The Week in Stories Around the Globe

THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH IN WASHINGTON, DC. HOW THE HELL ARE PEOPLE AFFORDING IT?

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“Does everybody have a roommate? Is everybody rich? Is everybody rich and white? Who the fuck lives in DC right now? How is a city full of government workers and millennials trying to make a difference also full of apartments costed at a rate that would offend people who live in other places not named San Fran, LA, or NYC.

Just who the fuck lives in DC?”

#Rent#DC#AffordableHousing

The African economies to watch in 2017

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Attias hopes 2017 will be the year of the African product label. “We would be proud to see ‘Made in Africa,’” he says. “This would be the turning point, the really important turning point of making this continent sustainable, rich and looking forward to the future.”

#Africa#CoteDIvoire#Morocco#Togo#Benin#Economy

5 Reasons Why The 21st Century Will Be The Best One Ever For Astrophysics

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That’s not even counting some of the other great puzzles that are out there. There’s dark matter: the fact that over 80% of the mass in the Universe is completely invisible to both light and normal (atomic) matter. There’s the problem of baryogenesis: why our Universe is filled with matter and not antimatter, even though every reaction we’ve ever observed is completely symmetric between matter and antimatter.

#TheUniverse#Science#Technology#Space

Nine dead in Amazon’s worst land-related killings in decades

 

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Last week, state police arrested two men they suspect of carrying out the murders on the orders of a timber merchant, who is still at large. Squatters, however, said they had a good relationship with loggers (all of them illegal) and blamed unnamed rival farmers for the attack.

#Brazil#Amazon#HumanRights#LandRights#ClimateChange

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