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SHOPPING: Black Friday

Why do shoppers throw punches over bargains? A marketing expert explains the psychology Kampala, Uganda | COLLEEN P. KIRK | Black Friday, the most celebrated shopping day of the year, abounds with tales of fistfights over discounted televisions or even stampedes as consumers rush to get that low-priced sweater they saw …

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The weight is over!

One kilogram is being redefined – a physicist explains Kampala, Uganda | KEVIN PIMBBLET | How much is a kilogram? 1,000 grams.2.20462 pounds. Or 0.0685 slugs based on the old Imperial gravitational system. But where does this amount actually come from and how can everyone be sure they are using …

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In the #MeToo era, theologians publish ‘Women’s Bible’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”. As the #MeToo movement continues to expose sexual abuse across cultures and industries, some …

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