3.8.2018

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3.8.2018
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Need To Know.
Trump Set to Sign Tariffs Today.
President Trump is set to sign off on heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminum today, over the objections of many in his own party. The tariffs, unofficially announced by the President last week, would effectively put taxes of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum coming into the country. The move did not require legislation from Congress, with the White House calling the decline of US manufacturing of steel and aluminum a national security issue - though the Hill could still move to block the tariffs. The move has many split in the White House - top economic aide Gary Cohn resigned earlier this week - with supporters saying domestic production of the metals is critical for maintaining heavy industry and defense, while critics are afraid of sparking a global trade war. Reports say the tariffs will at least temporarily exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs, which account for about 25% of the imports. 

Nerve Agent Used in Attack on Ex-Russian Spy.
Officials confirmed that a powerful nerve agent was used in an attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier in the week. The victim, Sergei Skripal, was a Russian military intelligence officer who acted as a double agent for the British intelligence service MI6 in the 1990s. Skripal was arrested in Moscow in 2004 - but released to the UK as part of a prisoner swap in 2010. Both Skripal and his daughter are in critical condition, while a police officer who was hospitalized after responding to the scene is in serious condition. It is not the first time a former Russian intelligence officer has been brazenly attacked in the UK - Alexander Litvinenko was killed in a high-profile attack after being poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium in 2006. It is not clear who orchestrated the attack - though evidence suggests it likely had the approval of high-ranking Russian officials. 

Amelia Earhart Remains Likely Identified.

After reexamining extensive data logs, scientists announced yesterday that they believe they have confirmed where Amelia Earhart's remains were found. The new study, published yesterday, applied modern forensic techniques to the results of a 1940 examination of skeletal remains recovered from the remote island of Nakamaroro - concluding with 99% certainty that they were from Earhart. The remains themselves - which were originally believed to be from an adult male, and not Earhart - disappeared in 1941 (great background here). Nakamaroro, now part of the tiny Republic of Kiribati roughly halfway between Australia and Hawaii, was in the general vicinity of where the famed aviatrix is reported to have crashed as she tried to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. 

Coincidentally, one of Earhart's cars - a vintage 1932 Hudson Essex Terraplane - was stolen from its collection in California before being recovered by police just last week. 
 
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In The Know.

Sports, Entertainment & Culture.

The NCAA hauled in $1B in annual revenue for the first time in 2017 (More)
2018 Tribeca Film Festival lineup released; 46% of the 96 films are directed by women (More)
Seahawks trade All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett to Eagles (More) | Superstar cornerback Richard Sherman also reportedly leaving Seattle (More)
 

Science & Technology.

Home genetic testing company 23andMe receives approval for home testing of breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer risks (More)
New study suggests new neuron generation in the hippocampus, the brain's memory center, stops after early childhood (More)
"Dig First" rule, which would mandate any government-funded road have conduits for broadband internet installed alongside, looks likely to pass Congress (More)
 

Business & Markets.

Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies fall 10%+ after SEC says exchanges must be registered with the SEC (More)
America's 100 Richest Places in 2018 (More)
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick launches job-creation venture capital fund (More)
 

Politics & World Affairs.

Florida legislature sends bill to restrict rifle sales, increased security at schools to Gov. Rick Scott for signature (More)
> US Holocaust museum rescinds Elie Wiesel peace award from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis (More)
11 countries set to sign Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement without US (More)
In Depth.

How to Prime Your Brain to be Happy. 

GQ | Clay Skipper. What happens when the things our brains tell us to want - getting richer, looking prettier - don't align with what is shown to make people happy, like taking time for self-reflection and expressing gratitude. Less about feel good advice, this interview with Yale psychologist Laurie Santos focuses on how to orient our outlook to achieve both goals and happiness
 

What Should I Teach My Sons? 

The Cut | Will Leitch. Everyone wants their kids to rule the world someday - but when raising boys, that rhetoric can be problematic. Will Leitch - founder of sports site Deadspin - explores how to parent his sons in a positive way while living in a world run that can often encourage young boys to be bullies
Etcetera.
10 powerful women give life advice for International Women's Day

...And Mattel announces 15 new "role model" Barbies.

Balkrishna Doshi becomes India's first architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize - see his designs

Projecting the names of generations out to year 2378 (via XKCD).

Where venture capitalists went to college

Amazon's Alexa is spontaneously laughing and it's kind of creepy

Merriam-Webster adds 'dumpster fire' to dictionary - an utterly calamitous situation

Coca-Cola is releasing its first alcoholic drink (only available in Japan).

Photos of the last 3 northern white rhinos in existence

Clickbait: Canadian doctors protest over being paid too much

Historybook: HBD New York Stock Exchange (1817); RIP Millard Fillmore (1874); RIP William Taft (1930); RIP Joe DiMaggio (1999); Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappears, 239 people die (2014).
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