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Climate Change Deniers Like Jeb Bush Challenge Pope Francis' Humility

The right-wing and its media machinery, Fox News, are apoplectic about Pope Francis' calm, rationale support for transitioning from a carbon-based economy to one that will, eventually, reverse the damage our use of fossil fuels has done to the ecological systems that support life on earth.<p>We are in …

If you want to lie do it when you need the toilet, say experts

Scientists have discovered that people lie more convincingly when they are desperate for the lavatory<p>If you want to tell someone a fib, then make sure you have drunk a couple of pints of water, because scientists have found that we lie more convincingly when we need to tinkle.<p>California State …

Deutsche Bank gets extra-cheap funding because investors think it's Germany's central bank

And sometimes, it's to your advantage that you don't.<p>An amazing report from Bloomberg shows that Deutsche Bank is able to access cheaper funding from capital markets because investors think it's the German central bank (the Bundesbank).<p>A central bank has the capability to produce its own …

Deutsche Bank

The 9 deadliest special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in …

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

In a world of low rates, look out for innovative companies

The fact is that six and a half years into a tepid global recovery, with an almost total absence of inflation, interest rates are going to stay lower for longer.<p>After all the speculation that last week would bring the first rate rise in America since 2006, the Federal Reserve has kept us waiting …

To sip or to gulp? The secret to honing your wine-tasting skills

Different flavours can be detected depending on the amount of wine sampled - and saliva plays a role too<p>A new study is set to spark renewed debate about the best way to taste wine.<p>It is widely recognised that smell plays as much a role in unlocking a vintage’s complex flavours as tasting does.<p>But …

Peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter doubles sales as it targets listing

Internet lender claims to have become the biggest in the UK amid investment from City fund managers<p>Ratesetter, a British peer-to-peer lender backed by the star fund manager Neil Woodford, has more than doubled revenues in the space of a year.<p>The online lender, which matches investors with borrowers …

MORGAN STANLEY: 'Piketty is history'

The book caught the imagination of a lot of people with its simple and elegant message — that returns on capital exceed economic growth in the long run, entrenching inequality to an unproductive rentier class.<p>But according to a note from analysts at Morgan Stanley and London School of Economics …

Economics

Even When Wrong The Computer Is Learning

Young A.I.s say the darndest things<p>Computers lack common sense. This isn’t a fault of theirs: The world of context and relations that humans learn from birth isn’t something innately grasped by computers, so when given simple cognitive tasks, they sometimes answer like toddlers eager to try out new …

Jurassic Park

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

3 Reasons You Should Fire A High-Performing Employee

Or how to know when a great performer isn't a great employee<p>Making the right hires is hard and once they come on board, the last thing we want to do is lose them. However, high-performers sometimes have issues that make their high performance come at a high price. Who hasn't had a business …

3 Proven Ways To Help You Achieve Your Goals

The true way to hit our goals is by working on them every damn day.<p>It's sad to think how many people go their whole lives dreaming of goals that they will never hit. While many of us have aspirations we want to reach, few of us actually get to the final destination.<p>The main reason behind this is …

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b> <b>–</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Here's why one hedge fund manager thinks Alibaba could be a big fraud

Alibaba has already had a terrible first year since its IPO: Its shares are down 28%. But one well-known hedge fund manager has a suspicion that, if …