Anand Krishnaswamy

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The Horses That Changed History

Beyond the modern skylines of Arabia and into the ancient expanse of Oman on the trail of the horses that started it all<p>Far & Away, from National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Enchanted Horse<p>THE ARABIAN BOLTED at the moment I least expected and, now as I think about it, that’s exactly …

Wall Street

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Beijing Wants to Rewrite the Rules of the Internet

Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.<p>It’s never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America. This evening, the Senate is set to vote on whether to restore a ban on U.S. company sales to prominent Chinese telecom player …

World Cup group qualifying scenarios for every team as knockout stage nears

MOSCOW – The business end of the World Cup’s group stage is the time when it pays to have a calculator, some ibuprofen and some patience in ready supply. As the teams scrap it out for either survival or for the top spot in the group and a plum draw in the knockout stage, there are countless …

Soccer

Renewable energy is getting cheaper and it's going to change everything

The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it's now cheaper than coal, based on a new analysis.<p>A recent report from Lazard shows how the costs …

University students actually learn very little: study

That's one expensive party. It looks like university students are sleeping at their desks, at least for the first two years of higher education, according to new American research - because they certainly aren't learning much, the study reported in USA today found.<p>Researchers analyzed transcripts …

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun).<p>The <b>verb</b> generally refers to [actions associated with] …

Teaching

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

A new type of battery is cheaper and longer lasting, creating new possibilities for use with renewable energy generation.<p>A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of battery using water and salt that they hope could be used to store energy produced from wind and solar …

Math Explains Why Robots Can't Compete With Ants

It's a matter of finely tuned body parts.<p>Inventors and scientists have long tried to re-create how animals naturally act and move, but we're still a long way from bio-bots that can match the real thing. A new study from Duke explains why today's robots still can't hold a candle to animals like …

Computer science faces an ethics crisis. The Cambridge Analytica scandal proves it.

Cambridge Analyticabuilt a weapon. They did so understanding what uses its buyers had for it, and it worked exactly as intended. To help clients …

Cambridge Analytica

China and Russia Aren’t Nearly as Dangerous as We’re Meant To Believe

Some readers will barely finish reading the title of this piece before the ad hominem attacks commence. They’ll surely label me a Putin crony or a …

India Growth Story Credible; GDP To Grow At 7.3% In FY19: World Bank

The Indian economy is "credible" and expected to grow at 7.3 per cent next fiscal driven by private consumption, investment and exports, World Bank …

World Bank

U.S. Launches WTO Challenge Against India Over Export Subsidies

The U.S. launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization against India’s export subsidies, arguing the programs give Indian companies an unfair …

PNB scam: Govt makes startling revelation in Parliament, says RBI had cautioned banks multiple times on SWIFT misuse

<b>New Delhi:</b> The RBI had issued two circulars in 2016 to banks on strengthening the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) …

PNB Scam: ED Seeks Interpol Warrant Against Nirav Modi, Choksi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has moved Interpol for issuance of a Red Corner Notice against diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in …

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia

Well, this is awkward<p>At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information from Wikipedia to conspiracy-related videos within the next few weeks. “We will show a companion unit of information from Wikipedia showing that here is information about …

Could your midafternoon slump be an indicator of this degenerative disease?

Even if you log a solid eight hours of sleep, wake up feeling fresh, and receive a chiller-than-usual workload at the office, 3 p.m. <i>still</i> might hit …

Sleep Disorders

The Trump administration may be considering a trade move far bigger than the steel and aluminum tariffs

If this is true - it was leaked by a "source familiar with international trade" to the <i>Nikkei Asian Review</i> and isn't based on a White House announcement - then it's going to add a lot of fuel to the already heated trade dispute between the US and China, and may ultimately make the steel and aluminum …

China

Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work

A major barrier to innovation in the classroom is teacher exhaustion. I regularly work with teachers who like the idea of trying new teaching …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

If you want your kid to get a good job, let them play more

Fears about automation displacing workers around the world ranked high on the list of Things to Be Very Worried About at the World Economic Forum in January. “At the end of the day, we have to fire a lot of people,” said Ursula Burns, chairman of the supervisory board at telecom group VEON, and …

World Economic Forum

Pick Your Poison: What the Nerve Attack in the U.K. Tells Us About Russia

Using nerve gas is a statement. What is it saying to spies, NATO, and the Russian people?<p>There are less dramatic ways to assassinate someone.<p>The U.K. is now convinced that Russia was behind the attempt on the life of Sergei Skripal, an ex-Russian spy living in London. Skripal and his daughter were …

How Psychopaths See the World

It’s not that they can’t consider other people’s perspectives. It’s that they don’t do so automatically.<p>It’s a rare person who goes out of their way to spend time with psychopaths, and a rarer one still who repeatedly calls a prison to do so. But after more than a year of meetings and negotiation, …

Psychology

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

China takes a wrong turn

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Mao and his Chinese Communist Party ruled for 30 disastrous years beginning in 1949. Tens of millions were murdered, social chaos …

Martie Haselton: ‘Hormones don’t make us crazy or irrational’

<b>Your book is all about reproductive hormones, and their impact on our behaviour. It only focuses on female hormones. Why not look at men’s too?</b><br>Two reasons. One is that the focus of research in my lab is to look at women’s hormones. The other is that I think there are problems with how people have …

Women's Health

Stores shut across Poland as Sunday shopping ban takes effect

WARSAW, Poland – A new Polish law banning almost all trade on Sundays has taken effect, with large supermarkets and most other retailers closed for …

Forget 'Free Trade' - It's All About Capital Flows

<i>In a world dominated by mobile capital, mobile capital is the comparative advantage.</i><p><b>Defenders and critics of "free trade" and globalization tend to</b> …

What If America Didn't Have Public Schools?

Imagining an entirely different educational system reveals some strengths—and flaws—of the current one.<p>On a crisp fall morning, parents lined the school’s circular driveway in Audis, BMWs and Land Rovers, among other luxury SUVs, to drop their high-schoolers off at Detroit Country Day School. …