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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  In her extraordinary new documentary film, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word,” director Yael Bridge examines the surprising rebirth of American socialism. “Socialism is as American as apple pie,” notes one of the film’s interviewees, Harvard University philosopher and activist Cornel West. That statement becomes the film’s theme.  Of course, many would dispute West’s statement. “America will never be a socialist country,” P...
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Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week, a startup that’s using UAV drones for mapping forests, a look at how machine learning can map social media networks and pre...
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Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
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Liam goes supersonic as it rises up baby name charts around world

Moniker has spread far beyond its Irish origins – but risks suffering the same fate as KevinLiam is set to become the new Kevin, researchers predict, as the mellifluous moniker graduates from its Irish origins and rises up baby name charts around the world.Fewer Liams were born in the Republic of Ireland last year (334) than in Germany (an estimated 3,800), Spain (962), Sweden (760), Belgium (575) and Switzerland (443). For American baby boys, the short form of Uilliam or William has been the mo...
Tags: Sweden, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Language, Republic Of Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Liam Gallagher, Liam Neeson, William, Baby Names, Kevin, Liam

Sweden bans telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

Sweden has banned its telecom operators from using equipment from Huawei and ZTE. The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority said in a statement on October 20 that “[n]ew installations and new implementation of central functions for the radio use in the frequency bands [under auction currently] must not be carried out with products from the suppliers Huawei or ZTE.” PTS cited “assessments made by the Swedish Armed Forces and the Swedish Security Service” to justify the ban. “China deplores Sweden’s ...
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Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises €40M Series C, plans to enter the ‘buy now, pay later’ space

Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but acquired a full banking license in 2019, has raised €40 million in Series C funding from existing investors. The injection of capital follows a €20 million Series B disclosed in April this year and comes on the back of Lunar rolling out Pro paid-for subscriptions — similar to a number of other challenger banks in Europe — personal consumer loans, and the launch of business bank accounts in August....
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Sweden sticks to its guns as Covid cases rise

Sweden is seeing an uptick in coronavirus infections and introducing targeted measures, but the country that famously refused to lock down is sticking to its guns and insisting coercive methods are not the way to go.
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New model could help identify people at risk for long COVID

Researchers in the UK, United States, and Sweden have presented new findings that could help identify individuals at risk of "long COVID" – a protracted course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms last for more than 28 days.
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Covid surge 'very serious' in Germany and 'out of control' in Spain

Czech PM apologises for bringing back tough measures; Poland and Croatia set daily records European politicians and experts charged with combating the coronavirus pandemic are raising the alarm that nations across the continent are on the brink of an “out-of-control” resurgence of the disease.As multiple countries recorded record rises in infections – including some previously praised for the effectiveness of their response – a chorus of increasingly grim warnings was matched by announcements of...
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Coronavirus: Sweden's isolated elderly urged to rejoin society

Sweden says the over-70s and others at risk should follow the same advice as the general population.
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Coronavirus: Sweden advises elderly to avoid self-isolation

Sweden says the over-70s and others at risk should follow the same advice as the general population.
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Eighth century pagan temple to Old Norse gods unearthed in Norway

A 1,200-year-old temple to the Old Norse gods including Thor and Odin has been unearthed in Norway by a team of archaeologists. It was likely used for worship and sacrifices to gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices, and other fertility festivals. Icelanders are officially practicing the Old Norse pagan religions again; the first temple to the Norse gods in 1000 years is currently being constructed in the City of Reykjavík. A 1,200-year-old temple to Norse gods like Thor, Odin, and F...
Tags: Sweden, Religion, History, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Denmark, Norway, Ose, Thor, Odin, Ancient World, Thor Odin, Freyer, Freyr, Uppåkra

The Bahamas issues world’s first Central Bank Digital Currency

The Bahamas has launched the world’s first Central Bank-backed Digital Currency (CBDC) called “Sand Dollar” for its nearly 393,000 residents, Project Sand Dollar announced on October 20. After the People’s Bank of China (PBC) announced that it would be launching a “Digital Yuan” in August last year, several central banks across the world that had been mulling the idea for several years announced that they had begun developing their own CBDCs, or they were now actively examining issuing their own...
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Jio and Qualcomm claim their 5G tech is based on interoperable architecture

Reliance Jio, its wholly-owned subsidiary Radisys Corporation, and chipmaker Qualcomm are developing 5G solutions based on the open and interoperable radio access network (RAN) architecture. Reliance Industries, which owns Jio, claimed that this will fast track the rollout of indigenous 5G networks in India. Open RAN essentially allows building parts of a mobile network using hardware and software developed by different vendors. Using Qualcomm’s technology, Jio has developed a 5G RAN product whi...
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Women with cervical cancer may have increased risk of injury during diagnostic workup

