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The world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head

The demographic 'sweet spot' is vanishing. We are on the cusp of a complete reversal, spelling the end of corporate hegemony Also<p>Workers of the world are about to get their revenge. Owners of capital will have to make do with a shrinking slice of the cake.<p>The powerful social forces that have …

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

Many will argue about the importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership. Some believe that a high EQ is absolutely necessary in order to be a …

The 11 Most Beautiful Mathematical Equations

1 of 13<p>Introduction<p>Mathematical equations aren't just useful — many are quite beautiful. And many scientists admit they are often fond of particular …

Physics

Markets slip on China worries, ahead of US Fed meeting - as it happened

Shanghai stock market posts its biggest fall in three weeks, after investment and factory output data miss forecasts<p>Shanghai market falls 2.7% after weak data<br>• Oil price dips...<br>• ... but eurozone factory growth beats forecasts<br>• Shiller warns of US market bubble<br>• ...Wall Street opens lower<br>• Greek election …

Why The Speed of Light Matters

When physicists announced last week that they had detected subatomic particles, called neutrinos, that appeared to be traveling faster than the speed …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

The 5 Times America Elected Donald Trump

If you can't believe that Donald Trump is still the GOP front-runner, then consider this: America has elected the likes of The Donald before. There …

The entrepreneur teaching Japan how to take more risks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1191000/1191878_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524664702_fa113cf360174545dcd0e25696a810ae<p><b>When William Saito quit as a medical doctor immediately after qualifying, his parents refused to speak to him for two years.</b><p>But they're not …

A 'brain power' pill may not be too far from reality

<i>Limitless</i>, a TV show airing on CBS this fall, features a pill that dramatically boosts the lead character’s brain power.<p>On the medication, Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman, can remember everything he reads, sort through reams of data as fast as a computer and estimate the speed of a slowing …

Global Warming Creating Global Intelligence Gap Via Mind-Eating Parasites

For an affluent Western country, the United States has an usually high proportion of its people living in warm-to-tropical climates, which are …

Public Health

'You Americans Have No Idea' - Another Open Letter, This Time From Canada & This One Hurts

<b>The Canadian letter to the editor heard ’round the world.</b><p>Just when you think it’s okay to open your eyes again – THIS.<p>The following letter was …

Secrets to Success From Elon Musk, Steve Martin and Mike Bloomberg

What are the secrets to success? Well, successful people work hard. But you work hard too, right?<p>And if you keep working harder and harder you’re …

January 2015

Refugee crisis: EU in crunch talks as queues form at German border

Interior ministers to discuss refugee quotas as reintroduction of border controls leads to long queues on roads<p>EU interior ministers meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss Europe’s worsening refugee crisis, as long traffic queues formed on the Austrian-German border following Berlin’s decision to …

Spooky! Quantum Action Is 10,000 Times Faster Than Light

How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of …