Kavika Faleumu

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Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Finland Is Building a Huge Solar Farm in a City With 3.5 Hours of Winter Daylight

This is a particularly extreme example of the big problem renewable energy sources like wind and solar face—namely that the sun isn't always out and the wind isn't always blowing.<p>Oulu, a city in the north of Finland, will soon house the country's biggest solar installation: 1,600 rooftop panels …

ISIS accepted a pledge of allegiance from Africa's deadliest terror group — and it's a 'real game changer'

On Thursday, an audio recording whose authenticity has been confirmed by an official media arm of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, accepted the Nigerian organization's pledge.<p>As Aaron Zelin, a terrorism researcher with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy explained to …

Africa

Renewable energy costs expected to drop 40% in next few years

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world, …

The 15 least free countries in the world

The report found that overall freedom in the world dropped for the ninth consecutive year, with nearly twice as many countries suffering declines in freedom as registering gains.<p>The number of countries whose freedom improved is at its lowest point in nine years.<p>The report found a growing disdain …

Africa

Now is the time to invest in solar, because people are stupid

If you’re thinking of investing in solar energy companies, now might be a good time to buy.<p>Most of the major publicly traded solar companies have …

Solar Power

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Public Health

What Binge-Watching Says About Your Mental Health

It's not just that you're bored.<p>Watching a whole season of <i>The Mindy Project</i> in one sitting may seem like a perfectly good way to spend your time. But new research suggests this behavior could be a sign of something more serious than a deep-rooted concern for infatuation with Mindy …

TV

How do you make a thin, flexible battery that can’t explode? Just add Kevlar!

There are only a few things we want from the batteries that power our gadgets. It would be great if they lasted for a reasonable amount of time on a …

Inventions

Obama’s Climate Plan Could Threaten U.S. Forests

President Obama’s signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America’s carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could promote the rapid destruction of America’s …

Jeff Merkley

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …

Software

Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe's Worst Nightmare

Syriza, the radical left-wing political party that won the Greek parliamentary elections over the weekend, surprised the EU by challenging economic reforms and the sanctions imposed on Russia.<p>Berlin and its European partners insist on reforms as a condition for receiving more aid that Athens …

Europe

Obama and Indian PM cite progress toward nuclear ties and climate change

NEW DELHI — Seizing on their personal bond, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that they had made …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Parenting

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, bamboo bikes and mud houses

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>One of America's most innovative solar power plants officially opened in the Mojave Desert this past week, and it's expected to provide enough energy to power …

Big asteroid to fly by Earth Monday

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.<p>The asteroid is called 2004 BL86. It'll come about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Earth, or about three times as far away as the moon at 11:19 a.m. ET, according to NASA.<p>You're wondering, …

CNN

Isil places new demands on Western allies for Japanese hostage release

Isil changes tack by offering to exchange prisoner for female jihadist, but grisly conclusion to video reminds world of its true colours<p>The United States wasted no time in offering support to Japan over the fates of Haruna Yukawa, the latest hostage whose beheading has been claimed by Isil, and …

The Week in Review: State of the Union Is ‘Strong’

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, a tradition dating back to George …

Michelle Obama
Barack Obama

Japan Calls The Apparent Death Of An ISIS Hostage 'Outrageous And Unacceptable'

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, in a brief televised statement, said the recording appeared to show captive Haruna Yukawa being killed.<p>"This is an outrageous and unacceptable act," Suga said. "We strongly demand the prompt release of the remaining Mr. Kenji Goto, without harm."<p>Suga read the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Colorado Teen Who Tried To Join ISIS To Wage Jihad Gets 4 Years In Prison

Shannon Conley was arrested at Denver International Airport in April where she was bound for the Syria–Turkey border.<p>A 19-year-old Colorado woman who tried to travel to Syria to wage jihad with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.<p>Shannon …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

Consumer Tech

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Ecology

How League of Legends is upending the video game business

New research from Superdata reveals just how dominant Riot's multiplayer online battle arena <i>League of Legends</i> has become in the MMO sector, and how its success is impacting gaming as a whole<p>In the global MMO market, one in every eight dollars spent goes to Riot and its international partners, via</i> …

Syrian rebel groups unite to fight ISIS

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Charles Darwin

Hatsune Miku to Perform on The Late Show with David Letterman

Continuing to share her love of music and bacon wrapped hotdogs with America, Hatsune Miku has been booked to appear on The Late Show with David …