Barry P. Bouthillier

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Islamic India – The Biggest Holocaust in World History

Islamic India – The biggest holocaust in World History<p><i>The genocide suffered by the Hindus of India at the hands of Arab, Turkish, Mughal and Afghan</i> …

Hinduism

New theory on Hobbit species has drastic implications for Out-of-Africa theory

A controversial new theory published in the journal Nature suggests that the remains of Homo floresiensis, nicknamed the Hobbit for its small …

8 Prehistoric Movies To Watch Before You Play 'Far Cry Primal'

My favorite Marcos lie: The Tasaday

Of all the lies Ferdinand Marcos propagated, the most interesting one has got to be his Tasaday hoax. I say “interesting” because it is unlike most …

Europe's fourth ancestral 'tribe' uncovered

<b>Geneticists have detected a fourth ancestral "tribe" which contributed to the modern European gene pool.</b><p>Research shows Europeans are a mixture of three major ancestral populations - indigenous hunters, Middle Eastern farmers and a population that arrived from the east in the Bronze Age.<p>DNA from …

Centuries-old Incan mummy's DNA reveals untold story of ancient lineage

Sequenced genome of boy who was sacrificed by the Inca 500 years ago points to extent of genetic diversity in the Andes before the Spanish arrived<p>Archaeologists and geneticists have sequenced the genome of a boy sacrificed 500 years ago during an Incan ritual in the Andes, finding a previously …

Genographic Scientists Trace the Origins of Europe’s Roma

Changing Planet<p>by Amy Werner<p>The European Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe, numbering more than 10 million people dispersed across the continent. Roma groups have a distinct culture and language, different from their non-Roma neighbors, suggesting a common origin generally placed in …

Equality

A Chinese farmer found coins as old as Jesus

The farmer, surnamed Zhang, discovered the coins,which weighed 459kg, on Saturday while he was preparing the foundations for his village house near Xingping, Shaanxi province, Shaanxi Radio and Television reported.<p>A local heritage inspection team dated the coins to the reign of Wang Mang, a Han …

China

New bin Laden documents show a suspicious, pressured al Qaeda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda’s leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their midst, drones in the air and secret tracking devices reporting their movements as the U.S.-led war against them ground on, documents seized in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout and reviewed …

National Security

The Abrogation of Jihad and Ibn Taymiyyah’s Blasphemy

How Ibn Taymiyyah’s rejection of Prophet Mohammad’s directives inspired the Wahhabi Movement<p>For a good portion of my life, I thought of some of the …

Cosmetic sticks at Xiaohe Cemetery in early Bronze Age Xinjiang, China

A leather bag and cosmetic sticks have been excavated from Xiaohe Cemetery. CHINA DAILY<p><b>China Daily 29 January 2016</b><p>It is said that the average modern …

Neanderthal news

Increasingly sophisticated analysis of existing genomes from Neanderthal and Denisovan fossil bone, together with new data on single-chromosome DNA …

New Guinea

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Bodybuilding

They’re still lying about the first Gulf War: How the first George Bush helped create today’s Middle East trouble

The first Gulf War was not the good one, and 25 years later, as false history hardens, we must remember why<p>There are in American life few really unassailable opinions—especially when the calendar turns its depressed pages on primary season. That’s when the circular firing squad fills the air with …

Analysis: Iran, ISIS Likely to Unite for WWIII

Israeli military analysts are now beginning to prepare top officials, who are in turn beginning to prepare the nation, for what eventually may become …

Afghan police suspected of aiding Taliban killed, detained by army

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A policeman was killed and a further 30 were detained in a joint operation between Afghan troops and U.S. forces last week against police suspected of supporting Taliban insurgents in embattled Helmand province, Afghan officials said on Sunday.<p>Reports of …

Afghanistan

Beyond rituals: the deeper teachings of Islam

I recently went for Friday prayers in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington DC. The khutba preceding the prayer was remarkable and noteworthy. …

Dodos: Smarter Than Most People Think

According to a newly published study, the dodo was probably not as stupid as people believe. Using modern medical imaging techniques to create scans of the interior of a well-preserved dodo skull, a team of researchers report that the dodo’s brain was proportionally similar in volume to that of …

Birds

Why we won: Lessons from the Gulf War 25 years later

Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen—all places where the United States has been fighting and losing.<p>Compare the U.S. record in those places with the liberation of Kuwait in 1991. After one hundred hours of combat, Iraq’s large and entrenched military was defeated and pushed back behind a …

War

Crouching tiger, hidden India: An escorted tour and the adventure of a lifetime

The dawn chorus is in fine voice today.<p>Or, should I say, the jungle telegraph. From the highest branches of the dhok trees, birds tweet and whistle …

The Terror Group That Could Ruin Syria's Ceasefire Isn't ISIS

Al Qaeda's affiliate in the country is a major problem for the temporary truce.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we speak with Syria expert Joshua Landis about the dilemmas that the Nusra Front poses to the truce deal in</i> …

Finding Hope

I was born on the dirt floor of a rickety straw shack, on the edge of a slave labor camp in Talien, Cambodia. My mother says that I came out covered in grime, red-faced with rage and howling from hunger. When I was born the moment wasn't jubilant, there was no ripe expectancy, no gleeful merriment. …

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly attack on SYL hotel in Mogadishu

<b>Militants have stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least nine people dead, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.</b><p>The attackers set off a car bomb outside the heavily fortified Somali Youth League hotel before moving in.<p>An explosion also targeted a popular park known as the Peace …

Extremism

Iron Age Skeletons Found Buried With Turtles

A woman and child were buried more than 2,500 years ago with several previously slaughtered and butchered turtles.

Iron Age

Does Obama Want to Carve Up Syria?

A stray comment by John Kerry this week—laying out a last-ditch, now-don’t-hold-me-to-this prescription for ending a modern and globally …

Middle East

Afghanistan war: Just what was the point?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is worse in Afghanistan now than I ever could have imagined. And I was a pessimist.<p>Fatigue was always going to be the decider. Western fatigue with the horrors their troops saw, and with the violence inflicted daily on Afghans themselves. The fatigue of the financial cost, where a power …

Afghanistan

Three Big Mysteries of Human Evolution We Still Don’t Understand

We know when and how humans evolved, for the most part, but these questions remain.<p>Although a lot is known about the history of human beings and our ape-like origins, many evolutionary questions remain a mystery.<p>We still aren't really sure why we walk on two legs, why we don't have fur, and where …

Evolution