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An ancient Buddhist strategy for overcoming paralyzing fear

The first step in taming all-consuming dread of a Trump presidency is to get calm.<p>In the days since November 9, an oppressive cloak of fear and dread has descended upon a great many Americans.<p>The causes are endless: Our government is at risk of becoming “systemically corrupt” under President-elect …

Are aliens trying to tell us something? Brightest burst of radio waves detected

Fast radio burst lasted less than half a millisecond and appears to have come from a galaxy over a billion light years away<p>Carole Mundell, <i>University</i> …

Russia launches massive nuclear war training exercise with '40 million people'

The Russian government has launched a nationwide civil defence training exercise to ensure the country is properly prepared in the event of a …

The Cold War is Back, and China’s Going to be a Bigger Player This Time

<i>by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum.</i><p>Russian …

Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops fired at each other in disputed Kashmir on Monday, as Indian troops searched an army camp elsewhere in the region where suspected militants killed an Indian paramilitary soldier.<p>The exchange of gunfire lasted about five hours and caused no …

‘I talk to God. How come he never talks back?’

I struggled to explain, but my wife had the perfect answer<p>She’s all grown up now, but I still remember when my oldest daughter was a little girl …

I had to: Inside the mind of an 'honor' killer in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — For two months, over the thunder of machines at the steel mill, the men taunted Mubeen Rajhu about his sister. Even now, they laugh at how easy it was to make him lose his temper.<p>Some people had seen Tasleem in their Lahore slum with a Christian man. She was 18, a good …

A Year After Discovering Water on Mars, Humanity Finds a Second Home

“Mars looks like a little bit of a better place to send humans than we thought before."<p>One year ago this week, NASA announced the discovery of liquid …

The 3 Banned Books That Have Immeasurably Shaped My Life

“It was a pleasure to burn.”<p>Even now, when I read it, the first sentence of <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> gives rise to goosebumps. No one sentence from any novel …

Atheism – The First Questions, what is the Source of this World?

<b>Were they created by nothing, or were they their own Creators</b>?<p><b>Atheism Series Introduction -By Fadel Soliman</b><p><b>One of the most wonderful books I have</b> …

Faith

Library : Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

X - CLOSE<p>You can help us reach over 5 million people worldwide!<p>Please help us meet the needs of <b>five million (and growing!) truth seeking people</b> …

How this week brought Russia-US relations to a new low

<b>(CNN) —</b> The catastrophic breakdown of the Syrian truce, less than a week after it came into force, has pushed relations between Russia and the United States to a new low.<p>Not since the end of the Cold War has the rhetoric between Moscow and Washington -- who back opposing sides in the conflict -- …

Middle East

Unity gives Jerusalem a prayer: Jews, Muslims and Christians join for worship

Eight religious leaders brought their congregations together for eight days in one room. It was a dangerous move<p>In a small building in the foreboding shadow of Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, Rabba Tamar Elad-Abblebaum looked upon a crowd sitting attentively before her. “We have had a long way to go to …

Why Arab States Have Failed

The recent killing of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS’s propaganda chief, has been touted as a great success by the countries trying to decimate ISIS …

The 5 Most Lethal Navies, Armies and Air Forces on the Planet

The world, thanks to the march and diffusion of technology, is getting smaller.<p>Travel by airplane at high rates of speed, modern maritime transport …

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Turkish Geopolitics Still a Concern, Says Ramakrishnan – Bloomberg

Turkish Geopolitics Still a Concern, Says Ramakrishnan<p>Turkish Geopolitics Still a Concern, Says Ramakrishnan<p>Turkish Geopolitics Still a Concern, Says …

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We sent the 'golden record' into space for aliens; soon, humans may be able to hear it

It’s been dubbed "music for aliens," but the Voyager golden record, sent into space on NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977, was as much "a gift <i>to</i> humanity" as it was "a gift from humanity to the cosmos," per a Kickstarter campaign.<p>In a project overseen by astronomer Carl Sagan, the gold records were …

U.S. Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Historically, Washington has viewed Israel as a crucial political and economic ally in the oil-rich Middle East, and has provided Israel with the …

Israel

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders

The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary …

China's Race To Space Domination

To gain an edge here on Earth, China is pushing ahead in space<p>Before this decade is out, humanity will go where it’s never gone before: the far side of the moon. This dark side—forever facing away from us—has long been a mystery. No human-made object has ever touched its surface. The mission will …

China caught in a corridor of uncertainty

China’s comments after the Uri attack amount to Beijing’s admission of deep strategic interest in the Kashmir region, experts and diplomats told . …

After Uri terror attack, Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at NAM summit

<b>Margarita Island:</b> Continuing with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan on Sunday raised the matter in Margarita Island at the …

Pakistan

Indian army’s anger over Kashmir killings

<b>There are growing demands from India's military for a robust riposte to Pakistan, after Sunday's dawn attack by four gunmen which saw 17 soldiers killed at the army's Uri cantonment in Indian-administered Kashmir.</b><p>"I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished," …

Pakistan

India's 007, Former Super Spy, Is Shaping Modi's Foreign Policy

He spent seven years undercover in Pakistan, recruited rebels as informants in disputed Kashmir, and once disguised himself as a rickshaw driver to …

India

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Famous Female Astronauts

When many of us think of space travel and astronauts, we go to towering figures like Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin; but what many people fail to …

Saudi Arabia and Iran are fighting a proxy war — on Twitter

Saudi Arabia and Iran are waging a proxy war for dominance of the Middle East and the broader Muslim world that is playing out on battlefields from Yemen to Syria.<p>This past week, though, the hottest front in the Saudi-Iran cold war wasn’t in some war-torn country in the Middle East. It was on …

Star Trek’s warp drive might become a reality

How our dream of exploring the stars might actually someday come true.<p><i>“We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set</i> …