Northern Fears: Preparing for and Watching Norden’s Doom

Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Netflix’s “The Rain” has been released at the beginning of a new era of insecurity for the notoriously peaceful nation of Sweden.

Government data are ever more important to economic research

BESIDES brains, the only tools an economist used to need were a pen and notebook. But massive improvements in computing power have turned the dismal science into an increasingly empirical one. Research by Daniel Hamermesh

Greek PM Tsipras calls for European alternative for IMF

Alexis Tsipras said that many EU leaders recognize the need for Europe to create its own institutions to deal with problems, instead of relying to outside help such as the IMF.

Quiz: Are You a Libertarian?

So you’re not a Democrat or a Republican? Good news, you don’t have to be either! Take this short quiz to see if you might be a Libertarian.

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Pan-European movements: ‘We want to bring real change to all European citizens’

, – In slightly more than a year, Volt has become one of the most active pan-European political movements. Its immediate goal is to make an impact on next year’s European elections. We met its president, Andrea Venzon (at the centre of the picture), on the eve of the presentation of Volt’s political programme, in Paris. See more.

Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher

Robert Ryan resigned from the University of Dundee in 2016 following an investigation of misconduct.

Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down

Vanessa Allen Sutherland will resign next month, leaving the agency with just three members of what should be a five-person board.

Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education

Proposed changes to the state’s school science standards would emphasize that parts of the theory are “not proven.”

Part II: Top Token Economic Models

The goal of this post is to walk through different token incentive models and consensus protocols which do a great job of balancing each separate stakeholders’ (miners, token holders, end-users & etc.) interests and incentivizing

Cynical or Savvy? Having Learned That Red Art Sells Best, Artists Created an All-Red Booth for the ArteBA Art Fair

UV is banking on the proven selling power of the color red in its vibrantly colored ArteBA booth.

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In Hawaii, Georgia O’Keeffe Found a Curious New Way to Look at Nature. An Immersive Show Lets You Mirror Her Journey

A Hawaiian paradise comes to the Bronx.

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Who Shops at ArteBA? Meet 9 Art-Lovers (and One Baby) at Argentina’s Premier Fair

ArteBA is back with 85 international art dealers and hordes of art lovers. Here’s what a few of them had to say about the fair.

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Bioluminescent Bacteria in a Wifi Pill Track Gut Health in Pigs

The micro-bio-electronic device combines bacteria that can detect certain molecules along with wifi-connected electrical outputs.

If There Was a Time to Support Reformists in Iran, It’s Now

Image by Gilbert Sopakuwa

With Iran and Israel coming perilously close to the risk of war, now is the time to support reform in Iran.

Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

Plunging response rates to household surveys worry policymakers

ON A nippy January evening, Clare walks the streets of north London, armed with a file of addresses and maps. She wants to interview people for Britain’s Labour Force Survey (LFS), which is the basis

Right of asylum: ‘The crisis of today’s Europe is not a Schengen crisis but a Dublin crisis’

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Trento – Gianfranco Schiavone, president of the Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS), talks about the ongoing reform of the so-called Dublin process that regulates the asylum granting process in the EU, which has been widely criticised for playing a negative role in the refugee crisis. See more.

Family planning: Even where abortion is legal, access is not granted

, – In several European countries though abortion laws are not necessary when the lack of available gynecologists makes it almost impossible for women to access abortion. See more.

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