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Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the U.S. for military protection and must “take its destiny into its own …

Geopolitics

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Leadership

Only a Country Like Canada Could Produce a Guy Like Jordan Peterson

TORONTO — There is a certain image that Canada projects to the world, one that is particularly compelling to Americans. It’s the image of Canada as a tolerant, progressive, kind and humanitarian nation, populated by mild-mannered and polite people. The idea of Canada the Good — a Scandinavian-style …

Canada

A video that explains the Heisenberg uncertainty principle

The more you know about a quantum particle's position, the less you know about its momentum, and vice versa. This is the Heisenberg uncertainty …

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life | Inc.com

As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world's top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university's culture still misguides them.<p>Our corporate worlds suffer the same problem as my student. The more elite the institution, the more I see it.<p>My student was …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History

Danny SjursenUntil we correct it, we can count on ceaseless, tragic war.The post Today’s Wars Are Based on a Fundamental Misunderstanding of History …

National Security

Announcing the Death of Classical Liberalism

Why Liberalism Failed,<i> Patrick Deneen, Yale University Press, 248 pages</i>Notre Dame professor Patrick Deneen has written a book vitally important for …

Computer Science

Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

Quantum Physics

Nude blogger claims she gets body-shamed for being too skinny

Body-shaming is making someone feel bad about their body, and it comes in a lot of different forms. Case-in-point, 28-year-old Jessa O'Brien's recent post on her popular blog, "The Nude Blogger," that's about the body-shaming she has endured as a thin person.<p>O'Brien's popular Instagram, which has …

Must-Reads of 2017: Escaping the Thucydides Trap

For 70 years Americans have kept at bay the forces that ripped Athens and Sparta apart. But can it avoid war with China?<p>From Ukraine to the South China Sea, the past several years have reminded us that international peace and stability are not givens. The great issues of war and peace, order and …

7 Essential Communication Techniques You Should Implement Right Now | Inc.com

I was recently out to lunch with Andrew, a new client in Manhattan who seemed to be overwhelmed with the incessant demands on his time. Despite the restaurant being somewhat noisy, I could hear his iPhone constantly buzzing in his pocket. While he continuously apologized, his stress level increased …

Employment

The physics behind why cats fit themselves in weird places

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this definition.<p>This somewhat paradoxical observation emerged on the web a few years ago and joined the long list of internet memes involving our feline friends. …

Physics

We have to rethink what “educated” means in a post-truth world

It used to be fairly easy to explain what it means to be educated. Education involves schooling, and as a general rule, the more schooling you have, the better educated you become. Unfortunately, as I will argue below, that answer may no longer be sufficient; there is evidence to suggest that the …

Has the Word 'Racist' Lost Its Power?

Opinion<p>Posted: Oct 24, 2017 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p><i>Warning:</i> …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Nobel Prize

7 Reasons It's Tough to Be a Mentally Strong Parent (and How You Can Build Your Mental Muscles) | Inc.com

On the surface, it might look like today's parents have it easier than ever. After all, you don't have to go down to the river to do your laundry anymore.<p>Clearly, modern-day society offers advantages that make it easier to keep your kids healthy. But at the same time, the digital world may actually …

Parenting

10 Tips to Motivate Employees Without Resorting to Money

Nothing is better for the bottom line than employees who are motivated to work for psychic benefits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you looking for ways to motivate your people? If so, you need to start looking beyond monetary incentives.<p>The reason? Employees aren’t …

Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Others tried without much success, and now the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has fallen to Hope Hicks, a …

Donald Trump

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Teddy Kennedy used a secret message to get the Russians to intervene in Reagan’s 1984 re-election

‘We knew senators were doing this sort of thing all the time and we ignored it’<p>In 1991, Tim Sebastian, a reporter working on a story for the <i>Sunday</i></i> …

Russia

Can the world thrive on 100% renewable energy?

A WIDELY read cover story on the impact of global warming in this week’s <i>New York</i> magazine starts ominously: “It is, I promise, worse than you think.” …

The Arab vision for fighting terrorism

The only way to fight "terror" in the region is to reclaim a shared vision that transcends tribalism and sectarianism.<p>Merely six weeks after the deadly attacks of September 11, 2001, the US Congress passed an appalling law, the USA Patriot Act, which gave the US government under President George W. …

Critics of Army Battlefield Network Are Attacking The Wrong Target

Over the last several weeks, a depressing spectacle has been unfolding in Washington as politicians and pundits question U.S. Army plans to field a next-generation battlefield network. What’s depressing about this controversy isn’t that there are deficiencies in the current plan. Those can be …

Military

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Black Holes

'The Architecture of Collapse' and the Rising Instability of the Global System

<i>You’re not imagining it: More global crises are arising today than in past decades. Economically, politically and socially, it appears as if the</i> …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits | Inc.com

Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in deep-seated insecurities. Authentic confidence has nothing to do with …

Self-help

The Age of Quantum Computing Has Arrived

Harnessing Quantum Mechanics<p>Marshall McLuhan, a media theorist of the past generation, once said, “The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s …

Tesla's Semi Truck: Too Much Weight And A Decade Too Late

On April 13th, Elon Musk tweeted, "Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level."<p>The tweet shored up …

Tesla