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A world at war on science

Science

World War I pervasively reduced scientific exchange between opposing countries.


'Westworld' Season 2 Spoilers: Why Shogun World Was Chosen Over Roman, Medieval Worlds

International Business Times

It is pretty exciting for the HBO sci-fi show "Westworld" to create Shogun World next season, since park guests and fans alike would be treated to the world of samurai warriors. When asked why they chose differently, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy confessed that they're big on Asian themes. You'd try to reach a global audience. So the idea is you have a texture here that's totally different," Nolan told Entertainment Weekly. "And selfishly, it comes down to being obsessed with Japanese cinema as a kid and earnestly wanting to make an homage to Akira Kurosawa and the other films I grew up watching."


Live updates: 2018 Russia World cup draw

Los Angeles Times

The 2018 World Cup draw will begin about 7 a.m. Keep it here for the draw and more on the upcoming world cup.


World Brain: The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopedia

Classics

It is an immense undertaking but not an impossible undertaking. I do not think there is any insurmountable obstacle in the way to the production of such a ruling World Brain. There are favourable conditions for it, encouraging precedents and a plainly evident need.Encyclopédie Française, August, 1937


The biggest what? Dubai seeks glory in obscure world records

U.S. News

One of the crew members fixes new drinks after a misfire due to sound vibration before an attempt to make the world's longest domino drop shot on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The Citymax hotel's Huddle Sports Bar & Grille in Bur, Dubai attempts to break the world record with over 6,000 glasses of energy drink and shots of whiskey under the supervision of an observer from the Guinness Book of World Records.