Thiago Alves Ferreira Santos

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One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Why LED Lights Won the Nobel Prize

You might have heard that researchers, two Japanese and one American, recently won the Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing blue light-emitting …

Opinion: Catalonia is a far bigger threat to Europe than Scotland was

A small nation with a proud history. A rich economic history. And a bold bid for independence from an over-bearing neighbor. A few weeks ago it was …

Is Kim Jong Un still in charge of North Korea?

Events in North Korea have left the world wondering: Where's leader Kim Jong Un and is he still running perhaps the most isolated country on Earth?<p>Some analysts speculate Kim may have been ousted by an old guard from the era of his late father, whose 2011 death put the son in power.<p>First, Kim Jong …

Russian Parliament Approves Bill For Government To Seize Western Assets In Response To Sanctions

Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill granting compensation to those affected by Western sanctions and allowing the government …

David Cameron to apologise to Queen for saying she 'purred' over Scottish independence vote

David Cameron to tell Queen he is 'extremely sorry' after being caught on microphone talking about their private meeting<p>David Cameron will apologise to the Queen on Thursday night after breaking royal protocol by saying she had 'purred' when he told her the result of the Scottish referendum.<p>Last …

Hong Kong protests: Civil servants work as numbers drop

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1113000/1113706_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534792883_6b90e6aeb650841eb42be56bc5e00ced<p><b>Hundreds of pro-democracy campaigners remain camped out on the streets of Hong Kong as a government deadline for them to leave passed without incident.</b><p>…

Hong Kong

The Week in Review: Scotland Votes Against Independence

From JK Rowling to David Beckham and Vivienne Westwood, everyone offered their opinion on whether Scotland should have become an independent country …

Great Britain

Jim Al-Khalili: Is Time Travel Possible? Determinism, Relativity and the Arrow of Time (2011)

£50K of Balotelli shirts sold in one day

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre speaks about the instant impact Mario Balotelli has made off the field since arriving at Anfield last month.<p>Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Ayre says that Liverpool "generated about £50,000 worth of Balotelli-named shirts" on the day the …

Soccer

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

The astonishingly prolific author/scientist Clifford Pickover (see the review of his Book of Black for a list of some of his other books) is a math …

Why Teach English?

Whence, and where, and why the English major? The subject is in every mouth—or, at least, is getting kicked around agitatedly in columns and reviews and Op-Ed pieces. The English major is vanishing from our colleges as the Latin prerequisite vanished before it, we’re told, a dying choice bound to a …

Lego’s Tower of Power

Is any art form quite as fraught as the toy-inspired film? Its existence is fundamentally cynical: I can sell toys, therefore I am. And yet, to achieve its true goal, the toy movie must evoke the sincerity, humor, and psychological engagement that children experience when they’re cross-legged on …

Kids

Royaume-Uni : la presse anglaise prédit « une sortie de l'UE » après la nomination de Juncker

Bruxelles est accusée de ne rien faire pour convaincre les Britanniques de rester dans l'Union européenne.<p>Le premier ministre britannique, David …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

26 June 2014

Liam Byrne MP<p>Dear friends, I wanted to let you know about the Royal Society’s excellent Vision report for science and mathematics education. You can …

Mathematics

After a swastika is drawn on his house in London, our correspondent examines the statistics on anti-Semitic attitudes and crime. What are the most anti-Semitic countries in western Europe? And how do they compare to elsewhere in the world? http://econ.st/1iC88na Also see the Anti-Defamation League data http://econ.st/1iC88Dr

How very understanding

WHEN Germans add the word <i>Versteher</i> (one who understands) to a term, they generally mix flattery with irony. So a <i>Frauenversteher</i> (one who understands …

St. Petersburg

Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …

This year a slave: 3 out of every 1,000 humans are still trafficked. Let's fix that

Just the other night, in the year 2014, Steve McQueen got up there on stage, accepted the trophy for Best Picture, and closed the Oscars with these simple words:<p>Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the …

When a building or its site has been deemed holy by more than one religion, is there any hope of finding a consensus on how that edifice should be used and presented now? In these situations, it's sometimes helpful to turn to academics and art historians, whose professional code lays down that the cultural achievements of all eras should be conserved http://econ.st/1c0zdab