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The consequences of a bad deal with Iran

President Obama has made an art form of attacking his opponents rather than substantively defending his own policies, most recently regarding the Vienna agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Essentially, Obama argues that we must either accept his wretched deal or go to war to prevent Iran from …

What Your Favorite Songs Can Tell You About The Way Your Brain Works

Are you an empathizer or a systemizer?<p>Why do you love certain types of music and hate others? It may come down to the way your brain processes information.<p>Psychologists already know that music preferences are linked to personality, but a new study finds that your taste in music is also associated …

What does the discovery of the world’s oldest Quran tell us?

For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Quran is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial.<p>But in academia the history of this holy text is much more opaque. For researchers in Islamic studies, …