Julian Snyder

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Two minutes to midnight: did the US miss its chance to stop North Korea’s nuclear programme?

An unprecedented US mission to Pyongyang in 1999 promised to defuse Kim’s nuclear threat. But it all came to nothing – and then the hawks took power. By Julian Borger<p>Pyongyang International is one of the world’s quieter airports. The country’s chronic isolation means that there are not many places …

North Korea

Xi May Scare Asia Back Into Washington's Orbit

China has a new emperor. Can Trump strike back?<p>One thing seems certain about Xi Jinping’s move to establish himself as China’s dictator for life: The bolder and more openly assertive foreign policy he has pursued since taking power five years ago is here to stay. The conventional wisdom is that the …

China

Preliminary exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama

Percentage-point lead in select groups<p>Democrat Doug Jones<p>Women + 16 <br>Under age 30 + 22 <br>Black + 92 <br>Independent or something else + 8 <br>Disapprove of Trump + 87<p>Republican Roy Moore<p>White women + 29 White no college degree + 55 Approve of Trump + 80 Abortion should always be illegal + 62 Decided in …

Roy Moore

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Fitness

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Donald Trump learned his aggressive legal style from 'the king of intimidation,' Roy Cohn

Donald Trump uses the law very strategically and aggressively. According to Michael D'Antonio, the author of "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success," Trump learned this legal style from "the king of intimidation," Roy Cohn.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Donald Trump

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Time Management

Why You Shouldn't Work More Than 90 Minutes Without Taking a Break

We often discuss the importance of taking more breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for …

Pomodoro Technique

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run

WikiLeaks’ dump of messages to and from Clinton’s campaign chief offer an unprecedented view into the workings of the elite, and how it looks after itself<p>The Hillary Clinton email controversy explained: what we know so far<p>The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some …

Obama Administration

Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes

The U-2 shows how old technologies die hard.<p>On the morning on Tuesday, September 20, just after 9:01 a.m. local time, two pilots ejected from a U.S. Air Force training flight above California’s Sutter Buttes, just north of Sacramento. One of them, Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie, died; the other, whose name …

Cold War

Putin's dangerous games in the Baltic

Is the Russian president really crazy enough to launch a new wave of invasions, or is it all a clever bluff?<p>The old KGB headquarters in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, is a sinister place, full of ghosts. It is a solid 19th-century neoclassical building with walls thick enough to have muffled the …

Oil company records from 1960s reveal patents to reduce CO2 emissions in cars

ExxonMobil and others pursued research into technologies, yet blocked government efforts to fight climate change for more than 50 years, findings show<p>The forerunners of ExxonMobil patented technologies for electric cars and low emissions vehicles as early as 1963 – even as the oil industry lobby …

Climate

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

Productivity

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

One Wall Street firm admitted that falling in love with oil companies was a 'bad call'

They put out a note to clients on Monday with a couple of changes, including some in the energy sector.<p>At the beginning of the year, the firm changed its positioning to "Overweight". Oil prices had crashed and taken energy stocks along. Energy names looked attractive.<p>But in the note, chief US …

Oil

After Cuba: The Only 3 Countries That Have No Relations With the U.S.

Why is one of them Bhutan?<p>On Wednesday, the United States and Cuba announced that they would reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, thus restoring diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The agreement doesn’t mean that Washington-Havana ties will go back to where they were before …

India

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

Baltimore protests: Crowds, police stand off after curfew

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>- 11:59 p.m. ET: Police arrested two people for looting and one for disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. But most of the 10 arrests made after the 10 p.m. curfew were for curfew violation.<p>- 11:55 p.m. ET: Baltimore police have made 10 arrests since …

Justice

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

New Bergdahl letter outlines torture

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "innocent until proven guilty" after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the …

Bowe Bergdahl

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

S&P 500

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

North Korea

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Spotify dances its way into RunKeeper for iOS

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.The latest version of RunKeeper for iOS brings more songs and playlists to your long run with Spotify …

Playlist