Archive for June, 2014

Are female hurricanes really more deadly than male hurricanes?

A recent study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at hurricanes in America between 1950 and 2012 and found that hurricanes with female names kill more people than hurricanes with male names, an average of 45 to 23. If I have taught you anything on Rational Reactor, it is that things […]

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Negative Interest Rates

The European Central Bank announced this morning that they will cut their deposit rate from zero to -0.10%, making it the first major central bank to institute a negative rate. (For individuals saving money, the benchmark interest rate has also been lowered from 0.25% to 0.15%.) This sounds crazy, right? But the eurozone is looking […]

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