Antonio Valencia may likely leave Manchester United at the end of the season and is already negotiating with Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy.The approach towards the 33-year-old right-back had already been mentioned in Italy.Reports from Football Italia claims that talks over personal terms have already begun.Valencia will be a free agent when his contract at Old Trafford expires in June and he intends to walk away after 10 years at the club.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The Ecuador international joined the Red Devils from Wigan in 2009 as a winger, but has transformed into an effective right-back.Although Manchester United do have an option to extend the contract by 12 months, it does not look as if they’re going to use it.Inter Milan are currently fighting for a place in the Champions League in the Serie A and may still qualify via the Europa League if they get their hands on the trophy.
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Tags Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden Porsche Volkswagen Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice Enlarge ImageWe’ve already taken the Taycan drifting on ice in Sweden. Now, we just can’t wait to see the darn thing without camouflage. Porsche While the Porsche Taycan electric sports car and the Volkswagen ID 3 electric mass-market hatchback have about as much in common as a tuna fish sandwich and Euler’s formula, they are still both electric cars that happen to offer reservations ahead of production. You might think the much more affordable car would garner a bit more attention than the expensive one; you might also be wrong.According to a report from German-language business newspaper Handelsblatt this weekend, Porsche board member Andreas Haffner indicated that Porsche has 30,000 orders for the Taycan already. This is a pretty large leap from the last estimate we heard in March, when Porsche said over 20,000 people had registered their interest.Consultant and analyst Matthias Schmidt pointed out in a tweet that, according to the most recent data, Porsche has more Taycan reservations than Volkswagen has reservations for the ID 3 electric hatchback. VW’s most recent deposit estimate, about 22,000, came from Jürgen Stackmann, the VW board member responsible for sales and marketing.While it might seem odd that a car with, in all likelihood, at least twice the base price will command more reservations, it makes sense. VW’s ID 3 hatchback is a mass-market vehicle, part of a giant onslaught that will feature multiple body types, and not everyone might want the ID 3 itself over, say, an ID Buzz or an ID Crozz. On the other hand, the Taycan is the first electric Porsche, which carries a bit of cachet, and Porsche fanatics and moneyed EV geeks alike are probably champing at the bit to pick a Taycan up as quickly as possible.Porsche is set to unveil the Taycan in early September. While it’s working on the frontend stuff, it’s also massively investing in its backend, throwing some 6 billion euro at its manufacturing facilities to handle Taycan production. The automaker is clearly impressed with demand for the car, as it’s already made moves to double first-year production from 20,000 cars to 40,000. With a starting price between the Cayenne and Panamera, it shouldn’t break the bank, either.(Hat tip to InsideEVs!) 0 42 Photos Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly 5:27 Electric Cars Sports Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks More From Roadshow 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse Porsche Volkswagen 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box
© 2014 Phys.org Close-ups of an experiment conducted by John Bush and his student Daniel Harris, in which a bouncing droplet of fluid was propelled across a fluid bath by waves it generated. Credit: Dan Harris (Phys.org) —It was an interesting week for physics research, as a team at MIT began taking a second look at pilot-wave theory—they’re wondering if, when looked at a certain way , fluid mechanics might suggest an alternative to quantum orthodoxy—they’re taking a new approach to define whether some types of matter are particles, or waves, or whether it’s about particles being carried along by waves. Meanwhile, another team at Chalmers University of Technology announced that the sound of an atom has been captured. By using sound to communicate with an artificial atom, they are looking to find ways to allow sound to take on the role of light in certain quantum physics situations to demonstrate certain phenomena. And at Princeton University, researchers have begun crystallizing light to create “solid” light that could compute previously unsolvable problems—locking photons together, they suggest, might also help answer some of the fundamental questions physicists still have regarding matter.Space scientists have been busy as well. One team built a model that simulates the birth of our solar system revealing a planetary mystery—are the planets that exist now part of a normal natural process or was there one or more rare events that led to their formation? More research will have to be done to find better evidence. Also, researchers working with Hubble found a supernova companion star after two decades of searching.In more practical news, researchers at the University of Glasgow reported that they had found a Hydrogen production breakthrough that could herald cheap green energy—they claim their process is 30 times faster than conventional techniques. Another team at UW-Madison claimed to have developed a tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle based on an electric, rather than magnetic, field.There were also some surprises last week as well: Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine announced a potential breakthrough in treating liver cancer—they found that a hormone that is involved in mammalian milk production might also help prevent liver cancer. And another team in England has created a new digital map that reveals some stunning, hidden archaeology of Stonehenge. It’s actually kind of eerie looking at it.And finally, if you’ve been wondering if you, or perhaps some of those around you, are inherently evil, a team of psychologists suggests that evil is not so banal, after all. They’re looking into what is known as the “banality of evil,” where ordinary people go along with atrocities, such as the holocaust, as mindless puppets. They think such instances are not banal at all and instead occur because those that go along when ordered to do so, do it out of a feeling of identification—this would mean that people committing such acts have far more choice in the matter than most of us would like to believe. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – The sound of an atom captured, solid light created and the banality of evil (2014, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-week-atom-captured-solid-banality.html Explore further The sound of an atom has been captured
Kolkata: Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Monday sought another four to five months from the students to hand over the Hindu Hostel after renovation. Meanwhile, the students have decided to continue their agitation in demand of the hostel and claimed that they will turn the university into a hostel and will stay there until they are handed over the renovated hostel.Lohia, who faced protest from the agitating students while entering the varsity, said that the Public Works Department (PWD) of the state government has not been able to complete the renovation work in time. The V-C had promised to open the Hindu Hostel for students by July 15. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”I apologise for the delay in handing over the hostel to the students. The day PWD completes the work for renovation, the hostel will be handed over to the students,” Lohia said. She also reiterated that the university authorities will not compromise with the safety of the students while renovation of the hostel. The agitating students said that they will bring all their belongings from their hostel at Tarulia in New Town and will turn the university into their hostel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”We will be studying here and will stay here overnight,” an agitating student said. Clothes belonging to the students were found hanging in front of the room of the V-C on Monday. It may be mentioned that Hindu Hostel has been closed for renovation since July 2015 and the students were offered hostel facilities at NewTown.The V-C on Thursday brought out a notification, declaring the delay in handing over the hostel. She also stated that a committee has been formed with as many as six student representatives in it, for supervising the renovation work for the hostel.The students had started their agitation from Friday at the administrative building of the university.
