Tuesday, July 22nd
Bodies from MH17 begin long trip to Netherlands "That grim conveyance, along with the handover of the planes' flight recorders from pro-Russia rebels to a Malaysian delegation, allowed the focus to tighten — both at the crash site and in international diplomacy — on establishing who brought the jetliner down on Thursday."
Hamas, Israel signal unwillingness to compromise "The Islamist militant organization Hamas said Monday that it would not agree to a cease-fire with Israel until its demands were met, as Israel warned that its incursion into the Gaza Strip could continue for days or even weeks."
Good guy gamble "Although most of Indonesia’s political class comes from a narrow set of intertwined business and military families, for years Jokowi earned his living as a simple furniture salesman."
The new science of evolutionary forecasting "[Science] might be possible to predict the motion of the moon, but biology was so complex that trying to predict its evolution seemed a fool’s errand. But lately, evolution is starting to look surprisingly predictable."
The concrete tangle "It is here that we come face to face with a fundamental urban quality: the play of layers, tunnels and bridges, the meeting of different forms of transport, the chaotic revelation of normally hidden systems and services. Let’s call this quality ‘tangle’."
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