It’s a question that scholars and students often debate at cocktail parties: Will China dominate the 21st century? The answer, according to British author and China scholar Jonathan Fenby, is a resounding no.
David Howden, blogging at the Mises Institute, is all upset over the global debt of... $100 trillion: Global debt now exceeds $100 trillion, according to the Bank of International Settlements. Over the past five years, debt has increased by about $30 trillion. What’s more, governments have been the largest issuers. Low interest [...]
A 52-feet tall albino chimero coast redwood — a tree so rare it is believed to be one of less than 10 in the world — may end up under the axe in order to make way for a commuter train in California. According to the Associated Press, the tree might have to come down due to safety reasons. Show More Summary
Climate change may even test lizards' famous ability to tolerate and escape the heat -- making habitat protection increasingly vital -- according to a new study by UBC and international biodiversity experts.The study, published today...Show More Summary
The official definition of a butler is, according to Google, this: "the chief manservant of a house." In other words, Carson from "Downtown Abbey." But in the hotel world, a butler means so much more. A Hotel Butler, usually found at a luxury hotel, does whatever a guest wants. Show More Summary
According to Slate food and drink editor L.V. Anderson, Illinois' official state meat should be the porterhouse steak, a nod to the Union Stockyards and Chicago's onetime claim to be "hog butcher for the world." [ more › ]
At $1.1 trillion in estimated global revenue, advanced energy grew at a rate more than double the global economy last year, according to a market report commissioned by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In the United States, the advanced energy market excluding wind energy experienced double-digit growth the last two years – outpacing the economy by Continue reading ?
Grazing animals could help counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to alter the biodiversity of the world’s native prairies, according to a five-year study published this month. The comparative study conducted...Show More Summary
Need For Speed is legendary in the video gaming world. According to Wikipedia there are 20 titles in their series. And, joy of joys, they’ve made a movie. Read more...
The results are in! After using a polling system, Forbes has determined this year's most overexposed celebrities according to the public, releasing its annual top 10 list to the world this Tuesday. From pop singers to reality starlets, this roundup is full of very familiar faces.
Global smart grid investment reached $14.9bn in 2013, up from the $14.2bn recorded in 2012, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China finished the year as the world’s largest smart grid market, exceeding the US in dollar investment for the first time as the North American market continued Continue reading ?
Zip, zero, stingy with dinero…‘! Porsha Stewart Left With Only Pre-Marriage Belongings After Divorce With Kordell According to TMZ reports: “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams got hosed in her divorce settlement with Kordell Stewart. According to
World of Warcraft's next expansion will be released before the year is out, according to the game's pre-order page.
Andre Villas-Boas may be about to re-enter the world of football after being turfed out of Tottenham earlier in the season. According to Sky Italia’s inside-man Gianluca Di Marzio, Zenit St Petersburg are in discussions with Andre Villas-Boas about the Portuguese boss becoming their new manager, and the Russians believe the outlook is good for landing the [...]
South Africa’s “Trial of the Century” continued Tuesday, the murder trial of South African Olympian, Oscar Pistorius, garnering more media attention than even the Fifa World Cup, according to Data Driven Insight (DDI), a media monitoring group. Show More Summary
Whiskey purists would cut their own tastebuds off before allowing ice anywhere near their drink. Cold whiskey is great, but ice tends to melt and muddle the flavor. Whiskey stones are generally supposed to be the best of both worlds, but what kind of whiskey stone should you use? Cool Material decided to run some tests and find out. Read more...
According to the World Health Organization, there were approximately 207 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2012, 627,000 of which proved fatal. Unfortunately, the disease most often occurs in developing nations, where diagnostic equipment may not be available. Show More Summary
UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
Auto sales in Europe have taken a beating over the years, but as the global economy is on the ups, so too are sales in the Old World. According to a report from Automotive News Europe, 2014 sales are now forecasted to increase around...Show More Summary
Flashy cars and elaborate houses around the world may immediately come to mind when you envision the life of a billionaire. But Twitter's co-founder Biz Stone prefers a modest life, despite having built one of the most valuable tech companies in the world. Show More Summary