They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 19.

What has distracted me from
working whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a
frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views. 

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

NASA wants to hitch spacecraft to comets for free rides into deep space:
Motherboard

 

Astronomers Find Ancient Earth-Sized Planets in Our Galactic Backyard Slate
RoboCorp: Get ready for companies that run themselves. But will the autonomous economy set us all free, or just make the rich richer? Aeon9 things I’ve learned about marriage from being a couples therapist Vox

 

Would Keynes Have Been Fired as a Money Manager Today? Pragmatic Capitalism
 
The US dollar Problem in Two Charts Constantvoyagermacro 

A question of respect (or lack thereof)… – the Greek veto over Russia that never was Yanis Varoufakis Blog ( New Greek finance minister )
 
 

Some potentially habitable planets began as gaseous, Neptune-like world Phy.Org

How long before UK banks think this is a good idea?

Banks May Force Clients to Cover Cost of Negative Nordic Rates Bloomberg

 More space to store will be needed  . . .
You may soon be living in a 3D-printed apartment Quartz