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The Incredible Rise and Fall of High-Flying Art Scammers Helene and Wolfgang Beltracchi Vanity Fair

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

How did a self-described German hippie and his wife pull off one of the biggest, most lucrative cons in art-world history? And how did they finally get nailed?

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Bachelor Padding - By Roseann Lake Foreign Policy

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: China

From www.foreignpolicy.com

It′s a tough, competitive life for men in China these days, in part due to the aftershocks of the one-child policy, which has left the country with a gaping gender imbalance of 120 boys for every 100 girls.

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The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae Past Imperfect

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: History

From blogs.smithsonianmag.com

Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulfurous subterranean stream that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?

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King Ludd is Still Dead by Kenneth Rogoff - Project Syndicate

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.project-syndicate.org

As Asian wages rise, factory managers are already looking for opportunities to replace employees with robots, even in China. As the advent of cheap smartphones fuels a boom in Internet access, online purchases will eliminate a vast number of retail jobs.

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