Among women participating in cervical cancer screening in Sweden, those with a diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer had an increased risk of iatrogenic injuries (as a consequence of medical intervention) and non-iatrogenic injuries (caused by accidents and self-harm) requiring hospitalization.
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October 20 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

October 20 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s October 20 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googleta...
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Sweden Bans Chinese Telecoms Huawei and ZTE From 5G Networks

Sweden banned Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE from its 5G mobile networks on Tuesday, citing China's "extensive intelligence gathering and theft of technology." From a report: Since the Trump administration announced its own ban last year, the U.S. government has increasingly pressured allies to follow its lead amid growing tensions between the West and China. In July, the United Kingdom became the first European country to announce plans to exclude Huawei from its networks by 2027. The Sw...
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A new study finds poor leadership is the reason for America's unrivaled coronavirus death toll

A teacher explains mathematics during a lesson with sixth graders, who are sitting at socially-distanced desks, on the second day back at class since March (during the novel coronavirus pandemic) on May 5, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Christian Ender/Getty Images In the spring, many countries had high death rates, as the coronavirus circulated around the world unchecked. But in the months since then, most countries took simple steps to prevent disease transmission, and death rates fell dramati...
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As White House eyes 'herd immunity,' Sweden's no-mask approach is failing to contain COVID-19

Early on in the pandemic, Sweden was slammed for being reckless, even by President Trump — refusing the lockdowns adopted by its Scandinavian neighbors and keeping most everything open. But with the ascendancy of the president's coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, herd immunity is getting another look.
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Dark Horse Coffee Automat in Toronto, Designed by Mjölk

Our friend John Baker and his wife Juli Baker are the proprietors of Mjölk in Toronto, one of the world’s best interiors shop. So when they emailed us a couple of weeks ago to let us know about a new automated coffee kiosk they’ve designed for Toronto-based roasters and shop Dark Horse Espresso, we were curious to learn more. “It was a really intriguing brief for us, as we’ve never experienced a fully automated contactless coffee system before,” John says. “We started to get a little nostalgic f...
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Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE equipment from use in future 5G network

Swedish regulators on Tuesday banned the use of telecom equipment from China's Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE in its 5G network...
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Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from upcoming 5G networks

Swedish regulators on Tuesday banned the use of telecom equipment from China's Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE in its 5G network...
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Coronavirus live news: Greater Manchester facing tier 3 restrictions; Ireland announces return to lockdown

Manchester decision due; Ireland orders six-week lockdown; ‘Trump says ‘Americans tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots’ discuss CovidLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST The architect of Sweden’s controversial coronavirus policy of refrainin...
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Scientists discover unusual materials properties at ultrahigh pressure

An international team of scientists from NUST MISIS (Russia), Linköping University (Sweden) and University of Bayreuth (Germany) found that, contrary to the usual physical and chemical laws, the structure of some materials does not condense at ultrahigh pressures. Actually, it forms a porous framework filled with gas molecules. This happened with samples of Os, Hf, and W put together with N in a diamond anvil at a pressure of one million atmospheres. The discovery is described in Angewandte Chem...
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Does Sweden have the answer to living with Covid-19?

All over the English-speaking world, conservative commentators have latched on to Sweden’s approach to coronavirus as a shining example other countries should follow. The country has managed to avoid enforced lockdowns but what did it do differently? And could the Scandinavian country’s methods be adapted for elsewhere? • Nick Cohen: Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and meWhen politicians across the world were confronted by the reality of a spreading pandemic, wit...
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Global coronavirus cases have hit 40 million, doubling since August 10

A crowded London street is seen on October 18, shortly after the city was placed under new coronavirus restrictions. Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 40 million on Monday.  Large parts of the world are seeing a surge in infections, and governments are scrambling to institute new lockdown measures.  The US, India, and Brazil remain the hardest-hit countries with a combined 21 million cases.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. G...
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A Budget Opportunity To Invest In Your Brand | By Rebecca Crook

Travel is currently a strange beast. Each destination has its own restrictions and regulations. Italy, for example, is proposing people wear masks even whilst outdoors where Sweden seems to be back to a level of normality.
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Hot Hands

Two American forwards in form rang bells again on Sunday, and we'll start with SönderjyskE power forward Haji Wright. He fired a doozy of a winner to send the hosts on their way to a 2-0 triumph over previously perfect early leaders Brøndby. The 22-year-old celebrated his first start by hitting his fourth in five appearances (totalling just 172 minutes, mind you). So yeah, he's one off the top of [Author: Greg Seltzer]
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Sweden is moving away from its no-lockdown strategy and preparing strict new rules amid rising coronavirus cases

Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP via Getty Images Sweden's health officials are set to unveil strict new coronavirus rules for local regions to impose. The country opted against lockdown measures in response to the first wave of the pandemic. However, growing case numbers in areas like the cities of Stockholm and Uppsala have prompted a rethink. Authorities in the worst-affected areas are set to have the power to strongly recommend people to avoid public transp...
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