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The brutal brilliance of Genghis Khan

Yes, he was a ruthless killer, but the Mongol leader was also one of the most gifted military innovators of any age...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Week 12: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.

published February 4, 2017<p>An observation on Week 12: several of the most important items in this very long list are the ones not getting coverage: …

This Custom 918 Spyder Is Possibly the Most Badass Porsche Ever Made

If you ever thought practical dirt road driving and looking cool were mutually incompatible, then you’ve obviously never seen this badass, off-road …

Trump’s “amazing” ignorance: The president’s Black History Month celebration was embarrassing

To commemorate black history, Donald Trump celebrates Frederick Douglass for doing whatever it is he did<p>It’s pretty obvious that Donald Trump does not know why Frederick Douglass is an important figure in American history. That’s to be expected from someone who, as The New York Times put it …

Black Rage Isn’t Divisive, Policing It Is

The past two weeks have seen our great nation flipped upside down and on top of its head as reality TV star Donald Trump was sworn in to be our 45th …

African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders on Tuesday adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. …

Africa

Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs

Officers ‘just following orders’, confused children, fearful parents: with Trump’s vile ban, Islamophobia has finally burst its banks<p>Within minutes of Donald Trump signing his executive order banning the entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, the horror stories started coming …

Religion

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Donald Trump: In many ways, the civil rights hero saw this coming

The painful convergence of Dr. King and President Trump should remind us that the long arc of history bends slowly<p>The long arc of history does not always bend toward justice.<p>In the United States, Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King was a martyr, assassinated because he dared to try to …

Opinion: China's Africa policy deserves applause

The presence of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Africa appears to contradict China's policy of non-interference in the continent. But DW's …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

The world’s largest automobile market is China, which also has one of fastest-growing auto industries. Likewise, higher-quality Chinese pickup...<p>On …

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …

Americans — not just liberals — have a religious literacy problem

The idea that liberals and cultural elites suffer from religious illiteracy is now widely accepted, by both the accusers and the accused.New York Timesexecutive editor Dean Baquet confessed to NPR’s Terry Gross that “media powerhouses don't quite get religion.” Former Obama White House staffer and …

Isil stops paying Mosul fighters' salaries in hint at funding shortage

Islamic State has stopped paying the salaries of its fighters in Mosul, just as they face the fiercest part of the battle for the city, residents have said.<p>The militants usually receive a monthly wage of around $350 but Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has reportedly stopped the payments …

Salaries & Wages

Some Bizarre Black Holes Put On Light Shows

People think of black holes as nightmare vacuum cleaners, sucking in everything in reach, from light to stars to Matthew McConaughey in the movie <i>Interstellar</i>. But, in real life, black holes don't consume everything that they draw in.<p>"They're actually pretty picky eaters," says Jedidah Isler, an …

Universe

The Many Armies of Iraq: If ISIS Goes, Do They Turn on Each Other?

Officially, the Shiite militias are under presidential control, the Iranian clients are behaving themselves, the Sunnis and Kurds are being …

Middle East