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The Science Behind Your Sweet Tooth

Americans are eating way too much sugar, but scientists have a solution. The answer? The very plants that feed our cravings.<p>The global sweet tooth …

The WTF Economy

WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.<p>WTF?! Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more …

Why We Believe in Alien Abductions

It’s no coincidence that alien abductions, which presumably never happen, are described so consistently. Inside the neurological patterns that bring …

How India changed the English language

For hundreds of years, words have flowed along the routes of trade and empire. Rahul Verma follows some of their remarkable journeys.<p>They are in there, often unnoticed. The words that have become part of everyday English. Loot, nirvana, pyjamas, shampoo and shawl; bungalow, jungle, pundit and …

Language

What happened to the women who graduated from IITs in the 90s?

Last year, India passed landmark legislation to fix the abysmal sex ratio in corporate boardrooms—all publicly traded companies needed to put at least one woman on their board. It was a radical law, given that about two-thirds of listed companies in the country had no woman on their boards in June …

Here is BuzzFeed’s first pitch deck to investors in 2008

In 2008, BuzzFeed had just five employees working in an office in New York City’s Chinatown district, and its website was attracting just 700,000 unique visitors a month. Now the company has more than 900 employees, over 200 million monthly visitors, and seems poised to become the first major media …

Investing

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. …

Angry Birds

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Inc.com

Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. One thing few are happy about is the amount they will pay to the government. This is the time of year where …

Personal Finance

Neuroscience explains why Hodor in Game of Thrones only says “Hodor”

<i>Hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor? Hodor. Hodor-hodor. Hodor!</i><p>Oh, um, excuse me. Did you catch what I said?<p>Fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, the fifth season of which premiered on Sunday, know what I’m referencing, anyway. Hodor is the brawny, simple-minded stableboy of the Stark family in …

Why Masters Champion Jordan Spieth Hired a Former Schoolteacher as His Caddie

A ‘textbook’ example of the randomness of the caddying business<p>Augusta, Ga.<p>The man who celebrated with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday made his first trip here only three years ago. Michael Greller wasn’t even a professional caddie at the time. He was a …

Golf

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Photos: 1930s India seen in Japanese woodblock prints

At the beginning of January, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC uploaded its entire Asian collection online.<p>Among this collection is a set of popular postcards depicting India of the 1930s. These were made by Japanese artist Yoshida Hiroshi in his country’s woodblock print style—expressly …

Introducing Athletic's pioneering attacker being fought over internationally

The 60-second story<p>FACT FILE<p>A Liberian mother and a Ghanaian father, but a Basque soul.<p>Inaki Williams is not your stereotypical Athletic Bilbao …

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Has The Economist settled the debate about who is better once and for all?

The debate has been raging for almost a decade.<p>Seemingly nothing can separate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, two of the best players to ever …

Soccer

How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

A new study shows that the act of remembering leads to the subtle forgetting of other memories.<p>Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

Space

Are all atheists simply angry, or just the ones to whom you're listening?

Science suggests that atheists are no more prone to anger than people of faith – but everyone believes that they are<p>Why are atheists so angry? The question – regularly flung around in debates about religion – is a self-fulfilling one, since atheists get pretty irritated whenever they’re asked it. …

Religion

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

Death by chocolate: the sugar-fueled diabetes surge in South Asia

The midweek buffet lunch at a fashionable vegetarian restaurant in Bengaluru was delicious but unexceptional until the dessert arrived one table over. It levitated on a cloud of cardamom smoke, hissing loudly: the sizzling chocolate cake, drowning in chocolate syrup, the size of a dinner plate. …

Diabetes

He Led the CIA to bin Laden—and Unwittingly Fueled a Vaccine Backlash

PESHAWAR, Pakistan<p>Pakistani doctor's role in health campaign sparked local suspicions that efforts to fight polio were part of a Western plot.<p><i>Editor's Note: This is the second of four articles on the forces that fueled polio's resurgence in the shadow of war. Read Part 1, Part 3, and Part 4.</i><p>In his …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Inside Indonesia's Ijen Volcano

Photos from two days in a sulfurous crater in Indonesia<p>Ijen is a quietly active volcano on the Indonesian island of East Java, and it is also a place of business. Local workers hike up the side of the mountain and down into the crater at the top to harvest its sulfur—a byproduct of the gas that …

Google's Sundar Pichai Discusses Search Partnership With Apple and iPhone 6 Success

Google's Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, recently spoke about his company's relationship with Apple in an in-depth interview with <i>Forbes</i>. The executive discussed a few topics related to Apple, including the impact of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the …

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

Do Screens Make Us Stupider? Time for a Rethink of Reading

By Julie Sedivy | June 17, 2014 11:30 am<p>At the university where I teach, fewer and fewer new books are available from the library in their physical, …

The History of “Loving” to Read

As a senior in college, I took a class on Jane Austen—a great class with, it must be said, a weird vibe. Almost all of the students were women (out of around a hundred people, only five or ten were men), and it was a hothouse of Jane Austen obsession. In the first lecture, the professor identified …

How to Build in India

If there's one thing holding back India’s economic growth, it's the country’s massive infrastructure deficit. The lack of good roads, bridges and …

The biggest myth about phone privacy

We should feel safe uploading selfies and other personal information to social networks and apps if our identities are hidden, shouldn’t we? Far from it, as Molly Crain explains.<p>Smartphones have transformed our lives in so many ways. They connect us to the outside world through email and social …

The men of steel with a softer side

<b>Tata, the Indian company that owns Tetley Tea and Jaguar Land Rover, prides itself on its ethics - 66% of the business is owned by charities. Its unique character was shaped by the passions of its founder Jamsetji Tata and his successors.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century, Indian businessman …