October 31, 2016There were so many wonderful costums that we will post reports today and also on Wednesday.[photos by Sue Kirsch]photo of Zebulon Hornberger.Chris Olsen and partner, with master glass teacher Joshua Dopp.‘Black Widow’ Carrie Krueger and Erin McLoughlin as “The Junction” [inside joke].The CREW.Werewulf Isaac Mueske.Danny Fields, Rowan and Sasha.Melanie Husband and Colleen Reckow.More to come.
I was downtown last Thursday and ended up with an hour to kill before my train home, so I went down the station’s back stairs and around the corner to Jay’s Bar. It was almost six o’clock, so the crowd was a mix of corporate suits buying expensive vodka, tradesmen enjoying decent beer, and jobless neighborhood guys drinking cheap beer. I ordered something inoffensive and watched to see if any of my old Cypherpunk pals would show up. But instead, my oldest nemesis showed up, whom I’ll call Jerry. I went to school with Jerry, and whatever I did, he was always desperate to do better. The crazy thing was that we were almost the same guy: We played the same positions in sports; we were both crossing guards; and we were equally skilled at almost everything we did. We should have been buddies, but instead, Jerry was my permanent opponent. I never hated him and he never really hated me, but whatever I did, he had to do better. I hadn’t run into Jerry in ten years, and the last time I saw him, he was trading coffee futures. We greeted each other; then, he sat down and ordered a better drink than mine. He asked what I was doing lately. I did not mention that I was writing – this job is strange enough without Jerry turning it into a win-lose game. Instead, I said that I was managing a few companies. “Are they big companies?” he asked. “Nah, they’re small start-ups.” He got a disgusted look on his face, and I knew immediately what it was – he was disappointed that beating me wasn’t going to be a challenge. “That’s for suckers, Paul. You’re smart enough to know that!” He was legitimately disappointed. “It isn’t just about money, Jerry.” He looked double-disgusted. And then he looked sympathetic. He was actually sorry that I had lost my edge, and wanted to help me get it back. “Look, Paul, all that ‘how to get ahead’ stuff we used to read is ancient history. That world ended in 1980. If you want to get ahead now, you have to play the new game.” I knew what he meant; the old ideal of “work hard, follow the rules, and prosper” is indeed dead. But I said nothing and waited for him to continue. “You can’t outsmart people anymore; information gets around too fast. They’ll copy what you’re doing in a week. If you want to make real money, you have to have an advantage that will last. And that means you have to get some kind of law or regulation. Then you can rake it in.” At this point I couldn’t help myself. “I don’t want to whore myself out to politicians, Jerry.” And again he got the disgusted look. “It’s not whoring, Paul, it’s business. This is how it is now. And the politicians are always looking for smart guys who know how to make money. They’ll be thrilled to write regulations for you! You just have to tell them how, and then take care of them. They’re business expenses, Paul, nothing more!” At this point I needed to change the subject, at least a little. “So, is that what you’ve been doing lately?” “Yes. I work deals between boards of directors and government officials, mostly between New York and DC. I put the deals together and get a piece of the action. I have four homes now Paul, and a fifty four foot boat. And you know what else? I’ve got a dozen ‘get out of jail free cards.’ This is the perfect game for a smart guy, Paul. You need to get busy playing it!” In his own, thoroughly amoral way, Jerry was looking out for me. “But what about the people who get screwed on this stuff, Jerry? All those regulations force people to buy things they don’t want.” “C’mon, Paul, you’re fantasizing that they’re moral, like you. They want laws and regulations. They beg for them! They need politicians to order them around, and they need someone to blame. Otherwise, things might be their own fault. “The extra money they pay is just a service fee. They want to be ordered around, and they pay the price without complaining. When was the last time you saw someone disobey a government?” “Not in a while.” “Right, because they don’t actually mind paying. We’re giving the average schmuck exactly what he wants: orders to follow and someone to blame. And we get paid a lot of money for it.” Then Jerry looked at his watch and tossed a twenty on the bar. “Look, I hafta go, but think about what I told you, Paul. You should be doing better.” And with that, Jerry walked away, probably for another ten years… though more would probably be better. But as unpleasant as the conversation was, he was right. The current situation is that way. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a better argument for an alternative economy. Paul Rosenberg www.FreemansPerspective.com
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Oil has plunged 70% since June 2014. Two weeks ago, investment bank Morgan Stanley (MS) said the “oil price downturn is now deeper and longer than any of the previous downturns since 1970.” According to Morgan Stanley, oil is in “uncharted territory.” • Oil stocks have crashed… Exxon Mobil (XOM), the largest U.S. oil producer, has dropped 28% over the last 19 months. Chevron (CVX), the second largest, has dropped 38%. Schlumberger (SLB), the world’s largest oil services company, has plummeted 44%. Its sales have dropped four quarters in a row. Oil services companies sell equipment, including drill rigs, to oil companies. • Yesterday, Halliburton (HAL) reported a 42% decline in its fourth-quarter sales… Halliburton is the world’s second-largest oil services company. Like Schlumberger, its sales have declined four straight quarters. The company reported a net loss of $28 million last quarter. For comparison, it made a $901 million profit during the final quarter of 2014. Halliburton’s stock fell 3.0% on the news, and is now down 57% since June 2014. • 1,100 North American oil rigs have shut down in the past 16 months… According to oil services company Baker Hughes (BHI), the number of rigs actively pumping or looking for oil has plunged 68% since October 2014. With fewer rigs in service, oil producers are buying less equipment from companies like Halliburton and Schlumberger. • Halliburton has laid off 25% of its employees since the downturn began… That’s 22,000 workers in less than two years. The company laid off 4,000 workers last quarter alone. On Monday, Halliburton’s CEO warned that this year could be worse… 2016 is shaping up to be one tough slog through the mud and the industry is going to have to take it a quarter at a time. Bloomberg Business reports the global energy industry slashed $100 billion in spending and cut 250,000 jobs last year. On Thursday, energy news website FuelFix.com reported: The worst downturn in more than four decades likely will bring Big Oil earnings down by 30 percent to 70 percent this year and cut operating cash flows 10 percent to 15 percent, Morgan Stanley said. Oil and gas spending, the investment bank projected, will fall 34 percent from 2014 to 2017. • The oil industry is highly cyclical… It goes through booms and busts. Today, the industry is in its worst bust in decades. Eventually, this cycle will end with absurdly low prices for oil