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Sweden complains it is collecting too much tax

Sweden’s government has an unusual complaint — it is collecting too much tax.<p>Negative interest rates have made some of the world’s highest taxes a …

Economics

Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Scientists say even just 2.5 daily portions can lower chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death<p>Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.<p>The findings of the …

Nutrition

The Mainstream is Wrong. Banks Create Money out of Nothing.

<i>By Steve Keen</i><p>I like Joe Stiglitz, both professionally and personally. His Globalization and its Discontents was virtually the only work by a Nobel …

Economics

Here's the best way to shuffle a pack of cards – with a little help from some maths

Shuffling a pack of cards isn’t as easy as you think, not if you want to truly randomise the cards. Most people will give a pack a few shuffles with …

Gambling

Seven Earth-Sized Planets Have Been Spotted Around a Nearby Star

And all of them are in the temperate zone.<p>In late 2015, in the Chilean desert, astronomers pointed a telescope at a faint, nearby star known as a red dwarf. Amid the star’s dim infrared glow, they spotted periodic dips, a telltale sign that something was passing in front of it, blocking its light …

Astronomy

We just found an entire solar system that could have aliens. Here's what it looks like

Scientists have found an entire solar system that could support life. And if you actually lived there, "the spectacle would be beautiful", they …

Astronomy

China's $9 Trillion Moral Hazard Grows Too Big to Ignore - Bloomberg

China may be about to embark on its most ambitious -- and perilous -- campaign to convince investors that they shouldn’t depend on a bailout when …

China

Torisuki: Ginza

Pheasant, mallard duck, Kyoto duck and guinea fowl are some of the tasty game birds featured at this first-rate yakitoriya, along with heritage-breed …

SpaceX’s self-landing rocket is a flying robot that’s great at math

What you’re seeing in the video above is a 40 meter tall SpaceX rocket booster, weighing more than 20 tons, fly itself back to Earth from space and land precisely on a target at Cape Canaveral.<p>What you may be wondering is, how did it do that?<p>The first thing to know is that a rocket booster is in …

Space Travel

The Many Mysteries of Uranus

An ode to the oddball of our solar system<p>The best planet in our solar system is not, as Adrienne LaFrance claimed several months ago, Jupiter. Nor is it Saturn, as Ross Andersen argued in a rebuttal last month. I teach science for a living, which means I have a hard time allowing misinformation to …

Solar System

The four fallacies of warfare, according to Donald Trump’s new national security advisor

Lieutenant general H.R. McMaster speaks in complete sentences, peppering his conversation with quotes from ancient Greek and German philosopher-soldiers. His reputation for erudition and intelligence was a big reason why much of the world gave a collective sigh of relief this weekend when president …

War

The Banker's Draught @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Desa Sri Hartamas' latest pub debuts with tasty Southeast Asian temptations that we scarcely see in KL's watering holes - from Malaysia, the Laksa …

Japan’s new luxury overnight bus is the conveniently classy way to get from Tokyo to Osaka

We take a ride on this new <b>travel alternative to the Shinkansen bullet train</b>.<p>Japan’s <b>Shinkansen</b> high-speed rail network has become world-famous for the …

Japan

The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe

Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.<p>Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too easy to forget just how deeply …

Equality

Ayam Golek 5 Bintang Pantai Dalam – delicious, smoky chicken!

<i>Golek, golek.</i>I find it amusing really; to use the word <i>golek</i>.<br>It brings to mind of naughty wriggles and swaying hips. But jokes aside, the meaning of …

Poultry

20 Ways to Look Younger — Without Looking Like You're Trying

When it comes to getting older, most of us react in one of two ways: Fight it tooth and nail, surrendering a good deal of self-respect in the …

Driver's Licenses

The many forgotten benefits of segmented sleep

Sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night is not, in fact, natural human behavior. Recently, writer Jesse Barron described in the New York Times how he accidentally fell into a pattern of “segmented sleep,” a routine that was standard for centuries until the late 19th century. The …

Well-being

Insiders guide: 10 Tokyo bars that only the locals know about

Going out in Tokyo, day or night, is a non-stop sensory assault. What's your poison? Robots, bondage, Alcatraz, Dracula, the office? There are themed …

Tokyo

The best Tokyo bars for drinking alone

Known as novelist and former Suntory employee Takeshi Kaiko's boozer of choice, Kokage opened in 1977 on nearby Hitotsugi-dori and has, despite later …

12 Tokyo Bars For Exceptional Cocktails And Shockingly Rare Whisky

You might have heard about the hand-carved ice. Suited bartenders. The world’s most exquisite barware. The famed Japanese “hard shake” technique, of …

Tokyo

The best Tokyo bars: meet the bar beauties

After taking home top honours at the 2012 All-Japan Bartender Technical Competition, Naomi Takahashi became the first Japanese woman to win a grand …

Tokyo

Toyota’s Street Fighter Themed CH-R Commercial is a Must-Watch for 90s Kids | Carlist.my - Malaysia's No.1 Car Site

Gokul February 20, 2017 11:14<p>Street Fighter video game was without a doubt one of the biggest phenomenon of the 90s era. Although it has been decades …

Street Fighter

Why You Can Eat Raw Fish But Not Other Raw Meats

Raw fish is pretty tasty if you like sushi, but eating other raw meats is a terrible idea. The parasites and bacteria in some raw meat, like pork or …

Fish

When Leaking Is an Act of Patriotism

In 1800, a newspaper report incensed supporters of President John Adams—and sparked the nation’s first major leak investigation.<p>An administration in turmoil. A president sometimes “absolutely out of his senses.” Panic over foreign terror; a lurch toward war; rumors of immigrant roundups; foreign …

Government

Move over Ip Man, meet Iron Crotch Man

This man has got balls. Balls of steel, that is.<p>Meet Master Wei Yaobin, who has built a reputation as an "Iron Crotch Gongfu" master in the Chinese …

Trump just made a fantastic choice for his new national security adviser

US Army<p>President Donald Trump just named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his next national security adviser.<p>The 54-year-old Army officer is the …

Beer Brain: Omotesando

Although it's tiny itself, this cozy standing bar is part of the larger Commune 2nd complex, an assemblage of casual food trucks in the heart of …

Hawaiian Cuisine

Are Soas students right to ‘decolonise’ their minds from western philosophers?

Outraged headlines erupted when students launched a campaign to challenge the great western philosophers. We went to the source of dissent – London’s School of Oriental and Asian Studies – to investigate<p><b>“T</b>hey Kant be serious!”, spluttered the <i>Daily Mail</i> headline in its most McEnroe-ish tone. “PC …

University of Chicago

A British judge in Hong Kong is one of China’s most hated people on the internet

One of the darkest moments during Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement—a 79-day protest against Beijing’s decision over how the city’s leader would be elected in 2017—was the beating by police of a handcuffed pro-democracy protester, which was caught on camera.<p>On Oct. 15, 2014, social worker Ken …

Hong Kong

“A Great German Joke Is to Say the Meanest and Most Tragic Thing Possible”

Kreutzberg, Berlin, July 2016.Lisa Larson-Walker Last week saw the publication of <b>Slate</b> columnist Rebecca Schuman’s <i>Schadenfreude, A Love Story</i>, a …

Literature