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China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials [Chart]

By Jeff Desjardins, Over the last 20 years, the world economy has relied on the Chinese economic growth engine more […]

The most peaceful countries in the world

Haiti, Bolivia, Chile, and Latvia all have something in common: they’re more peaceful than the United States. The analysis comes […]

How worried should you be about artificial intelligence? (infographic)

By BBC Future, Intelligent machines come in myriad forms, so which ones pose a danger to us, and how likely […]

These are the greatest fears that people have in the world

Around the world, ISIS and climate change are neck-and-neck for the leading threats people perceive today. In the 2017 Pew Research […]

If a nuclear bomb explodes, these are the emergency supplies you should have prepared or grab on the run

A small nuclear bomb set off by a terrorist is one of 15 disaster scenarios the US government plans for. […]

Want to buy happiness? Splurge on these 5 things

By Quentin Fottrell, Market Watch, How to use your spare cash to lead a more meaningful and fun life MarketWatch […]

Here’s where Americans are moving to and from

by Andy Kiersz The US Census Bureau recently released its annual statistics on population change between July 1, 2015 and July 1, […]

Genetic Engineering Will Make Pills and Needles Obsolete (and Enable Radical Life-Extension)

Dear Reader, Most medicines, up to this point, have been delivered into the body via simple pills or needles. But […]

Oxstones Food for Thought – June 2017 – Winter is Coming

“Winter is Coming” – the motto for House of Stark in the Game of Thrones (HBO series).  The meaning behind […]

The Great Monetary Magicians

By Liu-Yue (Louie) Lam, Global Investment Strategist, Oxstones Investment Club To Medicate, or Not to Medicate: That is the $18.5T […]

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