How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote metropoli of stersund. But its legacy is a city and country well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy called Karl Karlsson who lived just outside…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Honey We Broke the Future

If any one thing propelled Tesla’s meteoric rise from a small Silicon Valley startup to one of the world’s most famous and evoking companionships, it’s Elon Musk. Every scrap of bulletin about the company now draws headlines, as its outspoken,…

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Not Just Tech Bros: E-Scooter Fans Are Surprisingly Diverse

You’ve read the viral photos, examined the viral floors. E-scooters with clipped dampers; e-scooters drowned in lakes. E-scooter in a tree; e-scooter with graffiti. E-scooters caked with turd; e-scooters flown the coop. The backfire against the goofy, electric-powered, but likewise…

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Montreal Moving Day: what happens when a whole city moves house at once?

1 July is Canada Day. But in Quebec, which has twice had referendums on freedom, its when tenancies traditionally intention leading to mayhem on the streets Montreal has a valiant knack for drawback. The wintertimes are merciless, and when summertime…

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The borrowers: why Finland’s cities are havens for library lovers

Helsinkis state-of-the-art Oodi library will stand opposite parliament and boast a cinema, registering studio and makerspace. Its a excellent is suitable for a literate society taking public hearing to the next level ” A library poster was the first thing…

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Why Traffic-Choked Nashville Said ‘No Thanks’ to Public Transit

Nashville is growing. It’s gridlocked. Gondola commuters in the Grand Ole Stopry waste an average of 33 hours a year stuck in traffic. And its voters merely shot down a $5.2 billion transit better plan. Supporters of the referendum–including the…

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Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry

About 279,000 barrels a day of oil won’t be needed this year China supplements a London-sized electrical bus fleet every 5 weeks Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance For every 1,000 battery-powered buses on the road leading, about 500 barrels a…

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China to Force Green Society in Hainan by Phasing Out Gasoline Cars

The resort island of Hainan may become a key proving ground for China’s push to lead the world in electric-vehicle adoption. China aims to phase out sales of fossil-fuel vehicles in the province, and to accelerate the use of new-energy…

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Los Angeles Wins Suit Against Sessions Over Immigration Policy

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Self-Driving Cars Meet Their New Nemesis: Local Politicians

For countless cities, here’s the toughest lozenge to swallow: Their mayors don’t actually have hold of their streets. This is the case of the metro Phoenix area, where Google’s self-driving sister firm Waymo is testing cars without moves inside. And…

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