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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Death in Vienna
Some Viennese may play down any special relationship with death. But, then again, it’s probably better not to take any chances... It was a stunningly beautiful summer’s day on July 16, 2011, for the final farewell to Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary. And for this day of days, Vienna had pulled out all the stops. By two o’clock, an...
beautiful minds
If our education decides our future, what happens to upward mobility and equal opportunity? A democracy depends on citizens knowing what they are voting for, otherwise the X is as rationally placed as a bet on a roulette wheel. Many politicians this year are betting on “truthiness” – a polarizing platform of gut feelings over facts. “I love the uneducated!”...
cover story pimp city
From San Diego to Copenhagen, From Vienna to Singapore, everybody wants to become a smart city. But how do you upgrade the world's most livable city? As he carefully takes the slat out of the hive, the solar panels in the background begin to gleam again in the sun. Not bothered at all by the swarm of bees whirring around him,...
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Green Austria
No other country believes itself to be so in touch with nature. Is Austria living a lie? by Alexander Fanta & Benjamin Wolf   Austria’s sole nuclear power plant is without any doubt the safest in the world. While some of Austria’s neighbors struggle with their aging Soviet-era reactors, the plant at Zwentendorf on the banks of the Danube has, in the...
Austrian business innovation
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Third-culture kids
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collaborative economy
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