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What Greek gardeners know: a Mediterranean climate requires you to embrace extremes. Dry summers. Wet winters. Hot sun. Oh, and little surprises from the sea (here's some salt spray and wind for you).
It's no wonder the classic Greek garden is designed, first and foremost, to stand up to the …Gardening
A summer swell on the Sea of Japan has curtailed the day’s fishing on Hokkaido’s remote Shakotan peninsula in the far north of the country. But if Shirikawa Koji is perturbed, he is not letting on.
The fisherman’s sunny demeanour can be explained by the precious haul lying in a small container by …Sushi
A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the planet.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR for short) caught sight of the moon and Earth from the spacecraft's position about 1 million miles from …Satellites
“Cortana can’t be very helpful if she doesn’t know anything about you,” explains Ash. But Microsoft believes the key to trust lies in transparency. …Cortana
Despite historic Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage opponents remain determined to fight for traditional values
The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.
Legislators in some states are …LGBT
Several violent attacks on the LGBT community have occurred in the days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.Marriage
In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.
Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …Remembrance Day
Washington (CNN) — In a historic 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down same-sex marriage bans across the country.
Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to affirm that same-sex marriage is a right along with the other four liberal justices and read the Court's opinion.
Chief Justice …Marriage
Check out how Google, who has already been running an online campaign in honor of Pride Month, chose to celebrate the recent United States Supreme …
But what about the children?
The debate over gay marriage—addressed this week by the US Supreme Court but by no means settled—frequently turns to concerns about the emotional well-being of children raised by same-sex parents. But science tells us the fears are overblown.
In January, researchers from …Kids
The Supreme Court’s decision to extend same-sex marriage rights to all 50 states means that a lot of people are about to get married and others’ marriages will now be legally recognized. And that means lots of changes coming for gay couples.
What financial issues should same-sex couples, …Gay Rights
The biggest practical effect of the Supreme Court’s decision establishing a national right to marriage will be felt in a band of cities that starts in Texas, moves through the Southeast and up into the industrial Midwest — from Dallas and Houston through New Orleans and Atlanta, and up into …
As OpenStreetMap grows, companies like Mapbox are a threat to the long reign of Google Maps. And that’s a good thing.
Maps may be a necessity of an empire, as Paul Ford writes on the rise of Google Maps in The New Republic this week, but whether that empire belongs wholly to Google is up for debate. …Maps
The states where same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States.
On Friday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on marriage among same-sex couples are unconstitutional. The above map shows the U.S. states where same-sex marriage is now legal, marked in green.
For more on this …Marriage
Etiquette rules don’t fly out the window just because everyone’s wearing feather boas. Here’s how to be respectful, even in your sequined finest.
Full marriage equality in all 50 states has just been declared and it's getting to be LGBTQ Pride Time across the U.S. and beyond. That means rainbow …Gay Pride
How the children’s show has enhanced learning in America—and why it’s a reminder of what’s lacking from education today
“It ain’t easy bein’ green,” a despondent Kermit the Frog explains as he meanders through some foliage, lamenting the color of his skin. The year is 1970, and it’s one of the …Education
Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team.
In the conversations I have with customers and …Microsoft SharePoint
In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen before and which reveals the cells apparently try to alert their immune system allies that they are dying.
White blood cells are the critical, disease-fighting cells …White Blood Cells
The "kitchen sink" of all creative business-building resources for those that want creative freedom now. Includes all the basics plus elite access to …
Can I ask you a couple of questions? Great! Here goes:
How many of you get most of your projects via word-of-mouth?
• How many of you target your ideal …
Times are tough all over. Maybe you were laid off by a company you devoted years of your life to. Maybe your best clients are canceling projects …
Never skip a post-work workout again.
Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, …Exercise
The flight attendant who allegedly denied an unopened can of Diet Coke to Northwestern University Muslim chaplain Tahera Ahmad because she “may use it as a weapon” will no longer serve United Airlines customers, the company announced Wednesday.
In an angry Facebook post typed from the plane on …Airlines
The Optimus Prime of architecture: Bolivia’s crazily coloured buildings, and their miniatures – in picturesArchitecture
Everybody loves donuts, even if sometimes they come in unfamiliar shapes and guises, from twisted French Crullers, oblong Long Johns, baked Fōnuts and simmered-in-ghee Gulab Jamun. Here's how to make 18 of our favorites.
The Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has apologised for cracking a joke at the expense of vice-president Joe Biden, as Biden mourns the death of his son.
Beau Biden, the vice-president’s eldest son, died of brain cancer on Saturday at the age of 46. He will lie in honour on Thursday in the …Ted Cruz
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Days after seizing the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, Islamic State militants blew up the notorious Tadmur Prison there, long used by the Syrian government to detain and torture political prisoners.
The demolition was part of the extremist group’s strategy to position itself as the …