Paul Whitcomb

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Donald Trump Jr. posts email chain setting up meeting with Russian lawyer

Donald Trump Jr. replied “love it” when told in an email chain in June 2016 that a Russian government lawyer was willing to share documents and other information that would “incriminate” Hillary Clinton — and that such information was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. …

Donald Trump

Trump 101: How to deal with Donald

Top CEOs have a new First Customer. With President Trump taking a hands-on approach to negotiations, here are five tips for surviving and thriving — …

Donald Trump

Anaesthetic management of a unilateral adrenalectomy of an adrenocortical tumour in a dog

Discussion<p>Although adrenalectomy is the preferred treatment for adrenal tumours in dogs (Lang <i>et al.</i>, 2011), complications during anaesthesia and …

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Apple watch texting: 'What's the point?'

The buzz surrounding the Apple Watch began long before many had even seen the product.<p>And Tuesday brings the first results for Apple since the release of its first generation wearable tech device.<p>But do not expect actual sales numbers. Instead we will only get hints from executives on how the watch …

Apple Watch

America’s First ‘Rigged’ Presidential Election

Andrew Jackson’s outrage over his 1824 defeat by John Quincy Adams shows the havoc that claims of a fixed election can wreak on the winner<p>Andrew Jackson had every reason to consider himself the victor of the presidential election of 1824. In a hard-fought campaign, he had won the most popular votes …

Dear Brits, let U.S. history show you why it's worth sticking with the EU

If I had my druthers, I'd be back in the UK this Thursday voting in the referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union. But we Brits who've …

13 Things About Social Anxiety Disorder You May Not Have Known

I remember the first panic attack I had. I was responsible for introducing a panel of speakers—a group of judges, trustees and attorneys. I was so nervous that I forgot one of the speakers’ name. Someone I’ve seen many times. I recall sweating profusely and I wondered if there was a pool of sweat …

The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.<p>Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered …

National Security

Apple invites media to March 21 product event

Apple's March event has finally made the awkward transition from gangly rumor to highly-anticipated real thing.<p>On Thursday Apple sent invitations to …

The Risk I Will Not Take

Americans today face a profound challenge to preserve our common values and national promise.Wage stagnation at home and our declining influence …

Political Science

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Pfizer Weighs Splitting Up New Drug Behemoth

Deal with Allergan sets a path to create two separate companies based on drug portfolio<p>The $155 billion agreement to combine Pfizer Inc. with Allergan PLC would create a drug behemoth so big that Pfizer is already thinking of breaking it up.<p>The deal, which was announced Monday, brings together a …

How living overseas drained the extrovert out of me

LIVING OVERSEAS CHANGES YOU, though not always in the ways you expect.<p>For example, I knew that in order for me to adapt to life in China, my …

Modi’s refusal to condemn sectarian violence is starting to hurt India’s economy

Narendra Modi is hardly a man of a few words. So when the Indian prime minister remains silent on a wave of sectarian discord sweeping the country, people notice.<p>In September, for instance, a 50-year-old Muslim man was lynched on suspicion of storing beef in his refrigerator. (Cows are sacred to …

India

UN security council must be revamped or risk irrelevance, Kofi Annan warns

Former secretary general says if the security council does not appoint new permanent members then its primacy may be challenged<p>The UN security council must take in new permanent members or risk becoming increasingly irrelevant on the international stage, former secretary general Kofi Annan has …

British Airways plane fire pilot: 'I'm finished flying'

Hero pilot Chris Henkey says the aborted flight from Las Vegas airport after an engine went up in flames will probably be his last<p>The British Airways pilot who was hailed a hero for safely evacuating a plane that burst into flames shortly before take off has said he is unlikely to fly again.<p>Chris …

Here's how China's aircraft carrier stacks up to other world powers'

So how does China stack up to other world powers when it comes to aircraft carriers, one of the biggest factors in air and sea dominance?<p>Take a look at the photos and graphics below to get an idea of China's naval power:

Military

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

US Open 2015: Andy Murray blown away by Kevin Anderson's power

• South African beats British No1 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6<br>• Ends Murray’s run of 18 grand slam quarter-finals<br>• Read Les Roopanarine’s game-by-game report<p>In a fractious, racket-smashing, sweaty old brawl of a tennis match, splintered with enough oaths to light up a late-night card game, Andy Murray soaked up 25 …

How ‘Star Trek’ Creator Gene Roddenberry Got ‘Kicked Upstairs’ And Off ‘Wrath Of Khan’

1979’s <i>Star Trek: The Motion Picture</i> is many things to many people — the first time these beloved characters ever appeared on the big screen, the beginning of the <i>Star Trek</i> movie universe, and the anti-<i>Star Wars</i>. However, it also marks the last significant contribution to the <i>Star Trek</i> movies by Gene …

This Simple Writing Habit Changed My Life

by Joe BuntingI’m often asked,”How did you become a writer? Did you always dream about being a writer as a kid? How did you actually make it …

Writing

Voxer Walkie-Talkie for iOS review: Fun and useful walkie-talkie features - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Voxer Walkie-Talkie</b> lets you quickly send voice, text, and photos using an intuitive and well-laid-out interface.<p><b>The Bad</b> The app shares your current location by default.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Voxer Walkie-Talkie is an excellent communications app with all the tools you need to get in touch quickly.<p>…

Apps

2 studies have narrowed the search for dark matter and dark energy

Dark matter was first proposed more than 70 years ago to explain why the force of gravity in galaxy clusters is so much stronger than expected. If the clusters contained only the stars and gas we observe, their gravity should be much weaker, leading scientists to assume there is some sort of matter …

Dark Matter

Science is creating super-athletes — and making sports unrecognizable to previous generations

That's because "sports evolve over time," as Brooke Borel writes in the introduction to a discussion on TED.com of how science and technology are transforming sports.<p>As the three participants — "The Sports Gene" author David Epstein, former NFL punter Chris Kluwe, and sports biomechanics expert …

Ann Arbor

What Google's Alphabet means for Android

In the wake of Google's announcement that it will restructure around a parent company called Alphabet, a lot of the focus has been on what Google …

Sundar Pichai

Pilot with minutes of fuel left told to fly to airport over 110km away

A US airline pilot was forced to plead with air traffic controllers to let him land after being told the airstrip was closed when he had just three …

Aviation

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Linguistics