Art

How smell shapes our perception of the world around us

How smell shapes our perception of the world around us

Sissel Tolaas is a champion of smell, including odors normally considered unpleasant. To her, the perfumes, soaps and pumped-out bakery scents that camouflage the aromas of bodies and streets do humanity a disservice: They cover up olfactory information that is as vital as sights and sounds to our understanding of our surroundings. When we eradicate smells, she believes, we strip cities of their sense of place, and people of a valuable tool for ... Full story

Education

4 Easy (And More Impactful) Ways To Say 'Thank You'

4 Easy (And More Impactful) Ways To Say 'Thank You'

- Share to facebook - Share to linkedin (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock). Never underestimate the power of “thank you.” As businessman and author Harvey Mackay says, “Anyone too busy to say ‘thank you’ will get fewer and fewer chances to say it.” Anyone too busy to thank others will lose opportunities to build relationships and trust. 1. Write a recommendation. When someone helps you out or does a good job, thank them and offer to write them a ... Full story

Economics

China data portends more punishment for bruised stock markets

China data portends more punishment for bruised stock markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets should fall further on Monday after a record contraction in China’s manufacturing and service sectors because of the coronavirus outbreak, illustrating the massive potential economic impacts of the epidemic for the rest of the globe. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, stands at the Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Athit ... Full story

Entertainment

5 must-do travel experiences in March

5 must-do travel experiences in March

Bright spring festivals and bold gardens start to blossom in March, bringing plenty of excuses to get outdoors. From celebrating Holi in East Africa to dancing an Irish jig in Argentina here’s what to experience and where to do it. PARTY FOR PURIM IN ISRAEL. March 6 | Tel Aviv , Israel | In Israel’s cosmopolitan seaside city, Tel Aviv Street Party Rave marks the Jewish holiday with live music, dancing in the streets, and food stalls offering up ... Full story

Health

Making Sense Of Mid-Band 5G

Making Sense Of Mid-Band 5G

Future 5G networks will be strengthened with the addition of mid-band frequency, such as that ... [+] offered by C-Band and CBRS. Getty. One of the most exciting opportunities to improve the robustness of 5G networks in the US involves getting access to and taking advantage of radio spectrum from approximately 3.5-4.2 GHz—typically referred to as “mid-band” sub-6 GHz. Most countries around the world are using this spectrum to build out their ... Full story

Law

Poland judges face peril, even death threats, for criticizing right-wing government

Poland judges face peril, even death threats, for criticizing right-wing government

People want to kill Waldemar Zurek. They shout epithets at him on the street. News sites call him a traitor, thief and disgrace to his country. His crime, as he put it recently stepping out of a courtroom where he faced anti-government charges, is at once simple and dangerous:. “Doing my job.”. Zurek is among hundreds of judges who have marched against the harassment, discipline and dismissals they’ve encountered for criticizing Poland’s ... Full story

Living

Free transport in Luxembourg, but what's the cost?

Free transport in Luxembourg, but what's the cost?

Image caption The government has mounted a publicity campaign to highlight its overhaul of the transport network. It has had months of hype and now finally Luxembourg's free public transport has begun. With a population of only 614,000, it may be one of Europe's smallest countries and the idea is not unprecedented. But the "free mobility" drive has captured the imagination. Buses, trams and trains are now free to ride on and you don't need a ... Full story

Politics

Greek police fire teargas on migrants at border with Turkey

Greek police fire teargas on migrants at border with Turkey

KASTANIES, Greece (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas toward migrants who were gathered on its border with Turkey and demanding entry on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria abruptly moved onto the European Union’s doorstep. Migrants are seen during clashes with Greek police, at the Turkey's Pazarkule border crossing with Greece's Kastanies, in Edirne, Turkey, February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir. The Greek government reiterated its ... Full story

Sport

Woman is one of 25 in the world to welcome baby after successful uterus transplant

Woman is one of 25 in the world to welcome baby after successful uterus transplant

Madison Gibbs was born without a uterus, but a transplant changed her life and helped her get pregnant. Full story

Technology

IP experts: China's efforts in IP protection can stand scrutiny

IP experts: China's efforts in IP protection can stand scrutiny

China's efforts in IP protection can stand scrutiny, according to IP experts in a recent interview with China Intellectual Property News. Thanks to the rising awareness of Intellectual Property Protection, patent filing in China continues to grow at a great speed. According to the Annual World Intellectual Property Indicators Report, patent filing at China's IP administration grew 11.6 percent year on year to reach 1.54 million in 2018, ... Full story