Andrew Strider

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'The Worst Parent He's Ever Seen': Ray Donovan's Screwed-Up Father/Son Duo

A conversation with Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight about their new Showtime drama<p>Showtime<p>Showtime's <i>Ray Donovan</i> marks the latest attempt to wring smart, gripping entertainment out of less-than-virtuous protagonists. But the new drama from <i>Southland</i> creator Ann Biderman is also a fascinating father/son …

Why the Indian rupee is on a downward spiral and nobody knows how to stop it

The US Federal Reserve’s stimulus exit timeline shook the global economy. In India, the situation is particularly dire: its stock markets experienced the sharpest fall in almost two years, bond prices fell so much that trading had to be halted, and the value of the rupee fell to a record low. The …

Economy

Soccer: Tahiti Loses, 10-0, And Keeps Celebrating In Brazil

There were no miracles for Tahiti at the Confederations Cup Thursday. After all, they were facing Spain, currently the No. 1 soccer team in the world. But even a stark 10-0 loss, a record result this late in a FIFA tournament, didn't dampen the enthusiasm the Tahitians have brought to Brazil.<p>The …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring

You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now.<p>Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a …

Employment

More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious …

Slow demise

DEMAND for wildlife parts is pushing many species to the brink of extinction. In China, where a rising middle class flaunts wealth by displaying …