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A struggle with history

The history of the Palestinian revolution has long been overlooked, argues Karma Nabulsi, which is why she has gathered scholars together to design a new course<p>This is a year of fateful anniversaries for the Palestinian people: the centenary of the Balfour declaration, when imperial Britain …

The top 50 US corporations are stashing $1.4 trillion in offshore tax havens

It’s tax season in the US — and not just because Americans are scrambling to find their W2s and expense receipts before the IRS filing deadline on April 18.<p>Less than two weeks after the Panama Papers, a yearlong investigation by hundreds of news organizations around the world, cast a bright light …

Rust-Oleum NeverWet, Superhydrophobic Coating That Makes Everyday Materials Repel Liquid

Rust-Oleum NeverWet is a new superhydrophobic spray that makes everyday materials incredibly moisture- and stain-resistant. NeverWet contains …

Nanotech

A Filmmaker's Battle To Expose The Broken Promise Of Women's Rights In Afghanistan

"Maybe I should give you to an Afghan man to take your nose off," one lawmaker told the filmmaker.<p>After the U.S. military ousted the Taliban from power in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, American leaders vowed to prioritize the restoration of women's rights in the country.<p>"America's …

Easter Eggs Are Design Canvases for These Zoetrope Animations

Let’s focus on what Easter’s really about: eggs.<p>All holidays are increasingly disappointing as you get older, but few have as precipitous a fall-off in excitement as Easter. It goes from a festive day of games, chocolates, and bunnies, to a holiday about the zombie-ish resurrection of a murder …

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

France

How Are US Companies Avoiding Billions in Taxes?

China most obese, India has world's largest underweight population: Global survey - IBTimes India

World's obese population rose to 641 million in 2014, says the study published in Lancet.<p>China displaced the United States as the world's most obese …

Mars satellite hints at liquid water

Nasa scientists believe that dark stripes on Mars are caused by trickling water.<p>Data from one of the US space agency's satellites shows the features, which appear on slopes, to be associated with salt deposits.<p>Such salts could alter the freezing and vaporisation points of water, keeping it in a …

Half Of The Ocean's Population Disappeared In The Past 45 Years

Where have all the tuna gone, and where are all the cod?<p>Life isn't always better under the sea.<p>A combination of overfishing and environmental changes have cut the population of the worlds oceans nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.<p>The report, which looked at 1,234 …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Migrant crisis? No, Europe is facing a moral crisis

In a world filled with graphic horrors, the Western media have become increasingly squeamish about showing what war, famine or death actually look like. There is an understandable fear of upsetting the audience, and a well-founded reluctance to be seen making a market out of the suffering of …