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New Cold War? Iran Sends Warships to Gulf of Mexico

Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. …

If Only Stephen Paddock Were a Muslim

If only Stephen Paddock had been a Muslim … If only he had shouted “Allahu akbar” before he opened fire on all those concertgoers in Las Vegas … If only he had been a member of ISIS … If only we had a picture of him posing with a Quran in one hand and his semiautomatic rifle in another …<p>If all of …

Common Sense

Why the U.S. Allowed a Convoy of ISIS Fighters to Go Free

Needing to relieve himself, the man stepped out of a bus into the night air of the Syrian desert.<p>The bus was part of a convoy carrying 300 Islamic State fighters that had been stuck there for days, prevented by American bombers from moving forward and prevented by the presence of women and children …

Middle East

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect tells London mothers to stop driving

Belz rabbis in Stamford Hill say children driven to school by their mothers will be turned away for breaching ‘traditional rules of modesty’<p>Leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in north London have said children who are driven to school by their mothers will be turned away at the school …

Religion

The 13 fastest-growing economies in the world

But the Chinese economy certainly isn't the only one posting huge growth rates.<p>We compiled a list of 13 countries with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 through 2017 based on the forecasts from the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects.<p>Keep in mind that the …

Economic Development

Judge identifies 12 huge lies about justice in America

"Much of the so-called wisdom that has been handed down to us about the workings of the legal system, and the criminal process in particular, has been undermined by experience, legal scholarship and common sense," Kozinski writes in the Georgetown Law Journal.<p>In his article, Kozinski calls much of …

Forensics

The CEO of Blackstone took home $810.6 million in 2015

The hefty payout represented a 17 percent rise in Schwarzman's earnings compared with 2014, in line with a solid rise in Blackstone's cash earnings last year.<p>Blackstone's distributable earnings rose 25 percent on an annual basis in 2015 to $3.8 billion.<p>Schwarzman received $89.5 million in …

Venture Capital

How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World - For the Better

<i>The two previous articles have focused on the various geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and practical actions that the</i> …

Geopolitics

Border patrol can search your cell phone whenever they feel like it

Securing our digital lives might require offline solutions<p>Sidd Bikkannavar, it should be noted, is chill.<p>I’m not sure if it’s because he’s from Southern California—Bikkannavar was born in Pasadena—or because his side hobby, racing solar-powered vehicles, requires a certain amount of calm. Whatever …

New York Times

The Passport Index: Which countries are easy to visit?

A look at which countries are easiest and most difficult to travel to based on their willingness to give visitors visas.<p>The ease with which a person can travel to another country depends on their passport.<p>Some countries are more forthcoming in letting visitors in than others.<p>For instance, anyone …

Passports

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates Pay High Price For Botched Attack On Qatar

The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar’s antagonists demanded its virtual surrender, particularly abandonment of an …

Middle East

Senior West Wing Official Says McMaster Called Israel 'Illegitimate' 'Occupying Power'

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has taken it upon himself to eliminate the pro-Israel voices at the National Security Council, according to …

Israel

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

Quantum Mechanics

As ‘Death to America’ Chants Lose Power, Iran Retools Propaganda With Rap Videos

TEHRAN — It’s a common theme in the state-controlled media in Iran: The armed forces are not to be trifled with; they’re tough men doing a tough job, defending a country permanently under threat. Nevertheless, it was a shock to some young Iranians when a video appeared featuring a well-known rapper …

Special Forces

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

ROCHESTER — Gail Evans and Marta Ramos have one thing in common: They have each cleaned offices for one of the most innovative, profitable and all-around successful companies in the United States.<p>For Ms. Evans, that meant being a janitor in Building 326 at Eastman Kodak’s campus in Rochester in the …

Income Inequality

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Middle-class

Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here’s What to Do Now.

It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not.<p>In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for …

Identity Theft
Israel

A brief history of secret prisons in the United States

Secret prisons reflect a parallel legal system for prisoners who are denied access to communications, deprived of their due process rights, and …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

FDA approves PillCam video camera that you swallow

Colonoscopies can be an uncomfortable procedure for patients who may already be worried about what results will be found. When the results are …

Rekindle provides an (almost) infinite candle

Rekindle is a candlestick with a difference. The lower part of the candlestick is a hollow well, with the wax that melts down the sides of the candle …

How To Jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 Right Now

After releasing iOS 7.0.6 yesterday with an important SSL bug fix, jailbreakers were put in a quandry. The bug that iOS 7.0.6 fixes a seriour security flaw that makes SSL/TLS sessions insecure, which puts your personal details in web transactions at risk of being stolen. On the other hand, is it …

Students Create Man-Sized Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish, This Is The Beginning Of The End

It's 5'7" long and weighs 170 pounds. And it operates by itself. Video within.<p>Students and researchers at Virginia Tech College of Engineering have created<p>the death of us alla human-sized autonomous robotic jellyfish, to better study the locomotion of the unusual real-life animal that was its …