Umer Raza Paracha

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Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Religion

Lost in space? Nasa under pressure

<b>The recent flyby of Pluto brought back memories of Nasa at its best. But is the space agency's effort to explore the Solar System with robotic spacecraft in trouble?</b><p>Among Nasa's greatest achievements was sending astronauts to the Moon and returning them safely. An American flag was planted on the …

Space Science

10 Essential Steps BEFORE Launching Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Set a Realistic Goal<p>Before anything else you need to be clear about what you want to achieve with your crowdfunding campaign. Forget how much money …

Crowd Funding

Suruç attack: Turkey to tighten security along border with Syria

The political consequences of Monday’s suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Suruç are beginning to make themselves felt.<p>For the most part the victims were young activists, meeting to make plans for a humanitarian trip to Syria.<p>At least 31 people died and 104 were injured. Ankara is blaming …

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Eurozone leaders gather for high-stakes Sunday as Greece schism beckons

Pressure building on Merkel and Hollande as currency bloc’s leaders enter last-chance summit amid cancellation of wider EU talks<p>Greece debt crisis: EU leaders’ meeting cancelled with no deal in sight - live<p>Europe braced itself for its most fateful day in years on Sunday as presidents, prime …

Europe

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to<p>NASAJPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal Science, …

Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan said Saturday that recent U.S. airstrikes it assisted destroyed the top leadership of a fledging Islamic State affiliate there, potentially striking a major blow to an insurgent group already targeted by local Taliban fighters.<p>While U.S. officials declined to …

Afghanistan