from Reuters FYI:

Hey, who you calling extinct?

November 28, 2014

Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Video: A dino debut

Fossils belonging to a previously unclassified type of dinosaur are uncovered in a Canadian museum.

from Data Dive:

A water sommelier and turkeys the size of humans

November 28, 2014

It was a late Thanksgiving again this year, which means we're already in the thick of the holiday season. This weekend's Data Dive features a convivial theme, with reasons to be thankful as well as food facts and fictions.

from Data Dive:

‘Tis the season to caffeinate

November 28, 2014

It almost seems like adding insult to injury.

The official start of winter is still more than three weeks away, but for many the true misery of the season began on Nov. 2, with the end of Daylight Savings Time. "Daylight Saving Time is the greatest continuing fraud ever perpetuated on American people," the Atlantic announced in an article condemning the end of last year's time change, and they aren't alone in that sentiment: a Google search returns 298,000 results for "daylight savings scam."

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

OPEC’s edginess pushes U.S. shale revolution ahead of U.S. shopping holiday

November 28, 2014

The shale oil boom in the U.S. may top media headlines over the holiday shopping blitz this day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

from Breakingviews:

Review: The shirk ethic – a user’s guide

November 28, 2014

By Martin Langfield

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis slams all forms of fundamentalism and Syria, Iraq persecution

November 28, 2014

(Pope Francis prepares to shake hands with Mehmet Gormez, head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, in Ankara November 28, 2014. Pope Francis begins a visit to Turkey with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders while condemning violence against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

(Pope Francis prepares to shake hands with Mehmet Gormez, head of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, in Ankara November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

from FaithWorld:

Nepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual

November 28, 2014

(Sacrificed buffalos lie on the ground of an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's largest such exercise. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

(Sacrificed buffalos lie on the ground of an enclosed compound during the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held in Bariyapur November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Ungli

November 28, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

 Rensil D’Silva’s “Ungli”, about a gang of vigilantes who set out to right the wrongs in a rotting system, seems to take off from where “Rang De Basanti” (a film he co-wrote) ended. Young, angry and frustrated, four friends form a secret organisation that aims to get rid of every single pet peeve that the Indian urban middle class has - from corrupt government officials to errant rickshaw drivers and bribe-seeking traffic policemen.

from India Insight:

Movie Review: Zed Plus

November 28, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

One of the reasons whyA photo taken from the official Facebook page of "Zed Plus" Adil Hussain took the lead role in Director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi's "Zed Plus" (a play on ‘Z-plus security’, the highest level of security provided by the government to VIPs barring the prime minister) was that he felt it was a rare and sensible Bollywood script.

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Stock markets set to take off as Europe, Asia abandon austerity

By Anatole Kaletsky
November 28, 2014

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo

The Great Divergence is a term coined by economic historians to explain the sudden acceleration of growth and technology in Europe from the 16th century onward, while other civilizations such as China, India, Japan and Persia remained in their pre-modern state. This phrase has recently acquired a very different meaning, however,  more relevant to global economic and financial conditions today.