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Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should

We don't always act like we're supposed to. We don't save enough for retirement. We order dessert when we're supposed to be dieting. We use the tickets we bought to a concert even though we're sick. In other words: We misbehave.<p>That's the title of Richard Thaler's new book: Misbehaving: The Making …

Economics

The 2016 global economy explained in 7 charts

That said, it's impossible to know for sure how the year will go. Investors will find it tricky to navigate.<p>Alan Mudie, head of investment strategy at Societe Generale Private Banking, and his team have broken the major themes into a huge slideshow presentation.<p>We've selected a few slides we think …

Why 'Making a Murderer' Is Netflix's Most Significant Show Ever

Netflix is no stranger to successful shows, and many of them have had their moment in the sun at one point or another the past few years. <i>House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bojack Horseman, Master of None, Daredevil, Jessica Jones</i>. All of these shows have been …

TV

Saudi showdown with Iran nears danger point for world oil markets

The world's densest network of oil pipelines runs through Saudi Arabia's Shia heartland. It is now the epicentre of a deadly struggle<p>The Persian Gulf has become a strategic tinderbox.<p>Saudi Arabia’s drastic decision to behead the Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr marks a point of no return in the bitter …

The Christmas Revolution

BECAUSE the Christmas story has been told so often for so long, it’s easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus’ birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this …

Faith

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Jimmy Carter announces he is cancer-free

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jimmy Carter's cancer is gone, the former president announced on Sunday.<p>"My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular three-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab," Carter said in …

Tiny Tokyo noodle restaurant becomes first ramen bar to win Michelin Star

Japanese restaurant - with only nine seats - joins ranks of the world's elite with its cheap but refined bowls of noodles and broth<p>A low-key ramen restaurant in a quiet Tokyo neighbourhood has become the first in the world to obtain a Michelin star.<p>Tsuta, which serves bowls of ramen noodles for as …

Japan

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

100 Years of General Relativity: Why Einstein Still Stands

Despite numerous challenges to the theory, it remains foundational<p>One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein redefined what gravity is, overthrowing his own hero Isaac Newton.<p>Newton had imagined gravity to be a force like any other that pulls on things to get them going. But Einstein wove …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

Psychology

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

초고속 성장 멈춘 김앤장…힘겨운 구조조정 시작됐다

◆ 레이더L / 기로에 선 김앤장 ◆<p>"법률시장 악화에 대응한 새로운 길을 보여줄 것인가, 기존 대형화 정책이 한계에 달한 것인가."<p>'스타 변호사 이탈' '잦은 급여체계 조정'. 대한민국 1등 로펌(법률회사) 김앤장법률사무소에 최근 몇 년간 일어난 전례 없던 변화에 …

Processed And Red Meat Could Cause Cancer? Your Questions Answered

The World Health Organization made an announcement Monday that's likely to come as a blow to anyone whose favorite outdoor snack is a hot dog.<p>Processed meats — yes, hot dogs, plus sausage, ham, even turkey bacon — are cancer-causing, a committee of scientists with WHO's International Agency for …

Processed Meat

Q&A with David Zemans, Milbank's Asia managing partner | Asian Legal Business

<i>David Zemans, Asia managing partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, speaks to Ranajit Dam about the firm’s strategy for growth in the region,</i> …

Former RAF pilot was the penultimate surviving member of a group of 76 prisoners who escaped a Nazi prison camp in Poland during second world war<p>The penultimate surviving member of a group of allied soldiers who carried out “the Great Escape”, the famous mass breakout from a Nazi prison camp in the …

Remembrance Day

Best Classic Science Fiction Books

Top 25 Best Classic Science Fiction Books | Best Science Fiction Books<p>When John W. Campbell took over as editor of Astounding in 1939, he instituted …

Will we ever understand the beginning of the universe? – Ross Andersen

One crisp day last March, Harvard professor John Kovac walked out of his office and into a taxicab that whisked him across town, to a building on the …

My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary

I was 21 and they wanted to pay me $21,000 a year to be a full time staff writer. A thousand bucks for every year of life. That sounded decent. How …

Employment

Chevrolet unveils smaller, lighter and sleeker Camaro for 2016

Chevrolet has launched the sixth generation of its Camaro sports coupe, a counterpunch to Ford's all-new Mustang.<p>The two Detroit giants have been waging the pony car wars since the 1960s, and the battle remains just as fierce today. Their sales run neck-and-neck, and the automakers launch a …

Sports Cars

How to join the 1%

MANAGEMENT consultants, investment banks and big law firms are the Holy Trinity of white-collar careers. They recruit up to a third of the graduates …

'Cicadas': US military's new swarm of mini-drones

The "micro air vehicle" is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.<p>"The idea was why can't we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of …

Medscape Log In

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Mind

Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s Lessons Learned

Five years after his firing, the former U.S. commander in Afghanistan on modern warfare, Islamic State and applying military lessons to the business world<p>Gen. Stanley McChrystal eats one full meal a day and runs an hour every morning, as he has done for the past 30 years. He retired from the U.S. …

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Quantum Mechanics

Will Pope Francis Break the Church?

The new pope's choices stir high hopes among liberal Catholics and intense uncertainty among conservatives. Deep divisions may lie ahead.<p>In 1979, almost a year into the papacy of John Paul II, a novel called <i>The Vicar of Christ</i> spent 13 weeks on the <i>New York Times</i> best-seller list. The work of a …

Christianity