REVIEW: The producers of Doctor Who continue to be clever with their titles for this half season of the show. It opened with The Bells of Saint John by show runner Steven Moffat, referring to the call the Doctor took on the Tardis phone from new companion Clara Oswald.
The year was 1995 and there was a war raging in Great Britain. The feud between Blur and Oasis dubbed “The Battle of Britpop” was dividing the nation and British music flagship NME wrote, “Yes, in a week where news leaked that Saddam Hussein was preparing nuclear weapons, everyday folks were still getting slaughtered in Bosnia and Mike Tyson was making his comeback, tabloids and broadsheets alike went Britpop crazy.” Sides had to be picked between the arty kids from the South and the proletarian brothers from the North, and many friendships broke apart
Ri Yong Ho held several other posts in the government and was considered a close aide to Kim Jong Un, the young North Korean leader. This move, to relieve Ri Yong Ho may signify a power struggle within the regime, an analyst says. The military official, Ri Yong Ho, was believed to be one of […]
Residents across New Mexico might be wondering what they did to anger Mother Nature. Ever since 2011 arrived on the scene, the weather has been nothing but ugly, beginning with a terrifying winter and now terrifying fires with the nebulous possibility of nuclear contamination
If you’re anxious about life today, TV this fall is inviting you to journey to a happier time.
Nuclear power was the energy of Tomorrowland in the 1950s it was going to make electricity too cheap to meter until it came to a standstill over the past couple decades. It’s now poised to make a dramatic comeback.
This may sound too good to be true, but the U.S. has a renewable-energy resource that is perfectly clean, remarkably cheap, surprisingly abundant and immediately available.
John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the most famous practitioners of the high-minded guessing game known as economics, once noted that in the dismal science, “the majority is always wrong.” How else to explain the fact that so many economists upgraded their growth forecasts for the American economy at the end of last year, often to well above 3%, when the numbers so far this year have come in below 2%? The plunge is due to many things, from higher food and oil prices to supply-chain disruptions in the wake of the Japanese nuclear disaster to a terrible housing market.
Just as wars — two World Wars and, equally important, the cold war — dominated the geopolitical map of the 20th century, economics will rule over the 21st. All the big questions confronting the world in the century ahead are basically economic.
By sheer demographics, it’s the world’s most important relationship. China and India comprise 40% of humanity and boast economies that are expected to loom large over the 21st century.