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“Rather than waiting for a crisis to erupt before intervening, the IMF should provide ‘forward guidance’ on how it will tackle potential disruptions in international financial markets,” writes Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Central banks, including the Fed and Bank of England, are increasingly using such guidance to communicate policy and anchor market expectations. http://forumblog.org/2013/10/the-imf-needs-its-own-forward-guidance/ Can the IMF head off a market crisis? Photo: Reuters/Eric Vidal

"The dollar is the world’s go-to currency. But for how much longer?" Barry Eichengreen asks if the battle in the US Congress over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling will irreparably damage the dollar's status as a global currency. http://forumblog.org/2013/10/the-dollar-and-the-debt-ceiling/ Are we nearing the end of the dollar era? Photo: Reuters/Nikola Solic

The Quantum Universe

• <b>Auteur:</b> Brian Cox en Jeff Forshaw<p><i>The Quantum Universe</i> brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science.<p>But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and …

The Illustrated Theory of Everything

• <b>Auteur:</b> Stephen Hawking<p>Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine sitting in a room listening to Hawking discuss these achievements and place them …

What is Consciousness? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is consciousness? Language is often thought to be the tool of consciousness and evidence for the kind of consciousness that makes humans …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

Does Your Boss Spy on You?

Everyone knows that it’s a bad idea to complain about your boss on your company email, but most people have no idea the extent to which employers …

Create a giant screen for under $100

For the past five years I have been patiently waiting for the day when my son is mature enough to experience "Star Wars." Well, to be completely honest, I probably started the countdown when he was still in the womb.<p>The timing is critical. Too soon, and Darth Vader will inspire night terrors for …

Weekend Projects - Crittergram Capture Cam

Galactic Goblins, Alaskan Glows

Photographing Dolphin Intelligence

This August I had the chance to join National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry on a 10-day expedition to the Bahamas to photograph wild atlantic spotted dolphins with researcher Denise Herzing.<p>Together, we traveled on a 60-foot catamaran between the island of Bimini and the White Sand Ridge …

US fusion lab almost breaks even, takes a big step towards clean, limitless power - ExtremeTech

By on October 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The National Ignition Facility in …

The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

Einstein Brain Secret Revealed? -- Mind Blow #72

Blue Jays extend winning streak to 11 with win over A's

They are the castoffs, the unwanted, the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time players. And they are also all valuable members of an otherwise star-studded Blue Jays team that has become the toast of Toronto with a refuse-to-lose mentality.<p>Dioner Navarro, who was supplanted as the Blue Jays starting …

Twist in Time - Sick Science! #158

Gravi-Goo - Sick Science! #159

Ghost Marbles - Sick Science! #160

New Tech Could Transform Search for Intelligent Alien Life, SETI Says

TORONTO — An alien signal could take many forms. From radio to light, and even genetic manipulation only visible in DNA, extraterrestrial …

World's 10 Most Mysterious Pictures Ever Taken

NASA's plan to launch the world's largest solar sail into space and unfurl it like a giant parasol has passed a major test as the mission moves closer to a planned January 2015 launch. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ejab The fully deployed Sunjammer solar sail spans about 13,000 square feet (1,200 square meters), and will only be about five millionths of a meter thick, keeping its weight down to 70 pounds (31 kilograms).

Glowing green Northern Lights danced through the Norwegian night sky last week, as seen in amazing new photos and video by astrophotographer Chad Blakley (http://lightsoverlapland.com/) over a small fishing village on the Lofoten archipelago of Norway. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ekap

Magnetic jet shows how stars begin their final transformation

​​At the end of their lives, stars like the sun transform into some of the most beautiful objects in space: amazing symmetric clouds of gas called …

Universe

'Top five physics discoveries' chosen by magazine

<b>Five physics discoveries with the potential to transform the world have been selected by a leading science magazine for its 25th birthday issue.</b><p>Quantum computing and science that could enable shoes to charge a mobile phone are among the list compiled by Physics World.<p>A potential new tumour …

Physics