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Best breakfasts and lunches in Montclair: A food crawl

CLOSE<p>NorthJersey.com takes a tour of the Montclair food scene.<p>Ask celebrity chef Ariane Duarte about Montclair, where for nine years she cooked at …

West Africa should learn better trade and integration from its great ancient empires

The dream of the founding fathers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was, among others, to foster trade and development among member states. But the integration dream will only be realized if institutional barriers to trade are addressed. These include poor protection of …

Globalization

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Universe

How to Get Rich Playing Video Games Online

For the stars of the streaming service Twitch, success means working around the clock.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One humid morning this past summer, Omeed Dariani drove his black Tesla sedan through the foothills east of San …

Dining Rooms

The Fall of the Ming Dynasty in China, 1644

By the beginning of 1644, all of China was in chaos. The severely weakened Ming Dynasty was desperately trying to hold on to power, while a rebel …

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is science-fiction's brave new hope

There were two events that were to change the life of 49-year-old French-Canadian film-maker Denis Villeneuve. The first was the arrival of three …

Science Fiction

If Mary Beard is right, what's happened to the DNA of Africans from Roman Britain?

There are many reasons why a genetic legacy might not be seen in contemporary populations – Mary Beard was right to defend the BBC’s cartoon<p>If you have been on social media at all for the last couple of weeks, you are likely aware of what may be one of the silliest controversies ever: whether a …

Anthropology

Life in Tudor London

From the stench of fish markets to the raucous racket of playhouses and pedestrian traffic jams, visitors to Tudor London were accosted by the …

England

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

Robinson's past books mostly been set in space — on interstellar starships or amid the long terraforming project of the planet Mars — but they've centered on questions of how we treat planet Earth. Is this fragile environment portable? Can we fix it if we break it? What is there left to do if we …

Climate Change

Born in the USA: The best new architecture by American firms

A total of 23 winning projects have been selected from around 700 submissions. The winners are a varied bunch, including low-cost housing, museums, …

Architecture

India’s ancient engineering marvel

This unique architectural idea was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage.<p>Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.<p>Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell …

India

How Ethiopian prince scuppered Germany's WW1 plans

At 16 years old, Iyasu took the opportunity of the death of the regent to claim personal rule<p><b>A hundred years ago, the Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after the Orthodox church feared he had converted to Islam. But it also scuppered Germany's plans to draw Ethiopia into World War One, writes</b> …

World History

Brexit's stain, China's pain

Beijing may be several thousand miles away from London but the British vote to leave the European Union will also affect China. Politically, Beijing stands to gain a great deal from Brexit. The uncertainty over the future of London's financial industry will enable Beijing to use the …

China

7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation

The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here’s why.<p>Given the refugee crisis, the potential Brexit, terrorism, and the recent economic crises in Greece and elsewhere, it can be easy to overlook the European Union as a viable region. …

Innovation

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

The Best Place in the World for Screenwriters to Write

<i>This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Writing

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

Ancient History

“Move. Or you will be moved”: How “Captain America: Civil War” raised the bar for all superhero movies

Featuring multiple black superheroes with different perspectives lets “Civil War” go beyond surface-level diversity<p>Marvel’s cinematic universe has been taking baby steps toward courting a more diverse audience for years, reaching all the way back to “Iron Man,” when Samuel L. Jackson appeared as …

Marvel Universe

Lexus achieved something incredibly important with the luxurious new RX 350

Up to that point, SUVs had essentially been upscale trucks. Lexus' parent company, Toyota, realized that many people, especially in America, were buying rugged four-wheel-drive SUVs when all they really wanted was SUV scale and utility. Their SUVs never got a whiff of trail; the closest they came …

New Jersey

‘Never forget,’ the world said of the Holocaust. But the world is forgetting

Long before the Holocaust had run its course, there was already a desperate urge to keep it from being forgotten. In hiding and on the run, amid the …

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

The Wine Words to Stop Using Already

"Crispy"? "Electric"? "Oaky"? Who makes up these things?<p>Much like Instagram, ordering wine is a game of posturing. Oh, look at all that natural light in that apartment, where every surface is covered in marble and ferns that aren’t half eaten by a cat! Well, it turns out Impeccably Curated Carol …

Grand Central Station

Mexico has a chance to be the world's 'next great power'

Mexico has the 11th-highest GDP in the world based on purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund. As Europe weakens, it will be in the top 10 in the not-too-distant future.<p>Yet, this country is regarded by many Americans as a Third World nation, dominated by drug cartels …

Mexico

Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong

[ad_1]<p>Jan. 24, 2016 10:02 p.m. ET<p>How can a small company make the most of LinkedIn <br>LNKD <br>0.58 <br>% <br>?<p>The social network is an inescapable part of online …

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Culture predictions for 2017

Telegraph culture critics offer up their predictions for 2017, including the continued rise of on demand TV and the best art exhibitions, theatre and films to look forward to in the coming year.<p>On demand TV in 2017: <i>Anne of Green Gables, American Gods</i> and JK Rowling's <i>Strike Series</i><p>By Ben Lawrence, …

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