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SEAL Team 6 joins South Korea war drill for the first time

US special forces – including SEAL Team 6, which killed Osama bin Laden – will take part in a large war drill in South Korea as part of a plan to …

WELL Building Certification - An Architectural Aid for Human Health

Architecture continually evolves to meet societal demands. Recently, a global effort to tackle climate change, and to achieve optimum energy …

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

By onMarch 12, 2017 8:00 AM<p><b>Today's guest blog is co-authored between Peter DeWitt and Jenni Donohoo. Donohoo is a Provincial Literacy Lead in the</b> …

Pedagogy

The Perception of Influence vs. Actual Influence

With everyone being a content creator, the line between true influence and less-than-true influence has been blurred.<p>Today, it seems like everyone and her mother is a content creator. While that's great, it does come with its own set of challenges.<p>I've written before about content creation and …

5 of the best documentaries about money on Netflix

In addition to various documentaries on everything from health care to the drug trade, the streaming service has a small but worthy set of titles centered on the global financial system and its tumultuous history.<p>Here are five of the best money-themed documentaries currently available to watch on …

How to Take Control of Your Money in 2018: A Month-by-Month Guide

The most ambitious, life-changing goals all have two things in common: They make you feel instantly weak at the knees, and at first glance, they …

Scientists Just Melted a Solid Below Its Freezing Point

Imagine you are standing in a freezer.<p>You look at an ice cube. “Ah, a solid, yes, this makes a lot of sense to me,” you think. But suddenly, it …

US orders first drone strikes under Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US carried out "targeted drone strikes" in Yemen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, killing a handful of al Qaeda militants, according to a US official and the Pentagon.<p>The strikes were aimed at al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and were the first such strikes to take place under …

Al-Qaeda

New online generation takes up Holocaust denial

Conspiracy theorists are flocking to outlandish websites, warns lecturer<p>A new generation of Holocaust deniers is emerging through a clutch of popular “gateway” conspiracy theories, according to one of the UK’s leading experts on the subject.<p>As <i>Denial</i>, a film about the disgraced historian and …

Senate confirms Trump's first two Cabinet members

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's first Cabinet members Friday, formally approving his defense secretary and secretary of homeland security.<p>The final vote to confirm retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense was 98-1. New York Democratic Sen. …

Squirrels are vastly more harmful to the world's power grids than "the cyber" is

Of 1700+ known acts of global power-grid sabotages, affecting some 5,000,000 people, 879 were caused by squirrels; between 0 and 1 were caused by …

Rates Hikes Akin to This One Tend to Be Ominous for Stocks

Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal’s pre-market primer. To receive this morning newsletter via email, click here: http://on.wsj.com/MoneyBeatUSSignup OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS Stocks rose, bonds and gold sold off and the dollar strengthened to fresh highs Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled …

Interest Rates

Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference

New Zealand professor asked to present his work at US event on nuclear physics despite it containing gibberish all through the copy<p>A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.<p>Christoph Bartneck, an associate …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor

<b>Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens.</b><p>The billionaire and philanthropist says raising and selling the birds can be efficient to tackle extreme poverty.<p>He has promised to donate 100,000 chickens, and the …

Climate change threatens iconic sites worldwide, but one country is trying to hide

Venice, Stonehenge and the Statue of Liberty are among more than two dozen World Heritage sites—which are often popular destinations for summer …

National Parks

'No McDonald's, no motorway, no army': Iceland's evolution recalled

Iceland’s nascent relationship with tourism is bringing a new era to the country. Four people chart the changes to the island’s image<p><b>Magn</b><b>ú</b><b>s Sveinn Helgason, economic historian, Walk the Crash tour guide and contributor to the government’s official inquiry into the economic collapse of 2008</b><p>Related: …

Iceland

National Obesity Forum faces backlash over ‘dangerous’ diet advice

Members of campaign group to disown controversial guidelines to eat fats and cut down on carbohydrates<p>Britain’s leading anti-obesity campaign group is in turmoil after its controversial new dietary advice provoked serious infighting and threats by leading doctors to shun it over its “misleading” …

Buster Posey powers Giants with two 3-run homers

DENVER — Buster Posey did a lot of favors for a lot of people Saturday afternoon.<p>Posey comforted Madison Bumgarner by handing him a three-run lead before the lefty threw his first pitch.<p>Posey also took the bullpen off the hook after it melted down in the seventh inning.<p>All it took for Buster …

The Libertarian Party Is In Turmoil Over Its Vice Presidential Nominee

At the party's convention this weekend, activists were not happy with the leading candidate's libertarian credentials.<p>The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate isn't libertarian enough, …

US hiring figures are 'deciding factor' for Fed's June rates quandary

The strength of US hiring will be the “deciding factor” in whether the Federal Reserve raises its interest rates next month, as policymakers weigh up an increase for only the second time since the financial crisis.<p>Economists said that job market figures, to be published this Friday, will be the …

3 Ways Conservative Lawmakers Should Fight Obama’s Bathroom Directive

On May 13th, the Obama administration issued “guidance” to school districts across the nation purporting to require them to allow biological boys …

Gov. Jerry Brown endorses Kamala Harris for US Senate

Governor Jerry Brown threw his weight behind U.S. Senate candidate and Attorney General Kamala Harris during a speech Monday at the headquarters of …

In dark move, Congress considers rolling back transparency for meetings

The United States of America has several significant transparency and accountability laws that have had a tremendous impact on how we think about …