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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 will reportedly be ‘heavily redesigned’ for 2019 debut

Microsoft is reportedly planning a big redesign to the Surface Pro next year. <i>ZDNet</i>’s Mary Jo Foley reports that the Surface Pro 6 (or whatever it will be called) isn’t arriving until mid-2019, but will be “heavily redesigned.” It’s not clear what this design will entail, but Microsoft is also …

Japanese politicians want to fix the country's demographic time bomb and it starts by letting babies cry in public

Thirteen male Japanese governors have signed on to support an initiative promoting a more tolerant attitude toward crying babies, an indicator of how desperate the country is to turnaround its shrinking population.<p>Last week, the politicians pledged to support the "We Love Babies Project," which …

Hong Kong’s MPF is little more than a cruel joke. Here’s why

It was September 1997. Hong Kong had transitioned smoothly from British to Chinese sovereignty. The Thai baht had been devalued and there were …

Brexit Bulletin: A New Idea for Ireland

<i>Today in Brexit: The U.K. has a new proposal on the Irish border, as a June deadline looms.</i><p>The British have a new plan to kick-start Brexit talks and …

Great Britain

China ‘will fight to the end’ in trade war, Beijing warns after Donald Trump hits country with $60b in tariffs

China denounced US President Donald Trump’s plan to levy import tariffs amounting to about US$60 billion on products from China as part of …

A 2nd century 007? Archaeologists discover barracks that may have been used by ancient Rome's secret service

Italian archaeologists have found the remains of a barracks that they believe may have been used by ancient Rome's equivalent of the secret service.<p>The discovery was made during deep excavations for a new metro station in Rome, named Amba Aradam after a mountain plain in Ethiopia where Italian …

How archaeologists discovered an ancient Assyrian city – and lost it again

It’s a sad fact of archaeological life that we can often only find things when they’re about to be lost forever, but such is the unhappy marriage between rescue archaeology and infrastructure development. Construction of the Ilisu dam, on the river Tigris in southeast Turkey, is now complete and …

Archaeology

How religious extremists gamed Facebook to target millions of Britons with far-right propaganda

Far-right activists across Europe are utilising an organised network of Facebook pages and dubious, plagiarised news sites to target British Facebook …

Ramses II stelae uncovered at San Al-Hagar site - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

During work carried out at San Al-Hagar archaeological site in Sharqiya governorate with a view to develop the site into an open-air museum, …

Ancient History

Life in Ancient Egypt: what was it like?

Egypt’s pharaohs have left an impressive legacy of stone architecture, monumental inscriptions and religious art, allowing us to reconstruct their …

Why Whole Foods employees are crying on the job

Employees at Whole Foods Market say the company’s new policies have thrown their workday into chaos, with one supervisor saying it’s not uncommon to …

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

How Chinese overseas students are learning harsh life lessons | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When 22-year-old Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, one influence sticks out: Disney Channel movie <i>High School</i> …

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

Crime families have cashed in on the ‘refugee industry’. By Barbie Latza Nadeau<p>Joy, a young Nigerian woman, was standing in the street outside the sprawling, overcrowded Cara di Mineo reception centre for asylum seekers in central Sicily, waiting for someone to pick her up when I met her. It was …

Profit

Bitcoin biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash

The economist credited with predicting the 2008 global financial crisis said a 12% fall in the value of bitcoin on Friday was the latest proof that the cryptocurrency was the biggest bubble in history and destined for a crash.<p>Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University, said …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala’s Peten region, suggesting that millions more people lived there than previously thought.<p>The discoveries, …

Archaeology

Ancient papyrus reveals secret of how Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza in 2600BC

For decades academics have debated how the Egyptians were able to carry 170,000 tonnes of limestone.<p>Archaeologists believe that they have finally …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

Poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban centers

By Jose A. DelReal<p>, Reporter<p>Scott Clement<p>, Polling director<p><i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>WASHINGTON — The political divide between rural and urban America …

This week: Big news on banks and the housing market

Investors in the week ahead just might get a break from the staggering news cycle that has dominated in June.<p>There's only a smattering of economic …

Sons, mothers, money and memory: theories about the Lee Kuan Yew family feud | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In Singapore, the President’s Scholarship represents the pinnacle of educational achievement and the promise of a high-flying career in public …

Siblings of Singapore PM fear for their safety, accusing him of harassment and trashing Lee Kuan Yew’s values | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

An open feud among the family of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong deepened on Wednesday after the premier’s two younger siblings said they …

Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts

Back when Stefani McCoy was 17, she felt isolated and depressed. Her mother was raising her solo while her father battled drug addiction. One day, she decided she was done with going to school. "No one could talk me out of it," says McCoy, who soon ended up living out of her car.<p>Eleven years later, …

Former Ivy League admissions officer reveals how schools pick students

While the decision process may appear shrouded in mystery for college hopefuls, admissions officers know the intricacies that take place on campus.<p>Reddit hosted an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, that featured former Cornell admissions officer Nelson Ureña answering questions about the admissions process …

College & University

Trump voters want jobs. Not noise about Russia

President Trump is in danger of doing what he accused so many "career politicians" of doing: Going to Washington and forgetting what real people care about.<p>For months, I've traveled the country talking with dozens of Trump voters. No one has ever brought up Russia, an issue that President Trump …

Want student loan forgiveness? Here's how to qualify

It might sound too good to be true, but some borrowers can get their student debt wiped away. At least in theory.<p>The government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program promises to cancel any remaining student debt for those who work for the government or non-profits and have been making …

Why Getting Fired Is Worse Than Divorce

“It’s just not working out” may be some of the most heartbreaking words in the English language, leading to months of anguish, self-questioning and …

North West England

Trump's tax plan; Boeing in focus; Earnings deluge

<b>1. Tax plan:</b> President Trump plans to present his new tax plan on Wednesday.<p>Businesses will be interested to see if Trump explicitly pushes for the 15% corporate tax rate he promised during the campaign.<p>Another key question is whether Trump calls for real tax reform or just fleeting tax cuts.<p>The …

Wanted Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui blames ‘spy’ in US broadcaster Voice of America for pulling plug on interview

Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui blames the abrupt termination of his interview with the Voice of America on infiltration and sabotage by a “liaison person” …