May 20, 2016: Olympic's Zika Hurdle, Deutsche May Be Front Running Insurers and Models in Love

Risk Science: What You Need to Read Today

How Earthquakes Have Changed History

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Recently, scientists raised the chances for a devastating California earthquake. How doquakes topple rulers, styles of building and ways of thinking

In Brazil, a Plague of Rats Signals What May Come in a More Urban World


As the world’s urban population surges and more people crowd into rat-plagued neighborhoods, the rodents are getting renewed attention from researchers and public health experts.

Sri Lanka Confirms 132 Missing in Worst Disaster Since Tsunami


Rescuers confirmed that 132 villagers are feared buried by landslides this week in central Sri Lanka

The Equations of Love


“Modeling Love Dynamics” playfully, but convincingly, makes the point that even amorous relationships cannot escape the fundamental laws of dynamical systems.

Risk Business: What You Need to Read Today

Deutsche Bank Investigates Deal That May Have Profited Staff


Six current and former employees made about $37 million by chipping in their own money to trades between Deutsche Bank and a hedge fund in 2009 that were meant to remove some of the risk the bank had taken on from an insurance client.

Zika Can’t Stop the Rio Olympics


Many health experts say the games should go forward—and insurance probably wouldn’t cover postponement.

Business of Disaster


When disaster strikes, who profits? FRONTLINE and NPR investigate. Watch Tuesday, May 24 at 10 p.m. EST on PBS.

Responding to Pandemics: New Ways of Raising Finance, and Fast

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The need for improved methods of health financing for pandemics has led to the creation of new facilities.

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