Interview with Nick Spitzer of BrainFacts.org, BRAIN initiative, and all-around awesome neuroscientist #Economist

The Economist has a great interview with Nick Spitzer, who is an awesome scientist, and certainly has one of the best moustaches in science. In addition to his own research on neuronal signaling in the brain, Spitzer is also editor-in-chief for  143 more words


The Daily Bell: As Predicted, UN Calls for Decriminalization of All Drugs

By Anthony Wile – July 19, 2014

The UN has now called for the decriminalization not just of marijuana but of other drugs as well, including so-called injectables. 60 more words


The Economist/Ipsos-MORI Issues Index: Bubbling up

AFTER last June’s Ipsos-MORI issues index where race relations and immigration displaced the economy as the most important issue facing Britain today, it is no surprise to see the same this month. 132 more words

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Weekly review: focus on FIFA

I read a great article in The Economist this week that neatly laid out the multiple issues facing FIFA and the seemingly relentless questions around its reputation. 249 more words


Tuesday Must-Reads

The Game Is To Be Sold: The Long Legal Battle For “Skee-Ball” (via The Classical)

Zombie Patents (via The Economist)

“In a new paper Sotiris Vandoros of the London School of Economics looks at what happens when patents expire in two important classes of drugs: ACE inhibitors, used to treat blood pressure, and proton-pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole.

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Two Perspectives on America: Optimist vs Pessimist

Two Perspectives on America: Optimist vs Pessimist

By Shlomo  Maital  


 The two major weekly news magazines, TIME and The Economist, each analyzed the U.S. economy in their most recent issues. 320 more words

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