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RIP Turkey, 1921 – 2017

On Jan. 20, 1921, the Turkish Grand National Assembly passed the <i>Teşkilât-ı Esasîye Kanunu</i>, or the Law on Fundamental Organization. It would be almost …

Meet the man saving Yazidi slaves from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bidding opens at $9,000. For sale? A Yazidi girl.<p>She is said to be beautiful, hardworking, and a virgin. She's also just 11 years old.<p>This advertisement -- a screengrab from an online marketplace used by ISIS fighters to barter for sex slaves -- is one of many Abdullah Shrem keeps in …

Yazidis

The logic of murder in Israel: A culture of impunity in full view of the entire world

"Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a …

Israel

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Universal Pictures

“World’s biggest bribe scandal”: Report on oil corruption exposes how corporations help destabilize Middle East

Leaked docs show how the shadowy company Unaoil bribes Middle Eastern regimes for oil contracts for multinationals<p>Unaoil is the most important company you've never heard of. It is at the heart of an enormous international bribery scandal, involving some of the world's most powerful …

The complete guide to transforming your desk into a peaceful, productive place to work

Some say a messy desk is a sign of creativity. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg—all notorious champions of workplace disarray—might agree.<p>More often than not, however, a messy desk is just messy.<p>Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to …

Minimalism

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

The World Happiness Index 2016 Just Ranked The Happiest Countries on Earth

How does your home rate?<p>Every year, the World Happiness Index surveys numerous people from various countries around the world in search of, as the …

Sorry, Trump, America Can’t Be Great Again

Our economy can no longer deliver the fast growth the candidates are promising. But that hasn’t stopped the demagoguery.<p>The most outrageous candidate on the stump in 2016 is not, if you can believe it, Donald Trump. It is someone who calls himself Vermin Supreme, the satirical presidential hopeful …

Economics

US Army aims to arm soldiers with lasers in 2023

Service says it is "very close" to developing the technology while the Air Force pushes ahead with further trials<p>The prospect of developing laser weapons for soldiers on the battlefield is "very close", according to the US Army, which aims to deploy the weapons in 2023.<p>Addressing a House …

Military

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Why I had to leave Israel’s Foreign Ministry

<b>As a former Israeli ambassador, I never expected just how badly the country’s situation would deteriorate.</b>By Ilan BaruchPrime Minister Benjamin …

Israel

NewGamepad Emulator For iOS Plays N64, PS1, GBA, PSP, SNES, NDS Games Without Jailbreak

Classic game emulation has been a big deal on jailbroken iPhones and iPads for as long as anyone can remember, because where you find a big group of …

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …