Derek Roncal

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Is London the most expensive city in which to buy a pint?

The price of vice: where to buy the cheapest pint of beer, pair of jeans and pack of cigarettes around the world<p>Would a rose by any other cost smell as sweet?<p>Australia is the world’s most expensive country to spend money, according to a new report from Deutsche Bank that examined the cost of …

NASA probe snaps first color image of Pluto while promising more to come

NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto has returned its first color image of the dwarf planet and its largest moon, Charon.<p>The new photo, taken on …

The man who discovered Pluto is about to become the first person to visit it.

The Search Begins<p>In 1929, a young researcher named Clyde Tombaugh was handed a thankless, seemingly impossible task.<p>His bosses at the Lowell …

Solar System

A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer.<p>In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to success has typically meant cram school, …

Startups

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually about housing (in 1 graph)

Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a …

'Hello Kitty Disneyland' In Japan Is Absolute Purrfection

This is meow-velous news!<p>If jet setting on a Hello Kitty plane wasn't enough, then feline fans should make haste to Sanrio Puroland, Hello Kitty's very own wonderland in Japan.<p>This funky indoor theme park is a mecca for all things Kitty: Rides, gift shops and entire buffet restaurants are dedicated …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Valentine's Day: single Japanese men protest 'chocolate-giving arms race'

Demonstrators take to streets of Tokyo to wage class war against capitalism, chocolates and St Valentine's Day<p>A group of unloved men demonstrated against St Valentine's Day in Tokyo on Saturday, demanding an end to the "chocolate-giving arms race" that they claim is tearing Japanese society …

Estimated 15,000 people join ‘pinstriped Nazis’ on march in Dresden

Its members have been dubbed the “pinstriped Nazis” and they refer to their demonstrations as “evening strolls” through German cities. But on Monday night, an estimated 15,000 people joined Pegida, or Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West, in a march through Dresden carrying banners …

'The Chechen wars murdered Russian democracy in its cradle'

On 11 December 1994, the first Chechen war began. It is worth remembering what preceded the outbreak of this bloody war that did so much to change the course of our nation’s history. The first and second Chechen wars murdered Russian democracy in its cradle, for when the cannons sing the people …