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May 18th 2016

Donald Trump has promised that “we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.” He said this at

May 14th 2016

"Since 1914, and much more obviously since 1939, this view of the world has collapsed.
May 14th 2016

There are fears that another Ice Age is about to hit Silicon Valley because of the implosion of i

May 12th 2016

MELBOURNE – Last summer, a cabbage white butterfly laid its eggs on an arugula I was growing. Before long, the plant was swarming with green caterpillars, well disguised against the green leaves.

May 12th 2016

Few powerful kings or beautiful women were ever painted by as many great artists as the poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

May 11th 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The contests to decide the nominees of America’s two main political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, for the presidential election are all but over.

May 7th 2016

The story is circulating this weekend that high-level operatives in the Republican Party are preparing a third-party candidacy to challenge Donald Trump and the winner of the Democratic nomination in the general elections this fall.

May 6th 2016

Old age is a time of many challenges. Retirement brings opportunities, but for many people it also results in loss of role and income.

May 3rd 2016
Apple’s dismal earnings announcement shows why it badly needs to rethink its innovation model and leadership.
Apr 29th 2016

MOSCOW – Over the last few years, Pope Francis has reinvigorated the Catholic Church’s core message with passionate criticism of unbridled capitalism and a new, more progressive worldview.

Apr 27th 2016

For nearly two decades, I have studied the life cycles of creativity: when in their lives do innovators make their greatest contributions?

Apr 25th 2016

On Sunday, April 24, billionaire Charles Koch — by some estimates the ninth-wealthiest person in the world — gave an interview to ABC News. It was, I must confess my grudging respect, brilliant political theater. Koch struck a high-minded pose where Donald Trump was concerned.

Apr 23rd 2016


"A growing number of vocal researchers have advocated that all research funded with public funds is open sourced, and not just the articles but the actual research data sets."

Apr 19th 2016

I doubt many would question my liberal credentials, probably best defined by epithets from those right of center who object to my writings and background.

Apr 18th 2016

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took time off from the campaign trail on April 15 to address the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, a kind of think tank located at the Vatican.

Apr 13th 2016

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has run a very impressive campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. In fact, it is amazing to see he has done so well given his duplicity and polarizing nature.

Apr 13th 2016

The best exhibition of visual art currently on display in London is not at the National Gallery or the Tates, but at the Victoria and Albert Museum. If you visit London before July 4, be sure to see the magnificent retrospective of the photographs of Paul Strand (1890-1976).

Apr 9th 2016

Serious illness is a great calamity. It is unwelcome, violent, frightening and painful. If it is life threatening, it requires the ill person and their loved ones to confront death.

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