Men who could keep a steady beat did better on standardized intelligence tests than their rhythmless counterparts. Keeping Time Tied to Intelligence Continue reading Keeping Time Tied to Intelligence
What are the psychological “rules” of bartering? Why Things Cost $19.95 Continue reading Why Things Cost $19.95
Humans alone practice religion because they’re the only creatures to have evolved imagination. Religion a figment of human imagination Continue reading Religion a figment of human imagination
There just aren’t many companies that are direct beneficiaries of higher food prices. For food producers, like Cadbury, higher crop prices are a cost that they may or may not be able to pass on to consumers; the same goes for food retailers. Who benefits from soaring commodity prices? Continue reading Who benefits from soaring commodity prices?
Hilary is really winning. Continue reading
Despite the fact there are more than 200 million guns in circulation, there is a certain tranquility and civility about American life. America’s ‘safety catch’ Continue reading America’s ‘safety catch’
It has become the most dangerous strip of sea in the world with weekly attacks on European ships. Off the Somalian coast brutal pirates are hijacking luxury yachts, vast cruise liners and even food aid ships and demanding – and getting – huge ransoms. How savage pirates reign on the world’s high seas Continue reading How savage pirates reign on the world’s high seas