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Why we shouldn’t judge a country by its GDP

Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a …

The Great Bangladesh Central Bank Heist

w<i>By chempo</i>This must have been The Great Train Robbery of the 21st century. Hackers were suspected to have been responsible for sending SWIFT FIN …

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Bangladesh ambassador feels 'there was a coverup' in money laundering case

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)</b> — "It was terrible news."<p>This was how Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines John Gomes described how he felt upon …

The Little Prince: animated movie dropped by Paramount a week before release

In a strange turn of events for <i>The Little Prince</i>, Paramount has dropped the CG, stop-motion animated film one week before its scheduled U.S. release …

The math behind basketball's wildest moves

Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are …

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.<p>Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered …

Iphone Made in China? Not Anymore. Philippines Welcome Apple Inc

Iphone Made in China? Not Anymore. Philippines Welcome Apple Inc<p>Beijing – Apple products will be soon made in the RP, as China is expected to …

The Stories Behind 8 Movie Studio Logos

These logos play before your favorite films. Here's where they came from.<p>1. MGM<p>Movie studio publicist Howard Dietz designed the lion logo for Goldwyn …

The 10 "dumbest" and smartest cities in California

California is known for many things, like its beaches, mountains, and Hollywood, but a new study wants you to know that we’re also not that bright.<p>RoadSnacks determined the dumbest cities in the state and they ranked the top 10.<p>They got their inspiration from the Washington Post, which in a similar …

The Sad, Strange Plight of Richard Simmons May Have Finally Been Revealed

In a brilliant new piece, the Daily News relates how the smiley fitness icon has become a prisoner in his own home.<p><b>UPDATE, 3/14, 10:28 A.M.:</b> <i>Speaking with Today’s Savannah Guthrie on the phone, Simmons insisted Monday “no one is holding me in my house as a hostage” and “I just sort of wanted to be a</i> …

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Cuneiform: 6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the world’s oldest writing system

Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier …

See This Enchanting Spring Landscape Come to Life

A photographer follows the metamorphosis from winter, to spring, and summer in 93 days.<p>There’s no place like home. In life and in photography, a closer look at the familiar can often reveal truth and beauty. This series of 93 days of spring in my home state of Minnesota is no exception.<p>Shooting …

Nature

NASA Discovers Stars and Planets Give off Music- Here's What it Sounds Like

To look at images or video of outer space scenery, most of us imagine and sense of feeling of total void, of darkness, and most of all, of silence. …

Astronomy

A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

Despite the huge impact executives can have on their organizations, failure rates remain high. Prescriptions for what to do continue to fall short. So we wondered: If we closely studied the executives who succeed in top jobs once appointed, could we identify distinguishing features that set them …

The life, love and struggles of Jovito Salonga

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator and Senate president Jovito "Jovy" Salonga, one of the greatest Filipino statesmen, passed away on Thursday, …

8 reasons to watch 'Les Miserables' in Manila

BRISBANE, Australia – (UPDATED) The Australian production of <i>Les Misérables</i> began its tour of the Philippines on March 11, 2016 in Manila.<p>Producer …

The march of the zombies

“OVERSUPPLY is a global problem and a global problem requires collaborative efforts by all countries.” Those defiant words were uttered by Gao …

China in the South China Sea: back to the future?

<b>China’s actions in the South China Sea have irritated many nations in the region, but they also threaten the preservation of the UN Charter system,</b> …

Philippines’ Aquino Races the World’s Fastest Economies

Just after midnight one sultry Friday in August 1987, Manila became a battleground as rebel troops attempted a coup against Philippine President …

Shoes, Jewels, and Monets: The Immense Ill-Gotten Wealth of Imelda Marcos

During their two-decade conjugal dictatorship, as it came to be known, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos pillaged up to $10 billion from Philippine coffers …

Imelda Marcos aide sentenced for Monet painting sale

<b>A former aide to Imelda Marcos has been sentenced in the US to up to six years in prison for conspiring to sell a Monet painting that disappeared after Mrs Marcos' husband Ferdinand was ousted as Philippine president.</b><p>Vilma Bautista, 75, was found guilty in November of conspiring to sell the $32m …

Asia

This Man Drank 4 Bottles of Wine Every Day and Lived to 107

Stop training for that marathon and put down the quinoa. According to a 107-year-old Spanish winemaker, the secret to longevity is drinking red …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

30 years without the dictator

Ferdinand Marcos. AP FILE PHOTO<p>NEXT WEEK the Philippines celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, which toppled the …

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

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