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Does culture influence strategy?

People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behavior of those from different cultures. This is the outcome of a new study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Discover the best experiences in your city with Wutzwhat Special

In today's technology-orientated world, more and more of us find ourselves living in busy, crowded cities but somehow overlooking the treasures held within. Canadian start-up app Wutzwhat aims to rectify this by highlighting unique experiences.
Digital Journal Report by James Walker - 1 comment

Australia cancels 'Honour Killings Are Morally Justified' talk

Sydney - A planned talk on whether honour killings can be morally justified as part of Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas has been cancelled following public outrage, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status

Doha - Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.
In the Media by Victoria Baux in Doha, Indalecio Alvarez in Paris (AFP) - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Virtual Reality is exploding in California Special

Facebook has recently acquired the technology behind the head-mounted display of Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Because of this, meetup groups, networking mixers, and dedicated virtual reality events are popping up all across California.
Digital Journal Report by Matt Terndrup

Venice mayor arrested in flood barrier fraud probe

Venice - Italy's financial police on Wednesday placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.
In the Media by Brigitte Dusseau (AFP)

Russia's new culture policy a weapon against West

Moscow - The Kremlin is preparing a new culture policy for Russia focusing on its distinctive civilisation and traditional values, which observers say has political ends amid Moscow's standoff with the West.
In the Media by Maria Antonova (AFP)

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

Hong Kong - A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for $36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said.
In the Media by AFP

Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism

Libreville - Some in Gabon believe the bitter iboga root comes from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Others elsewhere have derided it as a dangerous drug.
In the Media by Tiphaine Saint-Criq (AFP)

Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii

Rome - Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples.
In the Media by AFP

Google launches digital tour of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

- Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.
In the Media by William Davies (AFP) - 1 comment

Spring arrives in Japan with first cherry blossoms

Tokyo - Spring officially arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday when Japan's weather agency announced the start of the cherry blossom season.Forecasters watching trees at the capital's central Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared there, marking th...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Japanese company to digitise rare Vatican library manuscripts

- Ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library penned from East Asia to the Pre-Colombian Americas will be digitized by a Japanese company as part of a global project to make the collection available for free viewing by the public.Japan's NTT DATA will dig...
In the Media by AFP

Venice votes on cutting ties with Italy

Rome - Italians in Venice and its surrounding region are voting this week on whether to break away from the rest of the country and form their own country, organisers told AFP on Monday.The online vote, organised by local independence parties, is not legally ...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Artists to swarm Madrid streets to protest cuts

Madrid - Drummers, singers, dancers, actors and other artists will swarm the streets of Madrid on Sunday to stage outdoor performances to protest against declining state support in Spain for the arts.The performers will take to 25 stages that will be set up acr...
In the Media by AFP

British Museum shows Vikings' softer side

London - The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide."Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and run...
In the Media by Jacques Klopp (AFP)

Global warming may imperil Statue of Liberty, Tower of London

Paris - The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Russell Brand analyzes news in new YouTube series, 'The Trews'

The popular and often controversial British comedian has now taken to YouTube with a new series called "The Trews: True News With Russell Brand."
In the Media by Alex Allen

White House hosts student film festival

This past Friday, the White House hosted its first-ever student film festival, recognizing nearly 2,500 films made by elementary and high school students across the country.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Race and Meaning

Jacksonville - The Michael Dunn verdict adds to our collective disappointment around questions of race and justice in the United States.
In the Media by Julian Chambliss - 2 comments

Turkmenistan drops state honours named for late leader's mother

Ashgabat - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has scrapped a state award named after the mother of the late president in the latest reform to his predecessor's bizarre rule, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported Tuesday.The isolated energy-rich Centra...
In the Media by AFP

Asiana Airlines seeks cockpit culture changer after U.S. crash

South Korea's Asiana Airlines Inc <020560.KS> is changing its pilot training program and encouraging its crew to talk more in a bid to change a corporate culture that U.S.
In the Media by Reuters

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

Beijing - Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together Friday to usher in the Year of the Horse, kicking off a week of celebrations that included a performance by Braveheart actress Sophie Marceau on China's annual telev
In the Media by Felicia Sonmez (AFP)

Italy's art spooks show off stolen masterpieces

Rome - Italy's cultural police, who have taken a leading role in the fight against the smuggling of antiquities, put on show a trove of recovered stolen art in Rome from Etruscan funerary urns to Renaissance paintings.
In the Media by Laure Brumont (AFP)

Wall Street bull artist settles Italy tax evasion suit

Rome - The artist behind the famous bronze statue of a charging bull near Wall Street seen as symbolising an aggressive financial optimism has settled a tax evasion claim against him in Italy.
In the Media by AFP

Italy's mild maestro Abbado dies after stellar career

Rome - Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, who pushed to open the music world to a wider public and was loved by orchestras for his gentle manner, died on Monday after a stellar career that took him to La Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Ph
In the Media by Dario THUBURN (AFP)

Record number of visitors to British Museum in 2013

London - 2013 was a record breaking year for the British Museum in London with just over 6.7 million visitors passing through the doors.
In the Media by Mark Harradine
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The classic and ever-popular, Russian-built Lada Niva. Used by the Russian military, these 4WD's are invincible!
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The Parthenon from afar!
The Parthenon from afar!
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The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne  collapsed on 3 March 2009  comes to life agai...
The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne, collapsed on 3 March 2009, comes to life again at the Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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A magnificent view of a magnificent former empire. The Byzantine empire at it s height in 555AD pres...
A magnificent view of a magnificent former empire. The Byzantine empire at it's height in 555AD presided over 26,000,000 peoples; stretching from Spain, to Asia Minor and Northern Africa.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these ...
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these intricate sculptures have survived unscathed, centuries of war and sub-surface burial.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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View down the quiet street of Αλριανου from the Kafeneio.
View down the quiet street of Αλριανου from the Kafeneio.
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The same shoreline many Greek heroes leaving for legendary battles of ancient history have departed ...
The same shoreline many Greek heroes leaving for legendary battles of ancient history have departed from for the last time. No doubt looking back from their ship feeling an immense sense of duty, honour and patriotism.
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A Modern Athenian Horizon.
A Modern Athenian Horizon.
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Aga Khan s collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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Book cover photo of Henry Jenkins book  Convergence Culture
Book cover photo of Henry Jenkins book, Convergence Culture
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The grand Acropolis of Athens guards the city by day and night. A guardian citadel persuading any im...
The grand Acropolis of Athens guards the city by day and night. A guardian citadel persuading any imminent invaders their quest for victory is doomed and ill-fated.
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