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Can English remain the 'world's favourite' language?
BBC News
In the historical port city of Portsmouth, for example, the regional dialect - Pompey - is still very much in use, despite the challenges from new forms of online English and American English. English is the world's favourite lingua franca - the ...



Science Magazine

'It's a toxic place.' How the online world of white nationalists distorts population genetics
Science Magazine
A little more than a year ago, Jedidiah Carlson was searching online for a 2008 paper in Nature analyzing hundreds of thousands of point mutations in various human population groups around the world. Heady stuff, but fascinating to the bioinformatics ...



The Verge

Happy World Goth Day: an ode to the cybergoth dance meme
The Verge
On September 7, 2011, the internet was blessed with a diamond in the rough: a home movie of a crew of German cybergoths gathered beneath a concrete overpass, enthusiastically demonstrating their best electro-industrial dancing skills. On this day, the ...

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New York Times

His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World's Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.
New York Times
The campaign had raised $1,215 from donors in six states as of May 18, more than $11,000 short of its goal. Then the massacre in Santa Fe happened, and the world offered its sympathy to the family. As of Tuesday, donors had pledged more than $120,000, ...

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NPR

What The World Needs To Do After Venezuela's Vote
NPR
Ted Piccone (@piccone_ted) is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Venezuela's latest electoral affair only worsened the country's continued slide from a relatively stable middle-income democracy to a socialist authoritarian ...

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New York Times

Is This the World's Most Diverse National Park?
New York Times
Madidi National Park in Bolivia goes from lowland to mountaintop, from 600 feet to almost 20,000 feet above sea level. It covers more than 7,000 square miles of wildly different habitats. It is, says Rob Wallace, an ecologist with the Wildlife ...



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Austria's tilt toward Russia worries intelligence experts
NBCNews.com
VIENNA — In a 19th-century kaffeehaus here, a handful of political activists nod their heads while sharing opinions many would consider racist, homophobic and awash with conspiracy theories. One topic is never far from their lips: These men believe ...



ESPN

Why no NHL players made the World Fame 100 list
ESPN
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.
ESPN's 'World Fame 100' athlete ranking includes just seven NFL players; MLB is shut outUSA TODAY

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WIRED

The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World
WIRED
The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World. Getty Images. Go find a makeup mirror. There's a good chance you have one in the bathroom. You know the type—it has surface that shows you a zoomed-in image of your face. If you have one nearby, you ...



The Guardian

Trump says 'very substantial chance' North Korea summit could be delayed
The Guardian
“There was a very difficult attitude by the North Korean folks after that meeting ... so I can't say I'm happy about it,” Trump said, describing Xi as a “world-class poker player”. However, former officials and North Korea experts have pointed out that ...
Trump: 'President Xi is a world-class poker player'BBC News

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