Pleased Valentine’s Week! And here’s why You can not Get wed to In case you Acquire About as Much as The someone you really love!

Pleased Valentine’s Week! And here’s why You can not Get wed to In case you Acquire About as Much as The someone you really love!

In honor of the one day every year when even the most wonkish tax policy nerds can set aside the calculators and spreadsheets for a bottle of wine and some red roses, here’s some cold, hard, unemotional data about the financial consequences of government-recognized matrimony. The upshot: If you earn about the same income as […]

The passengers: Is warming really killing antarctic bears?

The passengers: Is warming really killing antarctic bears?

Have climate change activists chosen the wrong mascot?Steven J. Kazlowski/Alamy By Fred Pearce FOOTAGE of a poorly polar bear went viral in December. Emaciated, it stumbled across a green Arctic landscape without a speck of snow or ice in sight (see picture below). Media outlets seized on the video as an example of how climate […]

India should really be 'wooden-headed' about pecuniary assosiation: Subbarao

India should really be 'wooden-headed' about pecuniary assosiation: Subbarao

SINGAPORE : Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Duvvuri Subbarao today said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s decision to relax on fiscal consolidation to give himself more room to spend is a questionable, and by far the most disappointing decision of the budget. He cautioned that every time finance ministers hit the “pause” button on […]

Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaos

Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaos

It takes teamwork to change the worldFabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty By Adam Corner Climate scientists are in no doubt that global warming is almost entirely the result of human activity. Which makes it odd that attempts to predict how things will pan out have paid lip service to human behaviour, one of the key factors determining whether […]

Was Enrico Fermi Really the “Father of the Nuclear Age”?

Just over 75 years ago, physicist Enrico Fermi conducted a famous nuclear experiment beneath the University of Chicago’s football field on December 2, 1942. The experiment proved that chain reactions occur and could be used to release the energy of the uranium atom in a sustained way. It also cleared the way for the production […]

The Opioid Epidemic Is Devastating. It’s Also Really Expensive.

The Opioid Epidemic Is Devastating. It’s Also Really Expensive.

The opioid epidemic, which each year claims more lives than the entirety of American deaths in the Vietnam War, is also a growing financial burden. According to a new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the epidemic cost the nation $ 504 billion in 2015—about 2.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic […]

The latest science reads remind us why we really do need experts

The latest science reads remind us why we really do need experts

Gazing into the crystal ballTyler E Nixon/Getty By Mary Halton Politics, extreme weather events, international crises: all instances in which you might feel you’d want an expert handling things at the top. Someone experienced and with reasoned judgement would, you might hope, anticipate, or at least be able to handle, the unforeseen. In Forewarned: A […]