The fungal mind: on the evidence for mushroom intelligence

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... that today is American Chess Day? Chess is played the world over by both young and old. And with the release of The Queen's Gambit, it's become even more popular. Nowadays, you can play chess with another player in person or on the computer -- or even with the computer itself! ~~~ Today's Inspirational … Continue reading Did you know…


WORD OF THE DAY Peat peetPart of speech: nounOrigin: Middle English, 14th century 1A brown deposit resembling soil, formed by the partial decomposition of vegetable matter in the wet acidic conditions of bogs and fens, and often cut out and dried for use as fuel and in gardening.   Examples of Peat in a sentence "Marie wanted to learn how … Continue reading Peat

An ancient Buddhist city is perched on top of an Afghan copper reserve worth $50 billion—what will happen to it under Taliban control?


WORD OF THE DAY Entente ahn-TANTPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid-19th century 1A friendly understanding or informal alliance between states or factions.2A group of states in an informal alliance.   Examples of Entente in a sentence "The Entente Cordiale was the foundation for Anglo-French cooperation in the First World War." "The opposing leaders have entered into an entente against a bigger … Continue reading Entente

Newsletters I like: Bull Sheet.

Global markets on autopilot as stocks climb, Bitcoin stumbles August 31, 2021 Good morning, Bull Sheeters. From Tokyo to Paris, stocks are pushing higher as we close out the final trading day of August. U.S. futures look strong too, with tech leading the way. Elsewhere, crypto is slipping as investors pour into equities yet again. … Continue reading Newsletters I like: Bull Sheet.

Could what happened in the Middle East predict Islamic State’s takeover in Africa?

Newsletters I like: Intelligence UNCUT

31st August 2021 MOST READ THIS MONTH: Could what happened in the Middle East predict Islamic State’s takeover in Africa? While Islamic State's presence in its former stronghold of Iraq and Syria has waned since the loss of its final territory over two years ago, the group - and its ideal of a global caliphate - remains … Continue reading Newsletters I like: Intelligence UNCUT

Fortune Eastworld Newsletter I like

August 31, 2021 On Monday the Chinese government announced that it will restrict the number of hours children under the age of 18 are permitted to play video games to one per day on weekends and holidays. The hour of play has been fixed at 8 p.m to 9 p.m.The new rules, set by the state’s National … Continue reading Fortune Eastworld Newsletter I like

World Distance Learning Day

Did you know... ... that today is World Distance Learning Day? Today we embrace learning outside of the classroom! Traditional education methods have changed so much because of the internet and the surge of high-quality online curriculum and courses. Be thankful for the distance learning opportunities we have and the countless resources that are available … Continue reading World Distance Learning Day

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Did you know... ... that today is Rare Coin Collectibles Day? In 1999, a 165-year-old silver dollar minted as a gift for the Sultan of Muscat sold for a record $4.14 million at auction (the previous record for a rare coin had been $1.8 million). The coin, in collecting circles, is known as the Mona … Continue reading Did you know…