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Presidency beckons for Suu Kyi confidant after two months in party

YANGON (Reuters) - Until two months ago, Htin Kyaw was not even a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). Now, he is the favored presidential candidate of Myanmar’s ruling party, on course to become the country’s first head of state who is not a former top-ranking member …

Monk on a Bridge

Gravitational Waves Will Show The Quantum Nature Of Reality

One of the oldest predictions of Einstein’s general theory of relativity — the gravitational theory that spacetime is a fabric that gets bent and curved by the presence of matter and energy — is that masses that accelerate in the Universe produce ripples in the fabric of space itself: gravitational …

Physics

Ways to Practice Speaking English

• Your Coach Hi, my name is Susan Ryan. I’m the person behind ConfidentVoice. My goal is to provide training for international professionals who want …

Desperate Literature, the Madrid bookshop with a vintage typewriter, chessboard and a naughty kitten

The homely bookshop sells used English language books, plus works in Spanish and French, but it’s also a place to hang out with a cup of tea or glass of wine<p>Ten years ago, when I first moved to Madrid, I bought my English-language books at a secondhand bookshop in dusty Calle Campomanes. Then life …

Creator of photonic crystals wins Newton medal

<b>The US physicist who first discovered "photonic crystals" which can repel, trap and steer light is to receive the Newton Medal, the BBC can reveal.</b><p>This is the highest honour given by the Institute of Physics in London.<p>Prof Eli Yablonovitch of the University of California, Berkeley, proposed and …

Crystals

FACT CHECK: The Truth About Confederate History: Part 2

Misinformation about the antebellum South, the Civil War, and the practice of slavery in the U.S. is rife on the Internet. Perhaps nowhere more so …

Two days hiking on Hinchinbrook Island: the trek that nearly (sort of) killed me

Before I started my first proper hike, I practised for several weeks walking with a small pack and new boots on the stretch of car-heavy road that took me from Bellevue Hill to my office in Surry Hills in Sydney.<p>The main thoroughfare I walked down was flat and covered in bitumen. Bus fumes hung in …

Want To Be More Creative? Your Personality May Hold The Key

Are you focused or does your mind wander? Increase your creativity by using a cognitive approach that best suits your personality.<p>Creative insight tends to strike one of two ways: either we labor over our work for hours and eventually find an innovative solution, or we’re driving in a car or lying …