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The Middle East’s own 30 Years War has just begun

(In January, Douglas Murray explained in The Spectator how relations in the Middle East were becoming increasingly tense. With northern Iraq now in turmoil, following the advance of Islamist militant group Isis, Douglas’s insight seems prescient.) - Syria has fallen apart. Major cities in Iraq have …

Is Britain hardening its heart against Muslims?

Attitudes in this country are still tolerant. But current headlines give reason to fear that might change<p>British public opinion has never really turned against Muslims. According to Pew’s 2014 Global Attitudes survey, 26 per cent of us have ‘unfavourable’ attitudes towards Muslims in this country; …

Not Your Parents' Dystopias

Anyone who has wandered by a bookstore or a movie theater lately knows the kids these days love a nice dystopia. Their heroes are Katniss from …

"The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing libertarianism"

Over at the <i>Guardian</i>, Ewan Morrison is pissed off that young-adult novels don't preach a left-wing, progressive vision. In fact, he writes, many of …

New Galaxy Map Relocates The Milky Way To A Ginormous Supercluster Called Laniakea

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuanced look at our cosmic neighborhood.<p>Until now, the Milky Way was believed to be one galaxy in the 2,000 that make up what's known as the Virgo …

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.<p>Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to …

Physics

Items dropped by English reveal site of Bannockburn battlefield

Teams of researchers have often visited the area to determine where it actually took place, but any real evidence has been hard to come by.<p>However, a …

Archaeology

Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya's lawless Sahara | Reuters

TADRART ACACUS Libya (Reuters) - Vandals have destroyed prehistoric rock art in lawless southern Libya, endangering a sprawling tableau of paintings and carvings classified by UNESCO as of “outstanding universal value”.<p>Vandalised rock art is pictured at Tadrart Acacus May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Aimen …

Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands

Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists<p>An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt.<p>The pre-Christian …

Prehistoric circle dated to same summer as Seahenge neighbour

A second prehistoric circle on a Norfolk beach has been dated to the same summer more than 4,000 years ago as its famous neighbour, Seahenge.<p>Archaeologists believe the two circles, which originally stood inland in boggy freshwater but are now being eroded gradually by the tides, were part of the …

Ancient Southwest Baby Boom Offers Lesson in Overpopulation - D-brief

By April Reese | June 30, 2014 2:57 pm<p>Sites like Pueblo Bonito in northern New Mexico reached their maximum size in the early A.D. 1100s, just before …

FBI’s Abuse of National Security Letters Seems to Have Lessened—Except Maybe Against Journalists

In particular, the FBI’s system of using National Security Letters (NSLs) to obtain personal records without a court order was found by the …

Newly Appointed Obamacare Exchange Chief: “Part of me thinks that this year is going to make last year look like the good old days."

Many of the consumer-facing issues were eventually ironed out, and the performance during the late-breaking sign-up surge at the end of this year's …

Guy Tells Bad Joke, Finds Himself in LAPD Sniper Scope

<i>Vice</i> has shed some new light on a disturbing story of police overreaction that took place earlier this year.<p>First, as the event was reported by the</i> …

St. Paul City Attorney: Not My Job to Second Guess Cop’s Decision

McCulloch's comfort with the police department is not unique; it's exactly the type of relationship many prosecutors have with their local law …

Kentucky Man Arrested for 'Terroristic Threatening' After Posting Thrash Metal Lyrics to Facebook

Another day, another idiotic freak out over a harmless Facebook post. The latest incident centers on 31-year-old James Evans of Kentucky, who had the …

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Chicago Teachers Union Boss Blasts the 1%, Owns 3 Houses and Makes $200K

Such populist screed is undoubtedly groundwork for an eventual mayoral run. It is also hypocritical. Lewis isn't nearly as wealthy as Emanuel, but …

Drug Warriors Try but Fail to Show That Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Disaster in Colorado

The introduction presents the report as an objective attempt to "document the impact of the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational …

Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.'

The thing is, Officer Dutta (pictured) is also an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice at Colorado Technical University. And …

Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised

<i>Correction: A previous version of this piece published results about 9- and 12-year-olds that reflected a subset of the poll’s total sample. These</i> …

Court to Police: No Immunity Just Because You're Cops

Guizan's estate and Terebesi filed civil suits against the officers in the raid, although the estate later settled out of court for $3.5 million. The …

Are Police More Damned Trouble Than They're Worth?

Given the grim reality of law enforcement in today's America, it's hard to believe anything like those ideals could ever be met.<p>The background to the …

Rand Paul vs. the Hawks

In an interview with <i>The New York Times</i> last month, President Obama confessed that when he decided to help rebels overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar …