Life After Debt

Sarah Jessica Parker's Manolo Blahniks are out and Grandma Walton's sensible apron is in in The Economist's depiction of the world in the aftermath of the age of easy credit.

Sarah Jessica Parker and her Manolo Blahniks are out and Grandma Walton and her sensible apron are in in The Economist's depiction of the world in the aftermath of the age of easy credit. The magazine warns that weaning rich countries off their debt addiction will cause withdrawal symptoms. "Austerity does not appeal to voters, who may work off their frustrations on politicians and (worse) foreigners." The first priority for policymakers is to generate growth, which will be comparatively easy for America, with its relatively young population, and not so for Continental Europe which may see its young talent take flight.

Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
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  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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How to vaccinate the world’s most vulnerable? Build global partnerships.

Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.

Susan Silbermann, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines, looks on as a health care worker administers a vaccine in Rwanda. Photo: Courtesy of Pfizer.
  • Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
  • Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
  • Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
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Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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Surprising Science
  • Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
  • It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
  • This ability may come from a common ancestor
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