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What does the discovery of the world’s oldest Quran tell us?

For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Quran is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial.<p>But in academia the history of this holy text is much more opaque. For researchers in Islamic studies, …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Bruce Rauner

Universal finds pirated copy of Jurassic World seeded from its own servers

Universal Pictures in France has been seeding a pirated copy of its latest blockbuster Jurassic World from its own servers.<p>The Chris Pratt-featuring reinvention of Steve Spielberg’s 1993 action spectacular that revolutionised visual effects, has been riding high in the box office top 10, but has …

Jurassic World

Warren Buffett revealed this 'great philosophy of life' in a letter to a hedge fund manager

One of Cooperman's slide decks was highly critical of stock repurchasing and the way it was being practiced by companies at the time. In the presentation, he used Loews as an example of a company that had a good buyback program.<p>The other presentation was titled "A Case Study In Financial …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Libyan protesters seize eastern oil port as Benghazi toll hits 300 | Reuters

BENGHAZI/TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan state security guards have started a protest at the 120,000 barrel per day Hariga oil port in the east, halting all oil exports from the terminal, a Libyan oil official said on Saturday.<p>A general view of Libya's Hariga port in Tobruk, east of Benghazi June 28, …