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A Waterfall of Clouds on the Canary Islands | Colossal

<p>While shooting on the Canary Islands late last year, photographer Dominic Dähncke snapped this jaw-dropping shot of clouds flowing over a mountain …

Mark Zuckerberg: WhatsApp was a bargain at $19bn

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg believes WhatsApp is worth much more than the $19bn he paid for it last week<p>Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that WhatsApp, the free text messaging app he bought last week, is worth significantly more than the $19bn he paid for it and will help spread internet access to …

The shocking contrast between the two Koreas as seen from space

No propaganda can hide the stark contrast between South Korea and North Korea as seen from orbit. A buzzing megalopolis and a bright constellation of …

CO2 emissions are being 'outsourced' by rich countries to rising economies

The world's richest countries are increasingly outsourcing their carbon pollution to China and other rising economies, according to a draft UN report.<p>Outsourcing of emissions comes in the form of electronic devices such as smartphones, cheap clothes and other goods manufactured in China and other …

The betrayal of teenagers by this government is a disgrace | Jon Savage

Young people are being hammered by austerity in Britain. We need a new vision to end this wilful abandonment of investment in the future<p>In 1904 an American psychologist called G Stanley Hall published a ground-breaking book called Adolescence. Previously youth had been an ill-defined state, but …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that jackknifes between sceptical and alarmed, he is reminiscent of a mid-period John Cleese. He can even sound a bit like the great comedian when he embarks on an …

Can Brazil Really Handle The 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Now that Brazil has officially lost its oomph as the world’s ultimate soccer power — the self-proclaimed ‘Land of Soccer’ currently occupies a distant 22nd place in FIFA’s Coca-Cola World Ranking — many Brazilians have also lost their hopes of seeing the once unbeatable Brazilian national soccer …

UK to investigate possible SAS role in Indian Golden Temple attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to investigate newly released official papers which suggest the government of Margaret Thatcher helped India plan a deadly attack against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (3rd L) walks inside the premises …

French embassy rebuffs UK media swipe at 'socialist' economy

LONDON (Reuters) - The French embassy in London published a scathing blog rejecting criticism of France’s economy from the editor of a British financial newspaper as wrong on various counts, and it took aim in return at Britain’s health service.<p>A general view shows the Eiffel Tower and La Defense …

Myths and Marvel: Hero-glyphics rewrites superhero history

Artist Josh Lane has mutated comic-book superheroes – from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Kick-Ass – into ancient Egyptian works of art, by posing them with feet side-on and torsos turned to face the onlooker

The legacy of Manmohan Singh | Financial Times

In the press conference announcing he will retire next year, Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, predicted that “history will be kinder to me …

You won’t believe what viral content does to news | Financial Times

“News is what somebody does not want you to print. All the rest is advertising,” runs the journalists’ mantra, variously ascribed to publishers …

Which part of Britain’s economic plan is working?

<i>On December 5th George Osborne, the British chancellor, delivered the Autumn Statement, where he outlined the British government's economic policy</i> …

Surfing a digital wave, or drowning?

THE days of derision are long gone: now geeks are gods. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter are reinventing the ways in which mere mortals …

Centrica claims Labour's energy price freeze could put it out of business

Britain's biggest energy supplier Centrica has claimed it could not "continue to operate" if Labour's price freeze were implemented while costs are rising.<p>Ed Miliband's policy pledge will also deter investment needed to keep the lights on, increasing the risk of blackouts, industry groups warned on …

India and the danger of potential

2013-09-24T10:47:25.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>If India continues its current path it will face a catastrophic shortage of jobs, creating a young and angry …

How long can the Communist party survive in China? | Financial Times

Tucked away between China’s top spy school and the ancient imperial summer palace in the west of Beijing lies the only place in the country where the …

Enforcement Of One-Child Policy Targets 'The Rich And Famous' In Zhangzhou, China

If you reside in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province in China and consider yourself rich or famous, better be especially careful with giving birth to a second or third child—it may make you significantly poorer.<p>The Family Planning Commission of Zhangzhou recently issued a scheme to enforce financial …

China: richer but angrier | Financial Times

The Chinese are getting surlier. A survey released last week by Pew Research, an international polling body, shows that more citizens complain about …

BBC World Service - Witness, Re-education in Communist China

The Witness Podcast<p>Every programme, to download and keep<p>The Russian Revolution<p>From the Bolshevik takeover of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union<p>World War II Collection<p>Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust<p>When Animals Made History<p>Events from …

China reportedly just bought 5% of Ukraine (but the Ukrainian partner denies it)

<b>Update (9:21 a.m. ET):</b> Ukraine’s KSG Agro released a statement today, Sept. 24, denying reports that it had reached an agreement to sell 3 million hectares to a Chinese firm. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post had reported a deal between KSG Agro and China’s Xinjiang Production and Construction …

China

The emperor’s new pictures

WHAT makes an artist great? Brilliant composition, no doubt. Superb draughtsmanship, certainly. Originality of subject or of concept, sometimes. But …

Art

The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks

When one of Britain's best-known science writers went to Los Angeles to meet the show's writers for a new book, he found a team dedicated to inserting gags about complex maths problems. And you thought it was just a cartoon…<p>Without doubt, the most mathematically sophisticated television show in the …

Brazilian president: US surveillance a 'breach of international law'

Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country's strategic …

UK growth? Make London independent to mend the north-south divide

Go to Preston and tell them that Britain is booming and the notion will be greeted with a hollow laugh. Tell the folks in Hull that the housing market has caught fire and they will assume you have taken leave of your senses. Mention in Rochdale that a corner has been turned and you are likely to be …