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Balfour: UK government 'should hang its head in shame'

Al Jazeera speaks with historian Avi Shlaim about the ongoing legacy of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.<p>The Balfour Declaration is only 67 words long, yet it launched what is broadly seen today as the world's most intractable conflict. The Israeli-Palestinian dispute remains an enduring crisis in the …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

The world's largest aircraft crashes after 2nd test flight

The world's largest aircraft crash landed at the end of its second test flight on Wednesday.<p>The 300-feet long Airlander 10 nosedived on its return to an airfield north of London after spending more than an hour and half in the air.<p>"The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the …

Aviation

Concrete Deforms Over Time - And Scientists Finally Know Why

Given how much concrete we use in today’s cities, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we know absolutely everything about the grey stuff. But, as with all materials, the more questions you ask, the more interesting the science gets. In this case, the question asked by a group of US scientists was …

Engineering

Android apps will be the best thing on your Chromebook

At Google I/O last month, Google announced plans to bring Android apps to select Chromebooks via the Google Play Store.<p>Most consumers won't be able …

Antonov An-225: Rare flight for world's biggest plane | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The undisputed superstar of the skies -- the biggest airplane in the world -- is taking flight on a rare delivery mission across three continents.<p>The Ukrainian cargo jet named "Mriya" is one of a kind. There is no other.<p>That's why the gawkers showed up Tuesday in Prague. They watched in awe …

Oil & Gas Industry

FAA orders 'urgent' engine fixes for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

<b>(CNN) —</b> Describing it as an "urgent safety issue," the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered modifications on specific General Electric engines on some 787 Dreamliners because an icing problem could force those engines to shut down in flight.<p>Friday's FAA airworthiness directive stems from a …

Aviation

German Muslim leader draws nationalist party Nazi parallel

BERLIN (AP) — A German Muslim leader drew a parallel between a nationalist party and the Nazis on Monday after a prominent party member said that …

Religion

Elon Musk's SpaceX returns to flight and pulls off dramatic, historic landing

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at its landing pad here on Monday evening in its first flight since its rocket exploded six months ago.<p>The historic landing, the first time a rocket launched a payload into orbit and then returned safely to Earth, was …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

The Brain

Amazing footage shot by eagle as it soars over Paris

See Paris as you've never seen it before as Victor the white-tailed eagle glides over the city wearing a tiny camera<p>It's a vantage point that few people have ever enjoyed in person, but now everyone can see what Paris looks like from the very tip of the Eiffel Tower.<p>Victor the white-tailed eagle …

Birds

Obama says replenishing Highway Trust Fund would be patriotic

In his latest attempt to get<p>Congressto spend money to upgrade America's roads and bridges, PresidentObamadebuted a new sales pitch Tuesday: patriotism.<p>Standing beside the Francis Scott Key Bridge on a sweltering afternoon, Obama paid homage to the writer of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a speech …

Republicans

HIV-Positive Couple Had 3 Kids All Free Of Disease. One Of The Main Reasons? Dad's Role

Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza have both been HIV-positive since they married and started a family together years ago. Now, they have three children, and all of them are HIV-free.<p>Is it a medical miracle? Hardly.<p>Hubert and Jeanne's commitment to one another has made a profound impact on the health of …

More Clinton documents released

<b>(CNN) –</b> A fifth batch of confidential memos, notes and other papers from the Clinton White House were released Friday by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.<p>Collectively, the documents open a window into the Clinton years and cover a variety of topics, including the office of former first …

North Korean 'executed for communicating with outside world'

The death sentence has been imposed upon at least one person caught making phone contact with South Korea from a location near the Chinese-North Korean border, Daily NK has learned via detailed testimony from a source in the region.<p>“At the beginning of this year they amended the criminal code,” the …

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar

America’s gazillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to go virtually unseen when flying over enemy turf. But that’s not how things are working …

A pair of mangoes sells for record £1,760 in Japan

Japan’s appetite for perfectly formed fruit is reflected in record sale of two mangos for £1,760 in a seasonal fruit auction<p>A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan have sold for a record Y300,000 (£1,760) at the fruit’s first auction of the season.<p>The highly-prized mangoes were among a batch of …

4,000 immigrants reach Italy by boat in 48 hours – as minister calls for EU help

Boats from Africa and Middle East are arriving at the fastest rate since a naval operation to handle influx began last year<p>Italy says 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days – the highest number since it began a naval operation to handle the influx after two shipwrecks …

Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

Japan frees longest-held death row inmate

A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate walked free from jail after decades in solitary confinement, in a rare about-face for Japan's rigid justice system.<p>A slightly unsteady-looking Iwao Hakamada, 78, emerged from the Tokyo prison with his campaigning sister after …

Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane, Prime Minister Erdogan says

Turkey shot down a Syrian fighter jet Sunday after the warplane strayed into its airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.<p>"Our F-16s went up in the air and shot that plane down. Why? Because if you violate my airspace, then from now on, our slap will be hard," Erdogan told supporters at a …

Taiwan Navy Launches New Stealth Boat

Can it sink aircraft carriers?<p>Delivered last Friday, Taiwan’s new twin-hulled Tuo Jiang weighs 551 tons, carries 41 crewmembers, and is designed specifically to destroy aircraft carriers. Classified as a “missile corvette,” it’s the Republic of China’s answer to the People’s Republic Of China's …

Military

Singapore's hidden poverty problem

Singapore may be one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world, but poverty remains a worrying problem.<p>Despite holding the world's highest concentration of millionaires, the city-state also boasts the second-biggest inequality gap among Asia's advanced economies.<p>So how do you live …

Asia

Ranking the Top 60 Strikers of All Time

Welcome to B/R's countdown of the top 60 strikers in world footballing history.<p>It's never an easy task when you compare players from different eras, but we've done our level best to define who the greatest ever to grace the game were.<p>In terms of ranking, trophy hauls have largely dictated the top …

Soccer

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Snowden accuses U.S. of industrial espionage

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The U.S. uses its digital surveillance capabilities to commit industrial espionage, Edward Snowden has claimed in an interview …

Qatar World Cup: 185 Nepalese died in 2013 – official records

The extent of the risks faced by migrant construction workers building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been laid bare by official documents revealing that 185 Nepalese men died last year alone.<p>The 2013 death toll, which is expected to rise as new cases come to light, is …