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Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. …

From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business

Apple’s iPhone gave rise to whole new industries and laid waste to others. As the device turns 10, we take stock of its impact on everything from cameras to telecoms<p>Ten years ago, hailing a cab meant waving one’s arm at passing traffic, consumers routinely purchased cameras, and a phone was …

Telecoms

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DONALD TRUMP claims to like free, fair and smart trade. It is precisely for that reason, he says, that he doesn’t like the rules under which America …

America Was Founded on Secrets and Lies

With all due respect to early-American hagiographer Parson Weems, George Washington knew how to tell a lie. In fact, he told a lot of them. Moreover, …

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Muslims in Illinois are coping with increased scrutiny and incendiary rhetoric. This first segment of a two-part Illinois Public Radio report visits …

Small Business

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Presidential Data 2016

<b>DEMOCRATS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH</b><p>This data is compiled by offsetting a President’s Administration by a year to account for the fact that the Federal …

Economics

Dress code for women in Islam

Since one of the most visible signs of distorted Islam is the dress code for women, this is a detailed analysis of the female dress code according to …

In the Shadow of Genocide

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — After dusk falls every evening in eastern Bosnia, Fatima Mustafic draws the blinds and locks the doors of the simple …

World History

Dry run

IN THE main office building at Welspun’s factory in Anjar, in the west of India, there is a replica of the showroom in New York where, twice a year, …

The champion of poverty alleviation

Bangladesh’s evergreen citizen of the world, and champion of poverty alleviation and employment, is 75. He is our pride. The latter half of the …

Just What Makes a ‘Good European’?

That Friedrich Nietzsche, the 19th-century firebrand philosopher and Hitler’s go-to intellectual guide, would make an appearance on the eve of …

Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India

By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently.<p>"It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national secretary of Vishva Hindu Parishad, a pro-Hindu …

When the Ayatollah Said No to Nukes

The nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, which are now nearing their November deadline, remain deadlocked over U.S. demands that …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

The best writing on political economy this year

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to award the 6th annual Albies, named in honor of Albert O. Hirschman, to recognize the best writing on political economy over the past year. Past winners of the Albies have included award-winning books, peer-reviewed scholarship, polemical essays, provocative …

Zealot

• <b>Author:</b> Reza Aslan<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer</b> <br>Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what …

How Jesus Became God

• <b>Author:</b> Bart D. Ehrman<p>New York Times bestselling author and Bible expert Bart Ehrman reveals how Jesus’s divinity became dogma in the first few centuries of the early church.<p>The claim at the heart of the Christian faith is that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. But this is not what the original …

Misquoting Jesus

• <b>Author:</b> Bart D. Ehrman<p>When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells …

Three Cups of Tea

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin<p>Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers …