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What The World Needs To Do After Venezuela's Vote
NPR
Ted Piccone is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Venezuela's latest electoral affair only worsened the country's continued slide from a relatively stable middle-income democracy to a socialist authoritarian system stricken ...

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New York Times

Is This the World's Most Diverse National Park?
New York Times
Madidi National Park in Bolivia goes from lowland to mountaintop, from 600 feet to almost 20,000 feet above sea level. It covers more than 7,000 square miles of wildly different habitats. It is, says Rob Wallace, an ecologist with the Wildlife ...



WIRED

The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World
WIRED
The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World. Getty Images. Go find a makeup mirror. There's a good chance you have one in the bathroom. You know the type—it has surface that shows you a zoomed-in image of your face. If you have one nearby, you ...



BBC News

The 100 stories that shaped the world
BBC News
Homer's Odyssey topped the list, followed by Uncle Tom's Cabin – examples of the different ways in which respondents interpreted a 'world-shaping story', with the ancient epic having survived generations of retelling, while Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 ...



Aljazeera.com

Antarctica - the world's last great wilderness
Aljazeera.com
The Antarctic Ocean is one of the world's last great wildernesses, home to spectacular biodiversity from killer whales to starfish. But a warming climate and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening this undisturbed land and its ...



NBCNews.com

Austria's tilt toward Russia worries intelligence experts
NBCNews.com
With Vienna widely regarded as the spying capital of the world, that has serious implications for Washington and its allies. One factor is at the heart of these concerns: the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) — which is openly supportive of ...



The Guardian

Official World Cup song to feature Will Smith, Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi
The Guardian
Will Smith is making a return to music, recording the official 2018 World Cup anthem with Colombia-based reggaeton star Nicky Jam, and Kosovar pop singer Era Istrefi. According to reports in Billboard and other publications, the track is to be released ...
Will Smith, Nicky Jam to perform official 2018 World Cup songESPN (blog)
Will Smith 'to perform World Cup 2018 song'Sky News

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ESPN

World Fame 100: Meet the 25 most famous women athletes in the world
ESPN
ESPN today released its third-annual World Fame 100, which ranks the 100 most famous athletes on the planet, and we at espnW wanted to celebrate. Because who doesn't think of glitz, glam and twinkling bright lights when fame comes to mind? And more ...

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WIRED

An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test
WIRED
So while health officials hope it'll fight the disease, they're also hoping to learn how well it works under real-world conditions. “It's under an investigational protocol that needs to follow good clinical practices, needs informed consent from all ...

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Business Insider

RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world
Business Insider
Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world's nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita a key statistic. The IMF ranks the world's countries according to their GDP based on purchasing power parity ...


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