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Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks | Reuters

VIENTIANE/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John …

Iran's supreme leader expresses 'pessimism' over nuclear deal

Iran's top leader on Tuesday called for vigilance in ensuring that world powers meet their commitments under a newly implemented nuclear deal while expressing "pessimism" about U.S. intentions, state media reported.<p>In his first public remarks since international sanctions were lifted following a …

South Asia

Dead ride-sharing service Sidecar snapped up by General Motors

Sidecar announced it was shutting down in late December, after it failed to get enough traction versus competitors like Uber and Lyft.<p>It turns out that wasn’t the end of the company, with General Motors quietly snatching Sidecar’s technology, employees and assets up for an undisclosed sum.<p>As part …

Why This Living Room Nails 8 of Our Favorite Design Trends

Is Russia preparing to move troops to 2 new Syria bases?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia may be preparing to station troops at two new sites in Syria as it continues its rapid military buildup in the conflict-ravaged nation, a research firm says.<p>IHS Jane's said Tuesday that it had spotted two previously unreported sites in satellite imagery of western Syria where steps …

An Introduction to Machine Learning Theory and Its Applications: A Visual Tutorial with Examples

Solving quadratic equation algorithm - Flowchart

"In elementary algebra, a quadratic equation (from the Latin quadratus for "square") is any equation having the form ax^2+bx+c=0 where x represents …

Mathematics

Spotify reportedly responds to Apple Music by raising half a billion dollars

Apple is a nasty competitor to have, with its seemingly endless cash flow and enormous reach. But Spotify is not giving up that easily.<p>The streaming …

Apple Music

A $2.5 Billion Plan To Transport Penn Station Back In Time

Until 1963, Penn Station was one of the most beautiful landmarks in New York. A new plan wants to bring the old Penn Station back.<p>Few would argue that Manhattan’s Penn Station is anything but a big fat architectural goiter. Yet it wasn’t always that way: The old Penn Station, demolished in the …

A Steam-Free Way to Bend Wood: The Hot Pipe Method

This low-tech method is best for pieces up to 3/8" in thickness<p>Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …