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City Talks is a nonpartisan Paris-based global innovative organization devoted to sharing big ideas about the Future of Humanity, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (15 minutes or less), workshops, publications, working group sessions and artistic gatherings.
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Disposable urinals are this summer's It item. Avoid public restrooms by using a chemical-filled bag you can throw away l...
19/06/2020

Disposable urinals are this summer's It item.

Avoid public restrooms by using a chemical-filled bag you can throw away later.

https://buff.ly/2Yg9wnS

via @CrainsChicago

Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons https://buff.ly/30lMaibvia Phys.org
19/06/2020

Scientists engineer one protein to fight cancer and regenerate neurons

https://buff.ly/30lMaib

via Phys.org

Is Immortality Worth It?Everyone would welcome a healthy lifespan extension and some scientists are looking at increasin...
18/06/2020

Is Immortality Worth It?

Everyone would welcome a healthy lifespan extension and some scientists are looking at increasingly extreme ways to achieve that.

But in his Project Syndicate piece, @martdrees argues that any major breakthrough in this area could ...

https://buff.ly/378QAdT

Dystopia Is Arriving in StagesIn this piece, #alexanderfriedman is arguing that Science fiction has a warning about deve...
18/06/2020

Dystopia Is Arriving in Stages

In this piece, #alexanderfriedman is arguing that Science fiction has a warning about developing mind-reading #technology without any proper framework for how to control it.

He wants it heeded.

https://buff.ly/3dHzJ45

Via Project Syndicate

Give #Argentina a BreakArgentina has a debt-sustainability problem, which is why its government has been working with th...
18/06/2020

Give #Argentina a Break

Argentina has a debt-sustainability problem, which is why its government has been working with the International Monetary Fund on a solution.

But, rather than recognizing that #COVID19 has complicated matters, Argentina's private-sector ...

https://buff.ly/2U9kwRG

#American Exceptionalism in the Age of #TrumpIn this piece, JOSEPH S. NYE, JR. argues that, the #US exceptionalism now i...
18/06/2020

#American Exceptionalism in the Age of #Trump

In this piece, JOSEPH S. NYE, JR. argues that, the #US exceptionalism now includes working with the #Chinese to help produce global public goods, while also defending values such as human rights.

https://buff.ly/3h4MSGz

Deglobalization Will Hurt #Growth Everywhere In this Project Syndicate piece, #KennethRogoff is arguing points out that ...
18/06/2020

Deglobalization Will Hurt #Growth Everywhere

In this Project Syndicate piece, #KennethRogoff is arguing points out that the #US has more to lose from rising economic nationalism than some of its politicians realize.

https://buff.ly/2Um3X51

Deglobalization Will Hurt #Growth Everywhere In this Project Syndicate piece, #KennethRogoff is arguing points out that ...
17/06/2020

Deglobalization Will Hurt #Growth Everywhere

In this Project Syndicate piece, #KennethRogoff is arguing points out that the #US has more to lose from rising economic nationalism than some of its politicians realize.

https://buff.ly/2Um3X51

The following nations hold huge stockpiles of nuclear warheads#US#Russian #UnitedKingdom #France #China #India #Pakistan...
17/06/2020

The following nations hold huge stockpiles of nuclear warheads

#US
#Russian
#UnitedKingdom
#France
#China
#India
#Pakistan
#Israel
#NorthKorea

They all claim to have the right to use them whenever they feel "threatened".

What would you do if such a thing happened?

SHREWD THINKING is the only way to stay prepared against such threats

https://buff.ly/2ZMHiSS

"Soccer may be the closest thing there is to a meritocracy in England,"https://buff.ly/2Y7dkrxVia QZ
17/06/2020

"Soccer may be the closest thing there is to a meritocracy in England,"

https://buff.ly/2Y7dkrx

Via QZ

Austrian police fined a man for "provocative" farting. They later defended the €500 penalty ($560) by saying no one woul...
17/06/2020

Austrian police fined a man for "provocative" farting.

