Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post Eight, 10 people in suits, a circle of folding chairs, a chirpy HR rep with a clipboard. Each applicant telling her, one by one, in front of all the others, why he’s the right candidate for this $11-an-hour job as a bank teller. It was 2010, and Scott had just graduated from college with a bachelor’s in economics, a minor in business and $30,000 in student debt. At some of the interviews he was by far the least qualified person in the room. The other applicants described their corporate jobs and listed off graduate degrees. Some looked like they were in their 50s.
Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf A giant iceberg, with an area equivalent to Trinidad and Tobago, is poised to break off from the Antarctic shelf. A thread of just 20km of ice is now preventing the 5,000 sq km mass from floating away, following the sudden expansion last month of a rift that has been steadily growing for more than a decade. The iceberg, which is positioned on the most northern major ice shelf in Antarctica, known as Larsen C, is predicted to be one of the largest 10 break-offs ever recorded. Professor Adrian Luckman, a scientist at Swansea University and leader of the UK’s Midas project, said in a statement: “After a few months of steady, incremental advance since the last event, the rift grew suddenly by a further 18km during the second half of December 2016. Only a final 20km of ice now connects an iceberg one quarter the size of Wales to its parent ice shelf.” “If it doesn’t go in the next few months, I’ll be amazed,” Luckman told BBC News.
Danny Dorling: Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) I'd like you to imagine the world anew.I'd like to show you some maps,which have been drawn by Ben Hennig,of the planet in a waythat most of you will never have seen the planet depicted before. We worry about people.We worry about how many people there are.We worry about how you can get away from people.But this is the map of the world changed again to make area large,the further away people are from each area.So if you want to know where to go to get away from everybody,here's the best places to go.And every year, these areas get bigger,because every year, we are coming off the land globally.We are moving into the cities.We are packing in more densely.There are wolves again in Europe,and the wolves are moving west across the continent.Our world is changing. Thank you very much.
Time Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It’s usually just enough to cover an electric bill or a car payment. This financial juggling is now a part of her everyday life—something she never expected almost two decades ago when she earned a master’s degree in secondary education and became a high school history teacher.
For every ton of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere, we lose 32 square feet of Arctic sea ice. This is according to a new study in Science. That’s a sizable slab: Rose and Jack could have floated on a ’burg that big with room to spare (and Titanic would still end with a frozen hunk!). If you live in the U.S., you are accountable for about 17 tons of CO2 a year. Paper planets, and how to make them - Philippe Rivière - Visionscarto At the D3.js unconf this September, Visionscarto brought some paper planets. Nothing like “cut, fold, glue” to understand how map projections work, and how far they are from the true shape of the globe. Here’s how we made them, and the PDF files to download and print if you want to play. by Philippe Rivière The projections for these paper planets were chosen among those that one can cut and fold back into a polyhedron. They were:
Fortune This story was produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. MOST OF HIS NEIGHBORS are still sound asleep at 5 a.m., when Lukasa rises to begin his 12-hour workday. The slender 15-year-old, with an oval face and piercing stare, slips out of his family’s mud-brick home before dawn six days a week. Artificial warming trial reveals striking sea-floor changes David Doubilet/NGC Antarctic ecosystems will be affected by warming waters. The future has come to a small patch of the Antarctic sea floor, courtesy of an experiment that placed electric heating pads on the ocean's bottom. The pioneering trial is one of the most realistic and technically challenging ocean-warming experiments yet performed, researchers say — and it opens up a new avenue to explore how warming oceans affect marine ecosystems.
Instant Noodle Longform Since its introduction to the Indonesian public in 1968 with the brand “Supermie”, instant noodles have slowly but surely become a significant part of the Indonesian diet. It has been categorized as comfort food, even marketed as an occasional replacement for daily breakfast, lunch or dinner. The word "instant" no longer accurately applies in "emergency cases" such as when time or resources are limited. The easy preparation method and variety of flavors carefully tailored to suit the average Indonesian palate have put instant noodles as a priority product to be packed when traveling, as well for stocking up at home. As noodles are in the carbohydrate family, they are also often used as a rice substitute as they pair well with vegetables and proteins such as eggs, corned beef and meatballs. Indonesians profess love of instant noodles