Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meteoric rise in Twitter popularity is raising some questions. It can’t be just the increasing Internet penetration and the rising number of Twitter users, say experts. The prime minister’s Twitter followers have more than doubled in the past year – from about 5.2 million in July […]
Water oceans on other earthlike planets are likely to be ubiquitous, says an international team of U.K. and German astronomers. New ground-based observations of the atmosphere of a cooling stellar white dwarf point — the burnt-out remains of a star once like ours — indicate that at least one of […]
Last weekend, I was in Omaha to participate in my annual ritual of attending the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. I like Warren Buffett and I absolutely adore Charlie Munger. Both are my heroes. They are full of wisdom and have shaped my thinking. Following are highlights from the meeting: Home Mortgages […]
Falling casino revenue in Macau takes down earnings, and visitor arrivals begin to drop, too.
Leader Nikolaos Michaloliako and 12 more MPs from neo-Nazi party among those accused of operating a criminal organisation after trial was adjourned in April
Three years to the day after entering the Greek parliament, the men and women behind Europe’s most violent neo-Nazi political party are poised to go on trial in what could be a defining moment for the crisis-plagued country.
Accused of masquerading as a political force to pursue a criminal agenda of murder and assault, the entire leadership of the far-right party Golden Dawn will be among the 69 defendants in the dock. The trial, adjourned on technical grounds after a tumultuous beginning on 20 April, resumes on Friday in Athens’ high-security Korydallos prison.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is fine with Apple getting into the car-making business. During Tesla’s first quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, an analyst posed the following question about Apple’s phantom (as in, officially non-existent) car-making business: “Apple has, still unofficially perhaps, been making inroads into building up its vehicle engineering and transportation […]
Daniel (Dani) Arnold on April 22 broke the speed-climbing record for the Matterhorn, ascending the north face of the iconic 14,692-foot peak in one hour and 46 minutes. In order to climb that fast, Arnold had to free-solo, with no ropes or other protection in case of a fall. The […]
The British passenger liner the Lusitania was sunk a century ago and used as a propaganda tool. Similar campaigns to lie America into war have been repeated many times since.
In a recent scientific study it was shown that expert action video game players had a marked improvement in their cognitive functions, motor control and overall perception. The study involved 27 expert and 30 amateur gamers who had their insular cortex scanned by MRI. They found that the experts had an […]