services stocks. We’ll get an opportunity to buy these companies at fire-sale prices. But for now, we recommend staying away while the world works through its oversupply of oil. Recommended Links Regards, Justin Spittler Delray Beach, Florida January 26, 2016 We want to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read every email that comes in, and we’ll publish comments, questions, and answers that we think other readers will find useful. The #1 Currency for the “End of America” Today, most Americans know absolutely nothing about, let alone own, this incredibly valuable asset. This has nothing to do with gold coins, silver, collectibles, or real estate of any kind, yet it could be the single most important step you take to preserve your wealth. Click here to learn more. — But American Express is not finished. In fact, I bet the company will emerge stronger than ever. For reasons I explain in The Casey Report, plastic credit cards are going extinct. But the best credit card companies will survive. They own the customer relationship. They must evolve into digital payment companies. This is the future…and it’s a trillion dollar trend. Eventually, we’ll look back to study how this trillion dollar trend changed the credit card business. I bet we’ll see that a wounded American Express got up swinging and changed its industry forever. • While E.B. isn’t betting against Amex, he is betting against credit card terminals… In a recent Casey Report issue, E.B. recommended shorting (betting against) credit card terminal maker VeriFone Systems (PAY). VeriFone makes the terminals you swipe your credit card through at the store. As payments go digital, E.B. believes that credit card terminals will go extinct. Casey Report readers are currently up 24% on the VeriFone short. Every month, E.B. and Casey Research founder Doug Casey share their top investment ideas with Casey Report readers. This month, E.B. recommends buying three key companies that “feed the masses” in America. You can get in on these picks by taking a risk-free trial to The Casey Report. Chart of the Day Oil rigs are shutting down at a record pace… Today’s chart shows the number of oil rigs in North America currently pumping or looking for oil. As you can see, North America’s “active” rig count soared more than 500% from 2008 to 2014. But when oil prices crashed in 2014, many companies shut down their rigs. They couldn’t make money at low oil prices. There are 68% less active rigs today than there were in October 2015. Energy consulting company Wood Mackenzie estimates that $1.5 trillion worth of oil projects in North America can’t make money at $50 oil. With oil at $30 per barrel today, the value of money-losing projects has likely climbed past $2 trillion. The North American oil industry has about 1,100 oil rigs sitting idle today. If oil prices recover, oil companies can bring these rigs back online. That’s bad for oil services companies, like Schlumberger and Halliburton, which make money selling oil rigs to oil companies. • Credit card company American Express (AXP) reported bad results last week… Sales fell 7% from last year. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of shrinking sales. To offset falling sales and earnings, management plans to cut costs by $1 billion over the next two years. The stock is down 21% this year after falling 25% in 2015. E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, has been warning his readers about the “death of credit cards.” In short, E.B. believes that innovative new technologies like “digital wallets” will replace physical credit cards soon. Digital wallets are more convenient and more secure than credit cards. • However, E.B. expects American Express to survive. He explains why in this short essay… American Express (AXP) is under real pressure. It’s the kind of pressure that’s going to create tremendous change in the credit card business. You see weak companies, and people, crack under pressure. They can’t take it. American Express is not that kind of company. It’s a survivor. Over the last year, American Express lost the exclusive right to issue Costco’s (COST) in-store credit card. For years, Costco only accepted payment by cash, check, or American Express. Losing that status cost AmEx 8% of its entire customer spending. Worse…it lost 20% of outstanding credit card balances. Most credit card companies make money two ways. First, they take a percentage of every transaction from the retailer. This ranges from 1%-5%. American Express is known as being most expensive. Second, they charge customers a monthly interest rate, usually very high, on unpaid balances. American Express had a third way to make money. It calls cardholders “members” and charges them annual membership fees. Green, Gold, and Platinum define the levels and fees range from $100-$500 per year. Recently, the members aren’t seeing the benefit. What was once exclusive now seems standard. The company’s entire premise is under assault. As you can see in this chart its stock is down 26% over the last year. That compares to an 11% increase for competitor Visa (V). –
Not the Same AmericaThis is America, too… but it is not the same America. It is the New World… but not as new as the world north of the Rio Grande. Here, the Old World has not yet been snuffed out. It survives in a semitropical paradise.But the object of our attention today is neither the Old World nor the new one – but the ever-changing, never fully explored idea of America.“Proud to be an American,” says one bumper sticker. “One nation – indivisible,” says another. America was, of course, founded on the opposite principle… the idea that people were free to separate themselves from a parent government whenever they felt they had come of age. But no fraud, no matter how stupendous, is so obvious as to be detected by the average American. That is America’s great strength… or its most serious weakness.After September 11, so many people bought flags that the shops ran short. Old Glory festooned nearly every porch and bridge. Patriotism swelled in every heart.Europeans, coming back to the Old Country, reported that they had never seen anything like it. A Frenchman takes his country for granted. He is born into it, just as he is born into his religion. He may be proud of La Belle France the way he is proud of his cheese. But he is not fool enough to claim credit for either one. He just feels lucky to have them for his own.What Makes America Different?America, by contrast, is a nation of people who chose to become Americans. Even the oldest family tree in the New World has immigrants at its roots. And where did its government, its courts, its businesses, and its saloons come from?They were all invented by us. Having chosen the country… and made it what it is… Americans feel more responsibility for what it has become than the citizens of most other nations. And they take more pride in it, too.But what is it? What has it become? What makes America different from any other nation? Why should we care more about it than about, say, Lithuania or Chad?Pressed for an answer, most Americans would reply, “Because America is a free country.” What else can be said of the place? Its landmass is as varied as the earth itself. Inhabiting the sands of Tucson as well as the steppes of Alaska, Americans could as well be called a desert race as an arctic one. Recommended Link Recommended Link — EXPIRING TONIGHT, 11:59 P.M. Your VERY LAST CHANCE to Follow Legend Rick Rule on His Next Extraordinary Journey For weeks, people have been calling in, clamoring to learn how to invest alongside investing legend Rick Rule as he prepares his personal portfolio for his next massive windfall. There’s no denying – Rick has the “Midas Touch.” After 40 years and billions of dollars of success, he knows when a new moneymaking opportunity is imminent. 