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Thursday 10.26.17

“This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.” 
– Douglas Adams




 

Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules from Thursday  New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government requirements aimed at responding to threats of hidden explosives, airlines said. - Reuters

A Half-Century Later, Papers May Shed Light on J.F.K. Assassination  The documents have either never been disclosed or been made public only in redacted form, and are due to be released by the National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday under a law passed in 1992 after the Oliver Stone movie “JFK” stoked interest in Kennedy-related conspiracies. - New York Times

Final deadline looms in Spain-Catalonia standoff  Catalonia's lawmakers meet in Barcelona on Thursday for a session many fear will lead to a unilateral declaration of independence by the region facing a takeover from Madrid for its secessionist push by the week's end. - The Local

Facebook says 30,000 businesses now use its Slack competitor, Workplace  A year after Facebook officially launched Workplace, an enterprise version of its social network for communicating with your co-workers, the company has 30,000 businesses using the service, up from roughly 1,000 businesses a year ago and 14,000 businesses six months ago. - Recode

Doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill  Belgium is one of five countries that allow doctors to kill patients at their request, and one of two, along with the Netherlands, that grant the procedure for people with mental illness. The idea is that those with a psychiatric illness should be afforded the same rights as those suffering from a physical one. - Associated Press

Australia’s Got a Lock on Supply of the Metal Used for EV Batteries  Almost 60 percent of the lithium supply from planned large projects through about the next five years will be added in Australia, enabling the top supplier of lithium to cement its grip on the market - Bloomberg

Robot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets  Harvard’s robot bees have really evolved over the years from taking off and flying in 2013 to today where they can stick to surfaces and swim underwater, and they can dive in and out of water. - The Verge

UPS announces U.S. rate hikes, new peak surcharges for 2018 UPS said on Wednesday it would raise rates across many of its U.S. services by 4.9 percent later this year, with surcharge increases for next year’s peak season focused mainly on residential addresses. - Reuters
 
  Why Eating Before Bed is an Awful Idea.
A new study finds a link between circadian timing, food intake, and body-fat percentage. 
 What are IQ Tests, Anyway?
A brief history of the test, including what it is that it's actually... testing + the problems with using this as the barometer for all things intelligence.
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