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Google. Google. Your perspective on the world. In This Picturesque Village, the Rent Hasn't Been Raised Since 1520. AUGSBURG, Germany -- Every day, retired florist Rita Wunderle prays for the souls of bankers.

In This Picturesque Village, the Rent Hasn't Been Raised Since 1520

Despite daily headlines about banker-fueled economic crisis and an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, her 145 neighbors pray, too. Mrs. Wunderle lives in the Fuggerei, a Roman Catholic housing settlement for the poor that Jakob Fugger "The Rich" built in this southern German city nearly 500 years ago. Praying for Mr. Interview: Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV - Cordcutting.com. Sling TV has no competitors – at least not yet, says Roger Lynch, the company’s CEO.

Interview: Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV - Cordcutting.com

In the Sling team’s view, Sling TV offers something that no other service yet does: a fully mobile OTT service that matches cable’s live TV offerings while shrinking the price tag and offering content à la carte. Of course, the unique model of Sling TV comes with its own unique hurdles. Uk.businessinsider. Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever.

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As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making? Using data from the Minnesota Population Center's 2014 "American Community Survey" in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the median annual total personal income for employed millennials. Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East, German intelligence warns. German intelligence has warned that Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East, German intelligence warns

The country's foreign intelligence agency, known as the BND, released a memo to select journalists warning of the negative effects the game of thrones being played within Saudi Arabia's royal family could cause. "The cautious diplomatic stance of the older leading members of the royal family is being replaced by an impulsive policy of intervention," said the memo, seen by the New York TImes. The one and a half page memo focuses on the role of Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of King Salman who was recently appointed deputy crown prince and defence minister.

Uk.businessinsider. Sebastian ErrasThe floor of a shop in the San Marco neighborhood of Venice.

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Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits. Finland's government is drawing up plans to give every one of its citizens a basic income of 800 euros (£576) a month and scrap benefits altogether.

Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits

A poll commissioned by the agency planning the proposal, the Finnish Social Insurance Institute, showed 69% supported the basic income plan. Prime Minister Juha Sipila was quote by QZ as backing the idea. “For me, a basic income means simplifying the social security system,” he said. The proposal would entitle each Finn to 800 euros tax free each month, which according to Bloomberg, would cost the government 52.2 billion euros a year. You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing. Krause in California’s Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing

Photo: Ian Allen Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. The 77-year-old began studying nature’s sounds at age 30, later earning a Ph.D. in creative arts. Quora. Uk.businessinsider. Quora. More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true! The numbers are in.

More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true!

In the United States, which contains 8 percent of the world's forests, there are more trees than there were 100 years ago. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), "Forest growth nationally has exceeded harvest since the 1940s. By 1997, forest growth exceeded harvest by 42 percent and the volume of forest growth was 380 percent greater than it had been in 1920. " The greatest gains have been seen on the East Coast (with average volumes of wood per acre almost doubling since the '50s) which was the area most heavily logged by European settlers beginning in the 1600s, soon after their arrival. This is great news for those who care about the environment because trees store CO2, produce oxygen — which is necessary for all life on Earth — remove toxins from the air, and create habitat for animals, insects and more basic forms of life.

AMAZING PHOTOS: The world's 10 oldest living trees. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Messaging is just getting started — Inside Intercom. Messaging isn’t about text.

Messaging is just getting started — Inside Intercom

It’s about conversations. Here’s why the simplest apps on your phone are quickly becoming the most powerful. There’s arguably more innovation happening in messaging today than any other mainstream category of software. The end of hitting rock bottom. Shortly after 1 a.m. on March 27, Susan Knade awoke to the sound of her cellphone ringing.

The end of hitting rock bottom

It was her 21-year-old daughter, Caroline, calling. She was crying. Please, Caroline said. Please, come pick me up. Advertisement Nine hours before, the woman running the halfway house had told Susan that Caroline could stay so long as she passed a drug test after the weekend. James Earl Jones on Whether He's Pretended to Be Darth Vader on the Phone. James Earl Jones, whose voice has lent authority to everything from The Lion King's Mufasa to CNN's tagline, has recently been the face (along with Malcolm McDowell) of a humorous Sprint TV campaign and will appear on the big screen in the drama Gimme Shelter.

How being left-handed changes your perception of the world. Earth - Chimpanzees and monkeys have entered the Stone Age. Black Culture Is Cool, So Why Aren’t Black People? — the #swag class. Being cool is not easy. Staying cool is even harder. A fashion trend can change in a week and a music taste can go out of style just as it began to get popular. The world of cool is a dynamic space where, especially today, it is a constant race to find the next fad, set trends, and stay fresh and relevant. Theconversation. Australia is gearing up for self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles, and doesn’t want to be left behind in this so-called disruptive innovation. Autonomous vehicles are being spruiked as the solution to peak hour congestion in terms of their economic benefits along with a lesser value of reduced road accidents. Matthew Cobb the History of Science.

