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Security alert: notes from the frontline of the war in cyberspace

A short, handsome man bounces outside the colossal courthouse on Walnut Street, Newark, New Jersey. He's doing it to keep warm – it is freezing today …

Xi Jinping and the Chinese dream

IN 1793 a British envoy, Lord Macartney, arrived at the court of the Chinese emperor, hoping to open an embassy. He brought with him a selection of …

KAL's cartoon

print-edition iconPrint edition | The world this week<p>May 4th 2013<p>Reuse this content<p>About <i>The Economist</i>

Cartoons

Reviving the past

MALAYSIA holds a general election, America's Senate votes on an internet sales tax, the World Trade Organisation considers its next leader and Russia …

Asian countries to boost growth by hiking minimum wages | DW | 06.05.2013

On January 1, Thailand rolled out a nationwide minimum wage of 300 baht a day (8 euros or $10). For eligible workers in the poorest provinces, the …

Income Inequality

Living Planet: May 02, 2013

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

Boost your revenue by launching a superior Progressive Web App in just 90 days<p>Mobify is the only proven Digital Experience Platform for building customer-first shopping experiences through Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and native apps.<p>The #1 Provider ofProgressive Web …

The Week In Numbers: Size Of Saturn's Hurricane, Cost Of A Touchscreen-Enabled Home, And More

<b>1,250 miles</b>: the diameter of a monstrous hurricane on Saturn, captured in spectacular detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft<p><b>75 percent</b>: the portion of commonly used lipsticks and lip-glosses that tested positive for lead in a recent study<p><b>2015</b>: the year this single-seat airplane is set to …

Amid concerns about honeybees, EPA speeds up pesticide review

This week's federally sponsored report about the mysterious disappearance of honeybees, known as colony collapse disorder, pointed to a complex combination of factors, ranging from parasitic mites to pesticides. But what are experts going to do about it? And what about the pesticides known as …

The Genius of Marie Curie - the Woman Who Lit Up the World, BBC Two, review

Jake Wallis Simons is entranced by this highly informative documentary on one our greatest scientists.<p>A headstrong and talented woman is born in an age when women were expected to be housewives and mothers. After a monumental struggle, she achieves global fame and respect; her funeral is …

Marie Curie

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How long is a spoonful of water?

Officially, Alex Bellos covers the maths beat around here but I'm pretty sure he doesn't have exclusive rights. Anyway, this is just a bit of fun. I …

Record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star

A shockingly, eye-wateringly bright gamma ray burst from a galaxy 3.6 billion light-years away.<p>NASA said late in the day yesterday (May 3, 2013) that …

Universe

Sun produced strong flare on May 3, 2013

The sun produced a strong solar flare on May 3, 2013. No ill effects on or near Earth are expected, but it did produce some beautiful images.<p>The sun …

Astronomy

Review: Go pro with rugged iPhone Hitcase for the weekend warrior

The Hitcase Pro is a rugged, waterproof and shock-resistant case for iPhone 4/4S and 5 that's designed to transform your smartphone into a wearable point-of-view sports camera.<p>If you already own an iPhone, buying a Hitcase Pro is cheaper than buying a well-reviewed dedicated action camera like the …

Gear & Gadgets

Canada wrestles with bee-killing crop pesticides

Government recommends mitigation measures, not ban<p>Canadians beekeepers, farmers and regulators are wrestling with how to protect bees from popular …

Flight of the RoboBee: Harvard scientists develop tiniest flying robots

Scientists at Harvard University have developed tiny winged robots that mimic insects in nature. They are as agile as real flies.<p>The tiny creatures are made out of carbon fibre and about half the size of a paper clip, weighing less than one-tenth of a gram. They were developed by a team of …

Solar plane lands in Arizona on journey across U.S.

Single-seater Solar Impulse completes 1st leg of trip across country<p>A solar-powered airplane landed in Phoenix early Saturday morning after a 19-hour …