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Lights, camera, smoke! 💡🎥🚬

Smoking despite bans, pay gap, diversity, climate change, genetics, trolls, taxes, riots, archeology, and prog rock.
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FREEDOM — Lights, camera, smoke…Bill Wirtz for ftn.media: There is a bar in Prague where you can smoke after the ban. Except it's not a bar, but a film set and you become an actor to visit.

BUSINESS — GaplessThe Economist: The “gender pay gap” practically disappears, once you account for all relevant factors, such as rank, tenure, experience and more.

DIVERSITY — That's not how any of this works.Kate Conger for gizmodo.com: An internal discussion paper is making the rounds at Google: “Discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business.”

ENVIRONMENT — The policy isn't settledDavid R. Henderson and John H. Cochrane for www.wsj.com: The appropriate policy response to climate change is still an open question.

HEALTH — We can fix themSarah Buhr for techcrunch.com: For the first time, US scientists have corrected a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos using CRISPR.

ACTIVISM — Keeping up with the RussiansSean Gallagher for arstechnica.com: The web tool “Hamilton 68” allows you to keep tabs on the Kremlin's ongoing efforts to influence public opinion in the United States and elsewhere.

ECONOMICS — Reaping what they sowedDan Mitchell for danieljmitchell.wordpress.com: The Baltic nations are profiting from the liberal policy decisions they made after communism's collapse more than 20 years ago.

CRIME — When the sh*t hits the fanKevin Reeve for itstactical.com: You may never experience widespread rioting and looting. But it doesn't hurt to know how to respond.

HISTORY — After the fire…Clive Aslet for telegraph.co.uk: French archaeologists have discovered a “little Pompeii” — the remarkably well preserved remains of an entire district of an ancient Roman town south of Lyon.

CULTURE — White as snow James Parker for theatlantic.com: Progressive rock was never meant to last.


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Submitted by Daniel Fallenstein on 7 August 2017