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How Japan Borrows $9 Trillion Practically for Free

A low inflation rate and slow growth help Japan’s outstanding national debt is more than 1 quadrillion yen ($8.4 trillion) and more than twice the size of the economy. That’s way more even than Greece, which is fighting with the rest of Europe for some relief over its debt load. Yet …

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Rats Can Be Smarter Than People

e study: Ben Vermaercke and his colleagues at KU Leuven gave two cognitive-learning tasks to lab rats and students. With both tasks, the subjects were trained to distinguish between “good” and “bad” patterns and then tested on their ability to apply that know-how to new types of patterns. In the …

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“Leviathan” is banned in Azerbaijan too

The Azerbaijani moviegoers will not see the cannot see the film “Leviathan” that has caused considerable controversy in Russia. According to Musa Akhundov, the Marketing Director for the network of cinemas Park Cinema, the firm-distributor banned screening of the film in Azerbaijan, reports the BBC. However, cinema Cinema 28 reported …

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Kutaisi International Airport could begin flights to Spain, Germany

Kutaisi International Airport is in talks with a range of international airlines to bring new air carriers, add new routes and increase flights from the regional airport. Airport officials are in negotiations with Spain, Turkey, Germany and other Asian countries regarding new flight services to the Georgian airport. In an …

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Why many restaurants don’t actually want you to order dessert

If you think you’re doing a restaurant any favors by ordering dessert, you might want to think again. Dessert can be delicious. And it can be profitable, too. But generally speaking, when diners extend their meal with slices of chocolate cake, cups of ice cream, and servings of crème brûlée, it can …

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Jon Stewart leaving ‘The Daily Show’ this year

Jon Stewart, who pushed political comedy into a new realm with a show that relayed news by parodying the news, will leave “The Daily Show” after about 16 years at the helm, Comedy Central announced Tuesday night.   Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) 10 февраля 2015 No …

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