The Most Dangerous Place in the World
From the thick, ambush-perfect swamps around Kismayo in the south to the lethal labyrinth of Mogadishu to the pirate den of Boosaaso on the Gulf of Aden, Somalia is quite simply the most dangerous place in the world ... some of the best and cheapest ...
The US Is Sneezing Like Crazy. Will The World Catch A Cold?
Washington’s painful and embarrassing political crisis, which has led to a government shutdown and the very real threat of default, has damaged the United States’ standing in the world and sent ... Kerry sought to put the best possible face on things ...
The mantis shrimp has the world's fastest punch
Reference: Patek, Korff & Caldwell. 2004. Nature 428: 819-820. Update: At the time of writing, the mantis shrimp’s punch was a strong candidate for the fastest movement in the natural world. It has since been trumped by the bite of the well-named trapjaw ...
Go on Cowen, spill the beans about what happened at the bank guarantee meeting
The Taoiseach’s wish to make Ireland the best small country in the world in which to hold inquiries took a ... won’t be able to grill ministers from the last government about what happened in cabinet on the night of the bank guarantee.
The World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up
Only “top 20″? 1.5 petaflops is nothing to sneeze at. While the fastest supercomputer in the world today, IBM’s “Sequoia” in Livermore, San Francisco, can handle over 16 petaflops, just four years ago the world’s fastest computer (also an IBM ...