Aaron Michael Drews

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Watch the World's Temperatures Spiral Out of Control

“Temperature Anomalies” is a data visualization of the past century’s changing climate that effectively captures how screwed we are.<p>Noticing how the climate is shifting is difficult on a day-to-day basis. But squeeze more than a century of world-temperature data into a half-minute, and the signal …

3 maps that explain North Korea's strategy

Korea is a peninsula jutting southward from Manchuria surrounded by the Yellow and Japan seas. It shares an 880-mile border with China and has a 30-mile frontier with Russia.<p>Korea's northeastern border is about 70 miles from Vladivostok, Russia's major eastern port. The southeast corner juts to …

10 Indispensable Books on the Middle East

While the subject of the Middle East is too complex, too fascinating and surprising to be reduced to one volume, however fat and brilliant, if you're …

Qatar: Is Trump striking the match for a little war?

America’s much-vaunted checks and balances do not really apply to U.S. foreign policy. That is a big problem<p>For months now, advocates of the United States have been claiming that there isn’t much reason to worry about Donald Trump being in the Oval Office. America’s much-vaunted checks and …

America's broken healthcare system – in one simple chart

Healthcare in America is more expensive than in any other rich country. In 2016, the average American spent $4,571 on their health – a figure five times higher than the average out-of-pocket spending of other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).<p>That fact …

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Why aren't millennials leading an anti-Trump anti-war movement?

Since President Donald Trump's election, a sudden eruption of protests have risen to meet each of his measures, whether that's pushing the courts to …

The appellate court asked four simple questions to reach its ruling on the Trump travel ban

Donald Trump just got a very important lesson for an American president. He may be the center of international attention, and feel like king. But no one’s got total power in the US, and that’s by design, as federal judges reminded the world last night.<p>In their Feb. 9 decision on <i>State of Washington</i> …

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Procrastinating? Chrome extension replaces online ads with study notes

You're meant to be studying aren't you? Never fear though, this could be a solution.<p>A Chrome extension called V Energy Adnotes wants to replace …

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Nasa to make all its research available free on the Internet

The American space agency, Nasa, is to make all its research available free of charge.<p>It is a move which will delight science enthusiasts and aspiring astronauts.<p>Normally such material is hidden behind a paywall, meaning that it is often out of reach for the lay enthusiast. The EU has also said it …

The fight over a shrine for a tyrannical Afghan king

KABUL — In the prevailing view of Afghan history, King Habibullah Kalakani was an illiterate highway robber who toppled a reformist monarch in 1929 and spent nine despotic months on the throne, brutally uprooting all traces of modernization, before he was captured by the royal army and hanged in …

Blacks Are Most Likely To Be Arrested By Police—But Not Killed

A new look at data on violent police encounters reveals that the chances of getting killed or injured during a police encounter are mostly the same …

Scientists find new antibiotic in the human nose

Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly skin and wound infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.<p>German researchers found that this …

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China's Shellacking: The Rule Of Law Collides With Strategic Imperative In The South China Sea

This past Tuesday the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague announced the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal on the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between the Philippines, which brought the suit under the terms of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS), and …

Iraq's minorities may be on the 'verge of disappearance'

"The impact on minorities has been catastrophic. Saddam was terrible; the situation since is worse. Tens of thousands of minorities have been killed and millions have fled for their lives," said Mark Lattimer, head of Minority Rights Group (MRG).<p>Iraq's Christian population, which before 2003 …

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump

Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach.<p>The intruders …

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Can 'super coral' save the Great Barrier Reef?

<b>As fears mount over the Great Barrier Reef's worst coral bleaching event in recorded history, biotechnologists in Australia are looking at ways to grow "super coral" that is more tolerant of global warming, writes Ian Lloyd Neubauer.</b><p>Heat-resistant coral is not an artificial construct. The mutation …

Droneports: Building the world's smallest airport

Leading architects from across the globe are showcasing their ideas in Venice this week.<p>Among them is Lord Foster who has taken up the challenge of building the world's smallest airport, in Rwanda.<p>The aim is to create a network of droneports to deliver medical supplies to some of Africa's most …

NATO, Russia and the lost art of diplomacy

A former NATO leader says there is a real risk of war with Russia as early as 2017. Arm up or face the consequences is the advice. Whatever happened …

Somaliland: Making a success of 'independence'

<b>Exactly 25 years ago, after a ferocious civil war, north-west Somalia broke away from the rest of the country and declared itself independent.</b><p>A quarter of a century later, not a single country recognises Somaliland, but this territory of about 3.5 million people is arguably one of the more stable, …

Kenya's $13 billion railway project is taking shape

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been billed as the most ambitious project in Kenya since it gained independence in 1963.<p>Now, the first section of the east African nation's $13.8 billion railway is nearly finished.<p>Originally planned to link Mombasa and Nairobi, the decision was made to extend the line to the market …

Seven Off the Beaten Path Chicago Museums

Chicago has some massively impressive museums. TripAdvisor named the Art Institute of Chicago the world’s top museum. The world-renowned trifecta …

Siri’s sequel beats the heck out of Apple’s AI assistant

Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, creators of the artificial intelligence technology that brought Siri to the iPhone, today showcased a new virtual assistant that’s even more amazing.<p>Viv, which has been secretly in development for the past four years, is a much more open platform that works closely …

It’s official: Japan’s population is dramatically shrinking

It's finally happened. After years, if not decades, of warnings about Japan's aging population and its low birth rate, the day is here. Japan's official census shows that the country's population has shrunk.<p>And not by an inconsiderable amount either: The 2010 census showed a population of …

Lack of Russia experts has some in U.S. worried

While the international war against the Islamic State and a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran underscore Russia’s growing influence in major foreign policy challenges around the world, there are growing concerns that Washington’s lack of understanding of its one-time chief adversary is proving to …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 29 June

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing. Today, how IBM's Watson is tackling cancer, William Hill's new London accelerator, Apple's problem with gaming and …

One of the Best, Cheapest Phones Is Now Available to Everyone

OnePlus, a Shenzhen-based smartphone maker, has released its “flagship-killer” smartphone to the general public at a lethally competitive price of …

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.