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So for today’s Dispatch, we’re featuring a classic essay from Doug Casey’s longtime friend and colleague Bill Bonner…one that explores a timeless subject: What makes America unique?Below, Bill shines a light on the idea of America and considers whether the country has lived up to its founding principles…By Bill Bonner, chairman, Bonner & Partners“Elizabeth,” I asked this morning as my wife climbed out of the pool. “How would you describe that sea turtle we saw on the beach?”Pausing for a moment, she replied, “Rotating its slow and majestic flippers, it ground its way slowly and inexorably toward China…”The sea turtle was headed east. Whether China was its destination or not, I don’t know. I only know that it was about to leave the Latin America isthmus, from the west coast of Nicaragua, and put out to sea when a muscular, brown young man picked it up and carried it back up on the beach. He and his friends had dug a big hole in the sand where the turtle was placed.At night, we often see the dim light of flashlights along the beach. “It’s the locals looking for turtle eggs,” Manuel explained. “It’s illegal to take them, but…” Manuel shrugged his shoulders.Sea turtles are protected by international convention. But here in the wilds of Nicaragua, they still end up in the soup from time to time. Its religions are equally diverse – from moss-backed Episcopalians of the Virginia tidewater to the Holy Rollers of East Texas to the Muslims of East Harlem.Nor does blood itself give the country any mark of distinction. The individual American has more in common genetically with the people his people come from than with his fellow Americans. In a DNA test, your correspondent is more likely to be mistaken for an IRA hitman than a Baltimore drug dealer.America never was a nation in the usual sense of the word. Though there are plenty of exceptions – especially among the made-up nations of former European colonies – nations are usually composed of groups of people who share common blood, culture, and language.Americans mostly speak English. But they might just as well speak Spanish. And at the debut of the republic, the Founding Fathers narrowly avoided declaring German the official language… at least that is the legend.A Frenchman has to speak French. A German has to speak the language of the Vaterland. But an American could speak anything. And often does.Be What You Want to BeNor is there even a common history. The average immigrant didn’t arrive until the early 20th century. By then, America’s history was already three centuries old. The average citizen missed the whole thing.Neither blood, history, religion, language – what else is left? Only an idea: that you could come to America and be whatever you wanted to be. You might have been a bogtrotter in Ireland or a baron in Silesia; in America, you were free to become whatever you could make of yourself.“Give me liberty or give me death,” said Patrick Henry, raising the rhetorical stakes and praying no one would call him on it. Yet the average man at the time lived in near-perfect freedom.There were few books and few laws on them. And fewer people to enforce them. Henry, if he wanted to do so, could have merely crossed the Blue Ridge west of Charlottesville and never seen another government agent again.Taxation With RepresentationThomas Jefferson complained, in the Declaration of Independence, that Britain had “erected a multitude of New Offices, and set hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”Yet the swarms of officers sent by King George III would have barely filled a midsize regional office of the IRS or city zoning department today.Likewise, the Founding Fathers kvetched about taxation without representation. But history has shown that representation only makes taxation worse. Kings, emperors, and tyrants must keep tax rates low… Otherwise, the people rise in rebellion.It is Democrats that really eat out the substance of the people: The illusion of self-government lets them get away with it. Tax rates were only an average of 3% under the tyranny of King George III. One of the blessings of democracy is average tax rates that are 10 times as high.“Americans today,” wrote Rose Wilder Lane in 1936, after the Lincoln administration had annihilated the principle of self-government… but before the Roosevelt team had finished its work, “are the most reckless and lawless of peoples… We are also the most imaginative, the most temperamental, the most infinitely varied.”But by the end of the 20th century, Americans were required to wear seat belts and ate low-fat yogurt without a gun to their heads. The recklessness seems to have been bred out of them. And the variety, too. North, south, east, and west, people all wear the same clothes and cherish the same decrepit ideas as if they were religious relics.And why not? It’s a free country.Regards,Bill Bonner,Chairman, Bonner & PartnersJustin’s note: Since its founding, America has weathered plenty of changes and come out the other side. But there is a new crisis brewing. And Bill says this one is different… The source of unrest today is not the free market, race, the 1%, or President Trump. It’s a truth about America no one wants to tell you. Learn more here…
Even oil and gas exploration — Embryo selection in in vitro fertilization Recommended Link A Biotech Breakthrough 7 Times Bigger than the Cancer Industry? Rewriting the Rules of Medicine The story I told you above is just one of millions. It is estimated that some 280 million people suffer from a rare genetic disease. Many of them often live their lives undiagnosed. But there is hope on the horizon. The method used by the Wilsey family, genome sequencing, is experiencing exponential growth. The cost of sequencing a human genome has plummeted. The speed of the sequencing technology has grown exponentially. And, thanks to breakthroughs in genetic editing technology, we are on the verge of a complete transformation in medical care. Soon, we’ll be able to identify genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia years before symptoms present themselves. Millions of lives will be saved. Hundreds of billions of dollars typically spent on chronic medical care will be eliminated. And investors in a few key companies at the heart of this revolution stand to profit immensely. Genome Sequencing for $100 The story of how rapid the improvements have been in genomic sequencing is one of the greatest examples of exponential growth, and exponential reduction in costs, in the history of technology. One simple chart from the National Human Genome Research Institute explains it all. We can see the progression in reducing the cost of sequencing a human genome from $100 million in 2001 all the way down to less than $1,000 in 2016. Overall, this progression is far faster than that of Moore’s Law, which accurately predicted that the processing power of microprocessors (semiconductors) would roughly double every two years. From 2001–2007, the speed and reduction in costs of genetic sequencing had been moving as fast as Moore’s Law—roughly doubling in speed and halving in cost every 18 months. But something amazing happened in 2008… Genetic sequencing began accelerating at a speed five times that of Moore’s Law. Now, unless you’ve been working in the technology sector for a few decades, it might be hard to grasp the significance of this. But I’ve worked as a high-technology executive for 25 years. So take my word for it, nothing in the world of technology to date has developed this quickly. It makes the developments in semiconductors during the last decade actually look slow. At this rate, the cost to sequence a human genome will drop to only $100 in the near future. And that changes everything. Replacing amniocentesis for a pre-natal test The Clock Was Ticking… I was going to lose $1,000,000 in 8 hours… It started like any other day. I ate breakfast. Read the paper. And went into the office. But at 9 a.m. when I opened my brokerage account… the market had turned against me. Here’s how I saved my life savings… and made the biggest gain of my career. Click here for the full story. Immuno-oncology Health Insurance Starts to Get On Board We are already starting to see early signs of engagement from the insurance industry at current price points which are approaching $500. As of November 1, UnitedHealthcare began covering “whole exome sequencing for patients where clinical presentation is non-specific and does not fit a well-defined syndrome.” In other words, if a physician knows something is wrong, but can’t figure out what it is, UnitedHealthcare will pay to have the patient’s whole exome sequenced. This will positively impact more than 100 million Americans by providing coverage for this sequencing of rare or undiagnosed conditions. Think of how much time and pain can be saved when a genetic sequence can tell us almost immediately what is wrong… rather than spending years and potentially millions of dollars pursuing ineffective or sometimes lethal therapies. Genetic sequencing can often immediately identify the genetic cause of a disease so that physicians can focus on providing the most appropriate therapeutic regimen for the patient. Almost Endless Applications The world is just starting to scratch the surface of the kinds of applications possible using genetic sequencing. This includes genotyping, sequencing exomes, cancer screening, and whole human genomic sequencing; but what about… On December 19th, an FDA anomaly could launch a new breakthrough biotech industry 35,000%… Making it seven times bigger than the cancer drug industry and crowning it the new king of biotech medicine. Click here to see this FDA anomaly exposed. Data storage—yes, you can use techniques to store data on DNA Therapeutic selection Diagnosis of rare genetic diseases Recommended Link — Screening parents before conception to ensure there are no genetic diseases that might be transferred to the child Justin’s note: As I’ve mentioned in the past, part of my job at Casey Research is to pass along valuable ideas and big moneymaking opportunities that come across my desk. Today’s is no exception. It comes from my colleague Jeff Brown, editor of Exponential Tech Investor.Jeff is a high-technology executive with 25 years of experience…and he says he’s never seen a technology develop as quickly as the one he describes below. I think you’ll find this opportunity very interesting… By Jeff Brown, editor, Exponential Tech Investor Grace Wilsey couldn’t cry. As a baby, she would lie limp in her parents’ arms, staring blankly into the distance. Her seizures wouldn’t stop and medical tests showed signs of liver damage. This was all before her second birthday. Grace’s parents were beside themselves, as any parent would be. They traveled the country, visiting specialists. They ran numerous tests, but no one could diagnose Grace’s condition. “We’ve probably seen over 100 doctors,” Grace’s father said in 2014 when Grace’s symptoms were discovered. None of them could provide an explanation. Then, when their daughter turned two years old, the Wilseys tried something else. They had Grace’s entire genome sequenced. A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. “Genome sequencing” is the process of determining the complete DNA sequence. Think of it like creating a “genetic roadmap,” a complete blueprint of an organism’s genetic material. What the genetic sequencing uncovered was astounding. Grace Wilsey had a condition known as NGLY1 Deficiency. In short, the little girl’s NGLY1 genes were mutated. They were like typos in her genetic makeup. One of the gene mutations prevented the little girl from producing tears. At the time, the disorder was so rare that only six people in the entire world had been diagnosed with it. Now that the underlying cause is well understood, no time is wasted. Specific therapies can be developed to deal with this unusual genetic mutation. Because of this rapid increase in the speed of sequencing and the dramatic drop in the cost per sequence, we are going to see explosive growth in these new applications. Current estimates put the global market for genetic sequencing at $5.1 billion. But by 2023, that market is expected to expand to $18.2 billion. That’s a compounded annual growth rate of almost 20% over the next seven years. For investors, this is an opportunity that can’t be ignored. One way you could play this emerging trend is by looking at life sciences giant Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO). It is one of the leading companies for genetic testing equipment. Or for a more speculative play, Pacific Biosciences (PACB) is worth investigating. PACB specializes in genomic analysis systems and would likely profit as genome sequencing becomes a standard part of healthcare. But treat PACB as a speculation, and be sure to conduct your own research first. And remember, we are still in the early days. There will be even more exciting ways to profit as genetic sequencing rewrites the rules of medicine. Regards, Jeff Brown Editor, Exponential Tech Investor P.S. Genetic sequencing is just one piece of the puzzle. Another trend I’m following is the rise of genetic editing technology. That’s the tech that would let a doctor “edit” parts of a patient’s DNA, curing diseases like cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s permanently. And I’ve identified three small-cap companies that will soar as this technology becomes standard in the next few years. Read more here. 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The BBC’s disabled security correspondent has spoken of his wish for a “normalisation of disability” in society.Frank Gardner, who was giving the third annual Jack Ashley Memorial Lecture, said he would like to see “the sharp edges of difference” between disabled and non-disabled people “sand-papered down so people don’t make a big deal about it anymore”.He said: “What I would like to see is the normalisation of disability, that people don’t look twice at somebody who’s blind or in a wheelchair… so they are 100 per cent part of mainstream society.”Gardner (pictured when he featured on the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?) told the invited audience in the state rooms used by the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, about many of the daily experiences of discrimination that have frustrated him since he became disabled 12 years ago.He described his continuing frustration with the barriers he encounters with air travel, including the ground staff who often grab him by the shoulders without asking in order to “manoeuvre” him off a plane, and how he is frequently left alone waiting for assistance at the end of a flight, long after the other passengers have disembarked.Gardner said that many of the problems he faced were due to the “attitude” of service-providers, and that there were “a lot of areas where life could be made easier without too much difficulty”.He also spoke of his frustration at non-disabled people who use accessible toilets, and the abuse of accessible parking bays in central London by non-disabled drivers.He said: “For me there might as well not be a single disabled parking spot in central London because I can never find them.