These are the world’s easiest places to do business | World Economic Forum

London — The UK has retained its place in the top ten countries worldwide for ease of doing business, despite Brexit uncertainty and warnings from British business leaders.

This year’s Ease of Doing Business report by the World Bank puts the UK above many of the world’s leading economies, including Germany and France, and the ease of starting a business has actually improved.

The ranking uses 11 indicators to measure aspects of business regulation across 190 countries worldwide. Of the top 20 economies in the list, 14 are high-income OECD economies.

Plimpton 322 Significance Revealed in New Mathematical Discovery

Plimpton 322 ancient Babylonia mathematics

The 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University in New York. (Photo: UNSW/Andrew Kelly)

The code has been cracked on a 3,700-year-old clay tablet dug up in southern Iraq almost a century ago. It was Edgar J. Banks, the inspiration behind Indiana Jones, who discovered the ancient Babylonian tablet later named Plimpton 322. He eventually sold it to publisher and collector George Plimpton for $10, and it was later bequeathed by Plimpton to Columbia University in the 1930s. It’s only now that its full meaning, and importance to mathematics, is coming to light.

Five things about Indigenous history you probably didn’t learn in school

It’s no secret that ongoing dispossession and racism contribute to huge gaps in the health, life expectancy and imprisonment rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

At a time when states and territories across Australia are locking up kids as young as 10, it’s more important than ever that our schools recognise the diversity, ingenuity and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Here we explore some of the interesting, humbling and downright inspiring facts whitewashed from our history lessons.

Three Pieces of Evidence That Prove Evolution is a Fact

For over 150 years—since the time of Charles Darwin—the Theory of Evolution has been through more scrutiny and rigorous investigation than just about any other scientific claim. And the theory has only been strengthened as more evidence has been accrued. While there are many that people who, for ideological reasons, want to make it seem like evolution is not widely accepted within the scientific community, this is not actually the case.