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The Front Lines

On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.<p>Two months ago, Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish regional government, held a press conference on a hill overlooking Sinjar, a town in the northwestern corner of Iraq. The day before, following an intense …

Middle East

Changing the rules on immigration changes Canada’s narrative

<i>Ratna Omidvar is the executive director of the Global Diversity Exchange and adjunct professor at the Ted Rogers School of Business Management, Ryerson University</i><p>Consider the story of Sarmad Chowdhury, covered earlier this week in The Globe and Mail. A foreign student to Canada, he completed his …

Saudi Arabia trying to win UN Human Rights Council presidency

In a move that will definitely drill the "final nail in the coffin for credibility" for the United Nations' Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia is set …

Geraldo Rivera Delivers Tough Critique of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Geraldo Rivera appeared on “Hannity” on Thursday night, where he said that he believes the Baltimore police officers at the center of the Freddie Gray case have been “overcharged,” saying that it appears as though “black lives matter only when they’re killed by cops.”<p>“Earlier today, Baltimore …

Charles Krauthammer: President Obama only “pretending” to fight ISIS

“He is willfully and actively and knowingly not doing anything,” he told Megyn Kelly on Thursday<p>On "The Kelly File" last night, Weekly Standard editor and general conservative standard-bearer Charles Krauthammer accused President Barack Obama of merely "pretending" to be attempting to fight ISIS in …

The hard problem: Tom Stoppard on the limits of what science can explain

Can evolution explain acts of kindness, and morality? We arranged a debate between a sceptical Tom Stoppard and the evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson. Stuart Jeffries acted as referee<p>When Tom Stoppard was writing <i>T</i><i>he Hard Problem</i>, his play about the conundrum of human consciousness, one of …

NASA Discovers A Super-Distant Galaxy That's 300 Trillion Times Brighter Than The Sun

Talk about brilliant!<p>NASA says it has discovered the brightest galaxy ever seen--a super-distant collection of stars that shines with the intensity of more than 300 trillion suns.<p><i>This artist's concept depicts the new record holder for the most luminous galaxy in the universe. The light from the</i> …

Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.<p>A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "factory reset" -- at least on Android devices -- …

Android News

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden

The most blatant lie was that Pakistan’s two most senior military leaders – General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of the army staff, and General Ahmed …

Month in Space: See a Black Sun and a Rocket's Red Glare

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Space

Grapes from Pakistan

Grapes from Pakistan

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Pakistan

Islamic ring in Viking grave sheds new light on ancient ties

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient ring has shed new light on the ties between Vikings and the Islamic world, more than a century after its discovery.<p>The finger ring found in a 9th century Swedish grave is inscribed with Arabic Kufic writing. The letters appear to read "AL_LLH, researchers say, which they …

The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming an overwhelming one | Alan Rusbridger

Energy,Energy industry,Climate change,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Fossil fuel divestment,Fossil fuels,Coal,Gas,Oil,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Renewable energy<p>As progressive institutions, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust should commit to taking their money out of …

Body count from world's bloodiest wars spikes in 2014

The war in Ukraine and extremist violence contributed to a spike in the death toll from the world's most brutal conflicts last year, analysts say.<p>More than 163,000 people were killed in the 20 deadliest conflicts of 2014, a 28% increase over 2013, according to a study conducted by the Project for …

The Game of Thrones Iron Throne Makes a Grand Entrance in London

Now that’s a kingly entrance.<p>The Iron Throne was lowered via crane at the Tower of London for the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 5 premiere. The HBO series …

TV Series

Darwin’s “Strangest” Beast Finds Place on Tree

“<i>Toxodon</i> is perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered,” wrote Charles Darwin, a man who was no stranger to strangeness. He first encountered the creature in Uruguay on November 26th, 1834. “Having heard of some giant’s bones at a neighbouring farm-house…, I rode there accompanied by my …

Einstein on Why We Are Alive

Given my soft spot for big thinkers’ answers to young people’s questions about life, I was thrilled when reader Dave Anderson shared the story of his mother’s exchange with none other than Albert Einstein. When Marion Block Anderson, an altogether exceptional woman, was a freshman at Oberlin …

Space telescopes uncover supermassive black hole winds

Supermassive black holes are titanic oddities. Usually sited at the core of galaxies and various high-energy phenomena such as quasars, their mass …

Universe

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

“What did thousands of dead Americans get us?” Before granting war powers, let’s see where the last two got us

As we plan another war, it’s time to ask: Just what kind of real-world results has our war machine produced so far?<p>President Obama’s new National Security Strategy and his move to extend his war powers to fight ISIL reflect the challenge of keeping alive the image of the United States as a …