“They are used by people who are able-bodied… it’s bloody annoying.”Gardner spoke also of how he became disabled, having been shot six times and left for dead by terrorists in Saudi Arabia in 2004, and how he then spent seven months in hospital and underwent 14 operations.He said that two things particularly helped him avoid falling into a “vortex of self-pity and despair”: the advice of a Navy psychiatrist, who told him to worry about the things he could still do and not those he would not be able to do anymore, and a letter from his bosses at BBC News which promised that his position as security correspondent would still be his when he was ready to return to work.The lecture was hosted by Disability Rights UK (DR UK), the all-party parliamentary disability group (APPDG) and the family of the late Lord [Jack] Ashley, the former deaf MP and peer who died four years ago after nearly half a century spent fighting in parliament for disability rights and equality, and who chaired the APPDG for more than 40 years.One of his daughters, Guardian journalist Jackie Ashley, said that her husband, BBC political journalist and author Andrew Marr, who was also at the lecture, had not wanted to be “that bloke with a stroke” after he became disabled, while her father had not wanted to be “that deaf MP”.But she said that they and Gardner had still been “inspirational” to disabled people, and she asked him how he felt about the idea of being a spokesperson for disabled people.Gardner said he did “not want to be associated with one particular thing” and although he did not have “anything against disabled people” he did not want to be a spokesperson for them any more than he wanted to be a spokesperson for people who drive Toyotas, although he said he hoped his work was “an inspiration for other people”.He pointed out that the disabled consultant Phil Friend, a former chair of Disability Rights UK, had once told him after he had apologised for not having time to help with a certain piece of work: “Keep doing what you’re doing, keep being on air… that’s enough.”But the disabled crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell pushed Gardner further, and asked: “Don’t you think you can do both?”She said that she speaks on disability in the House of Lords but also on other issues, and accepts that she has a privileged position, adding: “Don’t you think it’s a kind of duty that those of us who have the privilege of having the ear of people do a bit of both?”Gardner told her: “That’s why I’m here tonight. I think it’s a good thing to do. I don’t think it’s a duty.“Instead of going to my daughter’s school concert, I’m here. I think what I do is important and it’s a case of finding the right balance.”Liz Sayce, DR UK’s chief executive, told the audience: “We want everybody to have that chance, if you become disabled, to pursue the life you want, the career you want, as Jack Ashley did and as Frank you have described.“Unfortunately, for many disabled people it is still not happening; there are too many barriers.”She pointed to DR UK’s leadership programme, and said: “More and more people are coming through it, showing talent can break through.”She said the programme was producing a “cadre of disabled people” who are becoming role models and mentors for other disabled people.She said: “The more disabled people [there are] doing everything from being MPs to security correspondents to company directors, gradually we are going to… change the world.”
The number of disabled people living in poverty has risen by 200,000 in just one year, government figures have revealed.The new figures [summaryresults, tables 7a and 7b], published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP),show levels of absolute poverty rose between 2016-17 and 2017-18.Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said the figures meant another200,000 disabled people living “terrible, degrading, miserable, half-lives”.The figuresare likely to be influenced by continuing government attempts to cut spendingon disability benefits, including policies such as the benefits freeze and cutsto payments to new employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants placed inthe work-related activity group (WRAG).The WRAGcuts of nearly £30 a week were introduced in April 2017, with ministers tryingto justify them by claiming they would “incentivise” sick and disabled peopleto find work.The newpoverty figures are part of the annual Households Below Average Income report,which was published last Thursday (28 April).They alsoshow that as many as 600,000 more disabled people are now in absolute poverty,compared with 2010, when the Tory-led coalition government came to power.Mediaattention focused on a rise in child poverty, but the report also showsincreased levels of absolute poverty – the government’s preferred measure –affecting disabled people.Householdsare said to be in absolute poverty if their income is less than 60 per cent ofaverage (median) income in 2010-11, adjusted for inflation.Beforehousing costs are taken into account, the proportion of individuals living inhouseholds including a disabled person who were in absolute poverty rose from16 per cent to 18 per cent, between 2016-17 and 2017-18.And thenumber of disabled people living in absolute poverty – before housing costs –rose from 3.6 to 3.8 million.Once housingcosts have been accounted for, the proportion of individuals living inhouseholds including a disabled person who were in absolute poverty also rose,from 22 to 23 per cent.And thenumber of disabled people living in absolute poverty – after housing costs –rose from 4.9 million to 5 million, an increase of 100,000.Bob Ellard, a member of DPAC’s national steering group, said: “Wealthypeople running the government think poverty means not having much money. “They don’t understand poverty, it doesn’t just mean little money; itmeans bleakness, fear, misery, hopelessness, day in day out, no rest and noremission, stretching into a degrading future. “It means hunger, it means cold in winter, it means worsening mentalhealth, it means bad living condition and fear of being on the streets. “And for some people it means death by suicide, starvation or othereasily preventable causes. 