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Climate Change: Low Cost, Low Energy Cooling System Shows Promise

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The following is an excerpt from Matt McGrath | October 26, 2018 | BBC.com |

Researchers in the US have scaled up a new low-cost system that could provide efficient cooling for homes while using very little electricity.

The team …

Canada Is Legalizing Weed This Week. But Will There Be Enough Bud to Meet Demand?

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The following is an excerpt from JORDAN WEISSMANN | October 16, 2018 | Slate.com |

Recreational marijuana sales are set to begin in Canada on Wednesday, which will officially make our northern neighbor the world’s second country after Uruguay to …

A Small Spark of Hope for Democracy in the Indian Ocean

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The following is an excerpt from SLOBODAN DJINOVIC and SRDJA POPOVIC | October 9, 2018 | Slate.com |

From the genocide of the Rohingya, to the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Nicaragua, to the surprising success of right-wing populism …

Russia Wants To Ditch US Dollar In Trade With European Partners

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The following is an excerpt from rt.com | October 8, 2018 |

The Russian Ministry of Finance said on Monday it may shift to the use of local currencies with European trade partners. The move will be part of the …

It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare

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The following is an excerpt from Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang | September 26, 2018 | Nytimes.com |

WASHINGTON — Google executives, after months of mostly avoiding the harsh spotlight put on their internet peers, are being grilled in Washington …

Hundreds Pay Respects As Aretha Franklin Lies In State

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The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | August 28, 2018 |

Fans queued en masse Tuesday to pay their respects to legendary US singer and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, whose body lay in a golden casket dressed in …

Wyoming, Alaska Voters Pick Their Candidates For November Races

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The following is an excerpt from David Weigel | August 21, 2018 | Thewashingtonpost.com |

Voters in Alaska and Wyoming are picking nominees in primaries Tuesday, setting up potentially competitive November races in rural states that typically deliver big margins …

Twitter CEO Says Employees’ ‘Left-Leaning’ Biases Have No Impact On Policy

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The following is an excerpt from Andrew N. White | August 20, 2018 | ibtimes.com |

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that employees who work for the social media platform might have their own "left-leaning" biases when it …

‘Please Do Not Switch Me Off!’: An Experiment With A Begging Robot Shows People Hesitate To Pull The Plug

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The following is an excerpt from Hamza Shaban | August 13, 2018 | Thewashingtonpost.com |

If a little humanoid robot begged you not to shut it off, would you show compassion?

In an experiment designed to investigate how people treat …

How Hidden Bias Can Stop You Getting Job

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The following is an excerpt from Tiffanie Wen | August 7, 2018 | BBC.com |

Today, there are few arguments that can be made against having a diverse, multicultural workforce. Women are as good as men, disabilities shouldn’t hold employees …

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