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Kosovo opposition releases tear gas in parliament

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Opposition lawmakers released tear gas Monday in Kosovo's parliament as they once again tried to pressure the government into …

North Africa

Russian and US forces exchange military information over airstrikes against Isis

Russian and US forces have for the first time exchanged military information during airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria amid early signs of thawing relations between the two countries following the Paris terror attacks and the downing of a Russian airliner.<p>The contacts came after …

Middle East

Boko Haram overtakes ISIS as world's deadliest terror group, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> With its reign of terror in the Middle East, its claim to have brought down a Russian passenger jet and now, the atrocities in Paris, ISIS has commanded global headlines as the world's most dangerous terror group.<p>But another militant Islamist organization overtook ISIS to become the world's …

Peshmerga

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress

Now it's up to President Obama to decide whether Earth businesses can own pieces of asteroids<p>According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?<p>A new bill would allow space mining companies to own pieces of space. Although they …

Space Exploration

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece Dr Strangelove in which Jack D Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview – and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Science

The 25 Best Companies For Interns

Why Facebook holds the first-place title for the second year and what the rest of the best companies offer well beyond making copies.<p>You won’t see interns at any of these 25 companies fetching coffee, doing data entry, or providing mind-numbing support work. The top internship programs in America …

Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists

Deep in the universe's past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years old -- and way bigger than it should be for an …

Black Holes

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Across the Country

Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always …

Travel

Artist Partners with 60,000 Bees to Form Splendid Teapot Sculpture

Experimental artist Tomas Libertiny joined forces with 60,000 bees to create this splendid wax-and-metal teapot sculpture. With sunlight filtering through the cheerful yellow wax, the sculpture looks like an invitation to enjoy nature's bounty.<p>As creative director of the process, the …

Art

Locked Up for Being Poor

How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty<p>19-year-old Kevin Thompson didn’t think that he was going to jail the day he pulled his car out of the garage to go to his job in an auto-repair shop. He was pulled over for a speeding ticket and found out that he …

Demand for Apple Watch could use up third of world’s gold

We’re still waiting for the final pricing details on the Apple Watch, but if recent reports that Apple plans to sell one million gold Edition units a month are true, Apple Watch could wreak havoc on gold prices and do who knows what to the global economy.<p>Josh Center at TidBits has done some math on …

Smartwatches

World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House

This amazing prototype, rolled out by green architectural and manufacturing firm ArchiBlox, is billed as the first pre-fabricated, carbon-positive house. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit ingeniously generates more energy than it uses. The first model was recently installed as an exhibition in a …

Solar Panels

Rahm Emanuel’s “huge embarrassment”: What it means for liberals — and America

The mayor of Chicago is finding out the hard way that the Democratic base is fed up with neoliberalism<p>The liberal wing of the Democratic Party can be susceptible to the “moral victory” fallacy, which in its most degraded form considers a righteous loser preferable to a compromised winner. All the …

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Men's Fashion