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India Just Committed to Selling Only Electric Cars by 2030

The tides are changing.<p>It's been a particularly glum couple of days for climate scientists, with President Donald Trump withdrawing US support for …

Brexit weekly briefing: is no deal for Britain really better than a bad deal?

Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing, a summary of developments as the UK heads towards the EU door marked “exit”. If you would like to receive it as a weekly early morning email, please sign up here.<p>You can listen to our latest Brexit Means podcast, updated every Wednesday, here. And …

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In India, a Plot Against a Prime Minister

About six months ago, a new government came to power in India, with exciting new plans for the country's future. As with many ambitious new regimes, …

Until We Understand ISIS, We Cannot Hope to Defeat It | Council on Foreign Relations

by Ed Husain via Financial Times October 30, 2014

Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact: A 'honeymoon' for two dictators | DW | 23.08.2014

Just one week after the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact (officially the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet …

Floodgates open as ISIS bridges victories between Syria and Iraq

After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants who are taking over swaths of the country.<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has gained notoriety in recent weeks as the group captured city after city …

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

Sebastio Salgado's Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

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The Huffington Post

Inside Flipboard / December 17, 2013<p>It’s fascinating to watch the young Huffington Post, like Alexander the Great, slowly conquer the world. First it …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

How Biz Stone’s Biggest Mistake Spawned Twitter

“The first, second, third company I went to work for, somehow I screwed them all up. Doing startups is all about making mistakes,” Biz Stone nervously admitted onstage at the New Context Conference in San Francisco. He’d just confessed that he didn’t prepare anything so will talk about his biggest …

Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Technology and Economic Integration

The island nations of the Caribbean are faced with a similar set of circumstances; that is, they are small in terms of territory and population, and …

Europe moves nearer Japan-style deflation trap with shock price falls

ECB warned it must take immediate and pre-emptive action to head off the risk of full-blown deflation by next year.<p>All key measures of eurozone inflation fell dramatically in October, stunning the markets and leaving the region dangerously close to a Japan-style deflation trap.<p>Consumer price …

Helium-filled hard drives balloon storage space

Nobody seems to much care about hard drives anymore. Whereas we previously waited anxiously for the next doubling in capacity, modern cloud storage and flash memory have turned the old trusty HDD into a neglected backup artist. And yet, all those photos and videos you upload to "the cloud" actually …

john chege on Twitter: "Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) http://t.co/yQ8jnn47Km"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>johnchege</b><p>“@<b>johnchege</b>: Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station) …

FEDS: Navy Commander Sold Secrets To Malaysian Businessman For Hookers, Gaga Tickets

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years.<p>But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by lining …

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A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

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