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Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, …

Budget Deficit

Dutch Biker Gangs Vs. ISIS

Dutch and German motorcycle gangs got a lot of publicity saying they were fighting against the so-called Islamic State in Syria. But it seems nobody …

Hotel threatening $500 'bad review fee' trolled with spoof complaints

New York's Union Street Guest House said it would dock people's deposits if they criticised it. Now pranksters have posted a raft of joke reviews, sending its ratings plummeting<p>The Union Street Guest House has this week been labelled perhaps the meanest, mardiest, most criticism-resistant hotel in …

Mother of Advertisement

When I try to belong in America, I long for India — and vice versa

When I arrived in New Delhi this summer after flying for more than 15 hours from Chicago, one of the first things I did was fill a cup of water from the tap and gulp it down. And then it dawned on me: I drank unfiltered water — a good way to get sick in India.<p>I was too tired to think straight, but …

The Big Buzz in Space News Is Something Called “Inflation.” What Exactly Is It?

Everyone’s talking about “inflation” and “primordial waves,” but what’s the big deal?<p>Within the first tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, …

Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS

Thanks to something called “dark energy,” our Universe is expanding. We don’t understand much about it yet, but a project called BOSS is aiming to …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

After 50,000 years buried under the ocean floor, an ancient cypress forest may get a new kind of protection

For many years, Ben Raines was the environment reporter for the Alabama Press-Register. A buddy who owned a scuba diving shop used to taunt him with a tale of an underwater forest.<p>In 2012, his friend finally led Raines to the site, swearing him to secrecy. When Raines checked it out, he found a …

Say Hello to the 'Club Sandwich' Moon

A century ago, the search for life in the Solar System was concentrated almost entirely on Mars, a place with polar caps, weather of some sort and, …

A high-powered telescope peers into the dark heart of a black hole

There's a supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of every galaxy. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has one at its center called Sagittarius A. Now, a high-powered NASA telescope is helping scientists understand black holes like never before.<p>“Black holes aren't just a minor constituent of the …

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Astrophysics

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

<b>DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.</b><p>The genome sequence from a thigh bone found in Siberia shows the first episode of mixing occurred between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.<p>The male hunter is one of the earliest modern …

Anthropology

This White Wine and Mustard Gravy is Custom-Built for Your Smoked Turkey

I thought I had covered all my gravy bases with the five different variations I did last year. So when Kenji asked me to create another this year, I was left scratching my head, trying to awaken a brain that thought it was done thinking up new gravies. I inquired if he had anything in mind and got …

Origami Swallowtail Butterfly (first version)

What is Apple Pay and just how safe is it?

With the tech world abuzz over Apple's latest product releases, we look at the potential safety and security issues that come with Apple Pay, the …

A love letter to Russia's shuttered McDonald's restaurants

When the US chain opened its first store in Moscow in 1990, it was considered a ‘window to the world’. Now it has been closed along with 11 others amid tensions with the west. The Calvert Journal explains why it matters<p>In Russia, we don’t panic easily. We get used to change fairly quickly. On the …

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Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

Entrepreneurship

How to move a 30 million-pound, half-mile-long bridge

Here's a record-setting job that qualifies as a "heavy lift."<p>On Thursday, workers in Indiana and Kentucky finished sliding a new nearly half-mile-long, 30 million-pound bridge from one set of piers to another, making it the "longest bridge in North America -- and perhaps the world" -- to slide …

Hamid Karzai's tangled legacy: inept failure or anti-Taliban hero?

A look at the extraordinary career of the Afghan president, the leader first hailed by the west who is now widely attacked for his perceived weaknesses, as he prepares to give up power<p>Amid the dust and traffic of today's Kabul, three things remain almost as they were a decade or so ago. In winter, …

The Story Of Calif. Senator's Arrest Reads Like Pulp Fiction

It's a case that has stunned California's political community: A prominent Democratic lawmaker has been accused in a federal complaint of participating in an elaborate conspiracy involving guns, gangs, drugs and bribery.<p>State Sen. Leland Yee was known as a champion of open government and gun …

Strapless Panties, Miraculously Skimpier Than G-Strings, Hit Fashion Week

A designer eliminates the fashion faux pas of visible panty lines with these strapless underwear.<p>Committing the mortal sin of visible panty lines on the runway of New York Fashion Week could have dire consequences. But then, in the age of wardrobe malfunctions, it’s also scary to imagine what could …