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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Classic Romance With a Nasty Bite

The rollicking adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 mashup gives Jane Austen’s beloved novel an undead twist.

On the face of it, adding putrid, brain-eating zombies to one of the most beloved and intellectually astute comedy of manners in the English language seems like an odd thing to do. On the …

Pride and Prejudice

Funds in Najib’s accounts an investment, not donation, says Saudi mininster

Malaysia

Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel al-Jubeir told The New York Times that the RM2.6 billion deposited into Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib …

How to deal with Umno's cyber warriors

Don't be tricked into responding to their insults. All they want is to distract you from the important issues.

COMMENT

It must be hard to be a member …

Cyberwarfare

Visa wakes up to the sound of the internet

The finance giant lets developers get access to its payments platform.

If you had to name the pre-eminent internet payments platform, you'd probably say PayPal -- a fact that sends Visa executives into a frenzy. That's why the big V has announced that it's embracing this new-fangled interweb thing …

Internet

The People's Bank of China is prioritizing its toolkit

Wonderlane/FlickrA tool kit.The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has flooded China’s financial system with record amounts of cash this past week to pre-empt the annual liquidity crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year in early February. The central bank is cautiously refraining from cutting interest rates

Asia

Here's how you should navigate China's 'triple bubble'

When it comes to global financial markets, China is in the driver’s seat. After it was reported in early January that the world’s second-largest economy grew at its lowest rate in 25 years in 2015, Credit Suisse’s Global Risk Appetite index slipped into panic mode – a rare occurrence that has …

Asia

What Clinton and Sanders Are Really Fighting About

The Democratic candidates have revived an old progressive debate about whether big business can be regulated, or must be broken up.

Hillary Clinton says she welcomes the “rare” opportunity for a “real contest of ideas” with Senator Bernie Sanders. Though Sanders remains a longshot for securing the …

Bernie Sanders

This solar innovation by a Swedish artist uses surprisingly simple technology to save lives

Petra Wadström, a Swedish designer and artist now in her 60s, doesn’t have an engineering background. Back in 2005, when she came up with the idea for Solvatten—a piece of equipment that makes contaminated water safe to drink—she also didn’t know much about solar power.

What Wadsrom did know was …

Innovation

Strong Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

TAIPEI—A strong earthquake toppled apartment blocks and other buildings in a city in southern Taiwan early Saturday, with officials reporting at least seven people dead and hundreds of people injured.

The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey measured at magnitude 6.4, struck a few minutes …

Asia

What the 1MDB scandal means for democracy in Malaysia

Singaporean authorities this week seized a number of bank accounts linked to Malaysia’s beleaguered state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd., as part of an ongoing international investigation into alleged corruption that has ensnared Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The move is the …

Malaysia

Finally, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton had a real argument over how politics works

Bernie Sanders has all the upsides and all the downsides of a political outsider. Hillary Clinton has all the upsides and all the downsides of a …

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump supporters think about morality differently than other voters. Here’s how.

How on Earth can anyone vote for that ... [fill in the blank]? This is a question some Americans ask during every presidential primary race, but this …

Donald Trump

The world’s biggest wind farm will be built off the coast of England - Quartz

“Big” may soon be an inadequate word to describe offshore wind farms. When it comes to both their size and capacity, these turbines are becoming truly vast.

Increasing numbers of people will use the energy they provide—especially in the UK. There, Dong Energy, a Denmark-based wind farm developer, …

Wind Farm

India’s GDP numbers are so dodgy that even the central bank has doubts about them

The skepticism arrived soon after India’s Central Statistical Office (CSO) put out revised GDP numbers last January.

India’s chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian, said he was puzzled and mystified by the revised estimates based on a new methodology, which instantly raised the country’s GDP …

India

Another prominent Chinese official has been sacked as Xi Jinping tightens his grip on power

The governor of China’s Sichuan province has been removed from his post. Accused of being disloyal to the ruling Communist Party—and violating “party discipline”—Wei Hong joins many other top officials who have been sidelined in an increasing consolidation of power by president Xi Jinping.

In a …

Xi Jinping

Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight

Eating chocolate cake as part of a full breakfast can help you lose weight, say scientists.

It sounds too good to be true but new research says having dessert - along with the traditional fry up - burns off the pounds.

Morning is the best time to consume sweets because that's when the body's …

Diets

Coffee Protects Your Liver, Says New Study

Thanks to a Harvard study, we already know that coffee can help lower the risks of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Now a new study from the University of Southampton in the UK has found that drinking two extra cups per day reduces the risk of liver cirrhosis.

To conduct the study, the team …

Liver

AP PHOTOS: Lion dance tradition thrives in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The traditional art of the Chinese lion dance is nowhere near perishing in Muslim-majority Malaysia.

As Lunar New Year approaches, lion dance troupes here are practicing their coordinated movements in the noisy routine that is believed to ward off evil spirits and garner …

Malaysia

Tennis 2016: Will Novak Djokovic Catch Roger Federer's, Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Title Totals?

Any hope that the rest of men’s tennis may have had that Novak Djokovic would be unable to maintain his extraordinary level of last year in 2016 has …

Novak Djokovic

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.

On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

NASA

7828 won’t be spending CNY this year as M'sians

Perhaps in the future, when there has been a change in government, these individuals will be motivated to return and contribute to Malaysia in some …

Citizenship

Liverpool FC must learn lessons from Leicester City's success

Foxes achievements should serve as a wake-up call for those running the Anfield club writes Neil Jones

Soccer

Your Travel Nightmare Has Nothing on a Snowbound Chinese New Year

The human migration is already an annual traffic bonanza, but this weekend, several central and eastern provinces were hit with rare, heavy …

China Travel

I explore what’s possible in science by making molecules that shouldn’t exist in nature

At drinks parties and dinners, if someone asks what I do for a living, I always say: “Synthetic chemist … I make new molecules … especially those that shouldn’t exist.” People typically respond that they were not very good at chemistry at school—or they inquire about explosions and smells. And …

Atoms

As China’s economy unravels, Beijing’s attempts at damage control are growing increasingly desperate

No longer able to convince the world it’s got China’s economy under control, the government in Beijing is now trying to bully it instead.

China’s economic weaknesses have been well documented. Among other things, there are the piles of bad debt, a rapidly aging population, sketchy “official” …

Beijing

Oil Dictator Dominos

The dramatic drop in hydrocarbon prices will produce economic winners and losers. But the biggest dangers will be political, especially for rigid …

Economics

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

The familiar, hierarchical sequence of math instruction starts with counting, followed by addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division. The …

Calculus

Frozen bank accounts sow doubts on Malaysia’s transparency efforts

Malaysia

Analysts say Malaysia's efforts at becoming more transparent are hampered by ongoing probes into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). – AFP pic, …

Malaysia

Five Truths about Terrorism

Terrorism is a serious problem, but it has been blown out of proportion by political opportunism and a sensationalist news media. Managing terrorism …

Terrorism

What fruits and vegetables looked like before humans starting growing them

GMOs inspire strong reactions today, but humans have been tweaking the genetics of our favorite produce for millennia