Your day job is as a geneticist studying the sense of smell but you also write and translate history books. What is it that draws you to history and, in particular, the history of science? French Lessons From Jean Tirole. The Most Popular Bar In Every State In 2015. "Found this piece of art down in Miami." by cheddarisbetter in pics. Top 10 Ways to Browse the Web Better on Your Phone. Finland plans to give every citizen a basic income of 800 euros a month. This post has been corrected. The Finnish government is currently drawing up plans to introduce a national basic income. A final proposal won’t be presented until November 2016, but if all goes to schedule, Finland will scrap all existing benefits and instead hand out €800 ($870) per month—to everyone.

It sounds far-fetched, but it’s looking likely that Finland will carry through with the idea. The Richest Photographer in the World. Big Cable’s Sledgehammer Is Coming Down — Backchannel. Big Cable’s Sledgehammer Is Coming Down. Having a big bum, hips and thighs 'is healthy' Carrying extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is good for your health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems, UK experts have said. Hip fat mops up harmful fatty acids and contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging, they say. Big behinds are preferable to extra fat around the waistline, which gives no such protection, the Oxford team said.

Science could look to deliberately increase hip fat, they told the International Journal of Obesity. And in the future, doctors might prescribe ways to redistribute body fat to the hips to protect against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The researchers said having too little fat around the hips can lead to serious metabolic problems, as occurs in Cushing's syndrome.

Hearing babies babble with hands. Babies exposed to sign language babble silently with their hands even if they can hear, US research shows. Why your new £600 smartphone is probably not as good as your phone from a decade ago. Ofcom’s findings will give weight to claims that the shift to smartphones encased in glass and metal rather than the plastic typically used in cheaper mobiles has contributed to calls being cut off.

On average, the smartphones Ofcom tested required a minimum 2G signal seven times stronger than the average non-smartphone. The research, due to contribute to more detailed mobile coverage maps, found smartphones performing below international standards for mobile broadband signal performance. Uk.businessinsider. Far Cry Primal: Same old, same old. 5 criticisms of billionaire mega-philanthropy, debunked. How Blue Tarantulas Could Improve Screens for TVs, Phones, and Computers. These Are the 5 Facts You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Summit. If the FCC Loses in Court Today, It Could Be the End of Net Neutrality.

Woman who has never felt pain experiences it for the first time. Manslaughter charges dropped for BP supervisors in oil spill - Houston Chronicle. Persistent Surveillance founder: “We have more fun than we should be allowed" Imgur. A chemis-tree! How Facebook’s AI Researchers Built a Game-Changing Go Engine. Thought disorder. The 'homeless man' who flies the world first class. International. Quora. The DuPont invention that forever changed how things work in the corporate world. Isthmus: On the Panama Canal Expansion. Dollar slumps, oil rebound proves fleeting. Greenpeace exposes sceptics hired to cast doubt on climate science. Germany Wants to Become Encryption Site Number One. You may think you learn better in a certain way. You actually don’t. The Best Books Atlantic Staffers Read in 2015.

Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message. “The more bits you use, the more you pay”: Comcast CEO justifies data caps. ELI5: How can the "deep Web" allegedly be so much larger than the surface Web if only a minority of people use the deep Web or hidden Internet. : explainlikeimfive. Biggest 2016 risk may be the one just behind us: oil. Following Christian Leave: The Strange Life of a Teen Celebrity. Controversial Quantum Machine Tested by NASA and Google Shows Promise. Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013' History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places.

Child marriages make up one third in Turkey - RIGHTS. Childhood's End: The Planetary Meaning Of Climate Change : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. Behind the Scenes: How Technology Turns Consumer Data into Actionable Insights. Quora. A teacher gave her 8-year-old students iPads and discovered one huge drawback. ELI5: Is this as worrying as it sounds? "Resistance to last-resort antibiotic has now spread across globe" : explainlikeimfive. Software Reconstructs Famous Faces from Still Images, Captures Their Unique Mannerisms. Uk.businessinsider. Bloomberg View. Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k.

Tensor Flow, Google’s AI Engine, Gains Traction Outside the Company. 'Eat Up': How Cultural Messages Can Lead To Eating Disorders. Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius. Quora. Slowdown in Chinese manufacturing deepens fears for economy. Animal Minds. Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life.

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Quora. What Happens To Everyday Objects Under 100,000 Pounds Of Pressure. Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered. A free-standing, waste-trapping floating dam could revolutionize ocean clean-up. From 'Avatar' to 'Jurassic Park,' 'Beowulf' to 'Jaws,' All Stories Are the Same.