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Everything you need to know about the Cyprus bailout, in one FAQ

A blind eye, more or less. For one thing, Cyprus has been letting Russia use it to funnel weapons to the Syrian regime, in flagrant violation of an E.U. embargo against the country. But it also has a συνέχεια..

Cyprus crisis: The four scenarios (FT)

"international lenders have been taken aback by the extent to which Cyprus’s political classes have defended foreign depositors." συνέχεια..

Anthropology Inc. - Graeme Wood - The Atlantic

Forget online surveys and dinnertime robo-calls. A consulting firm called ReD is at the forefront of a new trend in market research, treating the everyday lives of consumers as a subject worthy of so συνέχεια..

Greek accused of 'surreal' Dalí painting theft in New York | World news | The Guardian

As soon as Istavrioglou left the Upper East Side gallery last summer with the Dalí watercolour , he was "scared and couldn't believe what a stupid thing he did", the papers say.

Istavrioglou, 29, συνέχεια..

The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior (pdf)

I find that speakers of [languages that grammatically associate the future and the present]: save more, retire with more wealth, smoke less, practice safer sex, and are less obese. συνέχεια..

Technology whizz kid tackles Greek tax evasion | Reuters

Greece is pinning its hopes of boosting revenue from an antiquated tax system beset by massive evasion on Harry Theoharis, a boyish-looking 42-year-old who describes himself as an "I.T. monkey". συνέχεια..

A New, Highly Detailed Image of North Korea's (Lack of) Electrical Infrastructure

Suomi took these images in September with its mega-sensitive Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, which can pick out dim light sources such as reflected moonbeams and boat beacons. Today, NASA συνέχεια..

Beware the Big Errors of 'Big Data' (Taleb / Wired)

"This is the tragedy of big data: The more variables, the more correlations that can show significance. Falsity also grows faster than information; it is nonlinear (convex) with respect to data (this συνέχεια..

Fear of flying and the hazards of communicating risk | Andy Stirling | Science | guardian.co.uk

So what's the point of all this? My purpose is not to challenge conventional orthodoxies concerning the relative risks of commercial air flight. The progressively increasing safety achieved in this i συνέχεια..

What is life? The physicist who sparked a revolution in biology | Matthew Cobb

"In a decade of tumultuous discovery, insights from biology and computing built upon Schrödinger's genius, changing our view of life forever. Life had become information, genes were the bearers of th συνέχεια..