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Know Your Seeds: Small Things, Big Benefits

“Mom, I want to order some seeds”<p>“Seeds! <i>Ab kya ugana hai</i>?”<p>“<i>Ugana nahi mom, khana hai</i>. They are the next big thing! (Ironically!)”<p>Pumpkin, Chia, Flax, …

Nutrition

How Dubai became a model for free trade, openness and ambition - Do buy

Special report<p>Do buyHow Dubai became a model for free trade, openness and ambition<p>DUBAI HAS THE world’s tallest building, its busiest airport by …

Abu Dhabi

How to spot age-related macular degeneration

Fifteen years ago, Lorna Blakeney thought she had a lump of mucus in her eye. “I was sitting reading a book after lunch and suddenly realised there was something in my left eye. I tried to blink and rub it away. I thought a night’s sleep would help. But in the morning, it was still there. I didn’t …

macular

Apple announces clean energy fund in China

Apple has announced a new investment fund to foster clean energy usage in China. The company isn’t just trying to switch its own offices and facilities. Apple is also working with its suppliers to expand the use of clean energy across the board.<p>For this fund in particular, Apple and 10 suppliers …

Renewable Energy

Spinal stroke: Causes, treatment, and outcome

A spinal stroke occurs when the blood supply to the spinal cord is cut off. Without an adequate blood supply, the spinal cord will not receive the …

Medical Research

5 Weird Eye Issues You Should Never Ignore

👀<p>Tell the truth: How often do you <i>really</i> pay attention to your eye health?<p>Basically only when you realize you have to squint to see the TV—or your contacts start hurting like a mother-effer, right?<p>But—and bear with me while I sound like your mom for a sec—your eye health is something that you …

University of Michigan

Science Says Eating This One Food Every Day Will Keep Your Eyes Healthy & OMG YUM

It’s a pretty well-known fact that eating fruit is good for keeping you healthy. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” right? But do you know the</i> …

Holistic Medicine

Bulldozers In The West Bank: How Recent Israeli Settlement Expansion Jeopardizes The Peace Process

On July 4, bulldozers showed up to the small Bedouin town of alongside a central highway in the West Bank. Without building permits—which are extremely difficult to obtain for non-Israelis—the town had been condemned as illegal. Less than a mile away, however, permits were granted to Israeli …

Israel

Five astonishing Viking finds uncovered by Stockholm University

For more than a millennium, people around the world have been fascinated by the Vikings. The ancient Norse seafarers, with their insatiable appetite …

Archaeology

A Rare Cosmic Collision Might Let Scientists Calculate the Precise Age of the Universe

A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding.<p>Right now, physicists …

Black Holes

How to get started composting

Composting is a way to reduce your food waste while creating rich fertilizer for your garden. What was once a fringe practice is now mainstream, with many trash collection facilities across the US and in the UK now composting food scraps.<p>No matter if you live in a city or far out in the country, …

Gardening

Think your surfing is secret in private browsing mode? Think again

Private browsing windows aren’t as private as people think. When asked simple questions about what private browsing actually means, many people get …

Employment

Five symptoms that could mean you’re suffering from coeliac disease

Head over to Instagram and there are almost 21million #glutenfree posts (and counting). But just how common is coeliac disease, where the only treatment and cure is a gluten-free diet for life?<p>“Coeliac disease – pronounced ‘see-liac’ – is a serious autoimmune illness where the body’s immune system …

Gluten-Free

Ireland Draws Israel's Ire With Legislation To Ban Imports From West Bank Settlements

The Israeli government has condemned a move by Irish parliamentarians to ban trade between Ireland and Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which are deemed illegal under international law by most countries.<p>The Seanad, the upper house of the Irish parliament, voted on July 11 by 25 votes to 20 to …

Israel

30 Breathtaking North American Natural Wonders You Have to See Before You Die

When it comes to traveling, Americans often feel like they haven't seen enough, despite the number of foreign countries they may be lucky enough to have already visited. You might be determined to visit the famed Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually dozens and dozens of …

National Parks

Watch: Trump's UK comments "totally unprecedented"

After a turbulent week of high profile cabinet resignations, having the US president wading into the row about Brexit was possibly the last thing Theresa May needed.<p>Trump began on Monday, telling reporters that he thought the UK was in turmoil regarding Brexit. And now in an explosive interview …

Great Britain

Turkey's Gulen movement on the rise in Germany

After Turkey's foiled coup attempt in 2016, many supporters of exiled Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen were driven out of the country. But in Germany, …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

CAIRO — An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes.<p>Amnesty International’s call comes months …

Middle East

Bulgaria, an emerging tourist destination

Old streets, young spirit<p>Plovdiv, in Bulgaria, is one of the two European Capitals of Culture for 2019. (Matera, Italy, is the second).<p>How did Plovdiv win this distinction? Simply put, it is because Bulgaria is one of the fastest- rising tourist destinations in Europe.<p>It is Bulgaria's …

europeantravel

Apple Leak Suggests Huge New iPad and Mac Mini Updates Could Be Coming

It's raining hardware.<p>While Apple aficionados may be most fixated on the trio of iPhones that are expected to hit shelves this fall, a new research …

MacBook Air

Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro laptops with new processors, keyboards and display technology, and hands-free Siri.<p>The update is slightly more than an expected specifications improvement for Apple’s popular “Pro” laptops. Both the 13-inch and 15in MacBook Pros with Touch Bar will now come …

MacBook Pro

15 Best Weekend Getaways in Europe

Deciding where to spend a weekend on a continent as vast and varied as Europe can be a difficult task. Are you interested in strolling around …

European Travel

Are The Wheels Coming Off Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Reform Program?

The evidence is mounting that the ambitious reform drive launched by Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) in April 2016 – known as Vision 2030 – may be running into trouble.<p>Among the warning signs are a sharp fall in international investment over the past year, rising …

Saudi Arabia

12 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Portugal Before You Die

There is something unique and fascinating for everyone to discover throughout Portugal. Featuring idyllic beaches, wild terrain and hidden ancient …

European Travel

Israel gives Jordan an IDF Merkava tank, for a museum

The tank, one of Israel’s most sophisticated military platforms manufactured domestically, crossed the border between Israel and Jordan in recent …

Israel

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen — No Chemicals Required

When it comes to pests and critters, the last thing any of us wants is to find unwanted guests taking up residence in the kitchen. While there are certainly more harmful pests, there's something particularly icky about ants — especially when they're in close proximity to where you store, prepare, …

Cleaning

The Wonders of Petra Are Still Untouched by the War Next Door

Far too many travelers have crossed Jordan and its most famous sight off their list thanks to regional conflict. As a result, now may be the best …

Archaeology

The Siege of Antioch, 1097-98 CE

The siege of Antioch in 1097-1098 CE occurred during the First Crusade (1095-1102 CE) when the western Crusader knights were on their way to retake …

World History

Here’s What Happens When You Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day, Every Day

I heard drinking water would help me have more energy, stay focused and more. It's worth a shot!<p>I’m a professional chef, which means I’m on my feet …

Mayo Clinic

Ancient Giant Buried With His Belongings Unearthed In Iran

Archaeologists excavating in the region of western Iran have discovered a skeleton of an ancient giant fenced in precious relics.<p>There are many …

Archaeology