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Deloitte: One in 10 Employers to Drop Health Coverage

Deloitte: One in 10 Employers to Drop Health Coverage | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
Around one in 10 employers in the U.S. plans to drop health coverage for workers in the next few years as the bulk of the health-care law begins, and more indicated they may do so over time, according to a Deloitte study.
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SunKlub International - Google+

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SunKlub International - The resort lifestyle for retirement - - We offer active retirement, resort lifestyle living options.
- Picture an older small motel/resort in the tropics.
- We work with motel/resort and convert single suites to 1, 2 & 3 bdrm units.
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Lab-grown chicken on the menu for the first time

Lab-grown chicken on the menu for the first time | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
If you find yourself torn between cravings and ethical concerns every time you tuck into a chicken nugget, there might soon be a way you can have your meat and eat it too. Memphis Meats has just served up chicken and duck meat cultivated in a lab from poultry cells, meaning no animals were harmed in the making of the meal.

Along with the ethical issues of animal cruelty that surround a carnivorous diet, feeding, breeding and keeping livestock for food has an enormous environmental impact. The animals burp more greenhouse gases into the air than all modes of human transport, and require large swathes of land to be cleared, not to mention all the food, water, and care they need. Studies show that growing meat in a lab setting could go a long way towards solving those problems.

In 2013, the public got a taste of beef that had never actually been a cow, but as impressive as that achievement was, it was reportedly pretty bland and cost as much as a house. Companies like Impossible Burger are working on improving the look and taste, and in February 2016, Memphis Meats unveiled what it called a "clean" meatball.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 17, 1:33 AM

The future diet is on your plate now.  Lab-grown meat from Memphis Meats involves no real animals, just their cells cultivated in a lab environment.

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Aleisha Daley's curator insight, March 22, 9:04 AM
In this article it talks about lab-grown chicken and duck. Lab-grown or Memphis meats are made by taking muscle tissue from the animals, this causes them no harm. The tissue is then grown in a vats. This is part of the “Clean Meat Movement”, the movement is aware of what farming animals for their meat is doing to our environment, and that it is causing, and will continue to, cause environmental problems. If all goes to plan the company has a target of getting the products out to consumers by 2021. I personally don't think I would want to eat meat that has been grown in a lab. I think that the reasons that they are making lab-grown meats is reasonable, but I think that you could never get the same qualities as real meat.
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New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants

New Burger Robot Will Take Command of the Grill in 50 Fast Food Restaurants | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
Would your burger taste as delicious if it was made by a robot?

You’ll soon be able to find out at CaliBurger restaurants in the US and worldwide.

Cali Group partnered with Miso Robotics to develop Flippy the burger robot, which made its debut this week at the Pasadena, California CaliBurger.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, March 8, 11:41 PM

I wonder if you can tell the robot to make your order "supersize."  Intriguing technology that could put some people out of work.

Russell Roberts

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Retirement Living

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Resort lifestyle living for retirement 1-800-519-776 or email questions to:info@solutionlifestyle.org
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#Membership…Easy-peasy

#Membership…Easy-peasy | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
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A membership platform of travel & all-inclusive retirement. 
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Backyard Garden and Container Plants Update - Arizona Organic Vegetable Garden

A quick look at how things are doing on my backyard :) I hope you enjoy! SUPPORT MY CHANNEL BY DOING YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING ON AMAZON
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Tips for Retirement

Jim Morelli gets advice from an expert on how to handle the next phase of life.
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Content Curation Has Been Hijacked

Content Curation Has Been Hijacked | SunKlub International | Scoop.it

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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 21, 2014 2:07 PM

Personalmente, los denomino de formas diferentes, "Gestión" y "Curación" de contenidos, puesto que aunque en la gestión no se aporta el valor diferencial del punto de vista del curador, aún así es una gran labor la de seleccionar buen contenido y ayudar en su difusión.


Personally I call them differently as content "management" and "curation"; as though with management we haven´t the added value of the personal point of view of the curator, still it is a great job to find and select good, quality content.

i.e. Realty's curator insight, March 25, 2014 4:06 PM

Are you creating value or noise?

Barbara Hart Radisavljevic's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:13 PM

Quality content curation takes time. It takes time to read sources before promoting them. 

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2014 Another year. Another slice.

2014 Another year. Another slice. | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
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Life is just that slice of toast, you have morning noon or night. The years go by and our goals wrapped up in our dreams become a review of what we must change.

We are set on our path with the seeds planted over time which become our reference list of right and wrong. This list is the most important list and must be reviewed and corrected, because the information seeds we received from family, friends, education and relationships may be seeds of misguided good and are not the seeds we need to take root. Not all seeds are bad. Not all seeds are good. Happy New Year.

