Madam Secretary on the Bubble: Should CBS Keep It or Cut It?

By mid-May, the broadcast networks must make some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2018-19 TV season, and which… won’t. As that deadline draws near, TVLine is singling out a few “bubble” shows and sizing up their prospects — based in large part on creative strides (and stumbles) and future potential, but also […]

Amateur buyers of fine Burgundy fear a speculative bubble

EVERY YEAR Berry Bros & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine merchant, issues a pocket-sized price list. Reading old copies makes amateurs of quality quaff want to time-travel. In 1909 a case of 12 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1891, Burgundy’s most famous Grand Cru, cost 180 shillings (about £1,000, or $ 1,300, in today’s money). […]

College basketball fans are roasting the NCAA and its new RPI killer which has Ohio State at No. 1 and Kentucky on the tournament bubble

AP/Eric Gay This season, the NCAA decided to switch its system for sorting and evaluating teams heading into the NCAA tournament from RPI to the NET rankings. According to the NCAA, the new system uses game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses […]

Housing market reminiscent of 2006 bubble, ready to burst – Nobel Prize-winning economist Shiller

The weakening housing market is similar to the last market high, just before the subprime housing bubble burst a decade ago, says famed housing-watcher Robert Shiller. The economist, who predicted the 2007-2008 crisis, told Yahoo Finance that current data shows “a sign of weakness.” Housing pivots take more time than those in the stock market, […]

Stock bubble bigger than 2008 & coming crash far larger, warns Peter Schiff

Wall Street and the US economy are on the verge of recession, according to the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Peter Schiff, who has raised alarms after this week’s market selloff. “This is a bubble not just in the stock market, but the entire economy,” he told Fox News. Schiff predicts a recession, accompanied by […]

Being reminded of your political bubble can stop you from breaking out

Enlarge (credit: Nats Sitticus) Using social media is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it can connect us to many more people than we would otherwise interact with, which is great. But our choices regarding who we interact with (often amplified by a platform’s algorithms) limit many of our social networks in a  way […]

There’s now an even more precise “recipe” for blowing the perfect bubble

Enlarge / Scientists have long been fascinated with the math and physics of bubbles. (credit: Tim Robberts/Getty Images) A team of mathematicians has devised the most precise recipe yet for blowing perfect bubbles, and it’s not just for fun and frolics. Achieving a better understanding of the dynamics at work could lead to more efficient industrial […]