Tag Archives: Italy

Human evolution | Neanderthals had a propensity for earache, nudging them to their doom

Human evolution | Neanderthals had a propensity for earache, nudging them to their doom

A new analysis of their skulls points to an anatomical problem THE LAST Neanderthals vanished from Earth about 40,000 years ago. Exactly what drove them to extinction, however, remains a mystery, with their disappearance variously attributed to anything from climate change to inferior cognitive abilities or even cannibalism. Anthony Pagano, a medical researcher at Seton Hall …

Politics this week

Politics this week

The squabble over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union intensified in Parliament. MPs in the House of Commons defied the government by passing a bill that seeks a delay to Brexit until January 31st if a deal has not been passed in the chamber by October 19th. Boris Johnson purged the 21 MPs who rebelled against him from the …

Bagehot | British politics goes into the upside down

Bagehot | British politics goes into the upside down

A country that prides itself on its common sense and moderation is doing ever stranger things SO MANY EXTRAORDINARY events are happening in British politics that it is impossible to tell the normal from the abnormal. This is not only disorientating—all the talk of “coups” and “traitors” can unsettle even the most philosophical of souls. It …

Schumpeter | Popenomics

Schumpeter | Popenomics

What sermons business should and should not heed from a leftist pontiff THERE ARE few more incongruous places for a seminar on the future of business than the Sacred Convent of Assisi, in Italy. From Schumpeter���s cell high in the convent’s outer walls, the view over rural Umbria was so beautiful it was like looking at …