Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

DATA-GATHERING is the least sexy part of economics, which is saying something. Yet it is also among the most important. The discipline is rife with elaborate theories built on assumptions that turned out to be false once someone took the time to pull together the relevant data. Accordingly, one of the most valuable papers produced […]

Radio observations reveal neutron-star merger phenomena

Radio observations reveal neutron-star merger phenomena

Top Story Three months of observations with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have allowed astronomers to zero in on the most likely explanation for what happened in the aftermath of the violent collision of a pair of neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth. What they […]

The Reporter Who Exposed Police Brutality in the Laquan McDonald Case May Be Forced to Reveal Sources

Lawyers for Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer facing a murder charge in the November 2014 shooting death of a black teenager named Laquan McDonald, are demanding that the reporter who brought incriminating details to light divulge his sources. The outcome could be an important test of Illinois’ shield law protecting reporters from […]

Leaked Docs Reveal Elite’s Secret Wealth, Show Queen Made Millions Exploiting Mentally Ill People

Leaked Docs Reveal Elite’s Secret Wealth, Show Queen Made Millions Exploiting Mentally Ill People

The release of the Paradise Papers, a leak comprised of over 13.4 million documents, is giving insight into the tax havens of the world’s elite, with a special focus on Britain’s offshore empires, raising questions about why Queen Elizabeth II appears to have made millions by exploiting poor and mentally ill individuals. The documents included […]