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Winter jobs: how to take hardwood cuttings and grow more of your best shrubs and trees

Taking cuttings is usually a high-maintenance activity. It requires quick work followed by careful nurturing to coax out new, life-sustaining roots before the cutting runs out of juice and wilts. Phew. But hardwood cuttings are not like this. This is because they are taken in winter when growth has …

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

The Top 10 Trees for the Small Yard

Recommended Trees for Urban Settings<p>Do you have a small yard that needs a bit of shade? Here are ten trees that will do well in smaller areas. These …

Top 10

This weapon from North Korea could kill up to 90 percent of Americans, experts warned Congress

At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on October 12th, experts warned that the greatest existential threat to the country may come from the …

The Military Is Altering the Limits of Human Performance

Breakthroughs in biometric science mean future troops will fight with weapons that understand them—inside and out.<p>Imagine a group of volunteers, their chests rigged with biophysical sensors, preparing for a mission in a military office building outfitted with cameras and microphones to capture …

Pledging reforms by 2020, Ukraine seeks roadmap to NATO membership

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will begin discussions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on an action plan to get it into the U.S.-led alliance, its leader said on Monday, while the country would work on reforms to meet membership standards by 2020.<p>Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and NATO …

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

Plants

Sand Sculptures of Mythology and the 7 Wonders in Pictures

Art

Landscape Ideas: 10 Problem-Solving Plants

Every gardener has a problem. Yours may be a deep pool of shade where nothing blooms. Or a slope that washes away after every heavy rain. Or an old …

Report: Iran built a guided missile in a drone's body for rebels in Yemen

Linking these machines is a complicated proxy war, an Iranian drone design, and a production batch of gyroscopes.<p>Last week, Conflict Armament Research published an investigation into Iranian technology transfers to Yemen. The investigation links a drone captured in northern Iraq, a drone-like body …

Iran is reportedly stepping up its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen's bloody civil war

Iran's enemy Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Arab coalition fighting the Houthis in the impoverished state on the tip of the Arabian peninsula — part of the same regional power struggle that is fuelling the war in Syria.<p>Sources with knowledge of the military movements, who declined to be …

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan | Reuters

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.<p>Sri Lanka's cricket team members prepare …

After Mosul, Will U.S.-Iran Rivalry Undermine Iraq?

Tensions between Baghdad’s two most important partners could pose challenges once Islamic State is defeated<p>By<p>Yaroslav Trofimov<p>Yaroslav Trofimov<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@yarotrof<p>YaroTrofimov<p>yaroslav.trofimov@wsj.com<p>MOSUL, Iraq—In the battle against Islamic State, the U.S. and Iran have become …

Middle East

The US government just declassified 750 nuclear-weapons movies and put a bunch on YouTube

In its quest for Cold War military superiority, the United States detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons.<p>Government researchers blew up many of the bombs on the ground and others in ocean atolls. Yet as threats moved into space and concerns increased about fallout — soil and other material …

Artisanal clay pots from Egypt can water your plants for up to a month

Gardeners who travel will love these absorbent clay pots from Egypt. Modeled after the Olla, an ancient ceramic pot prevalent throughout North …

Gardening

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Taranjeet Singh Shortlisted For 1 Way Trip to Mars for 2024

29 Year old Taranjeet Singh a Doctorate in Computer Science at University of Central Florida has been short listed to for a one way trip to mars in …

How to transplant a tree

A gardening expert offers tips for digging up, moving and re-planting a tree — all without killing it.<p>Do you have an "oops" tree in your yard? An …

Pakistan warns Trump's generals: sort out 'total mess' in Afghanistan, or Russia will intervene

Pakistan's military has warned Donald Trump's new generals that they face a "total mess" in Afghanistan unless America and Britain can halt the advance of Isil and the Taliban.<p>In an interview with the Telegraph, a senior Pakistani army source said the collapse in security since the draw-down of …

Hungary Border Wall Sends Electric Shocks To Undocumented Immigrants

Hungary is building a border wall that can send electric shocks to migrants. Its loudspeakers will blare warnings in various languages: "Attention, …

Catalans prepare vote for independence from Spain | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Catalonia is organizing the logistics for a referendum on independence from Spain it plans to hold by the end of September, even if it goes against the wishes of the national government, the Catalan government’s foreign policy chief said.<p>Protestors wave Catalan Estelada flags and …

Basil

'African Blue' basil<p><i>Ocimum</i> 'African Blue' is a hybrid basil that can grow up to 4 feet tall and wide. Young leaves have a purplish-blue cast but turn …

Found: 47 Lumps of Orichalcum, an Ancient Alloy Attributed to Atlantis

Orichalcum!<p>Off the coast of Sicily, near the city of Gela, a new expedition to a 2,600-year-old shipwreck has returned with 47 lumps of orichalcum, a …

Archaeology

The Only 5 Countries That Meet NATO's Defense Spending Requirements

Getting NATO allies to spend more on defense is one of President Donald Trump’s most consistent foreign policy proposals. He might be on to something.<p>…

Geopolitics

Hardscaping 101: Fruit Cages

If you’ve ever tried to grow soft fruits out in the open then you’ll know that birds of all shapes and sizes love delicious ripe berries just as much …

Gardening 101: Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle, <i>Lagerstroemia indica:</i> “Lilac of the South”<p>If you grew up in the south, like I did, you surely know and love crape myrtles. No matter how …

Targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard Is the Right Move

<i>This article has been published in collaboration with the Middle East Institute, where Alex Vatanka is a senior fellow. Follow him on Twitter</i> …

South Asia

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

U.S. general calls for review of relationship with Pakistan | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday that there was a need for a “holistic review” of the relationship with Pakistan, potentially opening the door for a new approach to one of America’s most vexing alliances.<p>File Photo: U.S. Army General John Nicholson, …