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Tsipras warns G7 leaders time running out to rescue Greece from bankruptcy

The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has warned that time is running out to rescue the country from the brink of bankruptcy an and exit from the eurozone, ensuring that Greece’s plight will be a pressing concern for G7 leaders as they gather in Bavaria.<p>With the end of June now regarded as the …

On a sleepless night, solace might be someone else's words in your head

I have been up at 3am a lot lately, the time of the night when, as Alice Munro once put it, everything looks like a “spiteful imitation of itself.” That line is from Munro’s Friend of My Youth, her 1991 collection of short stories that is on the comfort reads sub-list of my security blanket master …

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Stereotypes

I have become Boring. And happy | Rebecca Nicholson

Modern life can be bleak if you are under 30, and so, like many of my peers, I am opting for quiet rambles in the Peak District over wild nights in Ibiza<p>Back in 2011, journalist Peter Robinson noted the arrival of music’s New Boring era, blaming Adele’s Someone Like You and Ed Sheeran’s entire …

Binge Drinking

Samsung's Future Runs Through Indonesia

Samsung, the world's biggest manufacturer of smartphones, has a growing problem in the world's biggest smartphone market. The company has seen a 53 …

Why I make my kids read privacy policies

It's like teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. Reading privacy policies for apps is about learning basic safety tips in the …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Don't blame women for your dad bod

If you haven't been online in the past week, you may have missed the news: The so-called dad bod is hot.<p>It's so hot that a college girl and her …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

Public Health

I Need a Better Way to Say These Things to My Kids

Instead of reading to you at bedtime, I’m going to tweet using only words appropriate for your grade level. So follow me.<p>I don’t feel safe letting …

We need to start a new conversation about infidelity

This piece is for anyone who has ever loved.<p>There is one simple transgression that can rob us of our relationship, our happiness, our very identity. …

Safe-Space

Why you should never, ever ask Quora which job offer to take

An engineer who asked Quora which job offer he should take probably got a bit more info than he anticipated.<p>Hoping the Quora community would help him …

Is India's 100 smart cities project a recipe for social apartheid?

In architectural renderings, Gujarat International Financial Tec-City resembles a thicket of glassy blue skyscrapers soaring above the Sabarmati River in Gandhinagar, capital of the western Indian state of Gujarat. Its “signature towers” include the Diamond, a 410-metre spire resembling an icy …

Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg: What We All Can Learn From Their Marriage

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has told women, "Who you marry is the single most important career decision you make." And she's right: A study of Harvard Business School graduates (Sandberg received her M.B.A. from Harvard, coincidentally) found that husbands—not kids—were more likely to hold women …

Twitter has a porn problem — and advertisers are starting to worry about it

Porn is still prevalent on Twitter, however, and that is a problem for advertisers.<p>Nielsen, the television and digital measurement company, was forced to halt one of its paid-for Promoted Tweets campaigns this week after its ads were served against profile pages dedicated to pornography, according …

Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.<p>The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts discovered …

Can India lead on green buildings, clean energy and corporate sustainability?

Guardian sustainable business,India,World news,Pollution,Population,Energy,Green building,Environment,South and Central Asia,Business<p>With 1.25 billion people, India suffers from a level of resource scarcity beyond any other nation – but it’s making big moves in solar power and corporate …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Breathtaking Photos of the Night Sky Capture the Beauty of the Cosmos

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt captures breathtakingly beautiful photos of the night sky shining over magnificent landscapes. Dazzling stars, glimpses of the Milky Way, and otherworldly auroras can be seen with startling clarity in his gorgeous images. Each shot is an extraordinary …

Photography

The strangest sounds in the world

Do you hear the same things as me? Probably not. As these weird audio illusions show, people have radically different opinions about what reaches their ears, says David Robson.<p>“You know you were told to be nice and not to heckle?” Sophie Meekings asks her audience in the dingy cellar of the North …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Ice Cream

Why India’s e-commerce boom will look nothing like China’s

China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.<p>As things stand, the current level of internet penetration in India is the same as China’s in 2007. And, in the next five years, the number of Indians with internet access is …

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

Will the next Angry Birds come out of India?

A new generation of talented game makers is looking to put Indian development on the map – just as giants like Disney and Rovio are moving in to exploit the vast local market<p>Every month, blogger Mithun Balraj organises a get-together for gamers and developers in a bar in Koramangala, Bangalore. …

Should Victims Say How Boston Bomber Pays?

Should Bill and Denise Richard, who lost their 8-year-old son Martin in the Boston Marathon bombing, have a special say in whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev …

With millennials gaining influence, surveillance reform is inevitable

About a year ago, a thirtysomething sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park and installed …

Write Ugly: How to Write 20 Posts In 48 Hours

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Despite spending the last half decade writing for a living, I still have a serious issue with getting down to the ugly, dirty business of putting words on paper.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that …

Argentina launches lawsuit against Falkland oil drillers

<b>Argentina has begun legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.</b><p>Daniel Filmus, Argentina's minister for the islands - called the Malvinas locally - announced the case in London.<p>The companies involved are Falkland Oil and Gas, Premier Oil, …