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Why Kanye West would be the best president in US history (seriously)

The rapper’s lyrics reveal a wholly sound political platform from which the progressive Chicago native could run in 2020<p>If the lead actor in 1954 classic Cattle Queen of Montana can go on to become commander-in-chief, and The Terminator can be elected to run the eighth largest economy in the world, …

Mass Shootings

Why did the Second World War happen?

Could more intelligent diplomacy on Britain’s part have saved Europe from a devastating war? Laurence Rees examines the evidence.<p><i>This article was</i> …

“There’s no way to stop the water, and no time to waste”: The science behind rising sea tides

The world’s fastest-moving glacier has already begun self-destruction, and it may prove beyond saving<p>A hundred years after it spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the Jakobshavn Glacier is now a major contributor to global sea-level rise, this time threatening the homes …

Global Warming

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.<p>There's a whole new science of how to balance bike-share stations. The idea may sound overly academic, but there's a practical outcome: an empty station means no one can rent, and a full station means no one can …

UAE soldiers killed in Yemen fighting

Troops were killed during operations against Houti rebels in Marib province, making it the deadliest day ever for Emirati military<p>Forty-five soldiers from the United Arab Emirates have been killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Houthi rebels – the deadliest day ever for …

Middle East