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For the love of Earth, stop traveling

<i>Jack Miles, a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur “genius” award-winning author, was a contributor to the University of California’s “Bending the Curve” report on climate stability. His forthcoming book is “God in the Koran” (Alfred A. Knopf 2018).</i><p>According to former U.N. climate chief Christiana …

Climate

Want to save the environment? Then you should stop traveling, experts say.

The Cost of Traveling by Air<p>Travelers have a lot to consider when planning a trip home for the holidays — Will the flight have Wi-Fi? Who will feed …

Sustainability

The funniest "newspaper corrections" of all time

Newspaper corrections are a comedy goldmine and we’ve selected 27 of the very best for your reading pleasure.<p>We’ve even transcribed them so you can …

British Humour

The Last Jedi is a magnificent next step for the Star Wars universe

With Rian Johnson at the helm, Episode VIII examines power and brings hope to a weary universe.<p>When it was released in 1977, the first <i>Star Wars</i> movie only bore the title <i>Star Wars</i>. Later, the subtitle <i>A New Hope</i> was added — and with it, a subtle intimation of what this series is all about. The <i>Star</i> …

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoilers: the truth about Rey is revealed. Or is it?

The big reveal is perfect. But the next movie could still screw it up.<p><b>Some pretty major</b> <i>Last Jedi</i> <b>spoilers follow. I’m giving you a buffer, but seriously, turn back now, folks.</b><p>In 2015, shortly after the release of <i>The Force Awakens</i>, I offered a lengthy explanation of why I believed the series’ newest …

Star Wars

What Roy Moore’s loss can tell us about American evangelicals’ future

Moore’s defeat highlighted the changing face of evangelical America along racial and age lines.<p>Alabama — a state that Donald Trump won by almost 28 percentage points — elected a Democratic senator in Tuesday’s special election, rejecting Trump’s preferred candidate, a Christian theocrat who was, in …

Religion

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Psychology

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Shield Around Mars

Shielding the Red Planet<p>This week, NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) hosted a community workshop at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Known …

Planets

The Working Class That Wasn't

The most common jobs for workers without college degrees have never been industrial.<p>A grizzled face, smudged grey with the factory soot. Hands that are calloused from making things—things that Make America Great. This person is, of course, white.<p>In the popular imagination, this is the portrait of a …

Equality

Here's Every Twist in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', Ranked

Hold onto your lightsabers.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Spoilers & Star Wars<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>After …

Star Wars

Alien Probe or Galactic Driftwood? SETI Tunes In to 'Oumuamua

Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed ‘Oumuamua …

Aliens

Epicureo Mercado, Wine and Pork, Desa Sri Hartamas

Words: Chris Moore Photos: Monica Tindall<p>Take a walk around the interweaving streets and alleyways of Desa Sri Hartamas and you will find an eclectic …

Restaurants

Disney and Fox

It’s always a risk writing about a deal before it is official: CNBC reported a month ago that Disney was in talks to acquire many of 21st Century …

Televisions

Disney’s massive Fox acquisition is all about defeating Netflix

Disney’s $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox includes a never-ending list of A-list media properties, including <i>The Simpsons, Avatar</i>, and the X-Men. But the most important name in the deal is nowhere to be found in the press release.<p>Netflix, which started out as a repository for other …

TV

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution.

Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing.<p>Every so often, from California to Germany, there’s news of “negative electricity prices,” a peculiar side effect of global efforts to generate clean energy. Solar farms and wind turbines produce varying amounts of power based on …

Energy

Rupert Murdoch's $60bn Disney deal reshapes his media empire

Sale of 21st Century Fox assets includes stakes in Sky in the UK and Hollywood film studio as tycoon focuses on Fox News and newspapers<p>Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell its entertainment assets to Disney in a $60bn (£45bn) deal that transforms his media empire by offloading a 39% …

Walt Disney Company

C Wine & Bites @ Damansara Kim

Created by a wine lover, for wine lovers, this cosy den brings the cellars of De Toren, Dominio Romano and more to an intimate corner of Damansara …

箸とレンゲ (Hashi to Renge in Asakusa)

<b>箸とレンゲ</b><p>Another new shop from Shono-san, the master behind seven shops (as of 2017). Like all of his ventures, each one is a different concept. But …

Japan

Siu G Jai @ Taman Desa

Siu yuk satay is the novelty here - skewers of crunchy, meaty roast pork, complemented by a spicy peanut dipping sauce, onions and cucumbers. At RM13 …

Patty & Pie: 2017-2018 Menu

<b>By Aiman Azri</b><br>When a restaurant makes a mean burger, bursting with beautifully harmonised flavours, it's a destination that deserves to be bookmarked. …

Wine & Cheese Bistro @ Suasana Bukit Ceylon

There's no mystery to what's offered here: Bottles of vino and platters of formaggio. The latter is made in Mont Kiara by Malaysian-based brand Milky …

Ukyo: Ebisu

This popular and very lively sake-specialty dining bar offers an impressive selection of craft sake from around Japan, accompanied by richly flavored …

Restaurants

New opening - Akita Pure Rice Sake Dining: Ebisu

Casual French cuisine served with premium sake from Akita Prefecture - that's the inspired culinary pairing offered at this stylish late-night sake …

Restaurants

The Hermitage @ Plaza Arkadia

Egg-omaniacs can break out of their shells at The Hermitage, where the yolk is truly on us. <br>The newly hatched menu here has playful creativity to …

Reality Check: In China, Reforms Create New Winners and Losers

In China, Reforms Create New Winners and Losers<p>Dec 13, 2017<p><b>By Matthew Massee</b><p>Change can be hard, even when it’s necessary. In China, where the …

China

Traders See No End to the Dollar’s Pain in 2018

For the almighty dollar, 2017 has been nothing short of abysmal. Next year might be even worse.<p>Despite a recent bounce back, analysts and investors …

Economy

Nintendo owned 2017, and all it took was a series of bad mistakes

Why play by someone else’s rules?<p>Nintendo never seems to compete with anyone but itself. This ability to get away with playing by its own rules must be frustrating to everyone else in entertainment who isn’t called “Disney.”<p>2017 was a particularly good year for Nintendo and it’s self-made luck, as …

Nintendo Switch

Cheap and Unique - Tokyo's Top 10 Guesthouses to Stay At

Guesthouses; the fun, cheap version of hotels, preferred by all kinds of adventurers and travelers. Naturally, the hip metropolis of Tokyo does have …

Japan

How Email Open Tracking Quietly Took Over the Web

"I just came across this email," began the message, a long overdue reply. But I knew the sender was lying. He’d opened my email nearly six months …

Privacy

5 Ways to Seriously Battle Traffic

So long as cars are among us, road pricing, ramp meters, and diamond-shaped intersections can mitigate horrendous commutes, a new video explains.<p>In 2004, the American Highway Users Alliance dubbed the Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas, the second-most congested freeway in America, squandering 25 …