Harrison Ransom

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Britain's best places to live are revealed - is your hometown on the list?

One of Britain’s oldest cities has been named Britain’s best place to live thanks to a huge high-tech makeover and the country’s fastest …

Led Study Shows

The first head-to-head comparison of two popular cholesterol-lowering medications showed that only one of the statins successfully stopped the …

Medical Research

Some similarities 'make the hair stand up on the back of your neck': As populists gain support, historians point towards the 1930s

Eight decades later, the satirical piece of fiction by Sinclair Lewis has gained a new lease of life, becoming a bestseller online following Donald Trump's stunning victory in the US election.<p>Observing Windrip at a presidential campaign event, a journalist describes him as "almost illiterate, a …

An investor predicted the rise of Trump 2 years ago, and what comes next should terrify everyone

But it seems he did know that Trump would win.<p>It was a different time. Two years ago the world seemed to finally be emerging from the slow economic growth it had experienced since the end of the financial crisis. The stock market was riding high, deals were getting done at record rates, and …

Economics

Fed tightening could lead to a dollar shortage and a new financial crisis

Trump's election has filled the dollar's sails with fresh winds. As Neil MacKinnon, economist with VTB Capital, says, "From the perspective of the financial markets, the immediate reaction to the outcome of last week's election has been a stronger dollar due to expectations of a loose fiscal and …

Critic’s Notebook: Exploring the Nuts and Bolts of Filmmaking at the Cinematheque Francaise

'The Cinema Machine: From Melies to 3D,' a fascinating new show at the Cinematheque in Paris, offers visitors the chance to discover a century's …

A Mayan astronomer figured out Venus's orbit more than 1,000 years ago

According to a new study, astronomical data written in part of the text called the Venus Table weren't just based on numerology as had been thought, but were a pioneering form of scientific record-keeping that had huge significance for Maya society.<p>"This is the part that I find to be most …

Conductive thin film clears the way for improved solar cells

Researchers at the University of Korea and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new thin film material that packs a unique …

Solar Panels

How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma) - Quiet Corner

Learn How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma)<p><b>Days to germination:</b> Started by root cuttings, not seeds<p><b>Days to harvest:</b> 250 days or more (8 to 10 months)<p><b>Light</b> …

Gardening

The Democrats have no soul: The Clintons, neoliberalism, and how the “people’s party” lost its way

<b>In this April 6, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Americans trust Democratic presidential front-runner Clinton more than Republican leader Donald Trump to handle a</b> …

Political Science

Mearsheimer on Strangling China & the Inevitability of War

<b>REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF REAL CLEAR DEFENSE</b><p>As part of the research for my Crouching Tiger book on the rise of China's military and its companion documentary film, I interviewed 35 of the top experts in the world from all sides of the China issue. These are key edited excerpts from my sit-down at …

The Supreme Court just gave a great explanation of our baffling electricity system

Environmental groups are cheering over the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in the obscure yet deeply consequential case <i>Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs. Electric Power Supply Association</i>, in which a 6-2 court decision blessed “demand response” — the idea that big companies (and maybe, someday, …

New York City

Stunning Images of One of Nature's Most Incredible Phenomena

Have you ever seen images of the water at Horsetail Fall glowing red like lava at Yosemite National Park? Or better yet, have you ever seen it in …

Amid Tensions With Saudi Arabia, Grim News for Iran’s Economy

The devolution in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran could easily evolve into an economic war—with the advantage to Riyadh.<p>The Saudis and Iranians are longtime rivals for regional dominance. They are fighting proxy wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as in Yemen, with the Sunni kingdom leading the …

Saudi Arabia

Holiday family gathering survival guide: How to argue with your racist, Islamophobic uncle at Christmas dinner

Talking points to respond to Islamophobia, ISIS, anti-black racism, anti-immigrant myths, and homophobia<p>This year saw an explosion of racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violence. While there were some significant progressive victories in 2015, there were also many dangerous developments -- from …

How Rich Kids Get a Head Start

Back in 2011, I wrote a TIME cover story on declining social mobility and growing inequality in the U.S. The title: “Can You Still Move Up in …

I Made It Back In, Donald

I returned to the U.S. less than 24 hours after Trump's call for a ban on Muslims.<p>WASHINGTON -- I was out of the country when I learned that he didn’t want me to come back.<p>At 4:35 p.m. on Monday, as I worked out of my aunt's home in the suburbs of Ottawa, Canada, I got an email: My just-issued U.S. …

Human Rights

Obama signs five-year highway bill into law: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday a five-year highway bill that also reauthorizes the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the White House said in a statement.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of his visit to Paris, France, December 1, …

Barack Obama

Study drives a sixth nail into the global warming ‘pause’ myth

Despite the organization and funding behind groups which try to cast doubt about the causes and implications of climate change, the facts have spoken. The world continues to warm and their favorite myths have died.<p>We know that human-emitted heat-trapping gases warm the planet. In fact, this has …

Climate Change

Medieval English laws could determine who can carry a gun today

Doing so is crucial in a gun case now before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: <i>Wrenn v. D.C</i>. The case is critical for Washington residents but also more broadly as the pro-gun lobby challenges laws in cities across the country.<p>The District of Columbia argues that English and American law has always …

Carbon Nanotubes Found in Human Lungs For the First Time

What’s that up your nose? Researchers have found carbon nanotubes lurking in the lungs of children in Paris, marking the first time the tiny tubes …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

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The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

The One Thing You Have to Know to Invest on Your Own

You don't need pricey money managers to help you buy low and sell high.<p>With the 4th of July on the way, the editors here at Money.com asked me to …

Celgene bet $1 billion that this biotech's science can cure deadly cancers

Celgene is making a billion dollar bet on game-changing science.<p>On Tuesday, the biotech ponied up $1 billion to gain access to innovative cancer …

Carniverous New Guinea flatworm invades United States

Slimy slug-eating New Guinea flatworm appears in Florida in good position to prepare invasion of the rest of the United States. This is the first …

Bond rout spells disaster for stock markets as global credit kraken awakens

Rising interest rates could spell disaster for stock markets but certain shares will perform well when the cycle turns<p>Global stock markets are totally unprepared for a return of rising interest rates, and that could lead to a meltdown in equity prices.<p>Central banks have reached breaking point in …

Stock Markets