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Yakuza Revolution: From Bruisers to Boy Scouts?

Two years after the Yamaguchi-gumi split, it’s no longer business as usual for Japan’s crime syndicates. But police suspect a …

Finding Darko

The world is quick to label Darko Milicic an epic NBA bust, but here are 10 reasons he is an utter success.<p><b>2. He no longer believes that, because of</b> …

Basketball

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Language

Archive photographs of US troops in action during the Korean War

North Korea

Why suitcases rock and fall over - puzzle solved

<b>It's a common experience when dashing for a train or plane while lugging a two-wheeled suitcase.</b><p>The bag rocks alarmingly from side-to-side and threatens to overturn.<p>Now, scientists have investigated this conundrum of everyday physics. Speeding up rather than slowing down can solve the problem, they …

DuPont

In 1946, Winston Churchill gave a speech at a tiny Missouri college that changed the way everyone thought about Russia

This speech, titled "The Sinews of Peace," ended up sounding the alarm on the fracturing relationship between the post-war superpowers.<p>The famous speech first started to come together the previous October, when Churchill received a letter from Westminster College President F.L. McCluer, asking him …

Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

SEOUL — Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.”<p>The Kim family has kept a tight grip on North Korea for some seven decades by perpetuating the idea that the …

North Korea

Two Swedish economists foresaw the backlash against globalisation – here's how to mitigate it

<b>The first article in our series Globalisation Under Pressure looks at work from the 1930s that anticipated the backlash against …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

As Trump Fumbles, Putin Quietly Prepares to Invade his Neighbors

<i>This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site.</i><p>Recent Russian actions suggest a new stage of the Russian threat to Ukraine—and potentially …

Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Here's What Happened When a Junior College Team Copied the Golden State Warriors for an Entire Season | Inc.com

Maybe you don't care about sports. That's okay. But if you want to be successful in entrepreneurship and life, take a minute to consider the men's basketball team at South Plains College in Texas.<p>They've had the season of their lives this year, going 31-1, and they're now two games away from the …

Basketball

16 Mind-Blowing Illusions That Will Trick Your Brain

<b>How many colors do you see in this image?</b><p>#1<p><b>The blue and green spirals are actually the same color — green. There is no blue color in this image.</b><p>#2<p><b>The</b> …

Tutorials

US quietly sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

Officials said Monday that the Obama administration-- in its waning hours-- defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking.<p>A State Department official and several congressional aides told The Associated …

Foreign policy experts fret over Trump's America First approach

Trump’s inaugural address downgrades the value of America’s global leadership and traditional alliances.<p>President Donald Trump’s inaugural address focused on an “America First” approach that downgrades the value of America’s global leadership and traditional alliances—a sharp break with the …

Donald Trump

This mom's dance moves at an NBA game are the best thing you'll see all day

Had a hard day? Feeling a bit stressed? Well then sit yourself down and keep reading, my friend, because you’re about to smile so big your face hurts.<p>…

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

Biggest Takeaways from Summer League

A 3-0 start at the Las Vegas Sumer League warranted plenty for the Lakers to be excited about and, despite back-to-back losses to end the week, the …

Chat app Line targets $1.14B raise in what could be 2016’s largest tech IPO

Line, the messaging app from Asia famed for its cutesy yet expressive emoji-like stickers, is on track to hold 2016’s largest tech public listing. The company today announced pricing for its dual Japan-U.S. IPO, which could raise as much as $1.14 billion.<p>The year started quietly for tech IPOs but …

Luke Walton takes over as the Los Angeles Lakers' new coach

Luke Waltonhas always been one to pass the ball, even in his days on the blacktop as an 8-year-old at St. Vincent de Paul School.<p>He grew up in San Diego, son of an<p>NBAchampion, and learned early the key part to succeeding in pro basketball. His father, Bill, told him that the best players were the …

Basketball

We eavesdropped as five daughters and one son asked their mothers the questions they’d always wondered about

Mothers. They are our first teachers, the repositories of inside jokes, the keepers of family secrets. Too often we take them for granted, figuring they’ll be around for years to answer whatever questions come up and to reveal more of their own inner worlds. But then one day they are gone, and the …

Empathy

Lose Yourself in These Hypnotizing Optical Illusion Rings

You know that pen-spinning thing that all the coolest characters in movies can do so flawlessly? Of course you do—there’s not a person out there that …

Solar plane readies to land in California after 3-day flight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a …

Solar Impulse

45 bold (and not so bold) predictions for the 2016 NBA playoffs

Revealing a bunch of picks and predictions for each playoff series, with a few surprises along the way.<p>The 2016 NBA playoffs begin Saturday. Here are 45 predictions for what will happen in the 15 series to come.<p>FIRST ROUND<p>East<p><b>Cavaliers (1) vs. Pistons (8)</b><p>1. In terms of head coaching experience, …

Basketball

25 April Fools' Day pranks your kids totally deserve

The full-time job of a parent is no easy task. You've put up with your little stinkers since birth, and you deserve a break.<p>Unfortunately, breaks …