Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

‘Aussies cross fingers’: Tons of nuclear waste to come in subpar condition ship


RT

Published on Oct 16, 2015

A ship carrying 25 tons of nuclear waste has departed from France bound for Australia, despite environmentalists sounding the alarm. The critics say the ‘dustbin ship’ is not fit to carry hazardous cargo.

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Breakthrough


National Geographic

Published on Oct 16, 2015

Global Series Premieres Sunday, November 1 at 9/8c
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Presented by National Geographic Channel and GE, Breakthrough is a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. This series covers remarkable scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemics and cyborg technology. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood visionary including Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner. Breakthrough will explore the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing these innovations to life.

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Working to End Poverty


World Bank

Published on Oct 16, 2015

Take 30 seconds and get inspired, informed, invested. We need 600 million more jobs to end extreme poverty by 2030. That’s not a dream – it’s a goal that we can all work toward.

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Quantified: The New Book and its Implications for Conservation Impact Investing


Yale University

Published on Oct 16, 2015

Joe Whitworth, President of The Freshwater Trust, joins us to discuss his new book “Quantified”. In the book, Whitworth draws lessons from the world’s most tech-savvy, high impact organizations to show how we can make real gains for the environment. The principles of his approach, dubbed “quantified conservation,” is familiar to any thriving entrepreneur: situational awareness, bold outcomes, innovation and technology, data and analytics, and gain-focused investment.

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Water in the West: How Impact Investing Can Help


Yale University

Published on Oct 16, 2015

Ricardo Bayon, Tom Melton, and Peter Culp kickstart our mini series on Capital Flows: Catalyzing Investments in Water Resources with a review of findings from the new report, “Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin.” Through the presentation and consequent discussion, the speakers profile actual investment strategies that could help to address the water problems of the Colorado River and other entangled waterways across the globe.

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THE BRAIN WITH DAVID EAGLEMAN | Cup Stacking Champion


PBS

Published on Oct 16, 2015

http://pbs.org/thebrain
Premieres Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Austin Naber is a world-record holder in cup stacking. He practices 3-4 hours every day. How will David fare against him?

EEG helmets capture the differences in their brain activity, and reveal a deeper truth about why so much of what the brain does is unconscious.

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Can Hillary Clinton Save Capitalism From Itself?


Acronym TV

Published on Oct 16, 2015

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During the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate, Hillary Clinton showed how she was going to play the “socialism card” against Bernie Sanders.

After Anderson Cooper attacked Bernie Sanders by suggesting that the United States would not vote for a socialist, Hillary jumped in with the following:

“COOPER: Just let me just be clear. Is there anybody else on the stage who is not a capitalist?
CLINTON: Well, let me just follow-up on that, Anderson, because when I think about capitalism, I think about all the small businesses that were started because we have the opportunity and the freedom in our country for people to do that and to make a good living for themselves and their families.
And I don’t think we should confuse what we have to do every so often in America, which is save capitalism from itself. And I think what Senator Sanders is saying certainly makes sense in the terms of the inequality that we have.
But we are not Denmark. I love Denmark. We are the United States of America. And it’s our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism so that it doesn’t run amok and doesn’t cause the kind of inequities we’re seeing in our economic system.
But we would be making a grave mistake to turn our backs on what built the greatest middle class in the history…
COOPER: Senator Sanders?
CLINTON: … of the world.”

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