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Links van 7 mei 2017 tot 11 mei 2017

Where have all the insects gone? | Science | AAAS
Entomologists call it the windshield phenomenon. "If you talk to people, they have a gut feeling. They remember how insects used to smash on your windscreen," says Wolfgang Wägele, director of the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany. Today, drivers spend less time scraping and scrubbing. "I'm a very data-driven person," says Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. "But it is a visceral reaction when you realize you don't see that mess anymore."

Japan’s Brexit note to Britain – Business Insider
You should read Japan's message to Britain on Brexit. Especially if you supported Leave. It's a brutal, lengthy, detailed dissection of all the potential economic damage leaving the EU will do to the UK.

Don’t believe Theresa May. The election won’t change Brexit one bit | Guy Verhofstadt | Opinion | The Guardian
The theory espoused by some, that May is calling a general election in order to secure a better deal with the EU, is nonsensical. We can only conclude that many British politicians and the media still don’t fathom how article 50 will work. As with the referendum, which many European leaders saw as a Tory cat fight that got out of control, I have little doubt many on the continent see this election as again motivated by the internal machinations of the Tory party.

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian
There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future.

Les notes du mathématicien Alexandre Grothendieck arrivent sur le net – Libération
Un accord est intervenu entre la famille du mathématicien et l'université de Montpellier qui détenaient 28 000 pages de notes. Elles seront bientôt accessibles sur Internet.

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