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Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

<b>And why we need a new energy strategy - fast</b><p>My years working in corporate strategy taught me that every strategic framework, no matter how complex …

Natural Gas

Xi Can Make Life Tough for U.S. Companies From Apple to Walmart

China doesn’t import enough from the U.S. to match Donald Trump’s tariffs dollar for dollar, but President Xi Jinping can still squeeze American …

How to download a copy of everything Google knows about you

If you use Google services, there's a really easy way to download everything you have stored on the company's servers.<p>This is particularly important …

Android News

Ethnic Chinese can now apply for 5-year visas to live in China, as long as ethnicity provable

Are you an ethnic Chinese? Do you aspire to live in China?<p>Or in the words of state media <i>China Daily</i>, “return home”?<p>Advertisement<p>Good news<p>Here’s some …

7 Myths About Meditation Preventing You From Grasping The Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness

If you're focused on the wrong things, you won't get the true benefits.<p>Meditation will soon become common in the workplace.<p>Just like the yoga boom that convinced suburban mothers everywhere that they need expensive yoga pants to stretch, meditation will soon demonstrate its value in the corporate …

Meditation

Here's What It Means If Your Poop Floats

What you're eating might be to blame<p>Your poop can tell you a lot about your health. Red in the bowl—which can signal anything from hemorrhoids to colon cancer—is a known red flag. But what if the color is just fine, but it doesn't exactly sink to the bottom of the bowl like normal poop does?<p>It's …

How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything

By Eric RostonEric Roston<p>As the Arctic Circle’s ice melts away, people of the High North feel their top-of-the-world economy heating up. Gold mines, …

Mosque thief jumps over praying women, escapes with purse and phone: Reports

KELANTAN: A man leapt over a congregation of women performing their morning prayers in a mosque at Pasir Mas, Kelantan on Thursday (Dec 14) and fled …

Crime

Russian Prodigy Who Claims He Lived On Mars Before Being Reborn On Earth Baffles Scientists [Video]

Experts are reportedly baffled by the testimony of Boriska Kipriyanovich, a Russian prodigy from the city of Volgograd, who claims that he had lived …

US cautions bomber missions near Guam 'will not be in China's interest' after Beijing flies warplane

China reportedly flew H-6K Badger bombers closer to Guam and Hawaii while conducting bombing drills.<p>The US has cautioned that Beijing's recent …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Russia Tests a New Missile That Can Destroy Satellites

The Nudol could target U.S. navigation and communications satellites.<p>Russian aerospace forces conducted test earlier this month of a new anti-satellite weapon system. Once it works, the weapon would be capable of targeting American military satellites, disrupting the Pentagon's satellites for …

Jakarta governor Ahok's blasphemy trial: all you need to know

Ahok, a Christian of Chinese descent, has angered Indonesia’s religious conservatives by referencing a verse from the Islamic holy book on the campaign trail

ahok

‘Quantum teleportation’ breakthrough by DARPA-funded physicists

Two separate teams of scientists funded by the Pentagon’s research arm have revealed significant breakthroughs in the field of quantum teleportation …

Your battery status is being used to track you online

Battery status indicators are being used to track devices, say researchers from Princeton University – meaning warnings of privacy exposure have come to pass<p>A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking …

Batteries

A neuroscientist explains how 'Pokémon Go' is messing with your brain

You know, those little neuron groups that make you experience pleasure and positive reinforcement? They're the reason drugs are so addictive and junk food makes us feel so good.<p>They're also the reason some Pokémon Go players have quit their jobs, broken into homes, and fallen off cliffs while …

This US Army sergeant started the Korean War by selling out to the Soviets

For more than 60 years, only seven people on Earth knew that the Soviets broke US military and diplomatic ciphers. One of those people was former KGB Berlin bureau chief and master Soviet spy Sergei Kondrashev. Kondrashev and his peers searched desperately for American code clerks as they came and …

China 'Will Not Initiate Military Conflict' Over Island Disputes: Expert

BEIJING — China will not start a war over disputed islands in the South China Sea amid recent muscle-flexing, experts with close links to the country's government told NBC News.<p>"We will not initiate military conflict to recover islands illegally occupied by other countries," said Wu Shicun, the …

Some of the smartest minds in finance are making a prediction about China that was once taboo

Serious economists and investors pooh-poohed the idea, saying that China's economy just didn't have that kind of global impact. Just last weekend in a note to clients, Deutsche Bank's Torsten Slok said the idea was overblown.<p>But it seems like all of that is changing. The once taboo deflation talk …

Why Russia Can Never Be Defeated

<i>The author is a licensed clinical psychologist and long-time activist for progressive causes, who lives and practices in New York</i><p><i>He wrote this</i> …

Chinese people want to know “How was China’s economy destroyed?”

Search terms related to China’s “Black Monday” are being censored on the country’s top search engines. But the suggested Chinese-language search terms on search engines in the greater China area remain an interesting—albeit entirely unscientific—way to gauge what sort of questions Chinese-speaking …

China

Russia's Space Program in Crisis After Decades of Brain Drain, Neglect

MOSCOW — It might be the only country that can rocket humans into space, but Russia’s once-great space program is being dragged back to Earth by decades of brain drain and financial hardship.<p>“The Russian space industry is in an obvious state of crisis,” said Asif Siddiqi, a professor at Fordham …

Russian lawmakers move to retaliate against Europe with asset seizures

Russian lawmakers are making good on threats to retaliate against foreign governments that seize Russian property abroad to settle claims brought by former shareholders of the Yukos oil company, which a European court has ruled was looted by the Kremlin.<p>The State Duma, Russia's lower house, …

China completes world's longest aircraft carrier dock in Sanya

China has put the finishing touches to the world's longest aircraft carrier dock at its massive naval complex in Sanya on the southern island …

Towards a Russia China Iran Axis? Iran to become Full Member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Image: File photo shows Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dmitry Mezentsev.<p><i>Secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation</i> …

Accused Russian spy loses bid to have U.S. charges dismissed

A Russian citizen accused by U.S. authorities of posing as a banker in New York in order to spy for his government lost a bid to have the case …

Chinese school installs 'anti-suicide' barriers before dreaded exam

In just over a month around 9 million teenagers will sit the "gaokao", China's notoriously tough university entrance exam<p>With just weeks until <b>China</b>'s dreaded annual university entrance exams, a secondary school in Hebei province has installed cage-like "anti-suicide" barriers to prevent stressed …