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Sepiring Nasi Goreng dari SBY untuk Dubes

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono tak main-main dengan ucapannya. Bukan sekali-dua kali SBY mengatakan dirinya jago memasak nasi …

Gold: A Great Buying Opportunity Approaches

Gold has officially entered a bear market, declining more than 20% from the September 2011 peak of US$1,924/oz. I warned in December last year and in March this year that gold was likely to fall further, even though I was optimistic on the long-term outlook. The reasoning was that gold had gone up …

5 Things U.S. Must Do To Win At Fracking

The United States can use fracking as a bridge to a cleaner future, or it can damage land, pollute water, and spew even more greenhouse gases, an energy advisor to two presidents said at the University of Chicago Thursday night.<p>“I think as a rule it’s far more expensive to do something stupid and …

It’s a good thing Lion Air just bought a bunch of new planes

Earlier today, a Boeing 737-800 belonging to Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air hit the water as it was coming in to land and broke into two. Luckily, injuries were relatively light.<p>What caused the crash is not yet known. The aircraft was only a month old. Judging by Boeing’s order book, it was …

The World's Most Colorful Cities (PHOTOS)

The word pretty isn't often associated with the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. But gazing across the hills toward the notorious Santa Maria favela, you might be pleasantly surprised by the burst of colors --the result of a recent social art project launched by Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn.<p>"We chose …

The design history behind the iconic 'Pegman' of Google Maps

The imagery used in Google Maps is so common at this point that it's easy to forget that it didn't just leap into existence fully-formed; it actually had to be <i>designed</i>. <i>Buzzfeed</i> takes a look at the process behind creating one of the most familiar elements of Google Maps: the humanoid "Pegman" …

Tax Day freebies range from snacks to sex toys

Many consumers hate Tax Day, so marketers can come off as heroes when they offer freebies or deals to help folks deal with the stress.<p>Tax Day isn't just a pain in the wallet. It also sucks up gobs of time and emotions.<p>Which explains why so many marketers are embracing it as a day when they can play …

First case of new bird flu strain found in Beijing

A 7-year-old girl has become Beijing's first confirmed case of a new strain of the bird flu virus that has killed 11 people and sickened 37 others in eastern China, officials said Saturday.<p>The girl, whose parents are in the live poultry trade, was admitted to a hospital Thursday with symptoms of …

Palestine's Prime Minister Has Resigned

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, rumors swirled that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was going to fire Palestinian …

Dreamliner could be limited to shorter overland routes

As Boeing works to regain permission for its 787 Dreamliner to resume flights, the company faces what could be a costly new challenge: a temporary …

Japan could beat Google in building a functional self-driving car

The Knight Rider dream of gliding around in sentient vehicles has taken a step closer to becoming reality this month with the launch of Hitachi’s new …

The Global Kraken

Earlier this year, the Discovery Channel released the first ever footage of the legendary giant squid in its natural environment. But did the crew manage to film <i>the</i> giant squid, or <i>one of the</i> giant squids?<p>The giant was first described by the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup in 1857, who named it</i> …

Peak Oil Is Dead

They're not alone.<p>Last month, the BNY Mellon's asset management subsidiary, the Boston Company, published a paper called "End of an Era: The Death of Peak Oil." AOL Energy's Peter Gardett pointed us to it.<p>In brief, peak oil theory argues that oil production will peak, then fall sending prices …

Facebook Survey Questions Reveal The Company's Biggest Fears

Facebook is taking a different approach.<p>After rolling out a major redesign of its "News Feed" a couple weeks ago, Facebook is now surveying users to see if they like it.<p>By chance, I was one of the users Facebook surveyed.<p>Clicking through it, I realized the survey questions reveal a lot about …

Mouth-Watering Bugatti

The Bugatti Gangloff is like the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting of the luxury supercar world… self indulgent… decadent… sexy… …

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

We pay homage to the Apollo missions with the best of NASA’s deep archives.<p>In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to put a man on the Moon–and return him back safely–by the end of the decade. Somehow, it worked.<p>Over 50 years later, it’s easy to forget how ambitious Kennedy’s …

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

At Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Beatles boarded their chartered Americn Flyer Airlines Lockheed Electra plane bound for Vancouver, British Columbia, …

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Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

The atmosphere of Belvedere’s, a dive bar on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood — with its stage and pool tables and little in the way of ambiance — was completely transformed by the bass. It reminded me of a water jet cutter. Taking water and streaming it at such a high rate …

20% of all Blackberry 10 Apps are Android ports

Blackberry had just announced last week that the Blackberry App World had finally reached its 100,000 app milestone. The Blackberry App World had …

Rio 2016 Olympics: stadium closed indefinitely over safety fears

Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics have suffered a blow after the city's mayor ordered the indefinite closure of a recently built …

Chinese navy makes waves in South China Sea

Analysts: Country's bold move spurred by 'U.S. inaction.'<p>BEIJING – The appearance of a Chinese navy flotilla at an island chain 1,120 miles from its home shores is a clear sign that the new Communist regime is moving to enforce its claims to the entire South China Sea, experts said Wednesday.<p>James …

Kofi Annan claims it is too late for outside intervention in Syria

Syria's civil war cannot be resolved by outside meddling as the regime and the rebels are committed to the fight for control of the divided state, Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general has said.<p>Mr Annan said he believed that Western powers had left it too late to intervene effectively in the …

Middle East

Forget climate change, now we have to worry about fracking-related earthquakes

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Concerned that the natural gas boom is despoiling the environment? Here’s something else to shake you up: Some scientists have concluded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck geologically placid Oklahoma in November 2011 is linked to wastewater injected into an oil …