Mouza Alloghani

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Economist who spent 40 years in school wants Trump administration to spend less on education

He was a student and now he’s a professor. But he’s had enough of the education system.<p>The 40 years Bryan Caplan, a libertarian economist, has spent …

Dubai's Floating 'Queen Elizabeth 2' Hotel to Open This Month

The renovation has been a decade in the making.<p>Just when you thought Dubai was done opening tourist attractions at a breakneck pace, there's another one slated for this month. The <i>Queen Elizabeth 2</i>, which has been docked in Port Rashid since 2008, will soon complete its glamorous transformation from …

Skip Dubai and Head to These 4 UAE Gems Instead

Dubai is one of the world’s most spectacular destinations, but it’s not the only place in the UAE worth exploring. […]Skip Dubai and Head to These 4 …

United Arab Emirates

The best adventure destination you've probably never heard of

This weekend, the world’s longest zip-line opened in Ras Al Khaimah, a mark of the lofty ambition of this northernmost emirate of the UEA to be the adventure sports capital of the Middle East. Known as the “Jebel Jais Flight”, the zip-line soars for a mile and three-quarters (2.8km) above the …

World's New Tallest Hotel Has Opened Its Doors In Dubai

Many songs have been sung about <i>walking on sunshine</i>, procreating on <i>cloud number nine</i> and other activities performed way up in the sky, but recently it …

World Trade Center

25 Years of Satellite Data Uncover Alarming Error in Sea Level Measurements

Climate change is worsening faster than we thought.<p>The Earth is changing in ways that could cause an actual mass extinction during our lifetimes. In …

Global Warming

When did flowers originate?

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.

Astronomers Detect a Swarm of Tiny Objects Orbiting an Alien Sun

There are tiny comets orbiting foreign suns. And human beings can detect them.<p>Six times, about 800 years ago, dark things passed between the …

North American ice sheet decay decreased climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere

New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last …

Disturbing losses of protective ozone near Earth’s equator may be tied to short-lived chemicals

Thirty years after nations banded together to phase out chemicals that destroy stratospheric ozone, the gaping hole in Earth’s ultraviolet (UV) …

Chinese Tourism to the Arctic Is Booming

China released its first Arctic policy white paper last week in a move that caught international media’s attention and prompted criticism over …

The resilience of ray-finned fishes

Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth's most resilient groups of animals, having …

ESA's sideways plan to improve space weather forecasting

Problems are easier to deal with if you can see them coming. That's the basis of the European Space Agency's new plan to improve space weather …

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’

<b>A study mapping how dinosaurs spread across the world shows they may have been a victim of their own success.</b><p>UK researchers believe they were already in decline before the killer asteroid hit because they had occupied every habitat on Earth.<p>From their roots in South America, the dinosaurs migrated …

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail

If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn’t have done you any good. A new, …