200,000 more disabled people in poverty isn’t just anumber. “Five million disabled people in absolute poverty is five millionindividual human beings living terrible, degrading, miserable, half-lives. Aliving nightmare.”MichelleMaher, from the WOWcampaign, said the figure of 200,000 moredisabled people in absolute poverty was “no surprise to campaigners whorecognise the multiple cuts disabled people face”, including the bedroom tax,and cuts to housing benefit and council tax support, the closure of theIndependent Living Fund, cuts to employment and support allowance, and theimpact of the benefits freeze and the benefit cap. She said WOWcampaignhad been fighting for seven years “to get the government to assess the impact ofall disability cuts” and to demonstrate a duty of care to disabled children andadults across the UK and to “make sure disabled people are not driven intopoverty”. She said: “Theyrefuse, as they know the figure would emerge that disabled families could useto fight for support, and shock the public.“Iabsolutely cannot comprehend the inhumanity and cruelty shown to our fellowcitizens.”Shepredicted that the roll-out of universal credit would make the number ofdisabled people in absolute poverty “far, far worse”. A DWP spokesperson refused to say if work and pensions secretary AmberRudd accepted that the increase in disabled people in poverty was caused bycontinuing government attempts to cut spending on disability benefits, or explainwhat other factors may have caused the rise.But she said in a statement: “Tackling poverty will always be a priorityfor this government, and we take these numbers extremely seriously.“Absolute poverty rates for people in a family reporting a disability arelower than in 2010, and we are spending £55 billion this year on benefits tosupport disabled people and those with health conditions – more than everbefore.“We are looking at what more can be done to help the most vulnerable andimprove their life chances.”Although DWP is correct that the proportions of households in absolutelypoverty are slightly lower (by one percentage point) than in 2009-10, thenumbers of disabled people in absolute poverty have increased by 300,000(before housing costs) and 600,000 (after housing costs) between 2009-10 and2017-18.A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…
Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Oliver Morris | Getty Images Rob Marvin Amazon may end up deciding that its plan to split its East Coast HQ2 between NYC and Virginia isn’t worth the trouble.Amazon is reconsidering its plans for a 25,000-employee campus in Long Island City, Queens, according to the Washington Post, which cited two unnamed officials. Amazon’s development proposal lays out plans for a 4-8 million-square-foot campus, but it has not yet leased or purchased office space for the project, which is not expected to receive final New York state approval until 2020.Announced in November, the HQ2 locations in LIC and Crystal City, Virginia, marked the culmination of a nationwide pageant where cities across the country vied for Amazon’s favor. Amazon selected two strategic locations situated across respective rivers from the two most important hubs on the East Coast — Manhattan and Washington, D.C.While Virginia officials have already approved Amazon’s subsidy package, things have not gone as smoothly in New York. The deal was heralded as a historic economic development investment by both Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Major Bill de Blasio (who usually don’t agree on much, to put it mildly.)However, the proposal was criticized by residents and local government officials, such as State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and others, who felt the deal was pushed through behind closed doors without local input or City Council approval.Detractors — including including US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents a nearby district in Queens and the Bronx — have pointed to the potential neighborhood disruption, strains on an already congested public transit system, and rising rent and property prices that could push out existing residents from nearby neighborhoods.Gianaris, Van Bramer, and others have also criticized Amazon’s anti-union track record, and maligned the billions of dollars in incentives and tax breaks for the tech giant included in the deal. Amazon has said it will turn its $2.5 billion investment into an incremental tax revenue of more than $10 billion over the next 20 years.Amazon has responded to the backlash by holding closed-door meetings to sway local officials and hiring lobbying and PR firms. The company has also launched an aggressive mailer campaign to Queens residents “from your new neighbors at Amazon” to counter anti-Amazon flyers distributed by Gianaris. This Queens resident has received several.The Amazon v. Gianaris mail war continues… pic.twitter.com/JPjHTiggYR— Rob Marvin (@rjmarvin1) January 18, 2019The biggest threat to Amazon’s LIC headquarters came when the New York State Senate appointed Gianaris to the Public Authorities Control Board, which will preside over approval of Amazon’s development plan. Cuomo has veto power over the appointment, but doing so would draw the ire of a State Senate now controlled by Democrats.”I’m not looking to negotiate a better deal. I am against the deal that has been proposed and don’t believe that it can form the foundation of a negotiation,” Gianaris recently told the New York Times.In a recent city council hearing, Brian Huseman, Amazon’s VP for public policy, intimated that Amazon might be reconsidering its plans. The Post report adds more fuel to that fire.”We were invited to come to New York, and we want to invest in a community that wants us,” Huseman said during his testimony.The power struggle between Gov. Cuomo, the New York State Senate, and the Public Authorities Control Board is very much ongoing. The reports could be strategic moves on Amazon’s part in threatening to pull out of the deal, or the company and its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, may truly be deciding whether to cut its losses.Amazon execs are reportedly frustrated with the reaction in New York compared to the warm welcome in Virginia and in Nashville, where Amazon announced a smaller new operations center. Bezos himself is certainly tired of controversy at the moment. Report: Amazon Reconsidering New York City HQ2 Amid Backlash February 11, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag 4 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. –shares Amazon Next Article Register Now » Facing vocal opposition from local politicians and residents, Amazon is reportedly having second thoughts about its plans for an East Coast headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Associate Features Editor Add to Queue
Marketing Yahoo Sharpens Search Term Precision –shares 1 min read The latest version of Yahoo Inc.’s search engine senses when people are trying to find the right keywords and offers suggestions, an improvement the company says reduces “search fatigue.”Yahoo rolled out the “Search Assist” feature on Tuesday along with another upgrade that shows photos, videos, music clips, other content and standard Web links as part of search results.The features bring Yahoo’s search engine up to speed with recent similar improvements from competitors Google Inc., Ask.com and Microsoft Corp.Search Assist appears as a drop down menu and offers variable wording for a person’s searches. It also can be shut off. Yahoo says the feature saves people from repeated searches, as people often must reformulate their initial queries.Yahoo said it has also added more entries for its Search Shortcuts, which are searches based on categories such as weather, images, news or songs, among others. Add to Queue October 2, 2007 Apply Now » Next Article New version of Yahoo offers Search Assist feature and more Search Shortcuts. Brought to you by PCWorld The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List
