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Jul 08

A Dolores Aguirre fighting bull falls at the Estafeta corner, during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 8, 2014. Two runners were hospitalized following a run that lasted two minutes and twenty seconds, according to local media. See our Editor’s Choice photos: http://reut.rs/1mcZTxi
(Photo credit: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)

A Dolores Aguirre fighting bull falls at the Estafeta corner, during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 8, 2014. Two runners were hospitalized following a run that lasted two minutes and twenty seconds, according to local media. See our Editor’s Choice photos: http://reut.rs/1mcZTxi

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)

Jul 01

Welcome to the world of military-style boot camps designed to wean young people off their addiction to being online. There are as many as 250 such camps in China alone. A look inside: http://bit.ly/1pTkFkK

Welcome to the world of military-style boot camps designed to wean young people off their addiction to being online. There are as many as 250 such camps in China alone. A look inside: http://bit.ly/1pTkFkK

Jun 03

Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion and then went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today. Move the slider at the center of each composite photo to compare the images: http://reut.rs/1ua27iK

Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled a series of archive pictures taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion and then went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today. Move the slider at the center of each composite photo to compare the images: http://reut.rs/1ua27iK

Jun 02

Apple took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyze users’ health data called “Healthkit.” It will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight, collected by a growing plethora of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad, Apple executives told developers. Read more: http://reut.rs/1u9O7Wi

Apple took the wraps off a mobile application that can collect and analyze users’ health data called “Healthkit.” It will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight, collected by a growing plethora of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad, Apple executives told developers. Read more: http://reut.rs/1u9O7Wi

May 29

Porn may be messing with your head. Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards and motivation, says a new German study. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tU8nuQ
(Photo credit:  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

Porn may be messing with your head. Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards and motivation, says a new German study. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tU8nuQ

(Photo credit:  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

May 28

The Financial Times has identified possible compilation mistakes and biased adjustments in French economist Thomas Piketty’s statistics on the history of wealth distribution. More importantly, though, all Piketty’s wealth data suffers from a much more fundamental error: It cannot be telling us what he says it does. Reuters Opinion on the problem with the Piketty problem: http://reut.rs/1rh8eEa
Piketty’s response is slowly emerging. He published a robust, but fairly general, post in the FT. However, he also told Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman that he was ambushed by the FT and not given proper time to respond. Read more at Counterparties: http://reut.rs/1tQ1Ilz
Piketty deserves credit for making his background data publicly available. Even so, the Frenchman’s spreadsheets would, in places, embarrass the greenest investment-banking analyst. Exhibit A is his habit of hard-coding adjustments into Excel formulas. Read more at Breakingviews: http://reut.rs/1tQ24Zx
Watch Thomas Piketty’s interview with Reuters’ Anna Louie Sussman about what is driving the income gap and what can be done to close it:  http://reut.rs/1tU9CdA

The Financial Times has identified possible compilation mistakes and biased adjustments in French economist Thomas Piketty’s statistics on the history of wealth distribution. More importantly, though, all Piketty’s wealth data suffers from a much more fundamental error: It cannot be telling us what he says it does. Reuters Opinion on the problem with the Piketty problem: http://reut.rs/1rh8eEa

Piketty’s response is slowly emerging. He published a robust, but fairly general, post in the FT. However, he also told Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman that he was ambushed by the FT and not given proper time to respond. Read more at Counterparties: http://reut.rs/1tQ1Ilz

Piketty deserves credit for making his background data publicly available. Even so, the Frenchman’s spreadsheets would, in places, embarrass the greenest investment-banking analyst. Exhibit A is his habit of hard-coding adjustments into Excel formulas. Read more at Breakingviews: http://reut.rs/1tQ24Zx

Watch Thomas Piketty’s interview with Reuters’ Anna Louie Sussman about what is driving the income gap and what can be done to close it:  http://reut.rs/1tU9CdA

May 27

Nepal said on Tuesday it was investigating whether a Chinese woman, this season’s sole climber of Mount Everest from the Nepalese side, used a helicopter to reach a high camp after a deadly avalanche last month washed away part of the route. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tL46tE
(Photo credit:  REUTERS/Tim Chong)

Nepal said on Tuesday it was investigating whether a Chinese woman, this season’s sole climber of Mount Everest from the Nepalese side, used a helicopter to reach a high camp after a deadly avalanche last month washed away part of the route. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tL46tE

(Photo credit:  REUTERS/Tim Chong)

May 21

Smokers trying to quit are 60 percent more likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine products like patches or gum, or just willpower, scientists say. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qSsmfy

Smokers trying to quit are 60 percent more likely to report success if they switch to e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine products like patches or gum, or just willpower, scientists say. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qSsmfy

May 19

Can dogs sniff out prostate cancer? According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando, highly-trained canines are able to detect prostate cancer in urine with 98 percent accuracy. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tbM6IN
(Photo credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Can dogs sniff out prostate cancer? According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando, highly-trained canines are able to detect prostate cancer in urine with 98 percent accuracy. Read more: http://reut.rs/1tbM6IN

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

May 16

Displaying 80 people in a human zoo in Oslo’s most elegant park, two artists hope their “Congo Village” display will help erase what they say is Norwegians’ collective amnesia about racism. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qJdGiH
(Photo credit: REUTERS/Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix)

Displaying 80 people in a human zoo in Oslo’s most elegant park, two artists hope their “Congo Village” display will help erase what they say is Norwegians’ collective amnesia about racism. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qJdGiH

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix)