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These are the top 10 most liveable cities in the world
CNBC
Cities in the U.S. aren't as "liveable" as those in Australia, Japan and Canada. This is according to The Global Liveability Index 2018, an annual report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released August 14. Out of 140 cities around the world ...
Karachi ranked among world's least liveable citiesDAWN.com
World's least liveable cities dominated by crime, civil unrest and terrorism9news.com.au

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MIT Technology Review

The World Economic Forum warns that AI may destabilize the financial system
MIT Technology Review
“The dynamics of machine learning create a strong incentive to network the back office,” says the report's main author, Jesse McWaters, who leads the AI in Financial Services Project at the World Economic Forum. “A more networked world is more ...

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Smithsonian

Swiss Institute Reimagines Duchamp's Readymades for the Modern World
Smithsonian
When Marcel Duchamp submitted “Fountain”—a urinal turned on its side and signed with the pseudonym “R. Mutt”—to the Society of Independent Artists' Salon in 1917, he elevated the everyday into art. By introducing the world to “readymades,” or ...



TechCrunch

VR optics could help old folks keep the world in focus
TechCrunch
These prototype “autofocals” from Stanford researchers use depth sensing and gaze tracking to bring the world into focus when someone lacks the ability to do it on their own. I talked with lead researcher Nitish Padmanaban at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, ...



The Guardian

10 great botanical gardens around the world: readers' tips
The Guardian
Kirstenbosch Gardens is one of the world's greatest botanical gardens. It's on the slopes of Table Mountain, whose streams water the unique fynbos heathland, one of the world's richest botanical kingdoms. Spotted eagle owls nest in the camphor trees; ...



TIME

Japan's Emperor Tries to Make Amends for World War II
TIME
(TOKYO) — For his last time, Japan's Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed “deep remorse” for the war. It was in keeping with what by all appearances has become a mission for ...

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BBC News

World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pension - BBC News
BBC News
Former Uruguayan leader José Mujica, who was dubbed "the world's poorest president" for his modest lifestyle, says he does not want any pension from his time ...
World's 'poorest' ex-president Mujica turns down pensionBBC News

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ABC News

One of world's top urban forests threatened by tiny beetle
ABC News
One of the world's largest urban forests is under threat from a tiny beetle. The polyphagous shot hole borer is thought to have made its way to Johannesburg from Southeast Asia on packing crates or through the trade in plant materials. Trudy Paap, a ...

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The Guardian

World's first film poster set to go up for auction at Sotheby's
The Guardian
A poster promoting the first public screenings of film, providing glimpses of late 19th-century Paris life, is coming up for auction. Sotheby's in London is selling 164 rare film posters including one that can lay claim to be the world's first, one ...

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The Guardian

Bridges across Europe are in a dangerous state, warn experts
The Guardian
Fears have risen about the condition of infrastructure across Europe after the deadly collapse of a stretch of a motorway bridge in Genoa, with experts warning that some road bridges are in a dangerous state. In France, the transport minister warned ...
Victims named in Genoa Bridge collapse, truck driver who was metres away from death speaksNEWS.com.au

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