees Celsius increase to limit […]

India to beat US as the second largest smartphone market by 2016

India looks set to beat the United States as the world’s second biggest market for smartphones by 2016, according to research firm eMarketer.

Elsewhere In The World: Chinese College Cancels Christmas, Bans Students From Celebrating “Kitsch” Holiday

Muhfuggas never loved us. Looks like the Grinch has successfully stolen Christmas in some parts of the world this year. According to Daily Mail reports: A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a ‘kitsch’ foreign

Two words: Clooney. Downton.

If there was never any Lord Grantham, Downton Abbey would be a very different place, according a sketch created for the “Text Santa” charity event on British network ITV. There’s granny breaking the world record for ski jump, strip poker in the servant’s quarters and Lady Rose modeling a sexy silk camisole. Show More Summary

Bearing gifts we traverse afar: 3 bitchin’ things America got for Christmas this year

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Because I am older — according to AARP, I’m almost a member of their cohort — I have a learned that change comes slowly, if at all. I gave up wishing for world peace, the end of hunger, racial harmony, and wireless earbuds that work long ago. Is it really that hard, Apple?...

Migrant World Cup workers in Qatar are reportedly dying at alarming rates

Migrant workers from Nepal in Qatar building facilities for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are dying at a rate of one every two days in 2014, according to a new report from The Guardian. The report continues: The Nepalese foreign employment promotion board said 157 of its workers in Qatar had died between January and […]

Video Games Should Be An Olympic Sport, Insists ‘Warcraft’ Creator

Competitive video gaming should be an Olympic Sport, according to the creator of World of Warcraft. Speaking to the BBC, Rob Pardo, who previously worked as the chief creative officer at Blizzard Entertainment, explained that “sport” is now a much broader term. Show More Summary

Lukas Podolski to leave Arsenal for Inter Milan, ‘negotiations are in the pipeline’ [Corriere Dello Sport]

The future of Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is front page news in Italy on Christmas Eve. According to the headline story in Corriere Dello Sport, Arsenal’s German World Cup winner now seems set for Inter Milan this winter. The Italian daily barks “Podolski to arrive at Inter”, with the sub-headline saying “Mancini points to the German world […]

The Anatomy of a Modern Salesperson

The world has changed from buyer beware to seller beware: sales reps and organizations must adapt accordingly.

Welcome to “Santa’s Chinese workshop”, which makes 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations

Ever wondered where plastic Christmas decorations come from? Unfortunately they are not made by an army of elves at Santa's workshop (I wonder their wages are?), but instead, according to an expose by The Guardian, most are produced inside the Chinese village

Coca-Cola Headquarters Dumps Voice Mail

Forget about leaving a voice mail at Coca-Cola's Atlanta headquarters. Send a text instead. Office voice mail at the world's largest soft-drink maker was shut down "to simplify the way we work and increase productivity," according to an internal memo from Chief Information Officer Ed Steinike. Show More Summary

Wheat Prices Have Been Hot

The wheat market is on fire, thanks to Russia. Wheat futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose last week for the fourth straight time, climbing 4.2% to $6.3225 according to Bloomberg. Russia is the world's fourth largest wheatShow More Summary

Cyberattack suspected as North Korea experiences massive Internet outage

The Internet in North Korea has gone completely dark, according to The New York Times Connectivity between North Korea and the outside world has been "spotty" for at least the last 24 hours, according to website North Korea Tech. But...Show More Summary

Reindeer population are diminishing due to inbreeding and poaching

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Reindeer populations are in trouble around the world, and in China, the iconic animals are on the decline largely because of inbreeding, according to new research.Some folklorists say Christmas tales of flying reindeer may have originated...Show More Summary

Sony Hackers: 'The World Will Be Full of Fear'

According to the wikiality of the Interweb (in other words, according to hundreds of sources reposting the same message, but without actual verification), a hacker group known as "The Guardians of Peace" has communicated the following: Warning  We...Show More Summary

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