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Six reasons to NOT clean up the garden this fall

Twenty-some years ago, fresh out of college with a horticulture degree in-hand, I started teaching adult education classes at a local botanic garden. …

Gardening

Electricity generated with water, salt and a 3-atoms-thick membrane

Proponents of clean energy will soon have a new source to add to their existing array of solar, wind, and hydropower: osmotic power. Or more …

Peculiar pattern found in ‘random’ prime numbers

Last digits of nearby primes have ‘anti-sameness’ bias.<p>Two mathematicians have found a strange pattern in prime numbers — showing that the numbers …

Here's What You Need To Know About 'GMO Mosquitos' And Zika Virus

They could save many lives.<p>Scientists think a type of genetically modified mosquito could help stop the march of Zika virus, a disease that's spreading in 37 countries and territories around the world.<p>The <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito is the primary vector for Zika virus, and making genetic tweaks to the …

Q&A discusses risks of artificial intelligence, making science a 'happier' place for women

Robots will not take over the world if we set the right ethical framework and women scientists would be happier if there was cultural change and a …

Artificial Intelligence

A number of things to know about Pi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Math enthusiasts know all about it, and the rest of the population is probably hoping for cherry pie.<p>But March 14 is Pi Day. While last year stretched the symbolic celebration out a little longer -- to 3.1415 -- each year presents ample opportunity for learning.<p>To 31 decimal places, the …

Mathematics

The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

Mathematics

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Flipboard and Facebook Messenger Look Better Together

Flipboard readers love sharing articles to Facebook Messenger. So we’ve made it easier to share stories from Flipboard to friends on Messenger and easier to have a conversation around those stories.<p>This most recent Flipboard update offers the first enhancements in the way the two apps work …

Memory Champion Demonstrates How to Easily Recall Large Amounts of Information Using Words

Former U.S.A. Memory Champion and author Joshua Foer offers up a tour of his memory palace along with a demonstration of the mnemonic technique for …

The Brain

Saudi Arabia's Murky Relationship With The West Explained By Scenes Of Reason

The controversial relationship between the West and Saudi Arabia has been under increased scrutiny in recent months, with many pointing the finger at …

Saudi Arabia

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

6. <b>Islam Demands Jihad –</b> Jihad is “the struggle”. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion from a literal reading of the Koran that Islam is about …

8 Garden Flowers That Chase Away Vegetable-Eating Bugs

Image source: athomefc.com<p>It’s no secret that I love to spend time planning, planting, tending to and harvesting from my vegetable garden. My …

Gardening

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

War

David Cameron vows to end antisemitic attacks in Jewish new year message

Prime minister marks Rosh Hashanah by saying Jewish communities will not be left to live in fear<p>David Cameron has vowed to stamp out antisemitic attacks, in a message to mark the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah.<p>“As Jewish communities unite in prayer across the world, thoughts will turn to the tragic …

What will Jeremy Corbyn's impact be on key issues the UK faces?

Jeremy Corbyn,Labour,Politics,UK news,Scotland,Scottish politics,Defence policy,Europe,EU referendum,World news,Foreign policy,European Union,Northern Ireland,Labour party leadership<p>Guardian writers assess likely Labour positions on main policy areas, including foreign affairs, defence and Scotland

Conservative attack on Jeremy Corbyn is deeply undemocratic | Letters

I am writing to register my deep dismay and outrage that the Conservative party’s official response to Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour party leadership election, as reflected in David Cameron’s tweet, is to state that Labour “is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and …

Opec has victory in its sights in oil price war with US shale

Oil producing cartel says there are signs that the US is losing the price war<p>The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has given the clearest signal yet that it believes it is winning its oil price war with the US shale industry.<p>The group of 12 mainly Middle Eastern producers has …

Saudi Arabia promises investigation after crane collapse kills 107 in Mecca's Grand Mosque

Incident comes as hundreds of thousands of Muslims begin to gather in Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage<p>Saudi Arabia promised an investigation on Saturday after at least 107 pilgrims were killed when a giant construction crane collapsed on the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.<p>The crane, one of 15 …

Archaeology | Ancient Buddhist scripture found near Beijing

Home > Archaeology<p>Ancient Buddhist scripture found near Beijing<p>CCTV.com, July 27, 2016<p><b>Dunhuang, China</b> -- A sacred Buddhist scripture was found in a …

Hinduism

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Are Limited Lifespans An Evolutionary Adaptation?

Since the time of Darwin, evolutionary biologists have wondered why the lifespans of different species vary so significantly. A new model now …

Biology

Why Three British Sisters Took Their Children to Join Jihadists in Syria

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Middle East

Why ISIS is here to stay

Coalition airstrikes would degrade the group's capabilities and eventually allow Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga — though discredited by their poor military showing in mid-2014 — to push back the extremists. And indeed, IS fighters were ejected from Tikrit in March 2015 by the Iraqi army and …

Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.<p>Deep beneath the Amazon rain forest lives a cave-climbing fish—and scientists have captured it on film for the first time.<p>A team exploring limestone caves near Tena, …

Pictures: "Walking" Fish a Model of Evolution in Action

The first close look at the Pacific leaping blenny may offer clues to how ancient fish first made the transition to land, a new study says.