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Islamic State executes renowned Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra

He was a world-renowned scholar of antiquities, enchanted into his old age by Syria's fabled city of Palmyra, which he called among the most beautiful in the world.<p>Not far from the spectacular Roman ruins he had spent decades safeguarding and curating, Khaled Asaad met a brutal end at the hands of …

Islam

ISIS Beheads Archaeology 'Pioneer' Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra

BEIRUT — ISIS militants beheaded one of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, then strapped his body from one of the town's Roman columns, Syrian state media and an activist group said Wednesday.<p>The killing of 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad was the latest atrocity …

You’re About To Turn On Your PC Just By Talking To It

Thanks to new Intel processors and Windows 10 updates, PCs of the near future will wake to your voice, and that’s a surprisingly big deal.<p>Our computers and smartphones are getting better and better at interpreting our questions and commands. Apple’s Siri will check the baseball score when you ask …

Windows 10

Sound Off: 7 Snazzy Acoustic Solutions for Walls

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Acoustic Panels. If you’re looking for the perfect acoustic panels for your next project, search for them on Source, Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Apple hires yet another driverless car expert from Tesla

Apple has yet to acknowledge the rumors that it’s working on some sort of car — or even automotive technology of sorts — but the clues keep racking …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Morocco

Electric Sports Car with Solar Panel Exterior Drives All Day Without Being Recharged

Melbourne-based company EVX Ventures is entering the electric automobile market with an aerodynamic sports car that can drive all day using power from the sun. Called <i>The Immortus</i>, the sleek two-seater has an unlimited traveling range thanks to 75 square feet of solar photovoltaic paneling on its …

Parallels Desktop 11 brings Cortana to the Mac

Parallels has a long history of smashing together competing operating systems to help platform-blending organizations move easily between OSes and …

Would you like your new SSD in leather, wood, or steel?

When I was a kid, I'd have been happy to just have more than one gadget, but <i>kids these days</i> are a bit more demanding. Their electronic devices have to be portable, versatile, and they have to look amazing too. Call it the Moto X syndrome. Sating that same desire for ever-more-exotic materials in …

Life With The Dash Button: Good Design For Amazon, Bad Design For Everyone Else

I lived with an Amazon Dash button for every room. The future never looked so futile.<p>On a sunny Saturday morning, seven Amazon Dash buttons arrived to my apartment. Dash is a decidedly Jetsonian future come to life. A Wi-Fi connected button for my every need! Push one in my toddler’s bedroom, and …

Here’s Samsung’s Answer To The Apple Watch

Last week, Samsung held a big conference in New York. While many anticipated the announcements of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, the company also teased a new upcoming device — the Samsung Gear S2. This new smartwatch looks nothing like the Samsung Gear S. It’s a smaller, more …

Map reveals ‘instruction book’ to our DNA

How can the body’s 200 different types of specialized cells develop from an identical genome? It’s possible because of the chemical markers that …

Pinterest Bans Affiliate Links, Killing Monetization for Bloggers

Pinterest has begun removing affiliate links, redirects and trackers on pins from today, reports VentureBeat.<p>The move won’t visibly affect users’ posts on the social network, but the tracking links will be stripped. This means that bloggers who previously earned a percentage of sales when shoppers …

Social Media

Should the animals we eat chow down on larvae?

By 2050, global meat-eating is expected to rise 73 percent over current levels. Appetites for seafood are booming, too. To help meet this demand, new …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Fortune.com

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Thousands Renounce U.S. Citizenship Hitting New Record, Not Just Over Taxes

In an unfortunate record, more Americans gave up their U.S. citizenship in 2014 than ever before. The chart below shows a steep uptick, and although the numbers aren’t big in absolute terms, the trend is marked. The names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their …

Finance

Do I Need to Buy Travel Health Insurance if I’m Going Overseas?

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably heard some variation of the following horror story: an American is traveling in a remote landscape …

Four Reasons to Go to Brazil Now

Brazil, the country best known for soccer stars and the world’s most over-the-top Carnival is ready to prove that it’s more than just samba and …

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …