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The Problem With the Nobel Prizes
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The Problem With the Nobel Prizes

The Oscars attract huge publicity every year—and often generate controversy. Assessment of artistic merit is inherently subjective. And millions of us feel qualified to express approval or disapproval of the judges’ decision. It’s not like sporting contests, when the winner is usually clear. Every October sees the awards of “scientific Oscars”—the Nobel Prizes. Outsiders might...

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Atlantic overfishing was already a problem. Then Brexit happened | Fishing

It’s a calm summer afternoon off Fraserburgh in northern Scotland, and Luke Duthie is hunting mackerel. His 8-metre-long (26ft) boat is equipped with sonar that soon shows a large red cloud about 15 metres below the surface. He dashes out of the cabin and on to the deck, lowers the twin fishing lines and watches...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like China?
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How Do You Solve a Problem Like China?

Xi Jinping’s regime is the world’s worst human-rights abuser — but weakening its repressive grip on its citizens is no simple task. #Solve #Problem #China Source link

Why leader succession may pose a problem for China : NPR
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Why leader succession may pose a problem for China : NPR

Chinese leader Xi Jinping leaves a press event with national and foreign journalists about the new Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China at The Great Hall of People in Beijing on Sunday. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Chinese leader Xi Jinping leaves a press event with national and...

Britain’s Productivity Problem : Planet Money : NPR
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Britain’s Productivity Problem : Planet Money : NPR

Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns in a speech outside of 10 Downing Street in central London on October 20, 2022. DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns in a speech outside of 10 Downing Street in central London on October 20,...

This RTX 4090 GPU has a huge problem — it caught fire
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This RTX 4090 GPU has a huge problem — it caught fire

It appears that there might be a problem with the 16-pin connector that powers the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. According to a Redditor who owns the card, their GPU actually went up in flames, and parts of it have melted as a result. Is this a more widespread issue, and should you keep a fire...

FIFA is a gold mine – and that’s its biggest problem
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FIFA is a gold mine – and that’s its biggest problem

We were making the same criticisms of FIFA five years ago that you’ll read in reviews of FIFA 23. It’s polished, yes, and it plays a half-decent game of football, I’ve found myself saying in reviews several times over the years, but where’s the innovation? Where’s the creative impetus, or the benefit to playing this...

America's Big Diesel Problem
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America's Big Diesel Problem

On Wedneday, President Joe Biden announced that the federal government would be selling another 15 million barrels of oil from the US strategic reserves – after pulling 180 million barrels out of it over the past six months, drawing it down to multi-decade lows. Biden has also called on oil companies to lower prices, and...