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This is why the digital revolution may not be so positive for all

Information has been pulverized and countless small fragments have formed a cloud that envelops the planet. “Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come”, we hear all the time. However, very few people stop to ask whether we are ready to accept that idea. Are we ready to take the big leap as individuals and as human beings into the digital world that looms on the horizon? Are ...Read full article...

Você deve cochilar ou caminhar depois de uma refeição?

Você deve tirar uma soneca depois de uma refeição ou você deve dar um passeio? Ambas as atividades têm benefícios, mas uma delas produz melhores resultados. A típica caminhada depois do jantar, tão enaltecida na cultura mediterrânea, tem sido objeto de numerosos estudos científicos. Como os mediterranos explicam, dar um passeio tem seus benefícios, especialmente se a população não tiver hábitos muito saudáveis. A pesquisa mais recente, realizada por ...Read full article...

Should you nap or walk after a meal?

Should you take a quick nap after a meal or should you take a walk? Both activities have benefits, but one of them yields better results. The typical after-dinner walk, so extolled in the Mediterranean culture, has been the subject of numerous scientific studies. As mediterraneans explain, taking a walk has its benefits, especially if a population has not very healthy habits. The most recent research, carried out by ...Read full article...

Bem-vindo ao mundo das “fronteiras inteligentes”

Você já ouviu falar do termo “fronteiras inteligentes”? Provavelmente não, até agora. Já é hora de você saber o que é e para que está sendo usado. Os viajantes que chegam de fora da União Europeia para as fronteiras da Hungria, Grécia ou Letônia serão recebidos por um novo sistema que analisa seu comportamento físico e gestos faciais em busca de pistas imperceptíveis de mentiras ou “comportamentos estranhos”. A ...Read full article...

As ideologias estão morrendo rapidamente na América Latina

Tanto na direita quanto na esquerda, os eleitores estão se unindo em torno de assuntos importantes, como deveria ter sido há muito tempo. Os partidos políticos estão decaindo rapidamente na latino-americana, assim como suas ideologias. Políticos sorridentes não são influentes durante votações. De fato, quanto mais os políticos estão associados a velhas ideologias desgastadas, menos confiáveis ​​eles são. O abandono da ideologia, juntamente com o fracasso da realização de promessas, ...Read full article...

Welcome to the world of ‘Smart Borders’

Have you ever heard the term ‘smart borders’? Probably not, until now; and it is about time you know what it is and what it is being used for. Travelers arriving from outside the European Union to the borders of Hungary, Greece or Latvia will be greeted by a new computer system that analyzes their physical behavior and facial gestures in search of imperceptible clues of lies or ‘strange ...Read full article...

Ideology is dying fast in Latin America

Both on the Right and the Left, voters are uniting around issues, as it should have been a long time ago. Political parties are decaying at the fastest pace ever in the history of Latin American politics, and so are their ideologies. Smily political talking heads are no longer influential when it comes to driving the vote. In fact, the more politics and politicians are associated to old, worn ...Read full article...

Financial Warfare and the Float of China’s Yuan

In recent developments, the Russian Ruble and the Turkish Lira, have been pushed down to exceedingly low levels. In an unusual twist, financial experts have called upon China’s monetary authorities to let the Renminbi float to “ease risks” (China Daily, October 31, 2018). Sounds contradictory? At this juncture, at the height of Trump’s trade war against China, the Forex market has become  weaponized. The policy of “Floating the Yuan” ...Read full article...

Documentary unveils the power of the Israeli Lobby over the US Congress

Israeli lobby power exerts enormous influence over nearly all members of Congress. With rare exceptions, House or Senate members don’t dare confront it or criticize Israeli policies, a career ender for some who tried. Truth-tellers about Israeli state terror risk being intimidated, blackmailed, smeared, pressured, removed from positions of authority, or called national security or terrorist threats. Israel gets away with mass murder and much more because virtually no ...Read full article...

Criticizing Zionism and Israel is unrelated to anti-Semitism

Ethnic minorities and Muslims have much to fear in America and the West, not Jews. Gun violence in America happens with disturbing regularity – Jews targeted like Saturday in Pittsburgh an aberration, not a sign of worrisome anti-Semitism.  Criticizing Zionism and Israel is unrelated to anti-Semitism and hate-mongering. One thing has nothing to do with the other. Anti-Semitism reflects hostility or discrimination against Judaism as a religion. Israel is ...Read full article...

What is a bioeconomy and what is done with it?

The bioeconomy encompasses all sectors and systems that are based on biological resources. The European Union includes agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and bioenergy in this area, including the management of organic waste. Thus understood, bioeconomy totals an annual volume of about 2 billion euros and 18 million jobs; besides being a key sector to encourage growth in rural areas. “We need a system change in terms of how we ...Read full article...

China poised to control Israël’s agro-food and high tech industries

A free trade agreement should follow, and the geopolitics of the whole region will be turned upside down. Beijing continues unceasingly to develop its « Silk Road » project. China’s vice-President, Wang Qishan, has undertaken a tour of the Near East which took him to Israël for four days. According to the agreements which have already been signed, within two years China will control the major part of Israël’s ...Read full article...

Why didn’t Spain condemn Saudia Arabia’s murder of a Journalist?

Saudi Arabia is the fifth largest buyer of Spanish weapons Spain’s silence before Saudi Arabia’s barbaric regime has a very good reason to be. Spanish companies secured juicy contracts to develop an assortment of construction projects in the Arab nation. Exports to the Ssaudi Kingdom exceed 2,6 billion euros. According to data from the Spanish Secretary of State for Trade, Saudi Arabia is the fifth buyer of Spanish military ...Read full article...

Is Facebook dying or are social media morphing?

It seems that the use of Facebook by teenagers decreases faster among rich teenagers in the US. For years, the size and influence of Facebook increased at an amazing rate. But some recent studies indicate that its strength may be declining. The number of Facebook users continues to increase steadily as more people connect in the developing world. In the US, two out of every three adults use Facebook, ...Read full article...

Extensive Russian and Allied War Games in response to US-NATO

Barely reported by the Western media, Russia has launched a series of war games in Europe and the Far East together with several of its allies.  These war games are largely in response to NATO’s military buildup on Russia’s Western frontier, in Eastern Europe, The Baltic States and Scandinavia. They also coincide with Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the 1987 INF agreement signed between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Intermediate Nuclear Force Treaty (INF), ...Read full article...