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Climate change sceptic Kathleen Hartnett White ditched as Trump environmental adviser

White House to withdraw nomination of controversial figure to chair Council on Environmental Quality<p>The nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change sceptic, to serve as Donald Trump’s top environmental adviser is to be withdrawn, the White House has confirmed.<p>White was announced in …

Donald Trump

The Strange Cases of Anti-Islam Politicians Turned Muslims

Three recent incidents seem to highlight a quirk of sociology.<p>Last fall, Arthur Wagner was part of something remarkable: His political party, the anti-Islam, anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland, entered the Bundestag, becoming the first far-right party in the body since the 1950s. This year, …

ATM jackpotting reaches US shores

The hacking technique forces ATMs to cough up large sums of cash.<p>ATM manufacturers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR have warned that jackpotting attacks have …

ATMs

The Only Story by Julian Barnes review – an exquisite look at love

Barnes deftly explores time and memory in his latest novel, about an older man recalling the romance that defined his life<p>Like his Man Booker-winning 2011 novel <i>The Sense of an Ending</i>, and indeed his 2008 memoir <i>Nothing to Be Frightened Of</i>, Julian Barnes’s latest novel is narrated by an older man …

Books

The Assault on Reason

Albert Einstein was awarded a Nobel Prize not for his work on relativity, but for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Both results, and …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Donald Trump

The Top Ten Most Important Ancient Documents Lost to History

From Rome’s holiest texts to a Chinese manuscript that wouldn’t have fit inside a shipping container, here’s our top ten list of the most important …

'Islamic State' seeks new foothold in Africa

After the terrorist organization al Qaeda, now the so-called "Islamic State" is trying to expand its influence in Africa. Military means alone are …

Africa

The most bizarre stories from around the world in 2017

It’s been a chaotic year, and a strange one. So much of what’s happened seems scary, or at least unsettling. But it wasn’t all bad.<p>Here are some of our favorite chronicles from 2017:<p><b>‘Adorable children crash a live BBC interview to bother their apologetic dad’</b><p>It was supposed to be a staid and …

Albert Einstein

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

A Self-Aware Drone Somehow Doesn't Spark an Instant Robot Apocalypse in This Scifi Short

Watching Mackenzie Sheppard’s short <i>Donny the Drone</i>, you might assume that the title character (voiced by Guy Pearce) would become a killing machine …

In Tax Overhaul, Trump Tries to Defy the Economic Odds

When President Trump adds his distinctive signature to the tax bill, he will also be making a huge bet that the Republican strategy of deep cuts for businesses and wealthy individuals will fuel extraordinary growth across the board.<p>Perhaps more than any other American political leader, Mr. Trump …

Economics

10 Reasons Why Hannibal’s Military Genius Still Captures Our Imagination Today

<i>Note: This is a guest post from Patrick Hunt, author of the new book, Hannibal.</i><p>Hannibal Barca, otherwise simply known as Hannibal, lived and waged …

The Luther Legend

Martin Luther shattered Christendom and transformed the West, making the modern world possible and inevitable. This is the consensus among …

Theology

Archeologists discover menorah inscribed on Early Islamic period coins

Evidence of Jewish-Muslim influences in early days of Islam may prove interfaith dialogue.<p>><br>• ><p>A Muslim coin with a menorah symbol.. (photo credit: …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

The insane job of London's most well-connected man, who educates the superrich on where to eat, drink, play, and sleep

Hugo Campbell-Davys is the founder of Urbanologie, a luxury lifestyle app for the high-net-worth jetsetters of the world.<p>Urbanologie tells its "members" where to eat, sleep, drink, and play, whether they're in London, New York, Ibiza, Mykonos, Miami, LA, Dubai, or beyond.<p><b>Business Insider met</b> …

Many ‘Sephardic’ Jews Aren’t Actually Sephardic

During my childhood in the 1960s and 70s in the USSR, the only books published about Jews were ideological works that criticized Zionism, Israel and …

Leading Universities Just Released 65 Free Business Courses to Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing Companies from University of Michigan<p>Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of …

Online Education

The Biggest Myth About the Protestant Reformation

The big, bad, backwards Catholic Church had it coming, and Europe's world-wide ascent was thanks to the opening of minds by Protestantism.<p>This month …

What the Normans did for us

Marc Morris explores how Duke William's defeat of Harold II at the battle of Hastings led to a seismic shift in English society, starting from the …

Why everyone is so convinced Facebook is spying on their conversations

Bipul Lama believes Facebook is spying on him.<p>And he's got proof, sort of. Lama performed a test. For two days, all he talked about was Kit-Kats.<p>"The …

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

Science Fiction

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

Fidel Castro

It’s Not Enough to Dismiss Islamophobia

A new book argues that conversations about Muslims in America and Europe are about more than rights and freedoms.<p>Controversies over Islam take somewhat different shapes in Europe and the United States. While France attempts to ban burkinis, or full-body bathing suits worn by some Muslim women, U.S. …

Richard Feynman’s “Notebook Technique” Will Help You Learn Any Subject–at School, at Work, or in Life

Richard Feynman knew his stuff. Had he not, he probably wouldn't have won the Nobel Prize in Physics, let alone his various other prestigious …

Richard Feynman

The Perfect Morning Routine (Backed By Science)

Early in his life, Benjamin Franklin, one of the primary framers of the American Constitution, outlined his perfect morning routine:<p><i>“…I rise early</i> …

Immune System

1970s spy satellite 'better than Google Earth'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sorry to break it to you, but Google Earth ain't all that.<p>In a pre-digital era more than 30 years before Google Earth, an ultrasecret US satellite program spied on other countries by taking much higher quality photos of the planet's surface.<p>The intelligence community called this program Big …

Google Earth

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Mad Max