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A Big Breakthrough for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Image source: Getty Images.<p>A savvy decision by <b>Tesaro</b> to buy the rights to a novel anti-tumor drug from <b>Merck & Co.</b> for $7 million up front in 2012 has just paid off big for patients and Tesaro investors.<p>This past week, Tesaro reported results from a large late-stage study showing that niraparib …

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Why is Gibraltar a British territory?

SPAIN is protesting to Britain again about a certain rocky outcrop at the neck of the Mediterranean. Gibraltar, a 2.6 square mile (6.7 square …

Why does time pass?

Science and technology<p>Sep 3rd 2015<p>Reuse this content<p>About <i>The Economist</i>

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Apps

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore
Human Resources

Cryptography for dummies

A CAMPAIGN by American and British lawmakers and security officials to get social-media companies to take more responsibility for handing over …

Privacy

5 iPhone Apps Your Teen Doesn’t Want You to Download

In the ’80s, teens had only was one social app, and it was called the telephone. In the ‘90s, chat rooms were all the rage, leading to social sites …

Social Media

How To Hack Your To-Do List

Time Management

Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist ...

Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. …

APIs

How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long …

Let's talk parenting taboos

Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit -- and why they should. …

Parenting