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A billionaire with his own private army has just been sacked by the government in Ukraine

The banking magnate was fired by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday. Kiev must now face up to the loss of an ally with thousands of heavily armed troops at his disposal.<p>In March last year Kolomoisky, who founded Ukraine's largest commercial bank Privat Bank, had been appointed …

Russia

How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather

Toxic smog billowing from China's coal-fired power plants is making snowstorms in the U.S. worse.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>As the snow began to fall earlier this week in the lead up to the season's first …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Now is the time to invest in solar, because people are stupid

If you’re thinking of investing in solar energy companies, now might be a good time to buy.<p>Most of the major publicly traded solar companies have …

Solar Power

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Climate Change

Five reasons why markets are heading for a crash

Hold onto your hats. Stock markets look much as they did in 2000 and 2007<p>Many stock markets are close to their all-time highs, the oil price is plummeting, delivering a significant boost to Western and Asian economies, the European Central Bank is getting ready for full-scale sovereign QE – or so …

The End of Monetary Policy

<i>Below is the September 28th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>We are the hollow men<br>We are the stuffed men<br>Leaning together<br>Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!<br>Our dried voices, when<br>We whisper together<br>Are quiet and meaningless<br>As wind in dry grass<br>Or rats’ feet over broken glass<br>In our dry …