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Is the world really better than ever?

Is the world really better than ever? | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
The long read: The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back
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Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long

Where All the School’s a Stage, and the List of Success Stories Is Long | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
In high schools of the performing and visual arts, race, sexual identity and ZIP code are beside the point. But not academics.
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The Blue Rider - SWI swissinfo.ch

The Blue Rider - SWI swissinfo.ch | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
Landscapes, animals, abstract compositions in colourful, wild colors: This is The Blue Rider avant-garde art movement in the early 20th century.
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Human Ancestors Grazed on Grass

Human Ancestors Grazed on Grass | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
Around 4 million years ago, our ancestors' diets were about 90 percent fruit and leaves, but suddenly incorporated grasses 500,000 years later
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Earth

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my…
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Just watching our world

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The New World Order Of Artificial Intelligence

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Despite the online public debate between Zuckerberg and Musk regarding the impact of AI on humanity, the AI market continues to grow with support from venture capital investment and incubators for AI and machine learning startups.
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Valuing our ecological futures | OUPblog

Valuing our ecological futures | OUPblog | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
Most people care about their potential futures. But there’s a threat to some of these possible futures. In 2016, globally we experienced the hottest consecutive year on record since 2000, with 2017 looking to break the record again. At the current rate of warming climates, along with other environmental concerns, living on the Earth will become more difficult, if not impossible, by the end of the century.
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Author Iain Banks: In his own words

Author Iain Banks: In his own words | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
Best selling author Iain Banks has died shortly after announcing he had terminal cancer. Last month he spoke to Kirsty Wark about his career, life, and facing up to death.
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A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked. The Story Behind Corning's Vision. (2012)

http://bit.ly/xITx1H - Watch and share "A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked," to see how Corning's highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will hel...
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Around the next corner? - not for everyone - ideas of a middle class eutopia in a time when the 'middle class' is being deconstructed - forced by austerity into poverty or criminality.

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Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki | Colossal

Out of Disorder: Topographical Maps Carved from Electrical Tape and Intricate Thread Sculptures by Takahiro Iwasaki | Colossal | Sparky´s New World | Scoop.it
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