Alfredo C. de Vasconcelos

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Rocío Carrasco y sus navidades más tristes: sus hijos están con su padre

<b>“Por primera vez voy a pasar todas las navidades con mis tres hijos juntos</b>. Estoy feliz”. Antonio David Flores no puede ni quiere esconder la emoción …

The Prince’s Gambit

A chess star emerges for the post-computer age.<p>In many ways, tournament chess is still played very much as it was a century ago. Players land their pieces with the delicate thump of baize on wood, then jot their moves on scoresheets and tap the clock forcefully, or gently, depending on the mood …

Opinião. Passos Coelho tem de se explicar

Se ainda é muito cedo para avaliar o mérito ou a inevitabilidade da solução encontrada pelo governo para o Banif, já vai sendo tarde para Pedro …

How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud

With so many services like iCloud and Dropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. …

The trust machine

BITCOIN has a bad reputation. The decentralised digital cryptocurrency, powered by a vast computer network, is notorious for the wild fluctuations in …

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy schedule, we have a third option for you.<p>To get smarter about investing and psyched about managing money, start by bookmarking these 11 sites:

Personal Finance

A visual guide to water on Mars

Sean Clarke, Finbarr Sheehy, Paddy Allen and Cath Levett

15 Facts about Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Ni! Ni! Ni! In honor of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python’s quest for the Holy Grail, here are a few facts you may not have known about the …

Comedy

How Dirty Money Gets Into Banks

An estimated $2 trillion of illicit capital from criminals, pirates, and even terrorists makes its way into financial institutions annually. What can regulators do about it?<p>In the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis, the habits of Wall Street—and more broadly, the banking industry worldwide—became …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The Cheater’s Guide to Love

YEAR 0<p>Your girl catches you cheating. (Well, actually she’s your fiancée, but hey, in a bit it so won’t matter.) She could have caught you with one sucia, she could have caught you with two, but because you’re a totally batshit cuero who never empties his e-mail trash can, she caught you with …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …

How the Universe Works: Stephen Hawking’s Theory of Everything, Animated in 150 Seconds

Legendary theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is among the greatest scientific minds in human history. In this charming animation for <i>The Guardian’</i>s <i>MadeSimple</i> series, UK-based animation studio Scriberia — who also made the wonderful trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s <i>Antidote</i> — condenses …

The mammoth that trampled on the history of mankind

Just a few weeks from now, scientists from across the globe will gather in the town of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne to commemorate one of the most important – and fortuitous – events in the study of human origins. They will congregate to mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Madeleine …