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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread<p>At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a militant attack, according to survivors' accounts.<p>Instead, more …

How not to demilitarize Hamas

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Ofer Zalzberg is</i> <i>Senior Analyst for Middle East and North Africa at the</i> <i>International Crisis Group.</i> <i>The views expressed are the writer’s own.</i><p>In a few weeks, indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas are to take place in Cairo with the aim of consolidating a durable ceasefire. The …

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The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at Toronto film fest | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - “The Imitation Game,” a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.<p>Benedict Cumberbatch poses at the "The Imitation Game" gala at TIFF in Toronto, September 9, 2014. …

MH370: Sonar Reveals Secrets Of Sea Floor

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane MH370 has revealed unsuspected secrets about the Indian Ocean, including underwater volcanoes and trenches dating back up to 100 million years.<p>High-resolution sonar has found no clear signs of the plane’s wreckage, but instead discovered a wealth of unexpected …

Thailand's State of Emergency Is Over, But the Crisis Endures

The barricades have gone, so have the rallies, and grenades aren’t being thrown into crowds of protestors for the time being, but the nightmare is …

Seeking to explain the rise of sectarianism in the Middle East: The case study of Iraq – Project on Middle East Political Science

[1] Examples of this would be the increased use of sectarian rhetoric in the programming of Al Jazeera Arabic, the now infamous speeches given by …

John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life

A decade before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) wrote <b>East of Eden</b> (<i>public library</i>), which was eventually adapted into the 1955 film of the same title starring James Dean and which Steinbeck originally addressed to his two young sons. (The …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Flipboard Acquires Zite

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today we’re thrilled to welcome the Zite team to Flipboard and to announce our partnership with CNN. As a news-loving …

Obama wades into Palestine-Israel talks | US & Canada

<b>Washington DC, United States</b> <b>-</b> When President Barack Obama meets Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, it will be the next in a string of meetings held in the US capital to develop a "framework" for peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.<p>Supporters on both sides have …

How Pakistan moves against Taliban could complicate Afghan ties

By <b>Frederic Grare</b>, Special to CNN<p><i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Frederic Grare is a senior associate and director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The views expressed are the writer’s own.</i><p>Pakistan’s military is set to launch a major military operation in North Waziristan, …

The dividend is delayed

HOW unusual is Africa’s demography? If you take a selection of countries, from Algeria and Tunisia in the north to Botswana and South Africa in the …

Crimea and the first photos of war

<i>For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>Over the past week, images of troops massing in Crimea have been broadcast to millions around the globe. It so happens that the first <i>ever</i> official war photographs were from the very same region.<p>In 1853, the Russian Empire fought …

Ukraine: Rebirth of a nation

Bullied and humiliated by Russia, seen as a strategic buffer by the US, Ukraine is riven by corruption and deeply divided. Can it rise and free …

Karzai says US troops can leave Afghanistan

The outgoing president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has told the United States in his final address to parliament that US soldiers can leave the country at the end of the year.<p>Karzai said on Saturday that his military was ready to take over because it already protected 93 percent of the country, …

Here's Some Unreleased Miles Davis to Make Your Day Better

A hot second of cool.<p>[soundcloud src='https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134816916%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-rLzlx&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true' width='100%' height='166' moreclass='embed--soundcloud-tracks' position='left']<p><b>There's</b> …

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Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …

Transnistria: Europe's other Crimea | Europe

<b>Tiraspol</b> - As the political crisis in Crimea deepens amid the prospect of the region joining Russia after the looming referendum, it is easy to overlook another post-Soviet republic's gestures to the West and the potential flashpoint coming from its own restive Russophile region.<p>Compared to …

The struggle for Central Asia: Russia vs China | Armenia

It has become increasingly clear in the past few years that Russia has no intention to relax its grip over the former Soviet bloc. Ukraine has recently become a good case in point. Although Moscow is clearly preoccupied with keeping its western borders and geopolitical interests safe, it has not …

A Great White Shark makes a transatlantic crossing — and you can follow along

Lydia is such a pretty name — for a shark.<p>Lydia is a 2,000-pound, 14-foot-long Great White Shark. She was fitted with a satellite tag a year ago, off the coast of Florida, as part of the Ocearch scientific project.<p>She has since travelled 19,500 miles and is currently about 3,000 miles from her …