Chris Mallows

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9 myths about the Greek crisis

An insider’s take on the conventional wisdom to ignore.<p>The citizens of Greece face a referendum Sunday that could decide the survival of their elected government and the fate of the country in the Eurozone and Europe. Narrowly, they’re voting on whether to accept or reject the terms dictated by …

Europe

There is no bee apocalypse

Honey bees are increasing, and there's no evidence of a general decline in<p>My Times column on bee declines and neonicotinoid pesticides:<p>So those …

Ecology

Hollywood blacklist

This article is about political blacklists in the 1940s and 1950s. For the 1950 short documentary film about this, see The Hollywood Ten. For the …

Cinema: Operation Hollywood

In its fourth week of analyzing Communism's conspiracy in Hollywood, the House Un-American Activities Committee came upon an unexpected find. He was …

Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan and the Fear of Hollywood Communism

Concern over the corrupting influence of the media is nothing new.<p>On this day — Oct. 20 — in 1947, members of the House Un-American Activities …

Swedroe: Hedge Funds Are Status Symbols

What was the biggest surprise to hit the markets in 2014? I think most investors would tell you it was either that interest rates fell or that the …

Investing

What on earth is the ECB up to?

The ECB has abruptly announced withdrawal of the "waiver" under which it was prepared to accept Greek sovereign bonds as collateral for liquidity. …

Congress Considers Defining Decrees, Wars as Impeachable Crimes

Tuesday, 14 April 2015<p>Written by Alex Newman<p>More in this category: « Gun Makers Produced 10 Million Firearms in 2013, a Doubling in Three Years Their …

War

Conservative manifesto 2015: summary of key policies

As David Cameron looks set to remain Prime Minister, we take a look at the Conservatives' pledges made during the election campaign<p>David Cameron looks set to walk back into Downing Street after a series of defeats for Labour and the Liberal Democrats left the Conservatives as the largest party.<p>But …

Here's what happens if Greece is forced out of the euro

Greece is taking a hard line, saying it won't compromise, so it's worth asking, what exactly will happen if Greece walks away without a deal, and runs out of euro-backed cash in a few weeks time?<p>The election of far-left Syriza in Greece has started a game of chicken with the rest of Europe. Syriza …

Europe

Greece's economy is tanking again and the new government is cracking

A big chunk central committee of Syriza, the radical left-wing party that won January's elections, now wants a more hardline stance than the one the government is currently taking.<p>Here's Greek news website Times of Change:<p>Members of the hardline 'Left Platform' within SYRIZA made plain their …

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

Popcorn

The mystery of Mingering Mike: the soul legend who never existed

When a ‘crate-digger’ found a massive vinyl collection at a flea market, he couldn’t understand how a soul star who’d released over 100 records could just disappear. But the truth turned out to be even stranger. Jon Ronson goes in search of Mingering Mike<p>This story begins with a record collector …

Cover Art

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

DNA Reveals How Darwin's Finches Evolved

A study finds that a gene that helps form human faces also shapes the beaks of the famously varied Galápagos finches.<p>Wide, slender, pointed, blunt: The many flavors of beak sported by the finches that flit about the remote Galápagos Islands were an important clue to Darwin that species might change …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

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Oops! How to Remove Stories from Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / September 19, 2013<p>It happens: Perhaps your finger slipped, so you ended up adding a story to the wrong magazine by mistake. Or maybe you …

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

Barack Obama is a Liar

Calling someone a liar is a serious accusation. This is why, aside from the unwritten contract allowing for mutual prevarication, politicians are so …

'What Does Hamas Want?'

Although Hamas rejects the peace process, its charter, written in 1988, proposes an acceptable alternative solution to the conflict: “There is no …

Islamic Jizya: 'Protection' from Whom?

Is <i>jizya</i> – the money non-Muslims historically paid their Muslim conquerors – meant to buy them “protection,” including from outside enemies, as modern …