Mini-grids could be a boon to poor people in Africa and Asia

A FORESTED village in Jharkhand state, eastern India, Narotoli is home mainly to adherents of Sarna, a nature-worshipping tribal religion. In more ways than one, it has long been off-grid. Drive past a police checkpoint a few miles away and you are in territory loyal to “the guys”, a euphemism for Maoist guerrillas. That makes […]

Man who allegedly gave Vault 7 cache to WikiLeaks busted by poor opsec

Enlarge / A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seal in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) A federal grand jury has formally indicted Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee, who prosecutors say was behind the Vault 7 trove of the agency’s hacking […]

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes reveal Canadian Grand Prix confidence despite poor qualifying

That’s according to the team’s trackside engineering director, Andrew Shovlin. Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is one of the British driver’s best tracks, having won six and finished third in the seven weekends that he has finished the Montreal race. But after the 33-year-old had been tipped to take pole position for the Silver Arrows, discomfort with the […]

How psychotherapy improves poor mothers’ finances

IN 2005 and 2006, in northern Pakistan, some 900 pregnant women took part in an unusual experiment. All were in their third trimester and suffering from depression. Most families in the area rely on subsistence farming. Almost none of the women worked outside the home. This kind of life is hard. Perinatal depression (depression around […]

Siri’s poor performance has opened iOS to every AI assistant from Alexa to Watson

Siri was already coming off a bad year. Then HomePod’s messy release cast a spotlight on its many failings as a digital assistant. Now the floodgates are open: Former Siri executives and engineers are openly discussing its troubled inner workings, while competitors have rushed out improved AI apps for Apple devices. So much has changed recent…Read More

A sign of the times? Poor children officially fatter than rich kids, study proves

Poor children are now officially fatter than their rich-kid counterparts. A new study has revealed that kids from poorer families weigh more for the first time in history – a reversal of the traditional weight-wealth pattern. Researchers looked at data collated from 5,400 babies born in 1946, 17,200 born in 1958, 17,300 in 1970, and […]

POTHOLE CRISIS: Shock number of UK roads in poor condition REVEALED

This represents more than 40,000 miles of carriageways. Spending on roads maintenance is “way short” of the amount needed, the annual study by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) stated. The report found the gap between the amount local authorities in England and Wales received to keep carriageways in “reasonable order” and what they actually needed […]

The Blood of America’s Poor Fuels a Multibillion-Dollar Industry

Medicaid, housing subsidies, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—these are some of the things that make up the backbone of the U.S.’s social safety net. And the federal government, guided by President Trump’s proposed budget for 2019, is seeking to make deep cuts to all three of them. Yet while this threatens the government’s social safety […]

Southampton SACK Mauricio Pellegrino after poor run of results

The Saints find themselves in real trouble of relegation following a dreadful run of results of late. Saturday’s 3-0 hammering away to Newcastle left Southampton fans pleading with the board to take action. And it appears the club have taken notice, relieving the Argentinian of his duties before this week’s FA Cup clash with Wigan. […]