Sophia Halim

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Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America

I have, I’m afraid, a terrible confession to make: I have never been a huge fan of George Orwell’s “1984.” It always seemed, in its extrapolations from present to future, too pat, a little lacking in the imaginative extrapolations we want from dystopian literature. As the British author Anthony …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Lives used to be scattered like throws of a dice on the market floor at Souk Al Ahad. You had to search for them, but they were there, hidden beneath pink plastic pianos and mountains of miscellane…

Lives used to be scattered like throws of a dice on the market floor at Souk Al Ahad. You had to search for them, but they were there, hidden beneath …

Reprisals, Rape, and Children Burned Alive: Burma's Rohingya Speak of Genocidal Terror

If the Naf River could talk, which horror story would it tell first?<p>The narrow waterway marks the border between Burma and Bangladesh. On its western …

Asia

The history behind Philippine President Duterte's Obama insult

Shelton Woods, Boise State University<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks his mind. He does not back down.<p>Some believe he took his plain speaking too far this week before leaving the Philippines for a summit in Laos.<p>Reporters asked how Duterte intended to answer President Obama’s concerns …

Asia

When Great Minds Think Unalike: Inside Science's 'Replication Crisis'

It started with a report published last year entitled, "Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science." It's a rather unassuming title given the amount of hand wringing, head scratching, and eye rolling it's incited in what's come to be known as psychology's "replication crisis."<p>The …

How A Mexican Startup is Turning Mango Scraps Into Nutritional Gold

Enrique González holds up a plastic pouch filled with a whitish powder. He assures me it is not cocaine.<p>González, 27, and his partner, Flavio Siller, 26, are the cofounders of EatLimmo, a food-tech startup in Monterrey, Mexico that’s finding nutritional gold where others just see garbage.<p>EatLimmo …

Laundry Rooms

Warren Buffett nailed the problem with Wall Street pay ― and offered a draconian solution

The group was set up in the aftermath of the crisis by Congress to look into the causes of the event, and the documents are a gold mine of information.<p>We're reading through it and will update as we see more interesting nuggets, but to start out, here is a great excerpt from an interview with …

Will 'El Chapo' Guzman plead guilty in US?

José Refugio Rodríguez, a lawyer for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.Univision Investiga<p>Recently recaptured drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is willing to plead guilty to drug-trafficking charges filed against him in the US — but under one condition.<p>He doesn't want to go to a "high-security …

Evangelicals take their fight with Satan to the streets of Sao Paulo

It is 5 p.m., and the church bells in the center of the city begin to toll. Hundreds of commuters stream across the Praca da Se square, passing in front of the headquarters of the largest archdiocese in the nation with the most Catholics in the world.<p>But over the pealing sounds of the cathedral, …