Best Of Texas: The San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk (also referred to as the riverwalk or Paseo del Río in Spanish) is a 15 mile long network of walkways which run alongside the banks of the San Antonio river. Five miles of the River Walk runs through downtown San Antonio.

The River Walk is home to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and is today a major San Antonio attraction in its own right.

The history of the riverwalk is fairly long, but its beginning can be traced back to a tragic flood on the San Antonio river in 1921, which killed 50 people.

Research: How CRISPR Can Save Lives And End Disease

CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes and, as such, will likely change the world. The essence of CRISPR is simple: it’s a way of finding a specific bit of DNA inside a cell. After that, the next step in CRISPR gene editing is usually to alter that piece of DNA.

International Art: Apollo Magazine – December 2021

FEATURES | Imogen Tedbury on Botticelli’s bling; Kirsten Tambling on Fabergé’s fabulous baubles; Susan Moore visits the dealer and decorator Robert Kime in London; Jo Lawson-Tancred asks whether machines can do art history.

REVIEWS | Susan Owens on Constable’s late works in LondonKelly Presutti on 18th-century British glassware in Corning; Donal Cooper on Italian Renaissance altarpieces; Christopher Turner on Frank Lloyd Wright; Thomas Marks on Tiepolo’s gnocchi-munching Punchinellos.

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Future Of Mobility: eVTOL’s & Electric Flying Taxis

Look! Up in the sky! Not a bird … or a plane … it’s an eVTOL! An eVTOL (pronounced “ee-vee-tol”) is an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft—and thousands of them could be flying above cities by 2030. 

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“Flying taxis will happen; it’s a question of ‘when,’ not ‘if’”

What new modes of air transportation will exist in 2030? Could eVTOLs replace cars by then? Will passenger aircraft be piloted or autonomous—or somewhere in between? McKinsey’s Kersten Heineke, Benedikt Kloss, and Robin Riedel imagine the future of advanced air mobility.

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Paris Walks: Eiffel Tower Views Along The Seine (4K)

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Research: The Search For An Alzheimer’s Vaccine

Delicacies: Black Truffle Hunting In New Aquitaine, Southwestern France

The #truffle is a luxury fungus that’s become a delicacy in French #gastronomy. Being a truffle farmer requires years of patience and hunting for the “black diamond” cannot be done without the unrivalled sense of smell of man’s best friend. Today, #France produces almost half of the 120 tonnes of truffles sold throughout the world every year, and truffle lovers are prepared to pay up: some black truffles are worth as much as €1,000 per kilo. FRANCE went to sniff out its secrets.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine or New Aquitaine, is the largest administrative region in France, spanning the west and southwest of the mainland. The region was created by the territorial reform of French regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes.

Political Analysis: Era Of Big Government, Far-Right France, Business Phrases

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: a new era of big government, the revival of far-right ideas in France (10:34) and our Bartleby column on the business phrasebook (19:04).