Kelvin Magee

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Here's what the next big Middle Eastern crisis could look like

One of the region's most dangerous frontlines has remained quiet through it all.<p>Even with repeated Israeli strikes on their weapons supply routes and stockpiles inside of Syria, open warfare hasn't broken out between the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah and Israel.<p>Even amid a regional meltdown, …

Great leaders share this little-known quality

But what does "better" mean? Several of today's leaders are visionary; many possess noble values and the ability to manage severe disruption.<p>But there is one key quality that I would argue is too important to disregard, and missing in many of today's most powerful people: meaningfulness.<p>While …

Strange Talk - Painted In Gold (Robotaki Remix)

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Billions of dollars in the music industry are hinging on this single, microscopic change

A critical announcement is expected in the next few days—and could come as soon as today (Friday)—that will completely alter the way massive piles of money change hands in the music business.<p>For background: In the US, most AM/FM radio stations get to broadcast music nearly for free, but online and …

Streaming

The Obamacare Paradox: The Real Reason Health Insurance Companies Don't Like the ACA

Health insurance can be confusing. Take the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"). Health insurance companies spent a lot of money lobbying to make sure they'd profit from the eventual system. They were so successful, in fact, that a frequent criticism of Obamacare is that it's just a "giveaway to …

Hyped Up: Startups Race To Bring The Hyperloop To Life

The audacious plan to build a train that travels 760 mph<p>Maybe it was the Guns N’ Roses pumping from the speakers. Or maybe it was the spell of Dubai itself, a newly minted megalopolis whose explosion from the Arabian sands screamed that the past was dead and the future had arrived. Whatever it was, …

Finland plans to pay everyone in the country $876 a month

Imagine this: as you're worried about how to pay bills and make your rent, you get a check from the government for $876. Every month.<p>That's what …

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Harper should listen to Canada’s police chiefs on tickets for pot smoking

The call by Canada's police chiefs to allow officers to ticket people found in possession of small amounts of marijuana is both welcome and innovative. It may be a matter of semantics, but the recommendation from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police could be a way of finding a workable …

World's Priciest Steak Costs More Than Your Mortgage

Here's something for red meat-loving one-percenters to ask Santa for this year: the world's most expensive steak, brought to you by a hoity-toity French butcher.<p>A 2000 vintage usually refers to a pricey bottle of wine, but in this case, it's a slab o' beef: Meat specialist Alexandre Polmard hawks …

It's A 'Direct' Flight... No, It's A 'Connecting' Flight... No, It's A 'Change Of Gauge'

You booked a flight to London from your local airport with a stop at New York-JFK along the way. Both hops have the same flight number, so it must be a "direct" flight - meaning it's the same plane all the way, even though it stops once. Right? Not necessarily. Read the small print. It could be …

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but …

E.coli

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Let's Talk About Anonymous Versus ISIS

Let’s talk about Anonymous versus the self-identified Islamic State.<p>Last week the former—a dispersed and mercurial hacker outfit—declared “cyberwar” …

GM, U.S. Army Build Chevrolet Colorado Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Midsize pickup to endure a year of extreme testing.<p>While a new 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel I-4 has been added to the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups in their sophomore year, GM is now working with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) to …

Energy

'Power Over Wi-Fi' named one of the year's game-changing technologies

University of Washington engineers have developed a novel technology that uses a Wi-Fi router—a source of ubiquitous but untapped energy in indoor …

Wi-Fi

What Foreigners Believe Is Wrong About America

<b>The echo from most parts of the world is that "America is a country with the very best and the very worst." This article is about the very worst.</b><p><b>Egos.</b> Nobody can't understand the selfish philosophy in America, why a young person or for example an unfortunate lady with a bad start in life is less …

Why France has become a prime target for terrorists

John Schindler, the national-security columnist for the New York Observer, tweeted on Saturday: "Jihadists with Balkan small arms were shooting up France in 1995 ... got no idea why anybody is surprised by last night's horror."<p>Attackers used guns and bombs at several sites across Paris on Friday, …

France-Total War?

The day after Kurdish forces with U.S. support expelled the Islamic State from the town of Sinjar in Northern Iraq; the day after the U.S. triumphantly announced that ISIS executioner "Jihadi" John had been "evaporated" by a missile fired from a U.S. drone--yesterday, on February 13th, ISIS boasted …

9 charts that show a big global slowdown is on its way

Angel Gurria, the OECD's secretary general spoke in Paris on Monday morning, and he reflected the OECD's generally pessimistic tone.<p>"The slowdown in global trade and the continuing weakness in investment are deeply concerning. Robust trade and investment and stronger global growth should go hand in …

15 reasons you should never travel to Washington state

1. Sunsets over the San Juan Islands just aren’t that pretty.<p>2. You think skiing and the scenery it entails sucks.<p>3. Going to a Bavarian village in …

Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the Valkyrie …

Aviation

Former Corinthian students seek billions in federal debt relief

Closed by regulators for deceptive practices and dissolved through bankruptcy, for-profit Corinthian Colleges left tens of thousands of former students with dubious degrees and billions of dollars in debt.<p>A national movement to provide those students with debt relief is underway, and the Thompson …

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn't …

The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows (Video)

It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your …

World’s top finance officials worry about global growth

LIMA, Peru — The world’s policy makers are searching for new engines of economic growth. They are finding few that aren’t sputtering.<p>At the …

Globalization

This American tourist’s 100 observations about England has gone totally viral

WHEN AMERICAN TOURIST Scott Waters decided to write some things he learned on a recent visit to small-town England, he probably wasn’t expecting his …

Watch This Gorgeous Timelapse Video And Fall in Love With Paris All Over Again

Watch this time-lapse journey through the whole of Paris, day and night, and relive the City of Light---including nearly every famous landmark---in one beautiful video.<p>Whether we've been just once or a thousand times, Paris holds a prime spot in our imaginations. Still, there's nothing like the …

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