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BUSINESS AND TRADE: Disney is about to become the ‘Walmart of Hollywood’

(Video: Bloomberg)

ENVIRONMENT: How Greenland would look without its ice

Scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland – without its ice cover. This is critical information needed to understand how the huge island might respond to a warming world.
(Story: BBC)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: LA subway work finds array of Ice Age fossils

Since work on the extension began in 2014, fossilized remains have routinely turned up from creatures that roamed the grasslands and forests that covered the region during the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago.
(Story: Seattle Times)

GLOBAL HEALTH: Dengue vaccine found to worsen disease symptoms

(Story: CNN)

COLUMNS AND OP-ED: Vietnam: Rapidly aging population demands stronger safety net

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE: The true story of the fake US embassy in Ghana

According to a U.S. state department statement, the fake embassy was operated by “figures from both Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney practicing immigration and criminal law.” There was only one problem with the story: it wasn’t true.
(Story: Guardian)

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE: Puerto Rico’s medical manufacturers worry federal tax plan could kill storm recovery

(Audio: NPR)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Schizophrenia affects whole-brain connectivity, major study finds

(Story: Medical News Today)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Avatar therapy shows promise in schizophrenia

An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination may help reduce symptoms, when provided alongside usual treatment, according to a study.
(Story: ScienceDaily)

GLOBAL HEALTH: How Madagascar controlled plague outbreak

In just over three months, more than 2,000 people have become became ill with plague in Madagascar; 171 have died. But this week, the World Health Organization announced that new cases and hospitalizations are declining.
(Story: NPR)