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How do you pee in space? – Quartz

Today, 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first human to the moon. And as Tim Fernholz of Quartz wrote this week, there is a wealth of fabulous content to commemorate this wondrous achievement: the new documentary Apollo 11; Charles Fishman's New Book One Giant Leap, a chronicle of the struggle for a space program; Walter Cronkite's narrative …

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Amazon Prime Day is every day for Amazon.com – Quartz

Did you hear? The Amazon Prime Day is coming! It is almost there! Two days full of epic deals! More than a million products sold! The robots get ready! Lady Gaga is headlining! Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's annual blow-out shopping event for the uninitiated. Amazon tried Prime Day for the first time in July 2015 to celebrate its 20th …

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Does the withdrawal of Deutsche Bank mean that investment banking is a liability? – Quartz

How many investment banks are too many investment banks? This week Deutsche Bank has made a big withdrawal from the business. Germany's largest bank, with around 18,000 jobs, is reducing one fifth of its workforce and is expanding its investment banking and trading units. In its most radical restructuring so far, the company will focus on more stable corporate banking …

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Bill Gates talks to Harry Potter about Steve Jobs – Quartz

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is famous for his book recommendations. Therefore, it is not surprising if he makes a literary reference. Surprisingly, Harry Potter is one of Gates' work references, and today he calls himself a "little wizard" in a discussion about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who calls Gates a "sorcerer." had hypnotized everyone else. Bloomberg reports that in …

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NASA Mermaids Hunt Deadly Asteroids – Quartz

NASA can not afford to build a space telescope that is considered to be the fastest way to identify asteroids that could hit Earth with terrible consequences. According to a law from 2015, the space agency had five years' time, 90% of the Earth's objects over 140 meters in diameter, which could destroy cities, regions, and even civilization itself if …

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KLM airline calls on people not to fly – quartz

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has an unusual message for its customers: maybe not take this flight. In an open letter from CEO Pieter Elbers on June 29, the airline urged air travelers to "make responsible decisions to fly" and encouraged customers to invest in the airline's carbon offset system, CO2ZERO. We are there. We work hard to get things right, …

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