Annamaria Wakileh

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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

University of Alberta

What Questions About Benghazi Say About Today’s Political Climate

For polit­ic­al ana­lysts — or at least those who try to be in­de­pend­ent and non­par­tis­an — an oc­cu­pa­tion­al haz­ard is that at al­most any …

Special Forces

Democrats: Benghazi Investigation Is Just A 'Political Stunt'

"The House Republicans voted last night on a new political stunt to feed the GOP's base and bolster their campaign coffers, forming a new select committee to investigate Benghazi . . . again," the DNC statement said.<p>The DNC also included quotes from editorials criticizing the investigation and …

Why The Benghazi Committee Is A Rare Win-Win-Win For Congress

As hopeful Republicans anticipate how their new select committee will get the Benghazi issue a full airing, and as Democrats gnash their teeth at what they're calling a political stunt, here's another possible scenario: It won't make much difference either way.<p>The new committee has subpoena power — …

Linguistic Imperialism: The World According To Putin

Click map for interactive versionvia The EconomistWhen Vladimir Putin justified his annexation of Crimea on the ground that he owed protection to Russian speakers everywhere, this newspaper took a dim view of his line of argument, pointing out that since linguistic borders do not match those of …

The Great #Benghazi Sales Job

The marketing of the #SelectCommittee, as only Republicans and Democrats can sell it.<p>The very serious #BENGHAZI investigation will not be forgotten …

Here Are the Republicans Serving on the Benghazi Select Committee

While House Demo­crats are still mulling over wheth­er or not to boy­cott the newly formed House se­lect com­mit­tee to in­vest­ig­ate the Benghazi …

Government

Fox News’ magic trick: How right-wing conspiracies became actual news

Network’s Benghazi craze is just the latest in a series of fever dreams dating back to the Clinton administration<p>The Benghazi blueprint matches up right down to the fact that there's no there there, in terms of a criminal White House cover up. It "doesn't add up to much of a scandal," wrote Michael …