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Blowhards, Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now

The brightest star at Fox News, Megyn Kelly is a newly minted role model for women who sees her gender as irrelevant, and a conservative champion who transcends politics with her skillful skewering of windbags of both parties, most notably Donald Trump. Evgenia Peretz gets to know the woman behind …

How has game theory changed economics?

Notwithstanding lingering discontent, faint murmurs and mild protests among economists, there is no denying the fact that game theory has assumed …

Porn ban: Why India’s order to block 857 websites might not work

Internet Service Providers have expressed their apprehension, saying it is virtually impossible to ban porn websites given that servers hosting these …

Internet

Does TRAI have the jurisdiction to address Net Neutrality in India?

The Network Neutrality issue is currently being heatedly debated and gained considerable momentum in India, with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of …

Which country has the least sexist banknotes?

<b>There are calls for the US and Canada to put a woman on a banknote. A similar campaign in the UK successfully convinced the Bank of England to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. But is just one woman per country enough?</b><p>American bills have portraits of the country's Founding Fathers and former …

This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain

In a first, researchers at Oxford University have watched infants as young as a day old as their brains process a light prodding of their feet. The …

Picking up the pieces in India after Cyclone Hudhud | Poverty & Development

<b>Visakhapatnam, India -</b> Om Namah Shivaya doesn't really know how to tell people where he lives ever since his home was blown away by Cyclone Hudhud that struck India's southeastern coast six months ago.<p>Shivaya, a 50-year-old construction worker, used to live in Gandhinagar, a slum in the city of …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Psychology

French co-pilot flying AirAsia jet before crash - investigators | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The French first officer of an AirAsia (AIRA.KL) passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just before the accident, Indonesia’s lead investigator said on Thursday.<p>The Airbus (AIR.PA) A320 vanished from radar screens in bad weather on Dec. 28, less …

Why leaders need to manage their time differently

The complaint is a common one: I’m in meetings all day. I can’t get anything done.<p>A manager’s schedule involves lots of meetings, every hour on the …

If Apple's car business gets as big as Porsche's, guess how much more money Apple will make

So let's put some numbers around that.<p>What if Apple immediately builds a car business the size of, say, Porsche's? How much more money will Apple make?<p>Well, Apple made about $53 billion of operating profit in the fiscal year ending in September 2014, a spectacular 28% operating profit margin on …

General Motors

Indians are chocolate addicts but still suckers for tradition

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how much chocolate the whole of India consumes, remember that the industry is now worth a 12-digit number.<p>In 2014, India’s chocolates sales are estimated to have crossed the Rs10,000 crore ($1.6 billion) mark, according to a report by market analyst Euromonitor, …

Watching the Universe in Real Time

Better technology means people can record more data about what's happening in space than ever before. It also means we're seeing things we never knew were there.<p>Even though the sky looks about the same every night to those of us here on Earth, cataclysmic things happen in outer space constantly. …

Universe

How do traditional and online learning compare?

Online learning has been viewed as <i>the</i> disruptive innovation in higher education today, with traditional classroom instruction at risk of being …

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Israel, ISIS, and why the Arab Spring failed

We asked him about ISIS, Syria, Mubarak, Obama, Israel, China, Oil, Africa, and the Arab Spring.<p>The investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only refer to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire.<p>Through a spokesperson, this investor said that if we were to …

Trick or treat? India's strong GDP figures mask economic reality

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - For business, the government and the Reserve Bank of India, data revisions that have transformed India’s $2.1 trillion economy into one of the world’s fastest growing are too good to be true.<p>A farmer works in a bottle gourd field in Kolkata February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De …

RBI makes surprise early rate cut, hints at more

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised markets with a 25 basis point reduction in interest rates on Thursday and signalled it could cut further, amid signs of cooling inflation and what it said was a government commitment to contain the fiscal deficit.<p>The Reserve Bank of India …