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    President Obama praises an Iranian boy in a Humans of New York photo [qz.com] Brandon Stanton has been internet famous since 2010 for his wildly popular street portrait and interview series, Humans of New York. Lately, Stanton has been…
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      Score an Olafur Eliasson-designed piece and help bring power to areas of Sub-Saharan Africa [qz.com] This may be the best deal in the art market today. Celebrated contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson, whose works have drawn six-figure sums at auction, just…
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        Africa is minting millionaires but the poor aren’t getting any richer [qz.com] Africans are getting richer. In their latest look at Africa’s monied class, the research firm New World Wealth reveals that there are 163,000 millionaires across…
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          NASA is developing a “hedgehog” robot to tumble around comets and asteroids [qz.com] Imagine an army of tumbling, twirling, gyrating robots exploring faraway icy bodies. Do they look anything like this? That’s NASA’s Hedgehog robot, performing a “tornado”…
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            Data-shamed, economists are turning an influential email into an experiment about bias [qz.com] The weekly email that I and more than 20,000 others get from the National Bureau of Economics each Monday at 4:15am ET is something that…
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              The very funny Instagram political catfights of this US election cycle [qz.com] Say what you will about Donald Trump, but at least he’s consistent. Even on Instagram, a platform that brands and celebrities generally use for relatively…
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                We’re live-charting the US jobs report for August [qz.com] It’s that time once again. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will issue an update on the US jobs situation at 8:30 a.m. EST. Experts…
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                  Sorry, city kids. It’s healthy to spend your childhood rolling around in dirt [qz.com] Apologies, germaphobes. A bit of dirt is actually quite good for you. Scientists have known for a while that kids who grow up on a…
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                    This English couple generates enough electricity for a whole village using a river that flows through their garden [qz.com] Somerset, England—Back in 2002, Rachel Feilden and Anthony Battersby got the chance to buy a ruin. They snapped it up. Just a few steps from…
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                      Amazon wants to know everything about you by having a robot talk to you [qz.com] Recently, Amazon made its first foray into helpful home devices—Echo, the perky remote-vending-machine-disguised-as-smart-home-hub that answers questions, controls a few lights, and, …
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                        Today’s buzziest cars are more fuel efficient, but they’re not what Americans are really buying [qz.com] Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sept. 2 that the company’s next electric car, the Model 3, will start production in two years. This came soon…
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                          Watch how a presidential motorcade can double a neighborhood’s traffic in an instant [qz.com] When the president of the United States comes to town, driving can get tricky. As his motorcade traverses the city, roads are closed. As he…
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                            NASA is working on making a tractor beam out of hoverboards [qz.com] It’s looking like 2015 won’t be the year we actually get Back to the Future-style hoverboards, but one of the companies working on them is…
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                              China has made key stock market data—from two weeks before the crash onward—mysteriously unavailable [qz.com] Most of the time, weekly data published by the China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation (CSDC) is as dull as the organization’s name would sug…
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                                An Egyptian billionaire wants to buy a Mediterranean island for refugees [qz.com] As Europe struggles to cope with an overwhelming migrant crisis, Egyptian telecommunications tycoon Naguib Sawiris as offered to buy an island on the Mediterranean to…
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                                  Yet another great thing beer can do: Revitalize an entire Midwestern city [qz.com] Thirty years ago, most people in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan, steered clear of its desolate downtown. Back then, residents lived in the outlying…
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                                    Timeline: How India cracked down on Greenpeace [qz.com] The Indian government has cancelled Greenpeace India Society’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), which would stop the non-government organisation (NGO) from receiving…
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                                      WhatsApp has 900 million monthly active users—but still no business model [qz.com] If there ever were a popularity-to-revenues ratio assigned to tech companies, WhatsApp might have the highest. Founder Jan Koum has announced on Facebook—its owner—that the…
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                                        How an extreme cycling event could do wonders for diabetics [qz.com] BRUSSELS—For one in 10 people, life is a daily struggle. Sufferers of diabetes often complain that they don’t have enough control over their health, despite…
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                                          Bayern Munich will walk onto the pitch hand-in-hand with a refugee child [qz.com] Soccer games have been known to trigger emotional outbursts, but Bayern Munich may now have set the bar for moving fans and non-fans alike. Germany…