Acquisition Extends Intelligent Edge Solutions Portfolio and Advances Enterprise Asset Intelligence VisionZebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, announced it intends to acquire Profitect Inc., a privately-held, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries.Zebra Technologies Corporation today announced it intends to acquire Profitect Inc., a privately-held, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries.Using machine learning and prescriptive analytics, Profitect’s solution identifies opportunities to positively impact sales and margin for some of the most recognized retail and CPG brands in the world. Profitect uses data from across the value chain for improving inventory and pricing accuracy, out of stocks, supply chain inefficiency, unsellable merchandise, and assortment discrepancies. The solution identifies a potential opportunity and can generate suggested actions, sending them directly to a worker’s mobile device, providing step-by-step instructions for resolution. By enabling users to understand and act on data, Profitect customers typically realize sales lift, as well as margin and labor productivity improvement enabling a better overall consumer experience.Marketing Technology News: SRAX Receives $1 Million Investment to Launch BIGtoken Asia, Increasing Access to Over 1 Billion Internet Users to Own and Earn from their DataZebra will also leverage the investment to accelerate the development of its Savanna data platform through the acquisition of Profitect’s technology, talent, and skillsets. Combining the real-time data that Zebra solutions capture, with Profitect’s access to operational data, machine learning, and prescriptive analytics, Zebra will work with its’ partners to empower front-line workers even more – across all verticals – with the insights they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions.“The acquisition of Profitect expands our relevancy deeper and wider in global retail operations while advancing our software capabilities to make our Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision even more accessible,” said Anders Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer of Zebra Technologies. “We have had a strong relationship with Profitect for the past five years through Zebra Ventures, and we are excited to take our strategic investment to the next level by welcoming the Profitect team to the Zebra family.”Marketing Technology News: Malicious and Disruptive Ads Account for 1 in Every 100 Impressions According to New Confiant Research“We are excited to join Zebra and bring our award-winning prescriptive analytics solution to every worker at the edge,” said Guy Yehiav, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Profitect, who will be a key leader in the business integration. “Together we will ensure the workforce of the future is more connected and optimally utilized. We value Zebra’s support and expertise over the past five years as a key venture capitalist. I’m proud of the contribution that Profitect’s solution will bring to Zebra and look forward to working closely to deliver prescriptive analytics as part of its innovative and broad solution portfolio.”Zebra expects to fund the acquisition of Profitect with a combination of cash on hand along with fully committed financing available under its credit facility. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. The transaction is expected to be immaterial to sales and profitability in the near term. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.Marketing Technology News: Metadata.io Wins TiE50 Award for Breakthrough AI-powered Account Based Marketing Platform Zebra Technologies to Acquire Profitect Inc. PRNewswireMay 22, 2019, 5:44 pmMay 22, 2019 Consumer Packaged GoodsEnterprise Asset IntelligenceGuy YehiavMarketing TechnologyNewsSavanna data platformZebra Technologies Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Andrew Field, Founder and CEO, PFLNext ArticleMicroStrategy Scores Highest in Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report
They grow up so fast. The iceberg called A68 — currently the largest iceberg in the world, weighing about 1.1 trillion tons (1 trillion metric tons) — calved off Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf on July 12, 2017, two years ago today. What has this massive, frozen toddler been up to since it broke free? Mostly just spinning. As you can see in this awesome time-lapse footage taken over the last 18 months by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellites, and shared today by glaciologist Adrian Luckman, the hulking glacier has been steadily spinning away from its native ice shelf, drifting north about 155 miles (250 kilometers) from where it began. According to Luckman, that’s some impressive mobility for arguably the largest free-moving object on Earth. [Images of Melt: Earth’s Vanishing Ice]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65929-worlds-largest-iceberg-drifting-toward-death.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 “At 100 miles (160 km) long by only a couple of hundred meters thick, the aspect ratio of Iceberg A68 is more like a credit card than a typically imagined iceberg,” Luckman, a professor at Swansea University in the UK, wrote on his website. “All the more surprising then, that despite grounding on the sea floor several times, Iceberg A68 remains in pretty much the same shape that it had when it calved away 2 years ago.” Alas, every step forward is a step away from home — and toward certain doom. While iceberg A68 continues to pirouette in a current called the Weddell Gyre (named for Antarctica’s Weddell Sea), it moves ever closer to the pull of the South Atlantic Ocean, where it will be gently swept northward to warmer climes. Many icebergs that find themselves on this path (part of an oceanic conveyor belt known as “iceberg alley,” according to BBC News) end up screeching to a halt near South Georgia Island, a remote British Overseas Territory about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) north of Antarctica. Icebergs of similar size to A68 have drifted for 5 years before making landfall, splitting into ever smaller chunks along the way. Other bergs drift farther north, ultimately melting near South America. While A68’s fate is largely up to the whims of the Atlantic Ocean at this point, scientists will continue monitoring the frigid tot’s progress from space as long as they can. Visually, it may not be as interesting as a square iceberg or coffin iceberg, but A68 still our iceberg — and we’ll be proud of it no matter how it dies. Iconic Photos of Earth from Space Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoEditorChoice.comFunny Signs You Can’t Un-SeeEditorChoice.comUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoLCR Health SupplementTop US Doctor: A Confused Metabolism Could Be Causing You To Gain WeightLCR Health SupplementUndoLivestlyThis List Ranks The Dog Breeds You’ll Want To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionType in your name and wait 8 seconds. It’s crazy what this site reveals about people.TruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Photo Gallery: Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Cracks In Photos: Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Through Time