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Pollution cuts solar energy production by up to 35%

We may be sabotaging our efforts to generate clean energy. New research from a team led by Duke University found polluted air can reduce solar energy …

How ISIS Came to Be: Four Docs to Watch

After more than three years of fighting, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of major military operations against ISIS. In a …

Al-Qaeda

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Israel’s victory in Six-Day War astonished the world

What if Israel had lost the Six-Day War?<p>What if the conflict that erupted 50 years ago this week between Israel and its largest Arab neighbors — …

How the Six-Day War Changed Israel’s Mind

Fifty years ago today, on June 5, 1967, we awoke to the news that the war we had dreaded was begun—and decided. I was eighteen, had just finished my freshman year at McGill, and was living with my father, who had been a Zionist leader in Montreal during the nineteen-fifties and had recently married …

The 1967 Six-Day War and its difficult legacy

The Six-Day War began 50 years ago: Israel attacked three of its Arab neighbors, who had threatened to annihilate the Jewish state. Effects of …

What's hidden behind the walls of America's prisons

Few Americans fully appreciate just how many of their fellow citizens are ensnared in the criminal justice system.<p>Some may have heard that there are …

1967 war: Six days that changed the Middle East

<b>Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day.</b><p>At the end of 1948, Israel's Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy the new state, and failed. The Egyptian army had been beaten, but a force …

Israel

What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

Tensions between Sunnis and Shias have been flaring up, with several incidents of violence reported in recent months: Most recently a suicide bomber …

Google's CEO Doesn't Use Bullet Points and Neither Should You | Inc.com

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently announced at the company's 2017 developers conference thatGoogle is "rethinking all our products" as it moves from a mobile-first world to an "A.I.-first" one. His presentation also reflected a rethinking of traditional presentation style.<p>Senior managers and …

Sundar Pichai

Hot apartments: 'If we need air conditioning, we've designed it wrong'

Heatwaves could be deadly for many Australian apartment dwellers if the grid fails, so architects are coming up with ways to manage temperatures passively<p>It was one of the most extreme heatwaves in south-eastern Australian history. During late January and early February 2009, temperature records …

Architecture

It's Official: This Exotic Island is the Best Destination of 2017

If you've ever seen <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> (and I mean, who hasn't) then you're already more than familiar with Bali. But what you probably didn't realize is …

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Make Money While You Sleep with a 'Muse' Business

Make Money While You Sleep with a 'Muse' Business<p>What is a muse business idea? Advice from an entrepreneur.<p>Updated April 30, 2017<p>With the …

Secret Venice: The best things to see and do beyond St Mark's

Say that you are looking for “Secret Venice”, and a local will scoff and tell you there’s no such place. But the curious visitor, already acquainted with the most obvious monuments and museums, who has wearied of the selfie-stick crowds around St Mark’s Square, can nonetheless find quieter corners …

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel rooms in Dubai can be just as luxurious and beautiful as a traditional hotel. When you want an experience beyond cable TV and a warm shower, head to one …

Mexico City

Unmasking Alzheimer's risk in young adults

<b>(CNN) —</b> The risk for developing devastating Alzheimer's disease may be detectable in healthy adults younger than expected, and new studies reveal how.<p>Tests already exist to determine a genetic risk for familial Alzheimer's disease, which is typically early-onset and less common than sporadic …

Dementia

29 reasons why you should visit Iceland this spring

Iceland is most often seen as a winter (think Northern Lights and blankets of white) destination or summer (endless days and al fresco dining) adventure, but there's a lot to be said for visiting now, just as spring has sprung. It's only a three hour flight from London - here are 29 of the many …

Napa on where and how to taste

Wine tasting - photo courtesy of Napa Valley Vintners<p>Photo courtesy of Napa Valley Vintners<p>Vintage tasting - photo courtesy of Napa Valley</b> …

Napa Valley

The world's best amusement parks 2016, according to TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has just announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice awards for the world's best amusement parks and water parks.<p>For the second year in a row, Universal’s Island of the Adventure in Orlando nabbed the top spot as reviewers' favorite theme park. The Florida hotspot received top …

9 incredible beaches to visit in your lifetime

From secluded beaches in Europe to breathtaking stretches of sand in Asia, the world is covered with spectacular shorelines to explore.<p>We've scoured …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

It's only an application though, and for tech that doesn't yet exist<p>Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company …

How To Spend A Week In New York City

25 Photos of Puerto Rico That Will Have You Planning Your Next Vacation

If you didn't already want to visit Puerto Rico, you will now.<p>Puerto Rico is much more than sparkling beaches around every turn. There's really …

Puerto Rico

Now you can impress your friends with bold, italics and strikethrough in WhatsApp

If you’re a WhatsApp user — and the chances are high since more than one billion people open the app each month — you might be interested to know that the chat app just added some neat new formatting options. Now you can use <b>bold</b>, <i>italics</i> and<p>strikethroughin your messages with friends and family.<p>These …

Apps

What to Do If You're Abroad During an Attack

Steps to take for safety and security following a crisis while traveling.<p>In the unlikely event that your travels are interrupted by an attack, you may have to act and move quickly in a city where you’re a tourist and unfamiliar with the language and layout. Take a page from airplane pilots when …

Social Media

Supreme Court Gives Boost to Stun Gun Owners

The U.S Supreme Court Monday wiped out a Massachusetts court ruling that had upheld the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who carried a stun gun for protection from an abusive former boyfriend.<p>The ruling cast doubt over a handful of state bans on possessing Tasers and other kinds of stun …

Guns

Infographic: The ultimate English grammar cheat sheet

Whether you’re learning English as a second language or even it is your native tongue, English grammar can be seriously confusing. Come on, at least …

Language