Khurshid Ali Habeeb

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A New Film About Young French Women Drawn to Jihadism

In “Heaven Will Wait,” a new film by the French director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, a teen-ager named Sonia is placed under house arrest after being caught plotting to plant a bomb with a group of other girls. Sonia sulks around her parents’ Paris apartment like any adolescent who has been …

Muslims Are the True Feminists

As American women, many of us have an idea of what feminists are; freelancing women with all the sexual freedom in the world. But this is exactly the problem with American feminism; it is all about sex and the liberation of our bodies. Certainly, things like abortion and contraception is a part of …

Your Freckles Actually Exist for a Scientific Reason

They're not just an adorable feature, FYI.<p>Freckled women (and men) are major trendsetters right now. Those adorable little natural spots are a trend of their own on Instagram, and some of the most famous make-up artists in the world encourage us to draw them on for a more unique, youthful look. So …

Cute

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

Daylight Saving Time Causing Most of United States to Lose Sleep

Yawn. Daylight saving time is upon us.<p>Was it a bit harder to drag yourself out of bed Sunday after losing an hour's sleep Saturday night? We know.<p>But there'll be an extra hour of sunlight in the evening in the months ahead to play ball, take a walk and enjoy the outdoors.<p>The time change officially …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Three deals to help total beginners master DIY electronics

With the rise of open-source electronics platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, DIY enthusiasts are able to build their own innovative, connected devices at a faster rate than ever before. The barrier for entry has never been lower, but it can be tough for someone with no programming or …

The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

We've been talking with a Sunni Muslim who lives in Shiite-dominated Iran. He's a member of one of the two great sects of Islam, which are increasingly seen in conflict. His story suggests just how perilous that conflict could be.<p>Last month, a crowd in Tehran attacked the embassy of Sunni-dominated …

The NHS tops the list of things that make people most proud to be British

<b>As junior doctors across England have walked out for their second 24-hour strike over changes to their contracts, a new poll has revealed that the</b> …

Ten Electronic Hacks That Will Improve The Things Around You

Rule #1 of DIY: Never settle for what you're given. You can upgrade and improve just about anything with knowledge and elbow grease, especially if …

This Viral Video Shows Just How Much Women Are Objectified in Ads

We all know that sex sells—and not just lingerie and high heels but handbags, pickup trucks, and even burgers. And by sex, we mean women's bodies, displayed in overtly explicit ways that make us cringe. But a new video from the ad agency Badger & Winters is asking if there isn't a better …

High Heels

CIA’s "Queen Of Torture" Married To Former CIA Official Who Urges War Between Sunnis And Shiites

The controversial couple were on the agency's Bin Laden tracking team together in the 1990s.<p>Alfreda is a 50-year-old, top-level CIA official who allegedly played a key role in failing to give the FBI critical information that could have led to the capture of the 9/11 hijackers before they attacked; …

How To Get A Baby To Sleep: Genius Parenting Hack Helps Baby Drift Off In One Minute

Getting your baby to sleep is a battle for many parents face at one point or another.<p>But not this woman, she's discovered a parenting hack to get a …

Parenting

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Remix OS is Android for the desktop, and it works with nearly any PC

But this isn't plain Android on a plastic box; instead, it's Remix OS, a customized fork of the software that looks more like Windows or Chrome OS than it does Android. There's a start menu. You can swipe in from the right side for a notification tray a la Windows 10 and OS X. You can right click! …

Apps

This gadget simulates oral sex with suction

Fiera wants to jumpstart women's libido<p>Fiera Arouser for Her, on display at CES 2016, is one of the latest in a new trend of sex toys for women called suction oral sex stimulators. It's aimed at stimulating blood flow to the genitals, to help women suffering from low libido get in the mood before …

The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

10 tech facts your mates don't know

By David Nield<p>The next time the conversation lulls around the dinner table or at any social gathering, what you really need is a well-chosen …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

The maths teachers of Shanghai have the perfect formula for learning | Nick Gibb

Those who try to dismiss their methods using crude national stereotypes should instead consider what UK educators could learn<p>Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to England. They had just touched down to spend three weeks teaching in our secondary schools. …

Education

The Physical Limits to Genius

It is humbling to think that a honeybee, with its milligram-size brain, can perform tasks such as navigating mazes and landscapes on a par with …

Bees

I loved the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet — until I got 2 busted devices in a row

I don't know about that last part.<p>But when it comes to actually getting stuff done, I love using the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which starts at $899, more than any other computer I've ever tried — including the MacBook Air.<p>Which is why it was so was heartbreaking when two consecutive Surface Pro 4 …

The History of Air Refueling

Airplanes have a problematic relationship with fuel: The more fuel they take on board, the heavier the plane is (and the less weight capacity it has …

Airports

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

UX Design

Microsoft EMS News App for Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10

Update: The app has now changed name and is published to the Microsoft store under the name Microsoft EMS Resources<i>An updated blog post is published</i> …

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Microsoft Surface Book vs. iPad Pro

Primary mode<p>The Surface Book is a laptop with a slide-off screen that you can use in short bursts as a huge tablet (or "Clipboard").<p>The iPad Pro is a …

IPad Pro

HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages.<p>We hear of the poor fool who lost …

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