Wednesday, 30 October 2013

News from Around the World (30/10)

10 Facts About The Transforming Global Religious Landscape - Here are ten things that you should know about the current state of religion in today's world.

Mathematical 'crystal ball' that may predict calamities - Lead researcher Dr Lionel Barnett says: "The key insight in the paper is that the dynamics of complex systems – like the brain and the economy – depend on how their elements causally influence each other; in other words, how information flows between them. And that this information flow needs to be measured for the system as a whole, and not just locally between its various parts."

Secret Life of the Ghost Hunter - On a recent investigation, his work bag contained a slightly smaller inventory: a laptop, some EMF meters (“To pick up changes in the electromagnetic fields,” he explains), small speakers, a few voice recorders, two flip video cameras and some dirty gym clothes.

Adorable Animals That are Jerks - Without a doubt, dolphins are jerks. Male bottlenose dolphins will sometimes team up to target a single female and harass her persistently, forcing her to mate with them despite her attempts to escape.

The Church’s Spiritual Message in Prince George’s Baptism