Tyler J. Ryan

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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The Best Blazing Album Ever

When I smoke, things that are less interesting become more interesting, and things that are already interesting become totally awesome. For this reason, it's probably not a coincidence that all of my favorite albums are ones I began listening to soon...<p>Before I smoked weed, I assumed marijuana was …

US forced to disclose names of indefinite Guantánamo detainees

The Obama administration has been forced to disclose for the first time the names and nationalities of the 46 Guantánamo detainees marked for indefinite imprisonment without trial.<p>Of the 166 men still being held at the prison camp in Cuba, the <b>US</b> government assigned four dozen to a legal limbo where …

Reports: Ricin-laced letters threaten gun violence

Secret Service says a threatening letter to President Obama was intercepted and is being tested.<p>WASHINGTON — President Obama was sent a threatening letter that was intercepted this week and similar to the ricin-tainted letters mailed to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control …

The Exploding Stars Inside of Us

Your atoms, and the atoms inside the family dog or the tree growing outside, came from the stars. This is old news to scientists, but it’s also somewhat hazy: when exactly those elements arrived on Earth, and where exactly from, has been impossible to say.<p>Most of the chemical elements we’re made up …

The Silent Company Killer

“I don’t know why I’m so mad about this.”<p>That’s what I told a friend. Deep inside, I knew why. It was May. And our team had finally received goals for our annual review. I can still remember those metrics used to measure us:<p>Achieve sales goal<br>• Submit daily plan<br>• Complete cost analyses (within 48 hours …

Week in Photos: May 18, 2013

Lens<p>From the Soyuz capsule touching down in Kazakhstan to Texas tornadoes, see the week’s most striking images.<p>05.18.13 1:32 PM ET<p>NASA/CSA/EPA, via …

Cannes festival rocked by $1m jewellery heist

Jewellery worth more than $1m which was due to be loaned to film stars has been stolen from a Cannes hotel in a pre-dawn heist.<p>An American female employee of Swiss jewellers Chopard told police on Friday that thieves had plundered her hotel room and ripped out the strongbox in the wardrobe.<p>Police …

Bird flu death toll rises in China

Four more people have died from a new strain of bird flu in China, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.<p>The United Nations health agency said a written statement on Friday that the four deaths were from cases that …

What does it take to spark prejudice in humans?

How easy is it for the average fair-minded person to form biased, preconceived views within groups? Surprisingly easy, according to psychology studies.<p>One of the least charming but most persistent aspects of human nature is our capacity to hate people who are different. Racism, sexism, ageism, it …

Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

The Highs and Lows of Human-Powered Flight

On March 19th 2012, YouTube user <i>jarnosmeets80</i> uploaded a video to YouTube entitled "Flying like a bird | part 14/14." In it, a man donning a set of homemade wings and a helmet with a GoPro attached achieves what many wishful-thinkers, scientists and millennia of wingless bipeds have long dreamed of …

Chris Hadfield hands over command of ISS

Chris Hadfield handed over command of the International Space Station to a new leader on Sunday, one day before he is scheduled to return to …

Bangladesh factory death toll soars past 1,100

A seamstress who survived 17 days before being rescued from a collapsed garment factory building was panicked, dehydrated and suffering from insomnia …

World passes 'dangerous' greenhouse gas milestone

The old saying that "what goes up must come down" doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.<p>The …