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After the news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in a laboratory, here are more discoveries that are redefining medicine<p>The news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in the laboratory raised hope last week that a powerful weapon had been created to tackle …

Tumors

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Islam

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down.</b> Jack Dorsey, one of the original founders of the company, will be interim CEO.<p><b>2. Dorsey hasn't denied that he's interested in becoming the company's full-time CEO.</b> But for now he says he's focusing on the interim role.<p><b>3. Facebook and Microsoft are</b> …

15-year-old makes the epic discovery of a new planet that's 1,000 light-years from Earth

Wagg is one of the youngest to ever detect a planet, according to a press release from Keele University in England, where he was working when he made his epic discovery.<p>In fact, Wagg's new planet closely resembles some of the first exoplanets ever identified in the mid-1990s, which looked …

Planets

And 20m of them are paying for the streaming service as its conversion rate creeps upwards at a time of intense debate about ‘freemium’ music<p>Music streaming service Spotify has upped its public numbers, announcing that it now has 75 million active users, with 20 million of them paying for its …

Apple Music

We asked an exercise scientist how many days a week you need to work out to actually make a difference

Five days a week, four days a week? Is two enough?<p>Luckily, science has come to the rescue with a surprising conclusion — and a somewhat tough one to swallow if you have trouble motivating yourself to work out.<p>We spoke recently to Shawn Arent, an exercise scientist at Rutgers University, and asked …

Elon Musk is one step closer to making his ambitious $10 billion satellite internet business a reality

The rocket company has asked permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin to test beaming high-speed internet from space using satellites, according to a report from the Washington Post.<p>Musk originally shared his idea of using satellites in space as a way to provide internet …

I spent 10 days road-tripping from Los Angeles to New Orleans, and I never expected what I saw

For my summer vacation this year, I wanted to do what one good friend of mine called the "most American thing possible": a road trip.<p>My friend Jack had a writer's residency in Los Angeles, and we had been talking about checking out New Orleans for a while, so we decided to bridge the two cities by …

Tiny privately funded vehicle will re-enter atmosphere after testing thin sails that could be used to gain propulsion from sun’s rays<p>A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colours despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers …

Space Travel

New Solar Storm Forecasting Technique Breaks The 24-Hour Warning Barrier For Earth

Better predictions can help us prepare<p>Solar storms start their lives as violent explosions from the sun’s surface. They’re made up of energetic charged particles wrapped in a complex magnetic cloud. As they erupt from the sun’s surface, they can shoot out into interplanetary space at speeds of up …

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

10 Great Honeymoon Pillow Poems

<i>Photo by Sergi Melki, Creative Commons license via Flickr.</i><p>Start Your Love Journey With Ritual<p>One of the great things about ritual is that it builds remembrance into our lives. It's especially helpful when life gets going, and we're otherwise prone to forget.<p>Ritual can be daily, monthly, yearly. …

Photographers, Writers and Friends Remember Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny in her Halloween costume. Seattle, 1983.<br>Mary Ellen Mark<p>1 of 22<p>Mary Ellen Mark — a documentary photographer who, through her incredible …

How Qatar got so rich so fast

At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.<p>Allegedly awful conditions for migrant workers along with 120-degree summers always made Qatar seem like an odd fit for host.<p>With the new investigation and multiple accusations of …

It can be difficult, sometimes, to make sense of all the things that have happened to me in the last five years<p>Today marks five years since I was ordered into military confinement while deployed to Iraq in 2010. I find it difficult to believe, at times, just how long I have been in prison. …

War

Oracle won another battle in its epic war with Google, and the whole computer industry is nervous about it

At issue is whether Google illegally copied part of the Android mobile operating system from a technology called Java, which is now owned by Oracle. Some computer experts argue, however, that the part Google used should be broadly shared to make it easier to build new software programs.<p>Oracle filed …

Millennials Are The Least Religious Generation Yet, And Here's The Surprising Reason Why

A large body of research shows that Millennials are significantly less religious than previous generations of young Americans. But as to whether the lack of religion seen in today's Gen Y'ers (born between 1980 and the mid-1990's) is transient or lasting, scientists aren't sure.<p>But now a new review …

No Smooth Solar Sailing: Glitch Knocks Out LightSail Spacecraft in Orbit

A tiny solar-sailing spacecraft has gone silent in Earth orbit, apparently victimized by a software glitch.<p>LightSail, a CubeSat designed and built by the nonprofit Planetary Society, stopped beaming data home on Friday (May 22), just two days after it blasted off along with the United States Air …

Space

Where are the World’s Hungriest People? Take a Look

New Map Charts Progress of 129 Nations as World Hunger Falls to 25-Year Low<p>Percentage of undernourished population<p>Since 1990-92, undernourishment has dropped from 18.6 percent to a projection of 10.9 percent for 2014-16, very close to the UN’s target of halving the proportion of undernourished …

Agriculture

Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.<p>Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.<p>The documentary photographer who is best known for her haunting portraits of …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 15 major US cities

Several cities — Portland, Sacramento, Miami, and Denver — appear on the list of highest-priced metro areas for the first time.<p>The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes, and …

9 steps for solving income inequality — and why we need to be talking about them

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth<p>Tim Smeeding, a professor of public affairs and economics at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, has a few ideas on how to solve income inequality in the US.<p>Lane Kenworthy, a sociology professor at UC San Diego, posted Smeeding's …

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends (Slides)

In the 20 years since the Netscape IPO, 39 percent of the world's population came online, up from .06 percent.<p>Two decades after 1995, the year of the Netscape IPO, the Internet population has exploded in size, it’s much more mobile, and it’s increasingly driven by user-created content and flexible …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

The New York Times published a shocking proposal to solve America's huge prison problem

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and David Cole, a professor of law and public policy at Georgetown University, write that many liberals and conservatives alike acknowledge the US criminal justice system needs reform. But for the debate …

Analysis: Forgotten facts and distorted history of the Mideast

The Palestinians chose trying to destroy Israel over establishing a state.<p>><br>• ><p>Map of Middle East. (photo credit: Courtesy)<p>The Middle East is in flames …

What Has the U.S. Learned from Its Military History

Ever since the American Revolutionary War, a startling statistic has emerged: the U.S. has not lost a single conventional war, but not won even a single guerrilla war. What can be learned from this experience?<p>Before arriving at the obvious answer, consider that the trillions of dollars that the …

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

The costs of a budget motel and a five-pearl luxury resort may not be as drastically different as you think. Actually, they might not be different at all: It all depends on where you are. So, using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just …

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

<i>The New York Times</i><p><i>Forbes</i><p>When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked …