Majid Rahman

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Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Why Our Kids Need Play, Now More Than Ever

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems'

The comedian on his evening at the GQ awards, from which he was ejected after cracking a joke about sponsor Hugo Boss

What is the universe made of? What is consciousness? The 20 big questions in science http://t.gu.com/oq7Fi

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Infographics

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water …

Forget Friends and Followers. Focus on This Secret Weapon

Sure, it's nice to have a big social media following. But there's a much more effective tool for forging customer connections.<p>Everyone is focused on the public scorecards that show how well they are doing building connections with customers: Facebook likes, Twitter followers, and Google +1’s are …

Social Media

Thinking of cutting down on meat? It benefits your health, the environment, and now we're told it even reduces food shortages in the developing world. If you need a nudge towards embracing vegetarianism, start with these delicious dishes via Guardian Life & style http://bit.ly/13ixNpB Photograph: Colin Campbell for the Guardian

Brown will cancel Third World debt

THE GOVERNMENT announced last night that it is to write off hundreds of millions of pounds owed to Britain by the world's poorest countries.<p>In a …

San-Zhi - The Abandoned Pod Village in Taiwan

San Zhi, Taiwan is an abandoned vacation resort on the northern coast of Taiwan. It was built in the early 1980s, but construction of the futuristic …

Student Invents Device That Will Charge Your Cellphone In 30 Seconds

18 year old student Eesha Khare has invented a cellphone charger that is capable of charging a mobile phone in around 30 seconds, the student won a …

Lost PC password? here's how to recover it

Ever forgotten your Windows password and locked yourself out of your PC? It's a nightmare, but there are several ways to get back in.<p>We're going to …

Linux

Young film-maker runner-up: Young, Talented and Broke

A British strand of Islam is emerging as more people become converts. Those who embrace Islam tend to do so after years of contact with Muslims. Women in Britain are sometimes pitied for joining a religion accused of oppressing them. Despite these concerns, converts propel Islam’s transition from an immigrant religion to a home-grown one http://econ.st/107tFIT

Nvidia's Shield console gets price and release date

<b>US chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its launch plans for Shield - its handheld video-games console.</b><p>It says the Android-powered device will ship to North America in June and be priced at $349 (£229).<p>That makes it $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation Vita and nearly double the cost of Nintendo's …

Technology Strategy Board gets record £440m funding

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is giving a funding boost to the small business sector in the IT industry.<p>It is providing the …