We all know Yemen is in trouble: A resurgent al-Qaeda, a revolt in the north, increasingly violent actions in the south, no oil, no water, a growing youth bulge, declining literacy rates, extensive poverty and of course a weak currency that led to a new head of the Central Bank. But none of those ...
Readers have asked for more original photography at Focal Point. I'm happy to oblige. Here's a fun photo for the weekend, taken during my recent trip to St. John's, Newfoundland. It's a small city where social life revolves around stiff drinks and live music in bars. Think of St. John's as a ...
In just a few years, basic microchips will be so cheap they could be built into virtually every product that we buy, creating an invisible intelligent network that’s hidden in our walls, our furniture, and even our clothing.
Do you frequent porn sites? If you do, you’ll be pleased to know that you are a customer of one of the most tech-savvy industries in the world. It’s a well-known secret that porn is the Apple of adult content, always thinking of innovative ways to provide the most intimate and real-time pleasurable ...
The term "business model" is often bandied about in the mainstream media as a way of capturing the essence of how a company makes money. To keep things simple for the home gamers, the media usually reduces the term "business model" to something impossibly simple - as in "advertising" or "paid ...
Though popularly billed as the spokesman for the free-market, it's high time we realize Adam Smith felt government intervention in markets was necessary.
Is China's interest in Africa's resources a path toward development for the Dark Continent or is it yet another round of colonialism?
Curiosity didn't kill the cat; it saved the marriage. Curiosity is the single most important trait in finding a good date or life-partner, writes psychologist Paul Dobransky.
A survey of contemporary philosophers' beliefs was conducted at the world's top 99 university (analytical) philosophy departments; most are scientists who like Hume, Aristotle and Kant.
Recent books demonstrate how terrorists make rational calculations when deciding whether to join the ranks; understanding their motivations will aid in stopping them.
Bill Gates argues that private enterprise is insufficient to meet our renewable energy goals; public funds are best suited for critical research and development.
The popular notion that Einstein's first wife, Mileva Marić, contributed significantly to his mathematical theorems lacks fundamental evidence, writes Allen Esterson.
Harper's magazine tries to make sense of the many baffling studies conducted on the effects of cell phone radiation on the brain.
Rather than apologize for recent Western economic dominance, we should try to copy its model and implement it in developing nations to reduce poverty, writes David Landes.