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What the No Tipping Trend Could Mean for Restaurant Staff and Customers

In February of 2015, we discussed the minimum wage and why the practice of tipping should cease to exist. Since then, it appears that restaurant owners have been listening to us -- or perhaps we were just reporting on an inevitable trend. An increasing number of restaurants are adopting the …

In Greece, Driverless Buses Are Now Accepting Passengers

An automated bus program goes with the flow of traffic<p>Greek commuters have a new way to get to work: a completely driverless bus that operates within normal traffic. The buses are part of a program that has been running in Trikala, Greece, since earlier this summer, but so far they’ve only been …

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Travel

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

America’s ISIS next door: Mexico, billion-dollar cartels and the colossal failure of the war on drugs

They behead people by the hundreds. And like ISIL, Mexican gangs are flourishing as a result of failed U.S. policy<p>They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and …