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Afghan optimism and the road ahead

Afghanistan is bracing itself for a presidential election that could be the first truly game-changing event in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion - and according to a local poll commissioned by Al Jazeera, 69 percent say the country will improve over the next five years.<p>For one thing, the …

Which phones do world leaders use?

For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially enhanced by the US National Security Agency. But the news earlier this month that the White House Communications …

The Last 30 Years, As Told By Newspapers

What would history look like if told by newspapers? What does it look like to scroll through 30 years of history on one page?<p>To glance at the past from a new perspective--one told by the media-- we took one newspaper page from each year for the last 30 years. The newspapers we chose do not reflect …

Full 2015 Cadillac Escalade Configurator Live, ESV Tops Out at $92,810

While the 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV’s base price, trim levels, and color options have already been revealed, the new full configurator details pricing for each trim as well as options. The 2015 Escalade Standard 2WD starts at $72,690, while the Escalade ESV Premium 4WD is priced at $86,790.<p>A …

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SYRIAN CIVIL WAR: 3 Years, 146,000 Dead, And No End In Sight

On March 15, 2011, just weeks after popular uprisings toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, protests erupted in Syria's southern city of Daraa after teenagers were arrested over anti-regime graffiti.<p>"The people want the fall of the regime," the youths wrote on walls, echoing similar sentiments …

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Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …

101 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know

1. In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price rose to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.<p>*<p>2. Google's founders were willing …

12 Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean

Despite Freud’s well-documented beliefs, dream interpretation isn’t a straightforward method. In fact, the majority of modern scientists and …

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How Science Will Help Us Sleep Better

Getting rid of nightmares and new pills for sleep disorders<p>#<p>No More Nightmares<p>The occasional sweaty bad dream is just a bother, but five percent of adults have frequent nightmares, which can disrupt sleep enough to interfere with waking life too. And for the 7.7 million American adults with PTSD, …

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Karzai Gambles with the Taliban

Karzai is sounding more like the Taliban in his public statements and recycling their propaganda in his criticisms of the U.S., but he’ll never make …

Ukraine and the Clash of Civilizations

Since the end of the Cold War, per­haps no aca­dem­ic idea has been more de­bated — and more dis­missed — than Samuel Hunt­ing­ton’s no­tion that a …

Pakistan's chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry suffers public backlash

An unprecedented surge of criticism directed at Pakistan's chief justice by lawyers, politicians and even sections of a once-fawning media threatens to bring to a close years of interference in government affairs by the country's top judges.<p>After he ordered the sacking of a sitting prime minister …

In Focus

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history