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Think back to when you were in school learning about Greek mythology or the Industrial Revolution. Weaved into those “dry” textbooks and lectures were brilliant pieces of art—paintings, sculptures, or architecture—that brought to life the moments and ideas that would otherwise appear distant and dull.  Art is an important tool for educating society about our […]
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On Sept. 7, 2021, El Salvador will become the first country to make bitcoin legal tender. The government even went a step further in promoting the cryptocurrency’s use by giving US$30 in free bitcoins to citizens who sign up for its national digital wallet, known as “Chivo,” or “cool” in English. Foreigners who invest three bitcoins in the country – currently about $140,000 – […]
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As children, we’re told bedtime stories to help us fall asleep at night. Stories about mythical creatures, princes and princesses, and unsung superheroes take us to an alternate reality, a more comfortable reality. There, everything is better — we’re more adventurous, life is more exciting, and we always win the battle between good and evil. But what happens […]
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The Microsoft founder has become the latest in Musk’s growing list of billionaire foes. Why is SpaceX & Tesla’s chief picking fights? While they have international, even Interplanetary, businesses to run, or world-saving foundations to oversee; Billionaires, so it seems, also have plenty of time to fight. In recent months, the multi-billionaire’s club has been […]
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In early July, an important announcement by Apple went relatively unnoticed: it was shifting assembly of its iPhone 11, then the most advanced model in its product line, from China to Chennai in India. A couple of weeks later, Samsung, along with several other Apple suppliers (Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron), Indian manufacturers Micromax and Lava, and up to 18 other companies applied […]

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