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Why the 'intolerance debate' is far from over

The duelling statements of academicians ranged against each other show us why core issues are still crackling, and are bound to flare up again.<p>Was it …

President Barack Obama's favourite books

President Barack Obama is a voracious reader so when he recommends a book it tends to get noticed.<p>In an interview with People magazine in December 2015, he said that his favourite book of the year was the novel Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff. Fates and Furies, a portrait of a dishonest marriage …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

Wired thinks it knows who founded Bitcoin

The person responsible for creating Bitcoin remains a mystery, though <i>Wired</i> is convinced it's a 44-year-old Australian man named Craig Steven Wright. The founder is commonly referred to as Satoshi Nakamoto, though that name appears to be a pseudonym. <i>Wired</i>'s assertion comes after it sifted through a …

8 Mexican Slang Words You Should Know

It's <b>Cinco De Mayo</b>, and we're celebrating all things <i>Mexicano.</i> Yes, that means (responsibly) drinking margaritas, taking tequila shots, and eating our body weight in tacos, enchiladas, refried beans, and guacamole. We encourage you to also respectfully celebrate many of the things that make Mexican …

Mexico

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …