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The Marine And The Mosque

Support the news<p>America can feel pretty divided these days, but <b>Erika Lantz</b> (@ejlantz) of <i>Here & Now</i> contributor Kind World (@WBURKindWorld) has a …

Islam

Woman’s plan to ‘expose the truth about Muslims’ backfires

Two people have been running a campaign to ‘expose Islam’ by entering mosques, each wearing an abyas and spying on the people inside. But their …

Social Media

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

For Recent Converts, Ramadan Is Much More Than A Physical Challenge

When Catherine Houlihan made the decision to convert to Islam, the self-described “type A” personality approached it like she does many things in her life ― with deliberation and intent.<p>Houlihan, who was born into a Irish Catholic family, told HuffPost her conversion story spans 13 years. She spent …

Islam

Ramadan 2017: When is it this year, why does it vary and why do Muslims fast?

The holy month of Ramadan will start at the end of May this year, marking a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the …

Islam

How to blow your boss’s mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right — you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always …

Self-improvement
Prototyping

Claim a random virtual machine through a single click

Azure DevTest Labs allows lab admins to create multiple VMs in a claimable pool. As a lab user, you can simply take a VM from the claimable pool …

7 Things You Need to Start Doing to Take Back Control of Your Life

We all get busy in life with work, children, partner, family, boss, friends and so much more. It can be difficult to juggle everything, and usually …

15 Quotes That Give You Hope When You're Feeling Depressed

If you’re anything like the majority of people, you’ve experienced depression at some point in your life. Many of us experience it regularly.<p>It’s a …

Not a Single Person on This Remote Island Has Acne—Here's Why

Imagine a small, remote tropical island surrounded by crystal clear water where fresh produce and fish are abundant, the morale is upbeat and happy, …

Wellness

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Rumi

More than seven centuries after his death, Rumi’s poetry still has the capacity to fascinate his readers.<p>The 13th century Sufi theologian and poet Jalal al-Din Mohammad Rumi is one America’s best-selling poets. His work is read at weddings, performed by artists and musicians in cramped Brooklyn …

Spirituality

The Most Common Terminal Commands Worth Knowing for the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi’s operating system is Linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every Linux command. The Pi is a …

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park, California

Location<br>Moro Rock is located inside Sequoia National Park, east of Three Rivers, California. The magnificent granite dome formation is situated in …

National Parks

How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

Physics

See President Obama's final moments at the White House

It's official: The movers have come and gone and the Obamas have left the White House.<p>Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza, who documented Obama's presidency, posted his final photos of the former president bidding farewell to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.<p>In one photo, President Obama …

Donald Trump

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger | Inc.com

When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and healthy in the New Year, while 32% of people want …

Self-improvement

Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”

True scientific breakthroughs are extremely rare. We had one in 2016.<p>2016 has been a rough year. Yet science in 2016 has remained a source of optimism.<p>To solve a scientific problem, you have to believe it is solvable. That makes scientific discovery inherently optimistic. Discoveries help us …

China Claims It Has Done the "Impossible" with EmDrive

The EmDrive — an “impossible” propulsion technology due to the fact that it defies the laws of physics — has been in something of technological …

Space Travel

5 Things Wildly Successful Women Do at Work (That You Don't)

While the New Year may not actually wipe your slate clean for you, a brand-new number signifies a chance to start over, both inside the office and …

The Largest Digital Survey Of The Visible Universe Is Now Publicly Available

Over the past four years, astronomers associated with the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project at the University …

US more vulnerable to hacking than Russia, Obama says

As the United States plots retaliation against Russia for allegedly using hackers to influence the U.S. election, President Obama warned Friday that the United States has more to lose in a cyber battle.<p>"Our economy is more digitized, it's more vulnerable, partly because we're a wealthier nation, …

Russia

9 Things That Will Keep You From Being Successful | Inc.com

We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop mental strength, you have to be willing to …

Self-improvement

Scientists are close to building a quantum computer that can beat a conventional one

It's a Sunday afternoon in September, and the two co-founders of ionQ, a quantum computing startup, are meeting for a strategy session with their …

Quantum Computing

Astronomers Observe Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space for the First Time Ever

A Little Less Strange<p>Vacuum birefringence is a weird quantum phenomenon that has only ever been observed on an atomic scale. It occurs when a neutron …

Physics

14 bedtime habits of unsuccessful people

The more quality shut eye you get, the more refreshed you'll be in the morning. In turn, that'll set you up to effectively tackle the challenges of your day.<p>On the opposite end, as Arianna Huffington told Business Insider, there's a direct correlation between sleep deprivation and an increase in …

The Brain