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February 15 2017


Update after crash ;)

Dear Soup friends,

We had a big database crash, and the backups we had were corrupted.
The only working backup was from 2015.
We are working hard on getting some data out of the crashed database.

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Hallo Soup Freunde!

Wir hatten einen großen Datenbanken crash, und die Backups, die wir hatten waren Korrupt.
Das einzig funktionierende Backup war von 2015.
Wir arbeiten hart daran noch Daten aus der gecrashten Datenbank heraus zu bekommen.

Bitte bleibt geduldig!
Dein Soup.io Team
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July 01 2015

Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, by the US National Research Council.
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June 29 2015

Meanwhile in Athens...
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June 27 2015


Henry George (1879):

Progress and Poverty.
An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth: The Remedy

Free download, via The Library of Economics and Liberty .
Free download, via the Henry George Institute .
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June 24 2015

Three Open Access journals move to Springer
Living Reviews are now affiliated to major academic publisher

MPG, June 24, 2015: "Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity (impact factor 19.25), Living Reviews in Solar Physics (impact factor 17.64)and the recently launched journal Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. Furthermore, Springer has acquired the domain names livingreviews.org and livingreviews.eu, all registered Living Reviews trademarks, as well as the journals’ wordmarks and logos." -- But, who got the bribes and kickbacks?

June 18 2015

Grand opening and dedication of the new
in Dresden (adjacent to the Bautzner Street)
Sunday June 21, 2015
Tags: politics
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June 16 2015

Yvette Cooper's Auntie Liz
Tags: politics
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June 14 2015


June 02 2015

Mass grave of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan, May 2015.
(Foto: Sergei Khomenko/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
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June 01 2015


Mysterious wave of antelope deaths

Around half of the world's critically endangered Saiga antelope have died suddenly in Kazakhstan since 10 May 2015. The animals die within hours of showing symptoms, which include depression, diarrhoea and frothing at the mouth.

Herd fatality is 100% once infected, with an estimated 40% of the species' total population already dead. More than 120,000 carcasses had been found as of late May, while the estimated total population was only 250,000.

(Washington Post, BBC, Reuters)
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May 26 2015

"The Image of King Uthal, the merciful, noble-minded servant of God, blessed by God."

Material Speculation: ISIS
by Morehshin Allahyari

“Material Speculation” is a digital fabrication and 3D printing project by Morehshin Allahyari that inspects Petropolitical and poetic relationships between 3D Printing, Plastic, Oil, Technocapitalism and Jihad.

The first series “Material Speculation: ISIS” is a 3D modeling and 3D printing project focused on the reconstruction of selected artifacts (statues from the Roman period city of Hatra and Assyrian artifacts from Nineveh) that were destroyed by ISIS in 2015.

May 25 2015

Science is often flawed. It's time we embraced that.
by Julia Belluz and Steven Hoffman (Vox, May 2015)

Source: Jonathan D Schoenfeld & John PA Ioannidis: Is everything we eat associated with cancer? A systematic cookbook review. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2013, vol. 97 no. 1 127-134, doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.047142.
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May 20 2015

(20.05.2015 - UNESCOPRESS) The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has called for an immediate end to hostilities in Palmyra (Syria) following reports from several sources that armed extremist groups have infiltrated the World Heritage site, where fighting is now ongoing.
Tags: arts politics

May 19 2015


'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art

by Jonathan Webb, BBC News

Priceless historical artefacts have been lost recently, to violence in Iraq and earthquakes in Nepal. But "cyber-archaeologists" are working with volunteers to put you just a few clicks away from seeing these treasures - in colourful, three-dimensional detail.

Continue: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32742622
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(The Nirgul Tablet: The beauty goddess of Hatra (Atara'ta), 2nd century CE)

Project Mosul

Project Mosul is a response to the destruction of cultural heritage by the Islamic States, and proposes to use crowd-sourced imagery to digitally reconstruct the heritage that has been destroyed.

Get Involved!

Want to help out? Pick a location, and start uploading, sorting, masking, or processing any of the reconstructions available.

Not sure where to start? Why not start here (Mosul Museum).

Do you know how to code? Why not help out with building some of the tools here .

Whatever the case, join the conversation with the community of volunteers with our Slack channel.
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May 18 2015


Engineered yeast paves way for home-brew heroin
Advance holds potential for better opiate painkillers — but raises concerns about illicit use.

by Rachel Ehrenberg, 18 May 2015

Biotechnology is about to make morphine production as simple as brewing beer. A paper published on 18 May in Nature Chemical Biology [DeLoache, W. C. et al. Nature Chem. Biol. 2015] reports the creation of a yeast strain containing the first half of a biochemical pathway that turns simple sugars into morphine — mimicking the process by which poppies make opiates. Combined with other advances, researchers predict that it will be only a few years — or even months — before a single engineered yeast strain can complete the entire process.

Continue: http://www.nature.com/news/engineered-yeast-paves-way-for-home-brew-heroin-1.17566
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May 14 2015

By the eternal sky of Baal-Shamin, the Moon Aglibol, and the Sun Malakbel, spare Palmyra!
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May 12 2015


Another free thinker murdered

The Daily Star (Bangladesh), May 12, 2015

Blogger and an organiser of local Gonojagoron Mancha, Ananta Bijoy Das, was killed in Sylhet this morning in continuation of attack on free thinkers of the society.

The murder comes in persistence of the recent killings of free thinkers Avijit Roy and Oyashiqur Rahman earlier this year – which have been blamed on fanatics.

Ananta Bijoy was killed at Subid Bazar area in Sylhet city around 9:00am this morning, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Hasan told The Daily Star.

Four assailants intercepted him, chased him down and stabbed him indiscriminately all over, a Gonojagoron Mancha activist sought anonymity to tell our Moulvibazar correspondent.

“Ananta died on the spot,” he said. “Ananta was an organiser of local progressive publication outlet Jukti (logic) and a relentless writer on science.”

Ananta, 31, was son of Rabindra Kumar Das at Subid Bazar area and an employee of Jauwa branch Pubali Bank Limited in Sunamganj, local Mancha spokesperson Debashis Debu said. “He was also actively involved with the politics of Bangladesh Chhatra Union.”

Ananta Bijoy was also a writer in the Muktomona blog site, founded by slain writer Avijit Roy – who was murdered two and half months ago after he came home from abroad.

Threatened with death multiple times before, blogger and writer Avijit Roy was brutally hacked dead at Dhaka University premises on the night of February 26, days after he came back to the country.

He and his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna were hacked with machetes from the rear near TSC after they got out from Ekushey book fair allegedly under the nose of law enforcers. Banna survived.

Police are yet to make a headway in this case but al-Qaeda unit of the Indian subcontinent claimed responsibility of the killing in a video message.

Barely a month after the killing, blogger Oyasiqur Rahman was hacked to death in broad daylight on March 30. Two attackers caught red handed confessed their involvement and that of others.

Free thinkers have been repeatedly targeted by extremist groups throughout Bangladesh and it appears that the trend set in the past on handling such issues is discouraging.

Victims of those attacks were in the likes of poet Shamsur Rahman, writer and intellectual Humayun Azad, bloggers Asif Mohiuddin and the slain Rajib Haider.
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