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A driverless car (also called a self-driving car or an autonomous vehicle) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel without a driver. In the next 10 years or so, taxis would be self-driving and might be common sight on public roads. Actually, Singapore is the first country to already put up to a dozen taxis on the roads for testing in August 2016 although it is relatively limited in scope. Taxi and delivery drivers will see their jobs dry up as autonomous vehicles hit the road.

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The race will not exactly be a high-speed chase with hairpin turns. And do not expect to see anything with the naked eye.

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The Stad Peninsula in Norway has a very harsh, windy climate and is one of the most dangerous coastlines in the region. As the meeting place between the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, there are no outlying islands protecting the peninsula from rough seas. It is the most exposed and most dangerous stretches of Norway’s coast. Challenging waves, winds and gales combined with ocean current often create difficult conditions for passing vessels. The turbulent waters have claimed the lives of dozens of sailors over the last several decades.

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The UN’s Annual World Happiness Report 2017 has named Norway as the world’s happiest nation. Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, with its population of just over 5 million, is one of the three Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe. Norway shares borders with Sweden, Finland, and Russia, and an extensive coastline facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

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Russian scientists are worried that deadly diseases Smallpox and Anthrax might be unlocked from the thawing of Arctic graves according to reports in The Sun UK. The outbreak of anthrax in the Yamal peninsula last year killed one child and more than 2,300 reindeer. Experts said that the anthrax infection is believed to have spread after thawing of reindeer graves, but now scientists warn the same process could release smallpox, a disease that has been eradicated in the world.

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More than 2,000 reindeer have died from the highly infectious disease in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district last year according to news reports.

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