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5 things to know about Sri Lanka’s economy

As Sri Lanka goes to the polls, only seven months since Maithripala Sirisena won the last parliamentary election in January 2015, we take a look at …

Sri Lanka Central Bank Head to Resign If Rajapaksa Wins Vote

Sri Lankan central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran will find out on Tuesday if he still has a job.<p>Mahendran plans to step down if former President …

Sri Lanka election: Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes he is unlikely to be PM

Stakes are high for Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka heads to the polls<p>Read more<p>Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa at first conceded defeat but later rowed back, saying instead that he was unlikely to be prime minister, as figures began to come in following parliamentary elections on …

Sri Lanka

Why we need more Jeremy Corbyns and Donald Trumps in politics

Even if you're appalled by Corbyn and Trump, you have to admire their ability to engage with ordinary voters, and to make other politicians appear scheming and evasive, says Alex Proud<p>We need more Jeremy Corbyns and Donald Trumps in politics.<p>By this I don’t mean I want either of them to occupy the …

Oil

Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With the Woman Who Made It Happen

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Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

Cheetah surprises tourist by leaping into safari jeep

An Irish tourist got the shock of his life on safari in Kenya's Maasai Mara when a cheeky cheetah leapt into his jeep.<p>The bold creature got up close and personal with Mickey McCaldin, bareing its teeth just inches from his face. Family friend David Horsey captured the tense standoff between the …

Wildlife

Three Ways The World’s Power Mix Is About To Change

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> June 25th, 2015<p>Big changes are afoot for the energy sector in the next 25 years. Coal and gas are headed out and solar and …

Renewable Energy

Vancouver becomes first Canadian city to regulate growing marijuana market

Vancouver has approved new rules to license and regulate illegal marijuana stores, making it the first city in Canada to attempt to control the burgeoning market – and setting it on a collision course with the country’s federal government.<p>After four days of public hearings, the city council …

Cannabis

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

New V-280 Valor Tiltrotor May Replace Entire US Army Helicopter Fleet

The V-22 Osprey has had a number of setbacks. It has earned a reputation for being unsafe after a series of fatal crashes, most recently last month. …

Top 100 of the 21st century: 60-51

<b>Counting down: 100-91; 90-81; 80-71; 70-61; 60-51; 50-41</b><p><b>60. Graham Thorpe (Eng)</b><p><b>Key numbers (from Jan 1, 2000):</b> 43 matches, 3,145 runs at 53.30<p>A …

Thrashing the forbidden BMW 3 Series we never got

If you're going to go bashing through the Alps, you want to do it in a trifecta of rare BMW 3-Series that never saw the American sun.<p>Throttle blip, downshift, trail brake into an inky black corner. Gobsmacking scenery, uncountable waterfalls, and endless switchbacks, endless. I wonder if I can fit …

10 Conspiracy Theories That Turned out to Be True

Sometimes conspiracy theories become conspiracy facts.<p><b>(ANTIMEDIA)</b> In recent years, the mere notion of conspiracy theories has increasingly been …

Surveillance

Here's every plane in the US Navy's massive air contingent, in a single epic chart

In terms of both absolute tonnage and technology, the US Navy is the world's preeminent maritime military force.<p>But the US Navy operates more than just sea-faring ships and essentially has its own marine-based air force. The naval air arm participates in a number of mission types ranging from …

U.S. troops have stolen tens of millions in Iraq and Afghanistan: Center for Public Integrity investigates military personnel who bribed and rigged contracts for personal profit.

U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau sat at the center of a complex trucking network in Forward Operating Base Fenty near the …

SI Vault: 'Un-fath-om-able': The day Michael Jordan hit The Shot

<i>This story originally appeared in the May 15, 1989 issue of</i> SPORTS ILLUSTRATED<i>.</i><p>Perhaps the teenager sensed that something big was going to happen …

BMW Celebrates 40 Years of the 3-series

It may be hard for some to believe, but the BMW 3-series has been around for 40 years now. The first generation, internally known as the E21, first hit the streets in May of 1975.<p>Since then, BMW’s small sport sedan has become a legend. It’s widely regarded as the industry benchmark, the target that …

Barack Obama is 'raging against death' and has six pack at the age of 53

The US president's personal trainer says he will retire in superb physical shape<p><b>President Barack Obama</b> is hitting the gym hard towards the end of his presidency and still has a six pack at the age of 53, according to his personal trainer.<p>Fitness expert Cornell McClellan, who has worked with the …

Fitness

How Sri Lanka Won the War

How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore resources? With most conflicts now being such wars, this is …

Sri Lanka's New Leader to Dissolve Parliament and Launch War Crimes Probe

Sri Lanka’s new leader plans to dissolve the country’s Parliament in May, setting the island nation on course for general elections in late June or …

Tintype Portraits of Hollywood Celebrities

Kevin Smith<p>The Nineteenth Century photographic technique of tintype suggests that we're looking into the distant past--a bygone era in which people …

Spectacular night-time footage shows pilots battling fierce crosswinds at Birmingham Airport to ground passenger planes... often aborting landings at the last second

• <b>Video shows planes touching the tarmac, then shooting back into the air</b>• <b><br>Some aircraft appear almost side-on when landing on the runway</b>• <b><br>Crosswind</b> …