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Travelling Trump: Riyadh and Jerusalem stops on a heavily-armed road to nowhere

Travelling Trump has been long on rhetoric and short on detail. Yet a subtext is emerging from much of what he had to say in the Middle East.<p>Speaking …

Middle East

Scientists Demonstrate Chemical Bits Are Stable Enough To Store Information

Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw have demonstrated it is possible to use chemical …

Stephen Hawking just gave a pretty scary prediction of how long humans have left on Earth

Leave it to renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to be the bearer of incredibly interesting yet wildly depressing news about the state of the world. In …

5 Cosmic Questions Scientists Still Can’t Answer Completely

We’ve not only had a good few years in terms of space science discoveries, we’ve had a few good decades really. However, with all the new things that …

Dark Matter

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

WASHINGTON — Here are the most important changes in the tax plan proposed Wednesday by President Trump.<p><b>Three Tax Brackets</b><p>The number of tax brackets for individuals is reduced from seven to three: 10 percent, 25 percent and 35 percent. That lowers the top rate by nearly 5 percentage points, easing …

The White House

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for 'entertainment city' near Riyadh

<b>Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans for an entertainment city on the edge of Riyadh which will be 50 times the size of Gibraltar once complete.</b><p>The 334 sq km (129 sq mile) attraction - about the same as Las Vegas - will offer cultural, sporting and entertainment activities - including a Six Flags park …

Saudi Arabia

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

The Significance Of The Trump-Mohammed bin Salman Meeting

“Patience is a virtue,” according to an ancient piece of wisdom. There is no doubt that for the eight long years of Barack Obama’s presidency, Riyadh’s patience was tested to the max by an administration that seemed — intentionally or not — adamant on punishing allies and rewarding foes.<p>Yet the …

The United Arab Emirates And Egypt Aspire to Dominate the Middle East

Donate<p><i>Written by Evgeny Satanovsky; Originally appeared at VPK, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront</i><p><i>Contemporary Egypt is the subject of</i> …

Middle East

Israel harnessing sunshine with world's tallest solar tower

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.<p>Now the fledgling solar industry is trying to make a leap forward with a large-scale project boasting the world's tallest solar tower, as a …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Neuroscience

آدام بارو يصف فوزه المفاجئ برئاسة غامبيا بأنه "أمل جديد"

يقول رجل الأعمال آدم بارو إن فوزه المفاجئ في الانتخابات الغامبية يبشر بأمل جديد للبلاد.<p>وأكد الرئيس السلطوي يحيى جامع، الذي يحكم البلاد منذ 22 عاما، أنه سيتنحى عن منصبه.<p>وقال في تصريحات للتليفزيون الرسمي الجمعة: "سوف أساعده في عملية نقل السلطة"، وذلك بعد أن تحدث إلى الرئيس المنتخب عبر الهاتف.<p>وقد حصل …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

50-minute Dubai-Riyadh trip ‘may become possible soon’

Arif Naqvi secured $300m in ‘emergency’ loan to keep embattled Abraaj afloat, Jafar family claims<p>The allegation — rejected by Abraaj legal advisers — …

ردود فعل المشاهير الأمريكيين على انتخاب ترامب رئيسا للبلاد

تتواصل ردود فعل المشاهير في الولايات على انتخاب دونالد ترامب رئيسا لأمريكا، إذ أعرب الكثيرون عن صدمتهم من نتائج الانتخابات.<p>وقالت المطربة الشهيرة "شير" إن "العالم لن يكون كما كان"، بينما قالت نجمة موسيقى البوب أرينا غراندي إنها "بكت" حزنا بعد سماع النتائج.<p>وظل آخرون أكثر تفاؤلا، إذ علقت المغنية …

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

These Solar Panels Pull Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

“We started this company to provide water to everyone, everywhere,” says Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water, the startup making the new solar …

Water

The Most Popular Programming Languages of 2016

<b>By Jake Widman</b><p>Our annual look at the relative popularity of programming languages reveals that while Java still rules, other options are catching up …

8 reasons your pain won't go away

One of only a handful of physicians in the country who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Pain Medicine, Gary Kaplan, DO, author of <i>Total Recovery</i> and founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, was able to apply his pioneering perspective to help answer one of the most difficult …

What to do with a wet iPhone 7

Just because you can drop the new iPhones in a fish tank to record a video of Goldie doesn't mean you should.<p>Apple's newest smartphones -- the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- are water resistant, which means they're designed to withstand a bit of wetness but aren't meant for underwater use. They can handle …

IPhone 7

26 must-have apps for college life

So yay, you're in college!<p>Less yay: you have no idea what you're doing.<p>I mean, I don't care what anyone says, adulting is hard. But I believe in you, …

In Riyadh and the Riviera, women have to fight for the right to be themselves

Compared with the problem of radicalisation in jails, the burkini ban was a distraction, but an all-too-familiar one<p>So, after all the sound and fury, the burkini fiasco est fini. On Friday, the French courts overturned the ban, once again allowing women to wear whatever they want on the beaches and …

How algorithms rule our working lives | Cathy O’Neil

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology

Will the Internet of Things make us superhuman?

Scott Amyx Contributor<p>Scott Amyx is a thought leader, speaker and author on wearables and the Internet of Things, and is the managing partner at Venture1st and CEO of Amyx+.<p>We often highlight our frailties when we fail — we are, after all, only human.<p>However, technology is quickly redefining what …

The GIF Is Dead. Long Live the GIF.

Inside the internet's long, doomed quest to replace its most iconic and flawed filetype.<p>November 5, 1999, was Burn All GIFs Day. Had you visited its homepage that Friday, you would have seen the movement's game plan laid out as plainly as its name: "On Burn All GIFs Day, all GIF users will gather …

The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names

The National Telecommunications Information Admistration (NTIA) announced via blog post on Tuesday that it will hand over the internet domain naming …