Publication: The Economist

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Gender differences: The Mars and Venus question

THAT men and women think differently is now widely accepted. Why they do so is another matter. One possible explanation is that it is an evolutionary trait. In the time of hunting and gathering different skills were required: men needed to spend time ... [Published The Economist - 24 mins ago]
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The legal puzzle of MH17

Products and eventsTest your EQTake our weekly news quiz to stay on top of the headlinesIn Other WordsTry our new audio app and website, providing reporting and analysis from our correspondents around the world every weekdayWant more from The Economi ... [Published The Economist - 2 hours ago]
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Bankrupt by Thursday?

ARGENTINA and its debt, Russia and the discount that investors apply to it, and the SEC's new rules on money-market funds ... [Published The Economist - 5 hours ago]
Entities: Bankrupt, Argentina, Russia
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Why professional women's sport is less popular than men's

A FEW hours before the men’s Tour de France arrived in Paris on July 27th, a women-only peloton dashed up the Champs Elysees. La Course, a one-day race organised by the people behind the Tour de France, is the latest attempt to launch a women’s version ... [Published The Economist - Jul 28 2014]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Dans le noir

“THE Mad and the Bad”, Jean-Patrick Manchette's 1972 crime thriller, starts without preamble: “The man whom Thompson was supposed to kill—a pederast guilty of seducing the son of a businessman—entered his bedroom. As he closed the door behind him, he ... [Published The Economist - 10 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Save my spot

THERE has been something of a kerfuffle in Boston recently about Haystack , a smartphone app that allows drivers sneakily to reserve a parking space in the city. The idea is that, on days when an unused parking meter is proving impossible to find, someone ... [Published The Economist - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Battle scars

How the first world war changed the worldON JULY 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, beginning the first world war. In the following four years,  millions would lose their lives . What else changed? Economies shrank, stagnated and hyperinflated. ... [Published The Economist - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Elixir for the mindful

A STAND at the entrance of a Teavana tea store heralds the arrival of Monkey Picked Oolong Tea. “According to legend, Buddhist monks trained monkeys to harvest the youngest leaves from the tops of wild tea trees,” the placard explains. Behind the checkout ... [Published The Economist - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

The Pacific's wayward child

THE DROUGHT afflicting California—now heading into its third year—has taken a turn for the worse. It seems that 2014 is shaping up to be the driest in nearly a century. Back in January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of drought emergency, and urged ... [Published The Economist - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Ranking high on the wrong measures

FOR years Africa was a backwater for al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, but today it is rising axis for extremism. Two African insurgencies now rank among the most dangerous internationally: Boko Haram in Nigeria and Somalia’s al-Shabab. Going by the number ... [Published The Economist - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Algeria's missing flight AH5017: Operation Serval's final mission

TWO French fighter jets screamed across northern Mali on Thursday not in pursuit of terrorists, but on a far more tragic sortie. At 1:50 AM Air Algeria AH5017 disappeared, possibly over the country. The plane was an MD-83, carrying 116 people from Oaugadougou, ... [Published The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Jokowi’s day

THE wait is over. After taking two weeks to count 135m ballots from roughly 480,000 polling stations across the vast archipelago, the Election Commission confirmed Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s president-elect on July 22nd. The commission said that Mr Joko, ... [Published The Economist - Jul 24 2014]

Quotes

...to observe, by a Jingo contemporary, that the influence of Great Britain at this crisis and her strength as a mediator are due to the fact that "she alone of the Great Powers is not bound by a definite alliance." It is deplorable that at such a moment Mr Churchill should have given sensational orders to the Fleet, as if, forsooth, whatever happened, any British...
... "It's very difficult to shoot an anti-air missile in such [weather] conditions," said Captain Houdria, and "terrorists in Mali do not have that kind of capacity." In fact, there have been no surface-to-air strikes since the conflict began in 2012, though one helicopter was downed by rifle fire
...omission from a list on which two of the most interesting books are Richard Flanagan's " The Narrow Road to the Deep North " and Richard Powers's " Orfeo ". First awarded in 1969, the Man Booker prize was, until this year, open only to novels by writers from Britain and the Commonwealth, Ireland and Zimbabwe. At the end of 2013 entry was opened up to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in Britain. The judges considered 154 novels, of which 44 were by authors who are now eligible under the new rules. Commonwealth submissions totalled 31 this year, compared with 43 in 2013."

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Save my spot [Published The Economist - 11 hours ago]
Battle scars [Published The Economist - 11 hours ago]
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