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Airbnb's positive economic impact in cities around the world

The Economic Impacts of Home Sharing in cities around the world<p>At Airbnb, we want to learn about our community's positive impact on the cities we …

Tourism

Yehoshua Oz

Daredevil Photographer Balances Atop Iconic Buildings To Capture Stunning Images

<b>25-year-old photographer</b> Lucinda Grange is a daredevil who has scaled some of the world’s highest and most iconic structures like the Great Pyramid …

Photography

Mick Rock revisits his iconic images

The photographer recreates his famous portraits, Debbie Harry and Queen, for his project 'The Revisit', a collaboration with Nikon using the new Df camera

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs

Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little …

Pets

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

Turkey PM Erdogan defiant over Twitter ban

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected accusations of intolerance from critics following his decision to ban Twitter.<p>Erdogan, who leads the ruling AK Party, was speaking at a mass rally on Sunday ahead of local elections on March 30.<p>He told the crowd: "I cannot understand how sensible …

Microsoft and Nokia now expect buyout to close in April

Nokia and Microsoft have announced that their $7.2 billion buyout deal won't be closing this month after all. The Finnish smartphone manufacturer now expects to complete the sale of its devices and services divisions to Microsoft by the end of April, rather than the end of March insisted upon as …

Cousin of Syria's President Assad reportedly killed by rebels

BEIRUT -- A cousin of Syrian President<p>Bashar Assadwas killed by Islamist rebels during fighting near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab, the state news agency reported Sunday.<p>The official Syrian Arab News Agency identified the dead kinsman as Hilal Assad, head of the pro-government National …

Associated Press News

Only in Israel....

Israel's Foreign Ministry workers have gone on strike, <b>shutting down the country's embassies and consulates around the world</b>.<p>The strike is the latest …

Sunday, March 23, 2014 Alan Baker takes off the gloves: Saeb Erekat's family from Saudi Arabia, most Arabs immigrated to area with economic growth starting 19th century

Changing the Historical Narrative: Saeb Erekat’s New Spin<br>Amb. Alan Baker, March 23, 2014<br>Jerusalem Issue Briefs Vol. 14, No. 8 March 23, …

Israel

Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found In Israel Antiquity Authority Storeroom

Dr. Yonatan Adler, lecturer at Ariel University and post-doctoral researcher at Hebrew University, found a rich secret hidden in an unmarked …

Israel’s Immigration and Absorption Ministry presented its findings to the Knesset this week that more than two thirds of French Jews are considering …

Israel

French university defends shuttering pro-Israel event following heckling

(JTA) — A French university defended its decision to shut down a pro-Israel event after disruptions by pro-Palestinian activists.<p>The administration …

Israelis Develop a Taste for Georgian Cuisine—and Put a New Spin on It

On a recent Sunday night in his restaurant Deda, owner Gor Oganesian showed me how to eat <i>hinkali</i>, a classic Georgian dumpling filled with a beef …

Reality TV

When My Baby Says Her First Word, Will It Be in English or in Russian?

Every time my daughter babbles <i>mem-mem-mem</i> or <i>da-da-da</i>, I get excited that this word will be the first one that makes sense outside of her 1-year-old …

Language

Reality of Holocaust 'uncertain,' says Iran's Supreme Leader

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei chose the occasion of the Persian New Year on Friday to again deny the Holocaust.<p>In an address to a large crowd of …

How Moov plans to deliver nearly $1M worth of wearables by July

Following the most successful fitness crowdfunding campaign to date, the team behind Moov is gearing up for batch two and making sure its wearable arrives in time for summer.<p>They share our message. It's not just another thing for your wrist." --Meng Li, Moov co-founder

Wearable Tech

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams

Between 2006 and 2009, surveillance helicopters conducted daily flights over northwest Washington, D.C., taking high-resolution photographs of the …

Luckily, there’s no anti-Israel bias at UNHRC

Luckily, there’s no anti-Israel bias at UNHRC

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Comparing Israel's and "Palestine's" national anthems

From Zvi, as a comment to this post:<p>It’s very easy to see the difference between how Israelis / Jews and Palestinian Arabs feel about Israel, …

Israel

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian.<p>Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula …

Twitter Hints That At-Replies And Hashtags Are About To Be Streamlined

Welcome to Twitter's gradual disappearing act. Update: screenshots from an alpha test group show at-replies are indeed being phased out.<p>What will Twitter look like in a year? Two years? A lot less like itself.<p>At least that's the impression Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter, gave addressing …

Social Media

Analysis: A selective use of force

Force used was enough to deliver a sharp message of deterrence, but not enough to spark a larger conflict.<p>><br>• ><p>Airstrike in Syria 370. (photo credit: …

Middle East