They later defended the €500 penalty ($560) by saying no one would be pursued for "accidentally letting one go.

https://buff.ly/37EaVHW

via Guardian

In the future, your phone could test you for coronavirus here’s howhttps://buff.ly/2UOUYK8via The Conversation UK
17/06/2020

In the future, your phone could test you for coronavirus

here’s how

https://buff.ly/2UOUYK8

via The Conversation UK

17/06/2020

The precarious position of postdocs during COVID-19

Postdoctoral researchers play a crucial role in many research groups, serving as mentors, teachers, and leaders as they develop their skills and prepare for scientific careers.

#COVID19 has put funding and support for postdoc positions at risk, threatening to upend the career paths available to these junior scientists.

https://buff.ly/2zQqq3p

via Sciencemag

16/06/2020

#Study:

Hair-bearing human skin generated entirely from pluripotent stem cells

https://buff.ly/3eOEJUW

via Nature

#Europe’s country-by-country #travel restrictions explained by POLITICO Europe  https://buff.ly/2AI2Xl4
16/06/2020

#Europe’s country-by-country #travel restrictions explained by POLITICO Europe

https://buff.ly/2AI2Xl4

15/06/2020

@TheLancet's #Study

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19:

a systematic review and meta-analysis

https://buff.ly/3cpvtVm

Does anti-fake news regulation improve the quality of capital markets? https://buff.ly/2XPH3UJvia Phys.org
15/06/2020

Does anti-fake news regulation improve the quality of capital markets?

https://buff.ly/2XPH3UJ

via Phys.org

SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different speciesPieces of several genomes recombined to produce the ...
14/06/2020

SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different species

Pieces of several genomes recombined to produce the pandemic-causing pathogen.

https://buff.ly/2Mk9rcb

via Ars Technica

Researchers develop method to probe phase transitions in 2-D materials https://buff.ly/3cvAtIsvia Phys.org
13/06/2020

Researchers develop method to probe phase transitions in 2-D materials

https://buff.ly/3cvAtIs

via Phys.org

Just three #American states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safeMost states still need to reduce #coronavir...
13/06/2020

Just three #American states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Most states still need to reduce #coronavirus cases and build up their testing capacity.

https://buff.ly/3cmVSDC

By @germanrlopez via Vox

12/06/2020

Emily Oster, an economist at #BrownUniversity, has offered a framework for making decisions during the pandemic, which we find interesting.

https://buff.ly/3djrwD5

#America is entering its third great bicycle revival in 150 years thanks to #coronavirus https://buff.ly/3gt39F4via Quar...
12/06/2020

#America is entering its third great bicycle revival in 150 years thanks to #coronavirus

https://buff.ly/3gt39F4

via Quartz

#Coronavirus Effects:#Research finds that the #pandemic had a bigger impact on women's drinking and experts aren't surpr...
12/06/2020

#Coronavirus Effects:

#Research finds that the #pandemic had a bigger impact on women's drinking and experts aren't surprised

https://buff.ly/3heKPjv

via #abcaustralia

State-Sponsored Dissent terrorism Terrorists and the Left and Right Religious Criminal ...#Terrorism is a threat and SHR...
11/06/2020

State-Sponsored

Dissent terrorism

Terrorists and the Left and Right

Religious

Criminal

...

#Terrorism is a threat and SHREWD THINKING is a way to prepared yourself against it

https://buff.ly/2XSwvWf

Coronaviruses – a brief history Most of us will be infected with a #coronavirus at least once in our life. This might be...
11/06/2020

Coronaviruses – a brief history

Most of us will be infected with a #coronavirus at least once in our life.

This might be a worrying fact, especially those who have only heard of one coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the disease known as COVID-19.

https://buff.ly/30ywOXK

Great Britain's business of #slaveryBritain's monument culture obscures a violent history of white supremacy and colonia...
11/06/2020

Great Britain's business of #slavery

Britain's monument culture obscures a violent history of white supremacy and colonial violence

https://buff.ly/2Ynp9ch

By Rebecca Senior via The Conversation UK

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