Nikita Taratorin

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Stuff No One Told Me

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Understanding Ukrainian Politics

This is the most compelling climate change visualization we’ve ever seen

A climate scientist in the UK has devised a new way of visualizing the progression of human-caused global warming, and it is one that you've likely …

Oil prices set for one of the biggest weekly rises in 2016

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Friday, setting crude futures on course for one of their biggest weekly gains this year, as sentiment has become more upbeat despite ongoing oversupply.<p>International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $45.09 per barrel at 0054 GMT, …

Oil

SCHLUMBERGER: The oil industry will continue to deteriorate

The world's largest oilfield-services company posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40, with a 63% year-on-year drop in net income, excluding charges and credits to $501 million.<p>Revenues fell 36% compared to last year to $6.52 billion.<p>Analyst expectations were for adjusted EPS of $0.39 on …

Islamist Intolerance Poses a Growing Threat to Indonesia's Minorities

Late in the evening on April 2, a group of around 15 men from the Islamic Jihad Front, a local hard-line group, stormed into Lady Fast, a music event …

The Taliban's spring offensive is on, but Afghan forces make gains near strategic city

Elite Afghan troops battled Sunday to clear Taliban fighters from a highway outside a strategic northern city as residents fled their homes under threat of further violence.<p>Afghan security officials say special forces have so far repelled a Taliban advance that began Thursday outside the city of …

Afghanistan

10 'TED Talks' Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

The "Onion Talk" series neatly satirizes the self-satisfied excesses of the "TED Talk" series.<p>I recently posted 21 short videos worth more than an MBA, the 13 most inspirational videos of all time, and the 7 most motivational feature films of all time.<p>However, to quote another great motivational …

As Doha nears, Saudi prince says country could unleash a million barrels of oil a day

Ahead of the failed Doha, Qatar, oil meeting, a key Saudi prince said his country had the capacity to unleash a million barrels of oil a day on the …

George Friedman: NATO is an illusion

Russia and the Middle East both present national security issues for all of Europe. Europe, however, has no integrated military capability except for NATO, and NATO is now in shambles. It is a military alliance, but Europe has allowed its military capability to weaken dramatically.<p>Many Europeans …

North Korea prepares medium-range missile for test – report

South Korean news agency says Musudan mobile launch system spotted on east coast is not known to have flown previously<p>North Korea has deployed one or two medium-range ballistic missiles on the east coast, possibly preparing for launch on or around Friday, the anniversary of the birth of the …

North Korea

Politics Vs. Economics?

A modern polity is made up of several autonomous but overlapping components. Two of the most significant are the political and the economic (culture …

The oil industry knew about climate change before we landed on the moon

The year before we landed Neil Armstrong on the moon, the largest oil industry trade group was aware of the consequences burning fossil fuels had on …

Fossil Fuels

Obama Visits CIA HQ and Talks Next Steps in ISIS Fight

ISIS still has "the ability to inflict horrific violence," but "we have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum," President Barack Obama said Wednesday.<p>The president's remarks, which come as the administration considers its next steps in fighting ISIS, followed a rare trip to CIA headquarters …

Middle East

Last space shuttle tank leaves New Orleans — by sea, not air — for its journey to L.A.

The 15-story external tank known as ET-94 was meant to latch onto a space shuttle, thrust it into outer space and then detach and burn up in a blaze of glory.<p>But tragedy altered its destiny. ET-94 remained solidly on Earth. It narrowly survived Hurricane Katrina and is now the last of a fleet of …

Space Exploration