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PAUL SINGER: Developed countries are hopelessly and utterly insolvent

Speaking at the inaugural Tel Aviv Sohn Conference, Singer said that since the 2008 financial crisis developed, countries had been propped up by a "cult" of central bankers, according to tweets from Bloomberg TV's Elliott Gotkine.<p>Singer said the balance sheets of developed economies were hopelessly …

Developed Countries

Treasury again rules out the 'trillion-dollar coin' option to avert the debt ceiling

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told congressional leaders earlier this week that Congress would need to raise the nation's borrowing cap by November 3 to avoid a potential default on obligations.<p>As an ultimate resolution is still unclear with less than three weeks before the "X date," speculation has …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

By Amber Case5 minute Read<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and …

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

'Castlevania' Meets 'Dark Souls' In PlaySation Indie 'Salt And Sanctuary'

<i>Salt and Sanctuary</i> is unapologetic in its likeness to <i>Dark Souls</i>.<p>Yes, it looks more like <i>Castlevania</i> given it’s a 2D sidescroller, and certainly shares much in common with the <i>Metroidvania</i> genre, but it combines this with many elements that fans of the <i>Souls</i> games will instantly find familiar.<p>I played …

Apple backpedals on its censorship of Papers, Please

The iOS version of the sobering border-guard simulator Papers, Please is out today, but it doesn’t include one of the its most invasive aspects — but that will change.<p>Yesterday, we reported that developer Lucas Pope planned to release Papers, Please on iOS but without the feature that shows …

Advancing Warfare: The Wheel of Shooter Evolution Between Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall and Destiny

The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has debuted, showcasing a game full of “enhanced combat” where soldiers wearing exoskeletons are leaping and dashing through levels in way that is reminiscent of more than a few past series.<p>And then you can look to Destiny, made by the creators …

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Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …