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Asylum request in US by first female Afghan fighter pilot causes stir

A row has broken out over reports of an asylum request in the US by Afghanistan’s first female fighter pilot.<p>Niloofar Rahmani was supposed to return to Kabul over the weekend after a much-publicised stint of 15 months’ training with the US Air Force.<p>But the 25-year-old – nicknamed in the American …

Best of 2016 in pictures: Nature and Wildlife

<i>Best of 2016:</i> There’s no doubt that 2016 was a strange year – the headlines came in fast and furious delivering surprises and shocks in spades. The …

Marine Conservation

How This Millennial Nomad Affords Full-Time Travel

There is an elephant in the room. The virtual room, that is. I recently quit my corporate job in New York City to circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing, and one of the first questions people keep asking me is: "how are you affording this?"<p>It seems that as of late, fed-up Millennials are …

Vera Rubin, the Mother of Dark Matter, Dies at 88

Vera Rubin found that galaxies don't quite rotate the way they were predicted, and that lent support to the theory that some other force was at work, namely dark matter.<p>PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son …

Vera Rubin, Pioneering Dark Matter Astronomer And Feminist Icon, Dies At 88

American astronomer and feminist Vera Rubin, who found the first observational evidence of dark matter in the 1970s, died of natural causes on …

The pretend gardener: student discovers hidden life of Renaissance spy

Believed for years to be a landscape designer, a Cambridge historian’s research into Constantino de’ Servi suggests covert activity<p>Something odd emerged as a Cambridge student began to research the work of a Renaissance garden designer: although the 16th century Italian artist, sculptor and …

Windsor Castle

A wolverine inspired material: Self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material can be electrically activated

Scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have developed a transparent, self-healing, highly stretchable conductive …

Nanotech

Refugee finally baking again four years after his bakery was bombed

A Syrian baker who was forced to flee after his shop and home were bombed is making pastries again for the first time in four years.<p>Nour Taleb, whose …

Genetic editing could rob world of creative geniuses like Thomas Edison or Tennessee Williams

Genetic editing to cure future generations of disease and mental disorders could rob the world of the creative geniuses who have transformed society, it has been claimed.<p>Next year, the first large trials will begin in the US and China to tweak the genes of patients suffering from cancer - a …

Genetics

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Rugelach

5 stars based on 26 votes<p>Delicious to eat and fun to make, rugelach (pronounced rug-a-lah) are miniature crescent-rolled pastries posing as cookies. …

Machu Picchu

<b>Site</b>: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu <b><br>Location</b>: Peru <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1983 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vii)(ix) <b><br>Reason</b>: Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.<p>* * *<p>Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

Amsterdam Oersoep / RAMSA + Rijnboutt

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Amsterdam Oersoep is part of Nowadays, a redevelopment project along the Nieuwendijk and Damrak in …

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid …

Hot Chocolate Recipes That'll Warm You Up On Chilly Days

You NEED more than one recipe.<p>As soon as the first leaves start to change color in the fall, the craving for hot chocolate strikes ― and not just any hot chocolate, but spiced, decadent, over-the-top hot chocolate. It’s a natural reaction to all the healthy, fresh produce of summer. And this …

Dessert

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

The 12 Most Moving Quotes From Black Women In 2016

"When they go low, we go high." Wisdom to live by from inspiring Black women like FLOTUS and Beyoncé changed the game in 2016, so it's only right …

3 Science-Backed Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World | Inc.com

There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who honestly believed wisdom and knowledge shouldn't be hoarded. As you try to get the most …

Albert Einstein

6 Lessons From Nobel Prize Winners on How to Find Breakthrough Ideas | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what makes Nobel Laureates exceptional? How do they develop original ideas and achieve breakthrough discoveries? What can Nobel Prize winners teach business leaders about creativity and innovation?<p>1. Work with passion<p>Theodor Mommsen, who became the first Nobel Laureate in …

Nobel Prize

7 New Year's Resolutions You Should Make in 2017 to Be Creative | Inc.com

1. Set the right goals.<p>The first business book I ever read was <i>Built to Last</i> by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. That book grabbed me. One of the concepts I learned from it was BHAG: Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal. Your goals must be stretch, but achievable ones. In July 2012 I decided to lose 32 pounds …

Creativity

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

World Records

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Step 1<p>Make The Pancake Batter<p>Bake the sweet potatoes for 40 minutes or microwave for 15-20 minutes. Peel and mash well. To a large mixing bowl add …

Breakfast

Dairy-free chocolate espresso cheesecake squares

INGREDIENTS<p>Olive oil, for greasing<p><b>For the base</b><p>100g whole blanched almonds<br>• 25g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 150g Medjool dates, pitted<br>• Seeds of 1 vanilla pod<p><b>For the filling</b><p>3 ripe avocados, peeled and de-stoned<br>• 3 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly broken up<br>• 100g unsweetened cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp instant coffee …

Dessert

Red XMAS competition winner

<b>An Unknown and Compelling Force by Jade Mitchell</b><p>December 20<p>We’ve arrived in Ivdel. It’s good to be off the train. Igor, Zinadia and I have been …

Steven Klein’s Modern Muses

Since the ‘90s, Steven Klein has been illuminating the darker side of fashion and celebrity photography. He’s left Brad Pitt knocked out on the floor and twisted Madonna around a stripper pole, and that is just in the pages of W. Along the way, he’s brought robots, horror-movie gore, and even old …