Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
If you’re prone to snack when stressed, a pile of dirty dishes might put you over the edge.
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A new study highlights how the condition of your kitchen may affect unhealthy snacking.
Tough questions, but minimum wages may not offer solutions.
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The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
For some, it’s not so easy to forgive and forget…
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New research highlights how the pain of a breakup can linger for years.
The good old days.
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An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
An aerial shot of Tromsø, Norway.
Could a psychological approach alleviate the misery of the cold, dark wet winter?
Leaders celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Saturday.
The Paris Agreement is an extraordinary achievement. But there is much work to be done to ensure global warming does not exceed dangerous levels.
A particularly fruitful moment for technological innovation?
Viktor M Vasnetsov
Not all technologies are created equal. Researchers devised a new model to explain why, after eons of nothing much new, we sometimes see an explosion of innovation in the archaeological record.
Anti-immigration march in Riesa, Germany, September 9 2015.
Many Western policies that aim to prevent terrorism may actually be causing it.
Packets of synthetic cannabinoids illegally sold in New York City.
Synthetic cannabinoids – drugs that mimic the psychoactive effect of cannabis – have been linked to injuries and deaths. And when one is banned, another rises to take its place.
British singer Sam Smith is known for his soaring falsetto.
Sam Smith's Writing's on the Wall confronts the last taboo of the canon: Bond's hypermasculinity.
Migrants warm up by a fire as they wait to cross into Croatia, October 19 2015.
In the 1920s, refugees were allowed unrestricted passage to countries that needed workers. There's a lesson here.
Demonstration against the death penalty in Paris.
World Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Not only does capital punishment not deter crime but it's more expensive than keeping a convicted murderer in prison for life.
People attend the remembrance of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre on the Plein, in The Hague last week.
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Genocide has occurred throughout history, from the very beginnings of the social organisation of human communities until the present. But working out what do about it is no easy task.
Guns don’t stop gun violence.
Other 'advanced nations' make it far harder for someone like the Charleston killer to get his hands on a Glock semiautomatic handgun or any other kind of firearm.
The next generation get a taster of university life.
On a mission to become global higher education players, Korean universities still fall short on diversity.
Perfect nails, at what cost?
The nail salon industry is booming. But along with polished nails come toxic health effects for the workers, due to the chemical compounds in nail care products.
Quality control: in Liberia in 2014, all students failed their university entrance exams.
Countries have a lot to gain by making sure all people leave school with functional literacy.
Every year millions of birds migrate between Australia and the northern Hemisphere.
Five million shorebirds migrate between Australia and the northern hemisphere, threatened by habitat destruction, and rising seas. How can we protect this natural marvel?
When cells divide, sometimes chromosomes don’t wind up where they need to go.
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Aneuploidy – when a cell has an irregular number of chromosomes – is a major cause of pregnancy loss. Scientists may have uncovered a gene that increases the risk of aneuploidy.