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Pandan overtakes avocado and matcha as the hot new food trend, according to Nigella Lawson

A staple in many millennials’ diets, the avocado has become one of the most popular brunch foods of the moment - but that could all be about to …

Recipes

Jomo: Whither the Malaysian economy?

This interview with economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram, former assistant secretary-general for economic development at the United Nations, was conducted …

Two stars crashed into each other, wobbling the universe and flinging out huge amounts of gold

Two stars slammed into each other deep in space, sending out huge amounts of gold in an alchemical explosion.<p>The super-dense stars crashed 130 …

Astrophysics

The Japanese stock market’s 20-year high is still only half of its 1980s peak

The Japanese stock market is having an excellent run. Last week, the Nikkei 225 climbed to its highest level since November 1996. On Monday, the gains kept on coming and the benchmark index closed up another 0.5%.<p>Investors in Japanese stocks have plenty of things to get excited about right now. The …

Economy

NASA wants to prevent the Yellowstone super volcano from destroying the US

NASA believes the Yellowstone super volcano is a greater threat to life on Earth than any asteroid. So it’s come up with a plan to defuse its explosive potential.<p>Yellowstone National Park is the pride of the United States. It's an untouched wilderness. It’s overflowing with scenic landscapes. And …

Volcanoes

Despite Roger Federer's embrace, serve-and-volley revival unlikely

Now that Roger Federer has checked the Laver Cup off his to-do list, he can turn his attention back to a related long-term project when he takes the …

Tennis

The crazy numbers behind Roger Federer’s Shanghai Masters win, what it means for his legacy

ROGER Federer couldn’t possibly do it, could he?<p>Tennis’ GOAT added another chapter to his legacy on Monday with victory over great rival Rafael Nadal …

Tennis

Federer v Nadal: The rivalry & the friendship

Just as we’ve become so cosily reacquainted with the idea of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominating men’s tennis, even while adjusting to the …

Tennis

Even Africa’s poorest countries are too expensive to be the world’s next manufacturing hub

Even though the global economy has evolved significantly in the last few decades away from the industrial revolution—which transformed many of the world’s advanced countries—there’s still much hope tied to the idea that manufacturing will play a key transformative role in developing countries in …

Economics

An in-form Federer won his fifth straight match over Nadal in Shanghai

By now, after 37 meetings, the early signs in a match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are easy to read. At the start of the Shanghai final on …

Roger Federer

Americans can “take a knee” during the national anthem thanks to the Jehovah’s Witnesses

In 1940, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that, if it held today, would likely have made the current NFL “Take a Knee” protests illegal.<p>The case concerned a brother and sister who were Jehovah’s Witnesses. They had been expelled from school for refusing to say the pledge of …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Nearly every country on earth is named after one of four things

When the US president says “America first” to a room full of world leaders, he probably doesn’t mean to invoke the spirit of a 15th-century Italian. When Charles de Gaulle proclaimed, “La France n’est pas seule!” he likely wasn’t talking about a Germanic tribe from two millennia past. And Gandhi’s …

Saudi Aramco: FCA head admits to talks over listing plans

<b>The head of the City regulator has admitted meeting oil giant Saudi Aramco over a potential £1.5 trillion listing on the London Stock Exchange.</b><p>Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), said discussions with the world's biggest oil firm were held early this year.<p>The …

Saudi Aramco

Aramco and the Risks of a Potemkin IPO - Bloomberg Gadfly

I know Saudi Arabia has been cozying up to Russia recently, but a Potemkin IPO of Saudi Aramco would be taking things a bit too far.<p>After rumors of a …

Oil

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin

A study of diverse people from Africa shows that the genetic story of our skin is more complicated than previously thought.<p>Few human traits are more variable, more obvious, and more historically divisive than the color of our skin. And yet, for all its social and scientific importance, we know very …

Skin Care

Why people enjoy kissing with tongues, according to a behavioural expert

You probably wouldn’t go up to a stranger in a nightclub, tap them on the shoulder and say “hey, mind if I borrow your toothbrush?” because that …

Evolutionary Psychology

Prada Buys Beloved Milan Bakery

As one of Milan's oldest and most revered cafes, Pasticceria Marchesi is a reminder of the quality of Italy's culinary traditions and Italian …

Italy

Manners and Political Life

I married a woman born in Australia, of that class that emulated English culture. Loving her as I did, I did not understand the British obsession with table manners. For her, eating a bowl of soup was a work of art, a complex of motions difficult for me to master, and to me incomprehensible in …

Etiquette

Persuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish people

What millions of Google searches reveal about our national psyche.<p>“Google is a digital truth serum,” Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of <i>Everybody Lies</i><i>,</i> told me in a recent interview. “People tell Google things that they don't tell to possibly anybody else, things they might not tell to family …

Racism

Republicans, it’s time to panic

Opinions<p>October 12, 2017 at 7:32 PM<p>Watch more!<p>Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) weighed in on the tumult within President Trump's administration on Oct. 4, and said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "ends up not being supported in a way that I would hope a secretary of state would be supported." (C-SPAN)<p>In …

Donald Trump

Former Republican member of congress: 'Trump is unhinged. We are waiting to get tax bill through before impeachment'

Republicans are waiting to pass their tax-reform bill before they move to impeach Donald Trump, a former Republican member of Congress reportedly …

Donald Trump

Can Southeast Asia save Brexit?

Malaysia is a land of driving on the left, three-point British-style plugs and an elite with plummy English accents who can discourse knowledgeably …

Brexit

Japan’s quality bubble explains its flat-lined GDP

Recognizing Japan's quality bubble is the first step to appreciating and assessing its significant value.

GDP

Andrea Pirlo and the most important three seconds of his career

Given the circumstances, nobody would've blamed him for just putting his laces through it.<p>With the German defence more concerned about seeing off the …

Soccer

Actually, Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s massacre was highly predictable

Every time a mass murder or terrorist attack occurs, we begin working backwards. Did the perpetrators offer early telltale signs? Could the tragedy have been stopped beforehand? In the hours and days that follow, we quickly discover it isn’t any single action, but a <i>pattern</i> of many behaviors, …

Las Vegas

Chef Andre Chiang to close 2-Michelin-starred restaurant on Feb 14

SINGAPORE - After marking its seventh anniversary in Singapore on Oct 10, Taiwan-born chef Andre Chiang has announced that he will close his …

Restaurants

Farewell Andrea Pirlo, football's last artist in an era of athletes

The playmaker announced that he will retire from football in December - he'll go down in history as an all-time great and one of the last of his kind<p>Italy have produced some magnificent midfielders over the years. Valentino and Sandro Mazzola, Gianni Rivera, Giancarlo Antognoni, Marco Tardelli, …

Soccer

Baseline: WATCH: Shapovalov shows off athletic backhand prowess

If at first you don’t succeed, try to hit a leaping, crosscourt one-handed backhand for a winner again.<p>In the first round of Shanghai, Denis …

Denis Shapovalov

Argentina's Messi-ah: Magnificent Leo saves the day to send Albiceleste to World Cup

The striker's incomparable talents came to the rescue in Quito as a 3-1 victory meant Argentina sealed their place in RussiaCometh the hour, cometh …

FIFA

Singapore scientists reveal origins of durian's pungent aroma

<b>One of nature's smelliest secrets may have been revealed, thanks to a dedicated team of durian-loving scientists in Singapore.</b><p>Researchers have found an odour gene which gives the thorny fruit its notoriously pungent scent.<p>The discovery meant the possibility of creating "odourless or milder-tasting" …

Singapore