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G7 minus two: Leaders agree to ocean plastics charter

Five of the G7 nations, without the US and Japan, have agreed to an ocean plastics charter. But will such non-binding measures be enough for the …

Italian government's fiscal plans will improve the economy: EvoCapital

Nicholas Glinsman, CEO and Co-CIO at EvoCapital, speaks about the new Italian government's economic management.

Are You Sure Your Favorite Japanese Food Isn't a Fake?

If East Asia is a classroom, then Japan sees China as the classmate copying its answers. Take the time China used a group project to allegedly steal …

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

The Beginner's Guide to Index Funds

Everything you need to know to start investing in index funds.<p>In Warren Buffett's 2016 letter to <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> shareholders he wrote, "If a …

'God of War' shows how far the video game industry has come... and how far it has to go

A new <i>God of War</i> game has arrived. It's a signpost of maturity for the video game industry, but it's also a symbol of problems that still persist.<p>For …

I can find no grounds for optimism on the economy | Will Hutton

All the signs are there that a recession is just around the corner – but who will admit it?<p>In any other world there would be national soul searching. Britain’s economic growth rate over the past 12 months is half its average over the previous 25 years – and set to deteriorate further. Investment is …

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

How Does Solar Power Work, Anyway?

You've seen the panels. And now you know about solar's incredible potential. Which means you probably have some questions. So let's get to it.<p><b>How do</b> …

Why most people don’t have a favourite video game developer – Reader’s Feature

A reader is frustrated that video game developers don’t get enough publicity, and too few people know who make their favourite games.<p>There are many …

Game Development

How devs deal with making enemies that feel 'okay' to kill

Gamasutra chats with devs from around the industry about good enemy design, and what's involved with creating enemies that feel 'okay' to kill -- …

Pros and Cons of Trump's Random Foreign Policy

Unpredictability makes sense in a world where all you have are enemies.<p>Suppose President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is random. I mean really random: Like random luck, designed only in so far as to fluctuate wildly between different, opposing strategic views.<p>In this thought experiment, it’s not a …

AR | Trading Stories & Videos

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>The new wave of augmented …

Augmented Reality

Emperor Xi's China Is Done Biding Its Time

A Q&A with former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who is going to school on the Chinese president.<p>Mao Zedong once insisted that "the people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history." Then again, he's also the guy who said that poverty is good, a world war is …

The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes, but there's one thing they all have in common: They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy, but it also raises the …

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

10 skills employers will want the most in 2020

Professional development: It's not always clear what to focus on. Should you go to a coding bootcamp? Invest in a social media marketing course? Attend a communications training? What should you do to help you excel in your current job — or prepare you for your next one?<p>According to the World …

Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan — here's why

Dozens of bodies have mysteriously washed up on Japan's shores over the past few weeks — and the evidence suggests they're coming from North Korea.<p>At least 40 corpses from about 15 boats have washed up along Japan's west coast since November, according to figures provided by Japanese authorities …

Square Could Be a Game-Changer for Bitcoin

Some Square Cash users can now buy and sell bitcoin through the app. Here's why it's important to Square investors as well as to bitcoin's …

Cramer: Square's bitcoin play is 'big' and will make 'people feel better' about the cryptocurrency

Mobile payment company Square's willingness to test bitcoin on its app is "big" and could potentially drive the stock even higher, CNBC's Jim Cramer …

Cryptocurrency

How Japan changed video games forever

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan didn't invent the first computer game. That accolade goes to "Space War!", a game created in 1962 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.<p>But ever since then, Japan has embraced gaming culture with an almost unrivaled passion. From the Super Mario and Sonic …

Retrogaming

Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

This ambitious sequel improves on the best part of Shadow of Mordor but drops the ball elsewhere<p><i>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</i> is an extraordinary game: in its complexity, in its ambition and perhaps most of all, in its undeniable messiness.<p>When <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> launched in 2014, it was a …

Millennials Put a Choke Hold on the Fossil Fuel Industry

Chloe Maxmin and other Millennials pushing the Divest campaign are swiftly convincing Wall Street that investing in coal, oil, or natural gas is a …

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

ACCRA, Ghana — After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here.<p>He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating …

Africa

Solar-powered cottage is a modern vineyard dream

Modern, minimal, and energy-efficient<p>Designed by Spanish firm Ramón Esteve Estudio, the eco-friendly “Cottage in the Vineyard” is a lovely example of modern architecture thoughtfully designed for its setting. The home’s clean-lined look is composed of a white concrete volume with a pitched roof, …

Total Continues Its Look Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Two more acquisitions show that Total is taking renewable energy very seriously.<p>No oil major has done more to build a renewable energy business than</b> …

7 tips for staying healthy during what looks to be a horrible flu season

With cold weather comes flu season, and this year isn’t looking too great when it comes to avoiding the sniffles—at least if the US follows in …

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act<p>• Read more: Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies<p>A “sixth mass extinction” is …

Extinction

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous<p>In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances …

Renewable Energy

3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for 25 Years

Hint: Think solar energy, robots, and more robots.<p>What if you were buying stocks that you wouldn't be able to sell until the year 2042 at the …