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Apple’s Road to $3 Trillion

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Apple became the first company to hit a market capitalization of $3 trillion last week, after its share price briefly climbed to $182.88 on Monday – enough to reach said milestone. Apple is the first company in the world ever to reach a market cap of $3 trillion after becoming the …

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The Biggest Humanitarian Crises of 2021

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The world is unfortunately never short of a humanitarian crisis, and 2021 was of course no exception. According to UN data analyzed by Statista, the ongoing situation in Yemen had left over 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Ethiopia saw the largest increase compared to 2020 – …

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The World’s Most Popular Websites

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Ever wondered which websites are the most visited in the world? If you had to guess, you probably wouldn’t need to consult Google to know that the search engine is on the number one spot, but as the list moves down from the YouTube/Facebook level of obviousness, some of the sites on this …

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Migration Destinations and Origins

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Many factors determine population movements, which can be voluntary or forced, the latter being “as a result of the increased magnitude and frequency of disasters, economic challenges and extreme poverty or conflict”, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN partner organization estimates that by mid-2020, there were about 280.6 …

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Bitcoin

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Despite being the biggest and most significant cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is still famously susceptible to dramatic rises proceeded by equally rapid falls. Having surged to an all-time high of over $60 thousand in April 2021, Bitcoin plunged to around the $30 thousand mark at the end of July. Instability and crypto go hand …

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Smart Homes and the Promise of Safety

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Amazon has filed new patents that would enable its Ring doorbell-camera hybrid to identify and categorize people by their “faces, retinas, irises, skin texture, gait, voices, and even odor” according to reporting by Insider. On the one hand, this further opens the door to harassment and the creation of an even …

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Asia’s Going Nuclear

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After announcing its plans for a phase-out of nuclear power in 2000 and ramping up financial and infrastructural investments in renewable energy production since then, Germany is entering the home stretch: In the following weeks, the country will take offline three of its six remaining nuclear power plants, with the remaining three …

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Spider-Man Swings to Third Biggest Opening Weekend

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Just in time before Omicron threatens to disrupt public life once again, Spider-Man: No Way Home offered some badly-needed escapism for millions of people this weekend. According to box office analytics firm EntTelligence, roughly 20 million Americans watched the latest installment in the popular Marvel franchise this weekend, which is more than …

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Where Reddit Is the Most r/popular

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2021 has been a real success story for Reddit. Starting off with the meteoric rise of its forum, or subreddit, r/wallstreetbets surrounding the GameStop stock speculations and capping off the year with the announcement of going public past Wednesday and an increase of monthly active mobile users from 40 million in Q4 2020 …

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Migration Destinations and Origins

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Many factors determine population movements, which can be voluntary or forced, the latter being “as a result of the increased magnitude and frequency of disasters, economic challenges and extreme poverty or conflict”, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN partner organization estimates that by mid-2020, there were about 280.6 …

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Electric Cars But No Chargers?

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In a lot of respects, progress regarding sustainability and climate change is still far too slow for what the world needs. One area where the pace is really picking up however is that of electric vehicles. That is, the production and purchase of them. When it comes to public infrastructure to match …

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