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The Anti-Hero Who Created America’s Special Forces 250 Years Ago

The French and Indian War hero excelled at only one thing: He was a superb warrior—so good, in fact, that the Army’s Ranger school still uses his …

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates: what happens next?

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for only the second time in a decade.<p>Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Fed, described the move as “a reflection of the confidence we have in the progress that the economy has made and our judgment that progress will continue”.<p>But with “considerable …

United States ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea - admiral | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea, the head of the U.S. Pacific fleet said on Wednesday, comments that threaten to escalate tensions between the two global rivals.<p>FILE PHOTO - Chinese dredging …

The electoral college’s many flaws prove American democracy is surprisingly undemocratic

The results are still being tallied, but it is now apparent that Hillary Clinton has garnered well over two million more votes than her victorious opponent, US president-elect Donald Trump. Predictably, the outcome of this election—which is the fifth time in US history that the incoming president …

Government

Google Earth update shows how climate change has morphed our planet

The revised timelapse feature lets you see glaciers receding and sea levels rising in even sharper detail.<p>In 2013, Google released Google Earth Timelapse, an interactive viewer that lets users see satellite images of Earth from 1984 to the present, giving a rapid timelapse look at how human …

The Problem with the U.S. Economy Isn’t Something Politicians Can Fix

In August 2016 the Pew Research Center asked more than 2,000 U.S. adults about the state of the nation. Nearly half agreed that “compared with 50 years ago, life for people like you in America today is worse.” Of those who said they supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, 81% thought life …

Economics

Like It or Not, Donald Trump Saw the Economic Crisis the Others Didn’t

The Great Recession changed everything, and the leading figures in both parties failed to grasp how deeply. And so we got what we’ve got.<p>Donald Trump …

Debunking myths about Trump voters, with exit polls.

How did Donald Trump, the worst major-party nominee in memory, get elected president of the United States? What were his voters thinking? A lot of …

Government

Checklist: 7 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer

Whatever your priorities, this can help you find someone who understands you and has the resources to help you manage your financial life

Merrill Lynch

How To Use Less Plastic In Your Home

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

It's now shockingly cheap to fly to Europe

If ever you’ve been thinking of Europe, fall is a great time to go. Not too cold, not too many people, not too many long lines.<p>Best of all, not too many dollars out of your wallet either because many part of Europe are cheap-- and cheap to get to.<p><b>How cheap is it to get to Europe?</b><p>Here are some …

How Elon Musk Is Using Tesla to Kill Big Oil

Tech & Science Elon Musk Tesla Oil Clean Energy<p>This has been the planet’s hottest summer in recorded history, so it’s nice to know Elon Musk has …

Japanese designers create a knit hat to help you look like Buddha

Japanese designers help you share your religious zeal (or irreverent sense of humor) with this quirky new hat that’ll make you look just like a …

To cut pollution, old-school sailing boats are taking on diesel megaships

Amid the dozens of cargo ships now steering through the North Sea, one vessel stands apart: the Avontuur, a 144-foot-long schooner powered only by …

How to Have 9 Incredible Days in Utah - Rock/Creek Outfitters

With open blue skies, famous red rocks, and even more famous natural arches, Utah is an absolute must-visit for any adventure-minded traveler. Not …

Ryan releases plan to roll back Obama regulations

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wisc.) released a broad GOP proposal Tuesday to roll back federal regulations on a wide range of issues including the environment, labor and rules on financial institutions following the 2008 economic crisis.<p>The aim is to give states more control over of the regulatory …

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Meet the libertarians — the #NeverTrump movement's last hope

Get over it, #NeverTrumpers. No amount of praying for a political unicorn to inhabit Bill Kristol's www.renegadeparty.com can overcome the cruel logic of the electoral calendar, with its expired filing deadlines and hopelessly uphill signature-gathering requirements. There's only one non-Republican …

Government

The World's 20 Most Impressive Ancient Builds

The feats of the Ancients.<p>Suspension bridges and skyscrapers are marvels of modern engineering, but some of the world's most impressive constructions are thousands of years behind us. The Roman Colosseum is one such wonder, marking a crucial transition point between two vastly different ages of …

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

Climate Change

China successfully tests nuclear-capable hypersonic missile – Pentagon sources

China successfully carried out a flight test of its state-of-the-art high-speed maneuvering warhead last week, sources in the Pentagon said. The …

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

The Forgotten Birth Of American Empire: The Spanish-American War Of 1898

“Take up the White Man’s burden–<br>The savage wars of peace–<br>Fill full the mouth of Famine<br>And bid the sickness cease;<br>And when your goal is nearest<br>The end for others sought,<br>Watch sloth and heathen folly<br>Bring all your hopes to nought.”<p>“The White Man’s Burden: The United States and the Philippine Islands” …

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Mega Cities

6 Incredible Overnight National Park Adventures

PHOTO BY PROTECTPEEL/FLICKR<p>Why stop at a casual hike? Let these guided tours take you deeper into some of the country's most fascinating national …

American exceptionalism: the great game and the noble way

Election season is a carnival of boastful patriotism but we ought to be uneasy about triumphal rhetoric. America has done many great things and many monumentally terrible things – always in the name of doing good<p><i>The game of ball is glorious.</i><p><b>Walt Whitman</b><p>Related: American crossroads: Reagan, Trump …

El Salvador

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Time I

These are the best states for retirement

<b>FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors.</b><p><b>The best and worst states for retirement (WalletHub)</b><p>WalletHub compared all 50 states to determine which were the best and worst for retirement. The study allotted 40 points …

10 Things That Star Trek Got Right (That Have Never Been Copied)

This year is the 50th anniversary of <i>Star Trek</i>, and even after five decades there has never been another series like Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild. …