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BBC – Capital – The rise of the sober bar

When you enter Getaway, a stylish bar on a main street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you can be at any number of Instagram-friendly cocktail spots in New York. The walls are tastefully decorated in green and blue, the space feels so cozy that you can easily engage in a conversation in the neighborhood, and the menu includes a list of cocktails …

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BBC – Future – How weeds fight climate change

More than 60 years ago, when he was a child, farmer Peter Andrews saw his first dust storm. He still remembers it. "The noise was terrible," he says. "We hid in the house and waited for it to pass by. The whole sky was dark. And the damage we saw the next day was even worse. " The wind had …

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BBC – Future – Why Fukuoka is Japan's most innovative city

Located between the mountains and the sea in Japan's western corner, Fukuoka is a city trying to reinvent itself. In a country long dominated by megaconglomerates and Tokyo's unstoppable move, the country's fastest-growing urban area seeks to be Japan's response to Silicon Valley. Despite the country's reputation for hi-tech wizardry, Japan's start-up scene remains surprisingly stunted. The world's third largest …

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BBC – Future – The deepest hole we've ever dug

The lakes, forests, mists and snow of Kola Peninsula deep in the Arctic Circle make this corner of Russia seem like a scene from a fairytale. In the midst of natural beauty are the ruins of an abandoned Soviet research station. In the middle of the crumbling building is a heavy, rusty metal cap embedded in the concrete floor and …

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BBC – Future – Why the "postnatural" age can be foreign and beautiful

4913 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh has an unusual decor. The Center for PostNatural History is a small museum with a diverse and bizarre mix of specimens: You will find a ribless mouse embryo, a sterile male screwworm, a copy of E. coli x1776 (a specimen that is harmless and outside the lab) and a transgenic BioSteel goat named Freckles, genetically engineered …

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BBC – Culture – Film review: Long Shot

Romantic comedies have an infinite selection of clichés to choose from. There are the mismatched lovers who are unmistakably perfectly matched, their best friends, the inevitable separation and then the ultimate madness stormed by one of them through the rain to win back the other. With Seth Rogen as a confusing muckraking journalist and Charlize Theron as a glamorous US …

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CNN and BBC have canceled the Venezuelan government

DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable and Telefónica received all orders from Venezuela's government agency Conatel to block CNN. (DirecTV and CNN are both owned by AT & T.) A BBC spokesman told CNN that the BBC Global News had also been blown up in the South American country. Violent clashes erupted Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the Venezuelans …

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BBC – Future – Will we ever have robot keepers?

Movies such as Robot and Frank and I, Robot and animated television programs such as The Jetsons have described a future in which robotic farmhands do housework, allowing families to spend more time together and older people to remain independent for longer Caretakers of robots is closer than we can imagine. Robotic vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers are already available, while …

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What Attenborough told BBC viewers about this orangutan fighting an excavator is only part of the truth

One of the most talked-about programs of the past week – a documentary about the BBC1 – introduced two people who many regard as living saints. One was the presenter, Sir David Attenborough, the other Greta Thunberg. The Swedish teenager activist, who has inspired "climate change school strikes" in several countries, including the UK. The title of the film was …

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