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Richard Branson and Tim Cook Wake Up at This Ungodly Hour (and You Should Too)

These world-famous executives start their day before most of us are even awake.<p>Last year, I highlighted a report published in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that suggests 4 a.m. may be the most productive time of the day.<p>If that sounds rather crazy, it actually makes sense when you consider the reasons. …

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Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows<p>The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according …

Global Warming

Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts

Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation<p>A highly combustible cocktail of Donald Trump’s volatility and Xi Jinping’s increasingly aggressive and autocratic rule threatens to plunge already precarious US-China relations into …

How To Deal With That Coworker Who’s Acting Like Your Boss

You already have a boss, thank you very much. So here’s what to do, in this order.<p>You’ve got a coworker who, to put it diplomatically, has a hard time keeping their leadership tendencies in check. To tell it like it is: He treats you like he’s the boss. He provides tons of constructive feedback …

Theresa May flies into a storm as state visit is overshadowed by Donald Trump's extreme policy announcements

Theresa May’s historic visit to America was mired in controversy tonight as Donald Trump’s presidency was rocked by a wave of fresh scandals.<p>As the …

Trump’s day of shock and awe: Amid a blizzard of executive orders, the loose talk on torture is deeply chilling

<b>(Getty/Shawn Thew-Pool/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Trump proposes a blinding cascade of policy changes, but his casual “torture works” may be the worst news of all<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>January 26, 2017 1:25pm (UTC)<p>President Trump gave a speech to the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday in which he …

George W. Bush

Was Obama a Transformational President?

His most ardent supporters like to think he fundamentally changed the country. But his record shows otherwise.<p>For weeks now, the impending departure of Barack Obama from the White House has inspired a run of paeans to his greatness, a flood of laments about how much he’ll be missed. Everywhere …

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …

10 Historians on What Will Be Said About President Obama's Legacy

<i>As President Barack Obama wound down his eight years in the White House and President Donald Trump took office, TIME History asked a variety of</i> …

Trump's Trade Plan Is a Looming Disaster

Even by his standards, President-elect Donald Trump's statements on trade have been stunning in their recklessness. His proposals essentially amount to the repudiation of a system that has fostered global stability and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty over the last several …

Economics

US concludes Vladimir Putin ordered campaign to influence US election 'after British intelligence tip-off'

US intelligence agencies accused Vladimir Putin of launching an "influence campaign" to damage Hillary Clinton in a new report, with sources saying British intelligence provided the tip about Russia's hacking of the Democratic Party.<p>The report said Russia showed a "clear preference" for Donald …

Why books are the best friend of great leaders?

There are so many traits associated with leaders. Management, confidence, team building and what not. But, the one trait we all forget is that they …

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

Medical School

25 Android Apps That Are Actually Worth Paying For

Science Can’t Save the Earth This Time

Politicians seem to hope we’ll be able to ‘science the s**t’ out of global warming’s consequences at some point in the distant future—but the point …

Trump hasn’t even been sworn in yet and his conflicts of interest are already unacceptable

From the early days of the 2016 primary fight for the Republican presidential nomination, we made our opposition to Donald J. Trump's candidacy clear: He is unfit to run the country. So far, he has done little to persuade us otherwise. His shoot-from-the-lip approach to politics and public policy …

Donald Trump and the Triumph of Climate-Change Denial

The science of man-made global warming has only grown more conclusive. So why have Republicans become less convinced it’s real over the past decade and a half?<p>Denial of the broad scientific consensus that human activity is the primary cause of global warming could become a guiding principle of …

Climate

Bring Back Jobs From China? In Shenzhen, They Aren’t That Worried

As Donald Trump presses companies on U.S. manufacturing, city that became poster child for globalization has learned to adapt to economic shifts<p>SHENZHEN, China—U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to compel Apple Inc. and others to manufacture more at home should strike fear into this Chinese …

Donald Trump

Mysterious and rare ghost shark caught on video

This species of the deep sea creature - a chimaera - has never before been spotted or filmed in Northern Hemisphere waters.<p>December 17, 2016 —In a …

Zoology

Brexit: 40% of US firms with British offices are considering relocating to the EU

Nearly 40 per cent of US businesses with a base in the UK say they are considering moving elsewhere in the EU because of Brexit, according to a …

Philippines' Duterte 'deliberately' avoided Obama at summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he didn't attend sessions at a regional summit in Laos because he wanted to avoid an "awkward situation" with US President Barack Obama.<p>"I was there. I attended the meetings, actually," he told the Wallace Business Forum on Monday night in …

The big problem isn’t that Russian hackers tried to influence our election — it’s more that we let them

<b>(AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty/Gary Gershoff/badmanproduction)</b><p>Media lameness, a gullible public, useful idiots on the left and the GOP all helped enable Russian propaganda<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 13, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Over the past month much attention has been paid to the role played by fake news — …

Government

AG Lynch: Russian hacking probe continues

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that a federal criminal investigation into Russia's breach of American political organizations is continuing, but there is no indication yet of a public announcement of the probe's findings.<p>Lynch, in an interview with MSNBC, did not …

Donald Trump

The Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama

The popularity of radical anti-immigrant nationalism in Europe, from Britain to Russia, and in the United States—the recent defeat of a right-wing …

Religion

As an EU citizen living in a Britain that voted for Brexit, I'm angry

As person who grew up in Luxembourg – which, apart for being a tax haven, is also well known as one of the six founding members of the EU – I have …

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. …

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Arsenal transfer news and rumours – Manager Arsene Wenger issued 'hands-off' warning by Liverpool

3:58PM<p>Tuesday re-cap<p>Speaking at the press conference ahead of tonight's Champions League game with Basel, Wenger said he was confident he would be able to keep hold of <b>Alexis Sánchez</b> and <b>Mesut Özil</b>,<br>• Liverpool forward <b>​Roberto Firmino</b> not only has an £82 million release clause in his contract, but only …

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Liverpool will be hoping Joël Matip gets fit quickly, while Sunderland begin to look more solid and Burnley have to find some goals from somewhere<p>Hands have been wrung and doom predicted about Philippe Coutinho’s injury, likely to keep him out of the Liverpool team until next month. And to an …