Mbarak M. Ittiso

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After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

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5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking …

How Long Does it Take to Become a Top Ranked Result on Google? (Infographic)

New data looks at the circumstances that will catapult you to the top.<p>1 min read<p>You want your company’s name to be one of the first results that they see. So what it does it take to achieve a high ranking on Google?<p>In an infographic assembled by The Website Group, a U.K.-based digital marketing …

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You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine

Standfirst: <i></i>Jo Marchant asks if we can harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs. Free tagging: MindhealthImmune …

In recent years, the market for passports and citizenship has become massive. One of the poorest nations in the world tried to cash in. Was this an ingenious way to raise money or simply a case of a country selling its soul?<p>On October 8, 2008, a group of government officials from the Comoro Islands …

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The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

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