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In this week’s episode, we will discuss:
Wheels or doors?
Two weeks ago, New Zealander Ryan Nixon created a social media poll for his 1,500 followers. The question he asked was simple: are there more wheels or doors in the world? The post has exploded, receiving more than 223,000 responses to date and sparking a global debate about the conundrum. So what makes a post like Nixon so popular? And can The Week finally settle the wheel and door dispute?
BlackRock has announced that it has lost $17 billion from investments in Russia after marking their value after country’s invasion of Ukraine. The largest fund management company in the world manages a range of pension funds, but many are unaware of their exposure to the impact of Vladimir Putin’s war. So where should we be more concerned with our pension investments?
Researchers in Europe have created an algorithm that assesses the emotional state of pigs based on the sounds they make. It is hoped that by allowing farmers to understand pig calls, the algorithm can help them improve animal welfare standards. So can Dr. Dolittle’s ability to be a real life revolution in agriculture?
https://www.theweek.co.uk/the-week-unwrapped/956124/the-week-unwrapped-wheels-or-doors-russian-losses-and-speaking-pig The week is not wrapped up: the wheel or the door, the loss of the Russians and the sound of the pig talking