Alex Barrera

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Fury as Turkish PM's Aide Kicks Soma Mine Protester

New pictures emerged Thursday of a senior Turkish government aide apparently kicking a grieving protester, adding to anger at prime minister Tayyip Erdogan’s handling of the Soma coal mine disaster.<p>Erdogan’s adviser, Yusuf Yerkel, clashed with the unidentified man during protests when the leader …

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity

The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist today.<p>Ideology is as much about understanding the past as shaping the future. And conservatives tell themselves a story, a fairy tale really, about the past, …

Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

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Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

More Than 500 Indian Workers Have Died in Qatar Since 2012

Since the beginning of 2012, 502 Indian workers living in Qatar have lost their lives, official figures confirmed by the Indian embassy in Doha shows.<p>…

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

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Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Birth of black hole witnessed, marking watershed moment for astronomy - ExtremeTech

By on November 26, 2013 at 9:19 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The virtual impossibility of …

Thanksgiving Eve nor’easter now looks certain to make holiday travel a nightmare

Q&A with meteorologist Eric Holthaus<p>Quartz meteorologist Eric Holthaus answered your questions about the Thanksgiving Eve storm, how it will affect holiday travel, and more. The video above is an archive of the chat. His original piece is below.<p>* * *<p>It looks increasingly certain that a major storm …

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Is the Iran Deal Obama's Nixon-in-China Moment?

The president's negotiation could remake global politics—but he faces recriminations from domestic opponents and foreign allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia.<p>What's the best evidence that things are really changing in the Mideast? It is the spectacle of Israel and Saudi Arabia, hitherto America's …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …