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The Week Ahead: Another Wave of Panic Selling?

As we ended last week with no end in sight for the government shutdown, the economists were weighing in on its potential impact. In a recent WSJ article, the conclusion was that “The furloughs are likely to knock 0.1 to 0.2 percentage point off the annualized rate of fourth-quarter economic growth …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Mysterious History: Atlantis

The idea of continents that supported ancient, perhaps even cultured and prosperous people, before they sunk under the sea has captivated historians …

Ancient History

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

<b>Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second.</b><p>The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in millions of …

Zoology

The 6 Best Science Lessons From Breaking Bad

Goodbye, BB. Thanks for the education. (Don't worry—there are no final-season spoilers here!)<p>The tale of Walter White, high-school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, ended on Sunday, leaving us with only memories, an almost preposterously high body count, and <i>science</i>. _Breaking Bad _wasn't …

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Understanding anxiety and mental health stigma

On the one hand, anxiety is a serious and debilitating disorder. On the other, it can be a useful evolutionary response to threat. Understanding how anxiety works might help to destigmatise mental health issues<p>If you look at the facts and figures on the mental health charity Mind's website, you'll …