Reavie makes PGA history with 3 eagles on par-4 holes

Chez Reavie made history with three eagles on par-4 holes during the second round at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday. According to the PGA Tour, nobody had managed the feat since accurate records of such occurrences began in 1983. The low-key Reavie took the achievement in stride. "It was strange," the 37-year-old American told Golf Channel at Waialae Country […]

Former Fed chair warns of ‘gigantic holes in the system’ & new financial meltdown risk

Janet Yellen, former US Federal Reserve chair, has warned that another financial crisis could be in the country’s future, due to ballooning corporate debt and regulatory impotence. “I think things have improved, but then I think there are gigantic holes in the system,” Yellen told economist Paul Krugman at the City University of New York. […]

Mamma Mia 2: Lily James admits ‘there ARE plot holes’ in ABBA movie sequel

The ABBA movie, which was a huge box office success over the summer, kept fans and critics entertained with its winning mix of heartfelt story and showstopping music. But there were a few elements that didn’t quite add up when compared with the first movie, released in 2008 – whether it was narrative irregularities, faults […]

Phil Mickelson takes down Tiger Woods to win $9 million after 22 holes and plenty of missed opportunities

Harry How/Getty Images for The Match Phil Mickelson defeated Tiger Woods in match play to win $ 9 million on Friday. The match took longer than expected, with four playoff holes needed to determine a victor. Both players missed numerous opportunities to take down a decisive victory through the final holes before Mickelson finally prevailed. […]

How to plug budget holes by managing public wealth better

PROPONENTS OF sovereign-wealth funds like to say that returns from publicly owned assets could in theory displace taxes. In countries that have not struck oil, however, the chance of politicians building up savings rather than running up debt seems remote. Yet states may not need to save in order to enable at least some tax-free […]

Stephen Hawking’s last paper on black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking never stopped trying to unravel the mysteries surrounding black holes — in fact, he was still working to solve one of them shortly before his death. Now, his last research paper on the subject is finally available online through pre-publication website ArXiV, thanks to his co-authors from Cambridge and Harvard. It’s entitled Black […]

NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks

Edward Snowden’s success in leaking NSA data was chalked up in part to the agency’s own security lapses, so you’d think that the agency would have tightened up its procedures in the past five years… right? Apparently not. The NSA Inspector General’s office has published an audit indicating that many of the Snowden-era digital security […]