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Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims

This list will help non-scientists to interrogate advisers and to grasp the limitations of evidence, say William J.

Safe sex needed a new hero – enter Bill Gates and his graphene condom | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Condoms have never been popular among men, despite the best efforts of teachers and Cosmo. I hope Gates changes that<p>So, graphene, who's heard of it? I'll admit that I hadn't until this morning, when it was revealed that the Nobel prize-winning "wonder" substance is being hailed as the solution to …

A Limited Central Bank - The Big Picture

A Limited Central Bank<br>John Mauldin<br>November 20, 2013<p>This week’s <i>Outside the Box</i> is unusual, even for a letter that is noted for its unusual offerings. …

China Invented Every Form of Money - The Big Picture

9 Mind-Blowing Facts About Money<p>China:<p>Invented every single major form of currency: metal coins, paper money, and fiat currency not backed by …

Big Banks Attempt Secret Coup Against Cheap Loans | Washington's Blog

Too Big Banks Try End Run to Kill Growing Public Banking Movement<p>Public banks – such as the Bank of North Dakota – can provide low-cost loans to Main …

Everything You Know About Money Is Wrong | Washington's Blog

We Can’t Fix What We Don’t Understand<p>Bloomberg notes this week that the conventional theory of why money was created is wrong:<p>There are, broadly …

India Is Working On A Big Plan To Boost The Rupee

Demand at government bond auctions is up after months of failed auctions, the Wall Street Journal reported.<p>The rupee has gained nearly 9.2% since lows in the beginning of September. But it is still over 16% lower than last year.<p>In an effort to drum up enthusiasm among foreign investors, the …

21 Reporters Having A Way Worse Day At Work Than You

THIS JUST IN: Your job could be worse.

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Raghuram Rajan is the latest central banker to pull a Bernanke surprise

Just when the world was starting to expect more transparency from central bankers, two of the world’s most watched technocrats unleashed big surprises.<p>When Raghuram Rajan took charge as governor of India’s central bank two weeks ago, the markets expected a slew of policies that would immediately …

India’s rate-raising central banker emulating Paul Volcker

<i>Reuters Breakingviews delivers agenda-setting financial insight. Its global correspondents react to stories as they develop, delivering sharp and provocative commentary on big financial news as it breaks.</i><p>Raghuram Rajan, India's new central bank chief, wants to be his country's Paul Volcker. The …

India's New Central Bank Boss: Don't Count On Uncle Sugar

They don’t call him “Uncle Sugar” for nothing. The word from the U.S. fed’s Chairman Ben Bernanke that Uncle Sam would go on printing ever more money — “quantitative easing” is the fancy term — for an economically troubled world was like manna from heaven for hard-pressed regimes everywhere. Even …

The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866

Manners today are often seen as a quaint subject that belongs in Lord Chesterfield’s outlandish advice on the art of pleasing or <i>Esquire</i>‘s dated guide to dating. But in a culture where we regularly do online what we’d never do in person and behave offline in ways our grandparents wouldn’t have dared …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Despite ample evidence and countless testaments to the opposite, there persists a toxic cultural mythology that creative and intellectual excellence comes from a passive gift bestowed upon the fortunate few by the gods of genius, rather than being the product of the active application and …

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15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Tom Jackson's answer to How should a 22-year-old invest time?

I have a 22-year old son, and my advice to him is the same. <br>Between 16 and about 30, life gives us incredible energy. After that, we have less energy …

Marcus Geduld's answer to What should I do about my early life crisis? I’m in my third year of college, studying biology, but I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore. I don't know why I'm here. I don't know what I want out of college.

Here's a secret: there are four types of people in the world:<p>1. People who, from an early age, know exactly what they want to do and are still doing …

Answer to How did you make your first million dollars?

Dear Reader:<p>You are probably reading this because you’ve heard stories of college-aged entrepreneurs striking it rich, making tens of millions over …

Entrepreneurship

Gil Yehuda's answer to What is the craziest thing you have ever said or done at an interview and still gotten the job?

In response to a job offer, I said no. As a result, I got the job.<p>I was interested in a particular job, and read the description carefully. It listed …

Allan Nielsen's answer to What is it like to have a photographic memory?

I do not think I fall into the "eidetic memory" category, although I have a superb photographic and auditory memory.<p>There are of course several pros, …

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Cristina Hartmann's answer to Life Advice: How can I make my life simpler?

Simplicity isn't easy.<p>Two years ago, amidst a crisis and a career change, I decided to simplify my life, get rid of the junk and focus on what I …

Answer to Who has the highest recorded IQ of all time?