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How the CIA made Google

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Famous Actor Denzel Washington Said THIS About the Bible... (MUST READ)

There are plenty of reasons to think famous actor Denzel Washington would be a liberal. He’s a talented black actor who has been a success in …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Apple 'Excited' About HomeKit Partners Despite Slow Rollout

It's been more than six months since Apple first introduced HomeKit at its June 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, but HomeKit-compatible products have yet to hit store shelves and may not do so until this spring, almost a year after Apple first detailed its home automation system.<p>HomeKit's …

This Chart Shows The Staggering Hourly Cost Of Operating US Military Aircraft

The US military is set replace many of its aircraft with planes that cost substantially more to operate by the hour.<p>James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, noted in a recent cover story for the magazine that costly military projects of questionable worth are becoming increasingly …

Aviation

This Portable Blowtorch Uses Only Water As Fuel

UK-based researchers say their new system is safer and cooler than other gas-fueled metal-melters.<p>Researchers from ITM Power, a UK-based clean energy company, say their new blowtorch prototype produces fire using only water as fuel. The electrolyser system turns hydrogen and oxygen gases from water …

Portable

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?<p>In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet …

Science

20 Times Other Than Ferguson That America Failed Black People in 2014

Without question, black people dominated news coverage this year, but often not for reasons many would celebrate.<p>As America witnessed the killings of …

Police Clash with Ferguson Protesters After Mob Storms St. Louis Police Headquarters

Ferguson protesters stormed St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters on Wednesday as many chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.”<p>Several videos and photos emerged showing the tense situation and police officers making arrests.<p>More:<p>Protesters also reportedly issued a list of …

Jeb Bush Resigns From All Board Memberships — Including His Own Foundation

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.</i><p>—<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that signals growing interest in a 2016 presidential run.<p>An aide says the former Florida governor stepped down from his remaining …

Brave Mom Who Declined Cancer Treatment to Try and Save Her Unborn Baby’s Life Pens Powerful Message About God Just Days Before Her Death

A brave mother who was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma while 26-weeks pregnant last August and subsequently refused treatment to protect the life of her unborn baby has died.<p>Kathy Taylor, a 34-year-old mother of six, passed away Wednesday at her home following a months-long battle with the …

Atheists Demand Apology From University Chancellor For Sharing This Video With Staff and Students

An atheist activist group is demanding an apology from a university chancellor over the contents of a video that he reportedly recently shared with students and staff members.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>American Atheists president David Silverman wrote a letter to Dr. Jack Hawkins, chancellor of Troy …

Military Vet Sought Treatment for ‘Insomnia’ — Days Later, NY Police Officers Were Knocking on His Door: Lawsuit

U.S. Navy veteran and retired police officer Donald Montgomery is suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials after his firearms were reportedly confiscated by police after he sought treatment for insomnia.<p>Credit: AFP/Getty Images<p>It all started after Montgomery visited his primary care …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Illegal downloaders beware, you may get a shock in 2015

Canadians accustomed to illegally downloading copyrighted material without facing consequences could be in for a shock this year.<p>The final piece of …

Creationists Hit ‘Intolerant Liberals’ With Pointed New Year’s Eve Billboard Message in Times Square

Creationists are taking their message to Times Square tonight, where Ken Ham and his group Answers in Genesis will display a 16-second digital billboard aimed at “intolerant liberals.”<p>The message, titled, “Thank God for Freedom,” is intended to address perceived assaults and threats to religious …

Guess What Has Happened to Arrests and Citations in the Aftermath of Police Protests

New York City Police officers have issued fewer summonses and traffic tickets in addition to making fewer drug arrests since the execution-style killings of two of its officers earlier this month.<p>According to the New York Post, police issued 94 percent fewer traffic violations in the week beginning …

Dad Wanted to Discipline His Daughter and Also Avoid Any Chance of Child Abuse Charges — So Here’s What He Did

A father in Okeechobee, Florida, felt that his 12-year-old daughter needed to be disciplined after she apparently got into an intense argument with her sister on Monday.<p>However, given the number of parents who have been accused of child abuse for dishing out corporal punishment, the dad came up …

Syria's war 'killed 76,021' in 2014

The conflict in Syria killed 76,021 people in 2014, just under half of them civilians, a group monitoring the war has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday 33,278 civilians were killed last year in the conflict, which started with protests in 2011 and has spiralled into a …

Middle East

Lovable ‘Saved by the Bell’ Actor Arrested on Weapons Charges in Wisconsin — and There Appears to Be Video

He likely carried your heart away with his lovable character Screech in the sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” but actor Dustin Diamond was arrested in Wisconsin on Friday for carrying something else: a concealed weapon. And there appears to be video of the incident.<p>Diamond was apprehended in Port …

‘Russia in a Nutshell’: Learn the Real Reasons Why Russia Is So Big — And So Brutal

Geography determines destiny — so goes the historian’s saying.<p>Does Russia’s geography explain the nation’s history of bloodshed, overbearing government, secret police and poverty — and does it explain why Vladimir Putin is such a bellicose president?<p>Image via YouTube<p>In a video published on YouTube …

A Terror Leader Worth $3 Million Just Surrendered

NAIROBI, Kenya (TheBlaze/AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who has a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia.<p>The intelligence officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said …

NutriBullet - Ape to Gentleman

It’s obvious to say, but getting our 5-a-day – that’s five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables in total, not five portions of each, per day is …

Diabetes

When UN peacekeepers commit atrocities, someone has to act

Sexual exploitation, child abuse, corruption and torture. These are just some of the many crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers.<p>Such abuses …