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How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment

How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment | SunKlub International | Scoop.it

Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of

 

When psychologists try to understand the way our mind works, they frequently come to a conclusion that may seem startling: people often make decisions without having given them much thought—or, more precisely, before they have thought about them consciously. When we decide how to vote, what to buy, where to go on vacation and myriad other things, unconscious thoughts that we are not even aware of typically play a big role. Research has recently brought to light just how profoundly our unconscious mind shapes our day-to-day interactions.


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How To Build A Power Network That Fosters Your (And Other Women's) Success

How To Build A Power Network That  Fosters Your (And Other Women's) Success | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
Building a powerful support community and network is essential to your long-term professional success. Here's how to do it.
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How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K

How I Maxed Out My IRA Making Just $28K | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
If you feel like you couldn't possibly save for retirement, you aren't alone, and it isn't impossible. This is how I did it.
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World's spiders eat 400 to 800 million tons of insects, study finds

World's spiders eat 400 to 800 million tons of insects, study finds | SunKlub International | Scoop.it

A new study reveals some stunning estimates about just how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects, springtails, and other invertebrates. For a sense of just how much this is, take the following into account: all humans together consume an estimated 400 million tons of meat and fish annually. Whales feed on 280 to 500 million tons of seafood, while the world's total seabird population eats an estimated 70 million tons of fish and other seafood.

 

In the process of eating all these insects, these eight-legged carnivores play an important role to keep countless insect pests, especially in forests and grassland areas, in check. This is according to the findings of Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer of Lund University in Sweden and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany, published in Springer's journal The Science of Nature.

 

Using data from 65 previous studies, Nyffeler and Birkhofer first estimated how many spiders are currently to be found in seven biomes on the planet. Their conclusion: altogether there are about 25 million metric tons' worth of them around. Most spiders are found in forests, grasslands and shrublands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tundra areas.

 

The researchers then used two simple models to calculate how much prey all the world's spiders as a whole kill per year. In their first approach, they took into account how much most spiders generally need to eat to survive, as well as census data on the average spider biomass per square meter in the various biomes. The second approach was based on prey capture observations in the field, combined with estimates of spider numbers per square meter. According to their extrapolations, 400 to 800 million tons of prey are being killed by spiders each year.

 

According to further calculations, spiders in forests and grasslands account for more than 95 percent of the annual prey kill of the global spider community. The figure reflects the fact that forests, grasslands and savannas are less frequently disturbed than for instance agricultural or urban areas, and therefore allow for greater spider biomass.

 

"These estimates emphasize the important role that spider predation plays in semi-natural and natural habitats, as many economically important pests and disease vectors breed in those forest and grassland biomes," says lead author Martin Nyffeler.

 

According to the researchers, spiders are not only important predators, but are also valuable sources of prey. Between 8,000 and 10,000 other predators, parasitoids and parasites feed exclusively on spiders, while spiders at the same time form an important part of the diet of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 bird species.

 

"We hope that these estimates and their significant magnitude raise public awareness and increase the level of appreciation for the important global role of spiders in terrestrial food webs," adds Nyffeler.


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Collective Learning in China's Regional Economic Development

Industrial development is the process by which economies learn how to produce new products and services. But how do economies learn? And who do they learn from? The literature on economic geography and economic development has emphasized two learning channels: inter-industry learning, which involves learning from related industries; and inter-regional learning, which involves learning from neighboring regions. Here we use 25 years of data describing the evolution of China's economy between 1990 and 2015--a period when China multiplied its GDP per capita by a factor of ten--to explore how Chinese provinces diversified their economies. First, we show that the probability that a province will develop a new industry increases with the number of related industries that are already present in that province, a fact that is suggestive of inter-industry learning. Also, we show that the probability that a province will develop an industry increases with the number of neighboring provinces that are developed in that industry, a fact suggestive of inter-regional learning. Moreover, we find that the combination of these two channels exhibit diminishing returns, meaning that the contribution of either of these learning channels is redundant when the other one is present. Finally, we address endogeneity concerns by using the introduction of high-speed rail as an instrument to isolate the effects of inter-regional learning. Our differences-in-differences (DID) analysis reveals that the introduction of high speed-rail increased the industrial similarity of pairs of provinces connected by high-speed rail. Also, industries in provinces that were connected by rail increased their productivity when they were connected by rail to other provinces where that industry was already present. These findings suggest that inter-regional and inter-industry learning played a role in China's great economic expansion.

