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Anonymous goes after Gupta websites

Hacktivist group Anonymous Africa said it was attempting to down websites of Gupta-linked media outlets ANN7 and <i>The New Age</i> on Wednesday.<p>Earlier on …

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean …

Russia Jails Ukrainian National Hero Nadiya Savchenko for 22 Years

World<p>MOSCOW — A Ukrainian army officer was convicted of murdering civilians on Tuesday by a Russian court.<p>The court ruled 34-year-old gunship pilot Nadiya Savchenko coordinated artillery fire that killed two Russian journalists during the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014.<p>The Iraq war veteran — …

Russia

Brussels Attacks: What Happened, In Photos And Maps

"What we feared has happened," said Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister, following Tuesday's back-to-back attacks in Brussels, his country's capital. The Paris terrorist attacks of last November were rooted in this city. A manhunt for Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam had finally ended in his …

Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Mannequins of the Future Are Headless Robots

Shape-shifting dummies could change garment fitting in a big way

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "<i>Otzi</i>", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were …

North Korea's planned rocket launch angers US, South Korea and Japan

Japanese prime minister condemns ‘serious provocation’ and Washington demands tougher sanctions for defying UN resolutions<p>The United States, South Korea and Japan have condemned North Korean plans to launch a rocket carrying a satellite – a further major breach of UN resolutions following a nuclear …

What is Interaction Design: The Practical Framework

Interaction is what gives life to products.It captivates and surprises—and it promises us experiences uniquely responsive to our decisions and …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Germany plans tougher asylum rules for Algerians and Moroccans

German lawmakers are pushing for tougher rules for asylum seekers from Morocco and Algeria, with plans to set up one-stop reception and deportation centres from which they could be quickly expelled from the country.<p>Berlin now plans to add Algeria and Morocco to a list of so-called “safe countries” …

North Korea could deploy thermonuclear weapon seven times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb

The 100 kilotons device would fall short of the hydrogen bomb that Pyongyang claims it has "perfected"<p>North Korea could deploy a thermonuclear weapon with seven times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 within five years, in a significant leap from Pyongyang's present arsenal, …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

Diomedes Kastanis Contributor<p>Diomedes Kastanis is VP of the Chief Innovation Office at Ericsson, supporting advancement of the company’s technology vision and innovation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost<p>As a driver of technical innovation …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …

Three Simple Truths About Terror, Religion, and Islam

<b>One:</b> Terrorism is the illusion of power. It only becomes powerful when people fall for it. Picture a magician who performs a variation on the trick of sawing a person in half. The "victim" screams in agony as the saw appears to slice her in half. The magician then turns to the audience, raises his …

Political Islam

11 Tips for Simplifying Your Life and Finding Greater Happiness

You’re in control of your life. Nobody is going to live it for you. So, when life hits you hard with all its challenges, and pouring down the whole …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

Blockchain

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland

Embankment to be searched with thermal imaging cameras to verify existence of possible cargo of stolen gold and artworks<p>Engineers are set to start surveying a railway embankment in south-western Poland to establish how to dig out a “gold train” that is thought to have been buried there in the dying …

How Your Diet In Childhood Can Affect You for Life

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, most of us tend to pick up healthy eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already …

Archaeologists' weapon against ISIS: 5,000 cameras

Archaeologists and thousands of volunteers are in a race against time to digitally map some of the world's oldest and most important statues, temples, and cities before they can be destroyed by the Islamic State, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports.<p>If ISIS "is permitted to wipe the slate clean and rewrite …

Pentagon: China's man-made islands growing, now thousands of acres

China has built up and reclaimed even more land in the South China Sea than previously thought -- with an archipelago of man-made islands now spanning 2,900 acres, according to a new Pentagon report released Friday.<p>The size of China's artificial island territory in the disputed waters represents a …

Rival Koreas' high-level meeting adjourned after stretching late into the night

The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea were adjourned after stretching into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.<p>The delegates agreed to resume the …

Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke 'end of the world'

An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world.”<p>The 32-page …

Brookings Institution

Scotland Yard Accuses Russia of Using Nuclear Weapon in London

LONDON­ — Scotland Yard has formally accused Russia of carrying out a nuclear attack on the streets of London for the first time.<p>Years of painstaking …

Russia

Iraqi militias head to Anbar after fall of provincial capital to Isis

Iraqi defence ministry says reinforcements on the way after Islamic State claims full control over Ramadi<p>Iraqi militias have begun mobilising towards the predominantly Sunni Anbar province in a belated effort to push back against Islamic State, which seized the region’s capital city on Sunday.<p>“We …

Iranian navy fires warning shots at cargo ship in international waters in Gulf

Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fired warning shots at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf on Thursday, before vessels from the United Arab Emirates came to its aid, US officials said.<p>The Iranian patrol craft fired across the bow of the Alpine Eternity in international waters and the …

Are You A Freelancer? Confused About Hourly Rates? Use This Calculator

Figuring out your hourly rate as a designer can be a huge pain. Worrying whether you’re over- or undercharging is tedious, and then there’s the pressing issue of whether your rate will allow you to pay rent and eat. Website design management service BeeWits has created a quick and easy hourly rate …

Switzerland is 'world's happiest' country in new poll

<b>The land of clocks and chocolates is the world's happiest country, according to a new survey.</b><p>Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative under the United Nations.<p>It was closely followed by Iceland, …