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Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Getting the facts clear on the economic risks of remaining in the EU - Vote Leave's letter to David Cameron

Dear Prime Minister and Chancellor,<p>We all recognise that there are real risks facing our economy if we remain in the EU. Every citizen needs to be aware of these in coming to a balanced decision about how to vote on 23 June.<p>We would be grateful if you could confirm a series of facts about the …

United Kingdom

Economists have a century of failure behind them. No wonder they back Remain now

Over the past few weeks, David Cameron and George Osborne have been claiming, over and again, that those of us who support Brexit have lost the economic argument. They want us to concede that we only really care about “sovereignty”, and to accept that this would come at a heavy cost in terms of …

Rök runestone: New interpretation of ancient text sheds light on Viking culture

A new interpretation of the text engraved on one of the world's most famous runestone - the Rök runestone – offers another vision of Viking …

Paul: GOP primaries are intentionally 'biased'

The Republican primary process is not rigged, but rather "biased," and intentionally so, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.<p>During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," the former presidential candidate, who declared his candidacy a little more than a year ago, referred back to his father Ron …

Government

The caffeine curse: why coffee shops have always signalled urban change

Coffee shops take flak for being markers of gentrification. But they might not be so different now from the social and intellectual hubs of 350 years ago<p>It’s a bright February morning at the Proud Archivist (now the Proud East), a coffee shop facing the canal just off Kingsland Road in London, and …

Coffee

Nerve terminal nanofilaments control brain signalling

State-of-the-art electron microscopy reveals the large-scale organization of the proteins that regulate neurotransmitter release<p>This spectacular image – which took the best part of a year to create – shows the fine structure of a nerve terminal at high resolution, revealing, for the very first …

Neuroscience

Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

The theory of antimemories could help explain many cognitive problems in the brain such as autism and schizophrenia.<p>One of the most intriguing …

China jitters could trigger global market bloodbath, IMF warns

Jitters over the health of the Chinese economy could trigger a bloodbath on financial markets if a hard landing materialises, the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>The IMF said policy choices in the world's second largest economy would also have "increasing implications for global financial …

Economics

China's milk stockpile leaves New Zealand dairy farmers struggling | Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - China once helped drive global dairy demand but its stockpiling of powdered milk sent prices plunging and has left farmers in the world’s top milk exporter, New Zealand, struggling to stay afloat and its agriculture-dependent economy facing risks.<p>Cows are seen near the fence …

Forestry

China takes a shine to fancy English mannners

Spike in demand for finishing schools among China's new rich, as manners maketh the new Chinese man<p>Half a century after their leaders dismissed good manners as a bourgeois cultural affectation, China's new elite are flocking to Western-style finishing schools to be tutored in the arts of politeness …

China

Ben Bernanke Thinks the Fed Should Consider Negative Interest Rates

What should the Federal Reserve do if the economy starts to tank? Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke thinks one tool to consider is negative interest …

The red-hot debate about transmissible Alzheimer's

A controversial study has suggested that the neurodegenerative disease might be transferred from one person to another. Now scientists are racing to …

Debtor days are over as BIS calls time on world credit binge

The world’s credit boom is beginning to show dangerous signs of unraveling, ushering in a period of fresh turmoil for the over-indebted global economy, the Bank of International Settlements has warned.<p>The globe’s top financial watchdog called time on the world’s debt binge, noting that debt …

Central Banks

China's central bank attempts to boost economy with cash injection

The People’s Bank of China has loosened rules on banks’ cash reserves for the fifth time in a year in the hope cheaper loans will be made available<p>China’s central bank has stepped up action to bolster its cooling economy by loosening the rules on banks’ cash reserves in the hope that they will …

Central Banks

Examining Keynes's legacy, 80 years on

The notion that governments can and should prevent depressions is a lasting influence of Keynesian thinking<p>In 1935, John Maynard Keynes wrote to George Bernard Shaw: “I believe myself to be writing a book on economic theory which will largely revolutionise – not, I suppose, at once but in the …

Economics

The 23 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into …

Lipid Based Diets Effectively Combat Alzheimer's in Mouse Models of Disease

<b>Researchers have devised several lipid-based diets aimed at slowing down progression and relieving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.</b><p>Alzheimer´s …

Neuroscience

Even if Sanders wins the popular vote, Clinton could still get the nomination

Many people on Twitter expressed surprise that Hillary Clinton basically walked away with the same amount of total delegates as Bernie Sanders after the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night, despite the decisive 20-plus-point rout by Sanders.<p>It highlights the longstanding but little-discussed …

Middle-class

As the world economy again flirts with recession, prepare for years to come of zero interest rates

In the face of a slowing economy, central banks have again abandoned the quest for higher interest rates<p>Well, this is depressing. Almost everywhere, central banks have once again turned dovish. Any attempt to return monetary conditions to a semblance of normality, always more a statement of intent …

Rand and Ron Paul bring the ‘revolution’ back to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ron Paul was trying to spread the gospel, and the microphone wouldn't let him. On Sunday night, more than 1,000 voters, mostly young, had crowded into the stateliest and largest room of the Memorial Union to hear Paul rally with his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).<p>And then, after a …

Government

With Britain's EU Referendum, Timing is Everything

If U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron seems in a hurry to hold his promised referendum on whether Britain stays in the European Union this summer, he …

Simon & Garfunkel & what you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders is making his final argument to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire with a new, minute-long ad that pushes the candidate into the background and lets a pair of folk rock legends do the talking.<p>Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel provide the soundtrack for the spot, a montage of earthy, …

Music

Fears of global liquidity crunch haunt Davos elites

Rising Fed interest rates means "liquidity could drop dramatically, and that scares everyone", warns IMF deputy<p>The International Monetary Fund is increasingly alarmed by signs that market liquidity is drying up and may trigger an even more violent global sell-off if investors rush for the exits at …

Stock Markets

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics

Steve Keen: China’s Stock Market Is an ‘Unbelievable Bubble’

It’s the debt, stupid. This is what professor Steve Keen of London’s Kingston University has been saying all along: Private debt is responsible for …

Economics

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

The EU must know we're prepared to quit

Conservatives for Reform in Europe promises a voice to thousands of party members and full backing to David Cameron's campaign<p>Fifteen years ago, as Chief Executive of Business for Sterling, I set up the national ‘no’ campaign against joining the euro. Our slogan was ‘Europe yes, euro no’. We saw …

Rand Paul's decision to skip the undercard debate turned out to be a brilliant move

But he thinks he may have been able to make the best of a bad situation — and given his campaign a much-needed boost.<p>Lounging in a leather swivel chair at Twitter's Manhattan office on Thursday evening while other candidates slugged it out, Paul seemed at ease.<p>He told Business Insider that despite …

Mapped: how a demographic time bomb will transform the global economy

Advanced economies risk sleepwalking into a new reality of permanently lower growth and higher debt unless policymakers tackle ageing populations<p>It was an unusual intervention. Masaharu Fukuyama, Japan’s equivalent of Brad Pitt, had just announced his marriage to fellow film star Kazue Fukiishi.<p>As …