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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.
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We have toilet-trained cows. It could help combat climate change

The cows learned faster than a toddler.
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‘Lost and unable to locate US forces’ — How I made it out of Kabul

Afghan scholar Hanif Sufizada, who works at University of Nebraska, got caught in Kabul during the chaos of the US pullout, when thousands of Afghans fled to the airport.

40 Years of MTV — the channel that shaped popular culture as we know it

MTV might not have ‘killed’ the radio star, and its brand salience somewhat diluted in the age of YouTube, TikTok and social media.

Swimming is better for the brain than any other activity. But scientists still don’t know why

Scientists are still trying to unravel how and why swimming regularly, in particular, improves memory, cognitive function, immune response, and mood.
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Doctors aren’t using health apps that track the data of millions of people

Research shows that a well-designed health app that talks to both the user and healthcare providers increases the likelihood of better treatment and health.

Before you celebrate Iceland’s four-day work week, read this

There is no reason why the march towards reduced working hours should stop at the arbitrary ‘standard’ figure of 5 days and 40 hours established in the post-WW II period.

Research shows how dangerous answering or sending emails outside work hours can be for health

Being in a constant state of hyper-vigilance awaiting work notifications at home can affect metabolism and immunity.
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These are the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Ransomware attacks are growing exponentially in size and ransom demand — changing the way we operate online.

Who do we blame for today’s intense corporate workplace culture? A Soviet miner

Alexei Stakhanov even made the cover of Time magazine in 1935 as the figurehead of a new workers’ movement dedicated to increasing production.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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