 

Collective Learning in China's Regional Economic Development
Jian Gao, Bogang Jun, Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Tao Zhou, Cesar A. Hidalgo


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#RetirementLivingOptions…Park homes

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SunKlub International 1-800-519-7760 info@solutionlifestyle.org
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Michelle Henry of Golden beach, Rice lake Ontario, Canada. 
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#WhyWeLoveFlorida …Every lifestyle is possible in #Florida

#WhyWeLoveFlorida …Every lifestyle is possible in #Florida | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
SunKlub International 1-800-519-7760 info@solutionlifestyle.org
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Getting-by or living large. Florida gives you a great retirement  !
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Moving back in with the parents - to the same retirement home

Moving back in with the parents - to the same retirement home | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
By 2050, the number of over-85-year-olds in the UK will more than double to 3.
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How I Afford To Travel All The Time

This year I've average 3 flights a month. I travel a decent amount. So how do I afford it? yesterdays vlog: https://goo.gl/6N4ASo SUBSCRIBE
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Not all #retirements are the same, like people some will enjoy a more secure…

Not all #retirements are the same, like people some will enjoy a more secure… | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
Not all #retirements are the same, like people some will enjoy a more secure financial retirement due to employer pension or personal financial planning,… - SunKlub International – Google+
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#Retirement like people, are not the same.
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Woman Has Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Doctors Find A 9-Pound Baby Inside

Woman Has Surgery To Remove Ovaries, Doctors Find A 9-Pound Baby Inside | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
A 25-year-old woman in New Zealand was checked into a hospital for a surgery to remove her ovaries and ended up checking out with a 9-pound baby boy.
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Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world - tech - 05 February 2014 - New Scientist

Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world - tech - 05 February 2014 - New Scientist | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
The virtual currency is about more than money – the real innovation is what people are doing with the technology it is based on

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BITCOIN has been called many things, from the future of money to a drug dealer's dream and everything else in between. But beyond creating the web's first native currency, the true innovation of Bitcoin's mysterious designer, Satoshi Nakamoto, is its underlying technology, the "block chain". That fundamental concept is being used to transform Bitcoin – and could even replace it altogether.

So what is the block chain? It is a ledger of transactions that keeps Bitcoin secure and allows all users to agree on exactly who owns how many bitcoins. Each new block requires a record of recent transactions along with a string of letters and numbers, known as a hash, which is based on the previous block and produced using a cryptographic algorithm.

Miners, people who run the peer-to-peer Bitcoin software, randomly generate hashes, competing to produce one with a value below a certain target difficulty and thus complete a new block and receive a reward, currently 25 bitcoins. This difficulty means faking a transaction is impossible unless you have more computing power than everyone else on the Bitcoin network combined. Confused? Don't worry, ordinary Bitcoin users needn't know the details of how the block chain works, just as people with a credit card don't bother learning banking network jargon. But those who do understand the power of the block chain are realising how Nakamoto's technology for mass agreement can be adapted. "You can replace that agreement with all sorts of different things and now you have a really powerful building block for any kind of distributed system," says Jeremy Clark of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.


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Understanding Evolutionary Potential in Virtual CPU Instruction Set Architectures

Understanding Evolutionary Potential in Virtual CPU Instruction Set Architectures | SunKlub International | Scoop.it

We investigate fundamental decisions in the design of instruction set architectures for linear genetic programs that are used as both model systems in evolutionary biology and underlying solution representations in evolutionary computation. We subjected digital organisms with each tested architecture to seven different computational environments designed to present a range of evolutionary challenges. Our goal was to engineer a general purpose architecture that would be effective under a broad range of evolutionary conditions. We evaluated six different types of architectural features for the virtual CPUs: (1) genetic flexibility: we allowed digital organisms to more precisely modify the function of genetic instructions, (2) memory: we provided an increased number of registers in the virtual CPUs, (3) decoupled sensors and actuators: we separated input and output operations to enable greater control over data flow. We also tested a variety of methods to regulate expression: (4) explicit labels that allow programs to dynamically refer to specific genome positions, (5) position-relative search instructions, and (6) multiple new flow control instructions, including conditionals and jumps. Each of these features also adds complication to the instruction set and risks slowing evolution due to epistatic interactions. Two features (multiple argument specification and separated I/O) demonstrated substantial improvements in the majority of test environments, along with versions of each of the remaining architecture modifications that show significant improvements in multiple environments. However, some tested modifications were detrimental, though most exhibit no systematic effects on evolutionary potential, highlighting the robustness of digital evolution. Combined, these observations enhance our understanding of how instruction architecture impacts evolutionary potential, enabling the creation of architectures that support more rapid evolution of complex solutions to a broad range of challenges.

 


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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth | SunKlub International | Scoop.it

Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper.  No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need.  A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.


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Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:28 PM

Well first of all I'd have to think on the bright side of life on the poor side. And on the other side, the rich side, I'd have to not take things for granted. On the poor side you'd have to use everything to it's limit and not waste a bit. While on the rich side it doesn't really matter that much.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:16 PM
@Sherryn Kottoor made some excellent points about the pictures. In the diagram, it shows the poor vs. the rich. It clearly proves how there is a big difference between the two. The rich have more access to things, that the poor don't. The poor are also not as fortunate when it comes to living and education.
Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:47 AM

useful for Year 8 and Year 11 Geography units.

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6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks

6 Sneaky Reasons Your Breath Stinks | SunKlub International | Scoop.it
Some of the most common causes of bad breath are the most obvious ones. You know it's time to brush when you've had some particularly garlicky shrimp scampi or you practically breathe fire first thing in the morning.
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