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UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials

The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, in late May that sparked the ongoing upheaval between Qatar and its neighbors, according to U.S. …

Saudi Arabia

Canada's Immigration Website Crashes

Why I left the cult

All changed, changed utterly:<br>A terrible beauty is born.<br>–From Easter, 1916, by WB Yeats<p>Dear Israel and Israeli Jews,<p>Maybe it’s pointless writing to …

Technology-doubting postmodern academics undermine public acceptance of science

Science

Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. During our consulting work and at conferences, we regularly hear practitioners concede that …

How many scientific papers just aren’t true?

Enough that basing government policy on ‘peer-reviewed studies’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be<p>We’re continually assured that government policies are grounded in evidence, whether it’s an anti-bullying programme in Finland, an alcohol awareness initiative in Texas or climate change responses around …

2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election

Unearthed tape: 'We should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win'<p>On September 5, 2006, Eli Chomsky was an editor and …

Government

Psychology Spot

Living a perfect Facebook life isn’t worth the real-world stress

ON THE internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. It’s a joke that’s almost as old as the web itself – but one that perfectly captures the prevailing idea …

Dear white people of France: being forced to undress wasn't exactly the liberation I was longing for

I’ve been putting off writing this post. I was hoping I wouldn’t need to, hoping I wouldn’t bother. Hoping that I’d see outrage fill people’s …

Which countries have the best literacy and numeracy rates?

Teenagers in the Republic of Korea have the highest levels of literacy and numeracy of all OECD countries.<p>The OECD looked at data from the Survey of …

Don’t Follow Your Passion, It’s What’s Holding You Back

<i>“The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity.” — William Butler Yeats</i><p>Passion—it’s all about passion. Find your …

The Performance Bias: Life Is Not a Movie, Life Is Not a Novel

The economist Tyler Cowen observed that few people when asked to describe their lives would answer ‘a mess.’ Instead they say their life was ‘a …

Social Media

Why Smarter People Are Happier With Fewer Friends

64K<p>18<p>36<p>50<p>Shares 65K<p><b>(ANONHQ)</b> If you believe the class genius is a loner because he’s an arrogant know-it-all, or because he’s socially awkward, that’s …

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

PARIS (AP) — The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the Islamic State applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly ignorant.<p>The extremist group could hardly have hoped for …

Tilt Shift Van Gogh’s Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings cross the time and marvel a lot. Reddit users gathered under the name of melonshade, put the painting on photoshop and …

Is religion to blame for violence? | Islam

In a special UpFront on religion, recorded before the Nice attack, we speak to bestselling author Karen Armstrong, who argues that politics, not religion, is the root of the world's worst conflicts.<p>In the Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan debunks the myth that religion is in decline. And in the Arena, top …

Religion

Pippa Jones Interviewing Ben Griffin on Chilcot Findings

Should Tony Blair be punished for the Iraq War? | Iraq

More than a decade after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country continues to become increasingly unstable. On Sunday, nearly 300 people were killed in the worst bombing since the invasion began.<p>Led by the United States with the support of the British, the war paved the way for a violent insurgency …

Middle East

Fear of Islam, immigrants and diversity are leading indicators of Donald Trump support

That headline may be self-evident these days, but at least we have some pretty solid data to back it up.<p>According to a new Pew Research study, if you look just at Republican voters who think the growing number of newcomers in the United States “threatens traditional American customs and values,” …

Donald Trump

Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Was His Last Act of Resistance

<i>Louisville, Kentucky—</i>Five hundred thousand people were expected to line the streets for a 23-mile processional, followed by funeral services for …

WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA.