April 21, 2014

How Space Trash Could Start a Nuclear War

Zack Beauchamp, Vox

The Associated Press

Panic in the skies! "The threats to U.S. space assets are significant and growing," according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations, which warns that there's a real chance of breaching conflict's final frontier.

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TAGGED: China, Space, Nuclear


April 9, 2014
Food Prices Are Going to Topple More Governments
Josh Keating, Slate
The Arab Spring may become the textbook example of the geopolitics of food prices -- the food riots and subsequent revolutions transfixed the world. But shifts in food price may be responsible for an even more profound reordering... more ››
April 10, 2014
China's Coming Pension Crisis
The Economist
Allowing people to choose if they want more than one child may prove more popular, but raising the retirement age is likely to bring more economic benefits. Officials at China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security... more ››
April 9, 2014
Chinese Savers Can Change the World
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
This year China’s gross national savings will be close to $5 trillion. US savings will be only $3 trillion. If, as planned, China were to open its capital account -- allowing foreigners to invest in China and the Chinese to... more ››
It's not as crazy as you think-- and here's how the United States and Japan can prevent it from happening. more ››
April 8, 2014
On Weibo, Jesus More Popular than Mao
Bethany Allen, Tea Leaf Nation
It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China’s massive Twitter-like social media platform. It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese... more ››