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The Tipping Point Of China's Authoritarian Capitalism

On Tuesday I had the chance to interview a former head of state who is well-placed to understand China. I started the interview with an admittedly leading statement. “I’m worried that China could someday, say over the next 50 years, overtake the United States and snuff out democracy globally.” He …

China

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

China: The new Spanish Empire?

The Chinese crisis has important echoes of the Soviet Union and 16th-century Europe. And history tells us the outlook isn't pretty.<p>The Chinese turmoil roiling markets right now presents a fresh and profound challenge to the world economy: For the first time, a giant, non-European superpower …

World History

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

We're a year into the unofficial war against Isis with nothing to show for it

But don’t take it from me – that’s the conclusion of the US intelligence community itself. It’s a tragic waste with no clear goal and no end in sight<p>This Saturday marks one full year since the US military began its still-undeclared war against Islamic State that the government officials openly …

Middle East

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Apps

This Map Shows China’s Cyber Invasion Of The U.S. Is Well Underway

The Chinese government’s ongoing cyber assault on American companies and government entities is a bit of an open secret, but the extent of the …

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to …

University of Washington

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

"Are (Modi's) India and (Sharif's) Pakistan Sliding Toward War?" -- Let's Hope Not

John Stimson warns in a detailed, factual article—“Are India and Pakistan Sliding Toward War?” — that rising tensions over Kashmir – and poor relations between Modi and Pakistan – could lead soon to war. I don’t disagree with the points he assembles. Kashmir is always a tinderbox, and right now, is …

India

Cecil the lion's killer revealed as American dentist

EXCLUSIVE: A Minnesota father of two is discovered to be the hunter who shot dead Cecil – one of Zimbabwe's most loved lions<p>Cecil the lion – the most famous creature in one of Zimbabwe's national parks – was killed by an American hunter who has boasted about shooting a menagerie of animals with his …

Wildlife

A Chinese state newspaper ran this racist cartoon of Obama in Africa

Ahead of President Obama's visit to Kenya, the Global Times, a tabloid newspaper published by Chinese state-run People's Daily, ran this cartoon.<p>Under the title "Homecoming," it shows Obama in ostensibly "native"or tribal garb, clutching a spear as he surveys zebra in an open expanse. It ran in …

Africa

Remains of 36 Marines Killed in Bloody WWII Battle Return Home After More Than 70 Years

More than 70 years ago, they died in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now, they’ve returned home.<p>The military and a private organization …

CIA spies in China may have had their cover blown from the OPM hack

The OPM hack compromised data on an estimated 21.5 million past and present government workers, including an unknown number of undercover spies who could soon spend the rest of their careers behind desks in Washington.<p>When it was first revealed last month that Chinese hackers spent 18 months …

Obama Administration

Meth lab discovered inside US government building

Explosion in laboratory that was supposed to be closed over the weekend leads to unexpected discovery<p>US officials suspect the illegal production of methamphetamine was behind an explosion at a government building in Maryland earlier this month.<p>The blast took place inside the National Institute of …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was a prisoner of war

It was the spring of 1968, and Donald Trump had it good.<p>He was 21 years old and handsome with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his …

Donald Trump

This Is How the Air Force Plans to Fix its Drone Pilot Shortage

If you’ve ever thought it would be cool to join the military, the United States Air Force is sweetening the deal, offering a $15,000 per year bonus …

Kerry, world powers miss Saturday deadline for Iran nuclear deal

World leaders missed their Saturday deadline on an Iran nuclear deal, the third since talks resumed in late June as negotiators struggle to agree on such key points as lifting sanction and international site inspections.<p>The talks, which began roughly two years ago, are an attempt by the United …

South Asia

China's underground banks spread pain as defaults rise

The decline of US power?

<b>Standing on the Washington Mall at the turn of the new millennium, it was impossible not to be struck by America's power and global pre-eminence.</b><p>Victory in the Cold War made it the hegemon in a unipolar world.<p>Few argued when the 20th Century was dubbed the "American Century", a term first coined in …

Political Science

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Nobel Prize

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The crazy story of the man who fought for Finland, the Nazis, and US Army Special Forces

Born in Finland in 1919, Törni enlisted at age 19 in his country's army and fought against the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939-1940, according to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.<p>In 1942 he was severely wounded after he skied into a mine, but that didn't slow him down. In 1944, during what …

Military

This Is What World War III Will Look Like | Time

In a picture that captures the violence and sheer destruction inherent in war perhaps more graphically than any other ever published in LIFE, Marines take cover on an Iwo Jima hillside amid the burned-out remains of banyan jungle, as a Japanese bunker is obliterated in March 1945.<p>In this and dozens …

The deep racial division in American churches

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the most segregated hour in the United States was 11:00 on Sunday morning.<p>That remains just as true a half century later. Though some integration has come to the schools, the military and the workplace, white and black Americans still mostly worship apart.<p>The …