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A Shocking Number Of Kids Are Fighting And Dying For ISIS

The use of child fighters creates a horrifying dilemma for forces battling the militant group.<p>The so-called Islamic State group is recruiting children and sending them to die on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq at an “increasing and unprecedented rate,” according to a new study of the group’s …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Atoms

This Is How the National Prayer Breakfast Got Its Start

Thousands of people will attend the 64th annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, an annual event attended by every President of the …

Experts Discuss ‘Line We Must Not Cross’ in the Realm of Gene Editing

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering but not before the experts discuss its ethical implications in earnest.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Hundreds of scientists and ethicists from around …

Genetics

With Police Body Cameras, D.C. Mayor Promises Transparency With Caveats

WASHINGTON -- After months of policy debate, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has unveiled her proposed regulations for how the public can access police body camera footage. While many jurisdictions have sought to shield police departments from turning over footage to the public, the mayor's plan avoids …

The global financial crisis is just beginning

In the past we had only offered small, live conferences to members of our Dent Network. Back in 2013, we opened the doors to a wider audience.<p>And whereas it used to just be Rodney and me, we've since expanded our list of speakers. This year we have 15 experts (including myself) presenting to nearly …

Markets

Typhoon Etau: thousands evacuated as severe flooding hits Japan

More than 100,000 people ordered to leave homes as torrential rains cause widespread disruption in east of country<p>At least two people have died and several others are missing as flooding in eastern Japan forced the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and left large parts of one town submerged.<p>TV …

That's Me in the Corner, Losing My Religion

Governor John Kasich (R - OH) worries that the Kentucky spectacle of Christian extremism will turn people away from religion. He is right to worry. I am disgusted by the un-American, hypocritical, mean-spirited rallies and shows of support for Kim Davis. The whole business besmirches organized …

China leading world towards global economic recession, warns Citi

A brutal slowdown across emerging markets will hurl the global economy into a fresh recession<p>A “hard landing” for the Chinese economy will likely lead the world into a recession in the next year, Citi’s global economics team has warned.<p>Analysts at the Wall Street bank believe that a slowdown …