Markets were choppy this morning after the past two days of declines on Wall Street and abroad. One very good (or awful, depending) reason: The global economy is strong, so banks don't need to stimulate growth, which means interest rates are likely to increase (including for corporations), as are worker wages—all of which worries investors in corporations that value profits over humans.
Market fear is represented in the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), which has risen more than 300% over the past month.
An interactive study of the countries where an estimated 45.8 million people live in modern slavery.
The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to release Democrats' rebuttal to last week's Republican memo. Now the decision heads to Trump—though even if he decides to block its release, the House may have the votes to override him.
Crime rates are deceivingly low, as more criminal activity—especially cyber crimes—goes unreported to police.
US and Russia are pursuing short-range nuclear weaponry as a way to circumvent an Obama-era disarmament treaty.
An engineer with a failing aorta designed his own, then convinced the medical establishment to install it.
Around 150 years after Australian settlers wiped out the Yaburarra, chemical plants are erasing their rock carvings.
“They were all video-based screening interviews—I didn’t even meet my potential employers. There was no way to tell if I’d impressed them with my answers or experience as there was no human interaction.” Some new job applicants interview with AIs that streamline the process, analyzing body language and verbal tone.
British public nominates The Haçienda, the legendary '80s Factory Records nightclub, in a new set of heritage sites.
Three-dimensional, laser-cut wooden maps of cities.
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Real maps from fiction, including Don Quixote, Omoo, Oz, and more.