Science and technology

August 31, 2017

The first quantum-cryptographic satellite network will be Chinese

IN THE never-ending arms race between encryptors and eavesdroppers, many of those on the side that is trying to keep messages secret are betting on quantum […]
August 31, 2017

A wonder drug for heart disease that isn’t that wonderful

ON AUGUST 27th the results of a trial of an anti-inflammatory medicine called canakinumab were released at a meeting, in Barcelona, of the European Society of […]
August 24, 2017

Diamonds are rare on Earth. Elsewhere, they fall from the sky

In the sky, with diamonds IN THE marketplaces of planet Earth diamonds are both desirable and scarce, and that makes them expensive. Both the demand and […]
August 24, 2017

Poor extroverts spend proportionately more on buying status

EVEN when money is short, an occasional high-end experience is tempting. From luxury clothes to a round of golf, splurging not only makes people feel better, […]