👓 Why this Japanese chalk is being hoarded by mathematicians | Boing Boing

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Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk is highly coveted around the world by mathematicians, who say it's superior to other kinds of chalk because it has an almost buttery texture and erases easily. When Hagoromo announced it was ceasing production, many mathematicians bought lifetime supplies, like one professor who has a four-stick-a-day habit. But a Korean company bought Hagoromo and has faithfully reproduced the original recipe so there is no longer a need to stockpile it. It's sometimes available on Amazon from third-party resellers.

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I haven't found a digital planner that can properly deal with how often I hop timezones. Sometimes you just have to stick to paper. Most planners are so big that I don't want to take them with me, so I'm very happy I found this stick planner in Japan! Finally I have a planner that I'll actually toss in my travel bag!

📺 60 Minutes – November 25, 2018: Chaos on the Border, Robots to the Rescue, To Kill a Mockingbird | CBS News

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The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border
A 60 Minutes investigation has found the separations that dominated headlines this summer began earlier and were greater in number than the Trump administration admits

Robots come to the rescue after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
Seven years after a powerful earthquake and tsunami caused a massive nuclear meltdown in the Daiichi Power Plant, Lesley Stahl reports on the unprecedented cleanup effort

"To Kill a Mockingbird" comes to Broadway
With Aaron Sorkin writing the adaptation and Jeff Daniels starring as Atticus Finch, the Harper Lee classic hits the stage

👓 How Japan’s prime minister plans to cope with daunting demography | The Economist

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The reforms he has in mind are not bold enough

👓 The Future is Meow! A Bakery in Japan Makes Cat-Shaped Bread | Nerdist

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There’s just no limit to the wonderfully weird pieces of cuisine that Japan comes up with. They’ve made cream puff desserts into drinks, put Kit Kats on sushi, turned meat into cakes, and even made it possible to bathe in maple syrup! And their latest foray in overtaking internet searches and Twitter trends might be their cutest yet. Yes, we’re talking about cat bread.

Just what the world needs!

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