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L’état c’est moi 👑 🇺🇦

Ukraine 🇺🇦, globalization, AirBnB, accessibility, AI, health care, the middle east, self-improvement, Super Soakers, and sex robots.
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POLITICS — L’état c’est moiMariia Chaplia for ftn.media: Ukrainians are two years away from parliamentary and presidential elections. Realising what is at stake, President Petro Poroshenko, whose party holds the pa....

ECONOMICS — Big leap forwardEsteban Ortiz-Ospina for ourworldindata.org: Is globalization an engine of economic development? Spoiler alert: yes.

SOCIETY — VacanciesRuth Fowler for www.theguardian.com: The precarious relationship between AirBnB, hosts and guests.

INNOVATION — The sound of her voiceSteven Levy for www.wired.com: Apple is at the front of an accessibility revolution that allows to stream sound from smartphones directly into a hearing nerve interface, overcoming deafness.

AI — Understanding AIDaniel Huttenlocher for techcrunch.com: What is AI? And what is it actually capable of? A few answers.

HEALTH — Forever young Christopher Wareham for aeon.co: How can life-extending treatments be available for all? Not by banning them for some.

POLITICS — After the fire Vox.com Video on youtube.com: The islamist terror state of ISIS will likely collapse. But what comes after?

HOW TO — On this keystone I shall build Dan Sanchez for fee.org: Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to first focus on what author Charles Duhigg calls “keystone habits”.

ENGINEERING — Wet and wild Matt Schur for www.thrillist.com: The history of the Super Soaker is a tale of engineering, culture , and great fun.

SOCIETY — My robot friend (with benefits)Sarah Knapton for telegraph.co.uk: Sex robots have their cons and pros.


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Submitted by Daniel Fallenstein on 4 August 2017