The United States will likely never be able to catch up with China.
Iceland is welcoming a new generation of miners.
It’s good news, just not *very* good news.
Well, that and how broke you are.
Ah cost, the ultimate motivator.
Moderation is key.
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fireeee.
New estimates show that only eight people own more wealth than the world’s poorest 50%.
Who knew that governments can make people happier?
Venezuela’s public workers will only work on Mondays and Tuesdays as the country falls deeper into crisis.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” with a global deflation crisis, warning that many major stocks will fall and oil may reach $16.
Income inequality and social stratification are hallmarks of today’s economy, both in the context of a single country and on an international level. Even in traditionally rich, developed, industrialized countries where life quality is high and there are plenty of goods to go round, it’s become apparent that the current way of doing things just isn’t sustainable and that too much wealth is held by too few people.
A recent study published Wednesday in the journal Nature shows that there is a strong functional relationship between a region’s average recorded temperature and economic productivity — further warning of the damage climate warming would inflict on our economy.
Is going cashless really a benefit though?
At the turn of the 1990s, scholarly publishers were increasingly concerned about what had become known as the serials crisis. Journal subscriptions were rising at an average of 10% per year, which in turn meant each year libraries were struggling harder to keep up and in, consequence, many would cancel. To counter, publishers would further increase their pricing, then more and
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has recently issued a report that laments the embarrassing lack of efficient planning and strategy of science funding in the UK. Namely, the report speaks primarily of the seemingly lack of communication between the people who write the funding projects for infrastructure and those who write the funding for operation costs. For
An Oxford study that assessed the risks that the introduction of automation in work sectors currently managed by people might have on employment found that 47% of jobs in the U.S. could be replaced by computers/robots. Most of these jobs are low-wage and routine-based, however the study stresses that once with the advent of more robust computing systems capable
The sad loss of over 10.000 people caused by the M8.9 earthquake and the tsunamis it generated is not the only problem Japanese people will have to deal with; this major disaster is also the most costly in world history, a “title” previously held by Katrina in the US, with an estimate of £77 billion but with way less deaths.