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Hundreds of thousands of migrants owe their lives to one number saved on speed dial

Last year more than a million migrants and refugees risked their lives in overcrowded, often barely seaworthy boats to cross the Mediterranean. Most of them were Syrians, making the trip from Turkey to Greece in an attempt to get inside the borders of the European Union.<p>But the Turkey-Greece …

World

Here's a cautionary tale about why we shouldn't colonize any Earth-like neighboring planets

In case you haven't heard, we seem to be living in the first fifteen minutes of a science fiction movie. Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf and star nearest the sun in the milky way, has a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting within its habitable zone. Just four years away, it seems tantalizingly …

Science Fiction

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Chatbots

The Men’s Dress Shoe Hierarchy

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Joe Weber.</i><p>From the most plain and simple shoes cut from a single piece of smooth leather, to intricately …

Clothing

Hoppers KL @ Pudu

Here's something we don't see everyday: Contemporary hoppers - pancakes inspired by South Indian & Sri Lankan traditions, infused with Malaysian …

Breitbart, explained: the conservative media giant that wants Trump to burn down the GOP

It’s hard to grapple with where the conservative movement is today without understanding Breitbart.com. The publication has long had a huge audience, but its larger influence became clear last week after Donald Trump appointed Breitbart’s longtime chair, Steve Bannon, to be his campaign’s …

Elections

Astronomers just found a new planet that could potentially support life — and it's really, really close

Why scientists are so excited about the latest exoplanet discovery.<p>In the past 20 years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets scattered across the galaxy. Some of them, like Kepler-452b, are thought to be remarkably like our Earth: similar in size and orbiting in a zone warm enough to sustain …

Science

Earth 2.0: Scientists find 'second Earth' that could harbour life and is close enough to send space missions to

The planet is just four light years away, meaning that it could even be reached by travellers from Earth in the far future

NASA

How to improve America's dismal airlines

SKYTRAX recently released its annual airline rankings, and the message is clear: given the choice, it is better to fly on Asian carriers and to avoid …

Economics

Why the Joker in The Dark Knight Was the Ultimate Villain

Even if you didn’t see <i>Suicide Squad</i> and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, …

Batman

Hostile Raid on China's Biggest Developer Marks New Takeover Era

The long-running hostile raid on China’s biggest real estate developer isn’t short on drama: There’s a swashbuckling, Mount Everest-conquering …

Asia

It is time to rename the South China Sea

For all the complexities of the territorial struggle between China and its neighbors in the South China Sea, there’s a growing recognition that part of the problem is simply the name of the place.<p>Indonesia became the latest country to propose a renaming last week, when the government announced it …

South China Sea

How Britain (pop: 65 million) won more golds in Rio than China (pop: 1.3 billion)

Britain had a historic Olympic Games.<p>The island nation, with a population of just 65 million, beat China, a country of 1.3 billion, to take second place at the Rio Olympics—both behind the US. Team GB left Rio and lands back in London today with its best medal haul in 108 years—27 gold medals, 23 …

Asia

The Decline of the Royal Navy

Image courtesy Brian Burnell<p><i>By David Axe</i><p>Britain used to boast the most powerful navy in the world. No more.<p>That’s a serious problem for allies like …

The UK is selling an old aircraft carrier for scrap as its navy declines

The UK Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that it would sell the HMS Illustrious for scrap to a Turkish company called LEYAL Ship Recycling Ltd. for about $2.5 million, after trying and failing to repurpose the ship as a museum.<p>"We have done all we can for over two years to find a home for …

Aviation

Japanese gamer "God of Akihabara" plays Taiko no Tatsujin Drum Master game with back to screen

One of <b>Japan’s most famous gamers</b> tops all other performances we’ve ever seen by <b>marching and drumming up a storm</b>, clearing the song <b>without looking at</b> …

Akihabara

Here’s how the biggest social networking company in China compares to Facebook

There’s a new king of tech in China.<p>Earlier this week, it was reported that internet holding company Tencent had overtaken ecommerce behemoth Alibaba …

Facebook

Actually… How prepared is Malaysia if a war broke out?

OMG you gaiz! It’s already August, and that means we’re only half a month away before the Merdeka Day celebrations! It’s also a chance to see cool …

Malaysia

The City will decline—and we will be the poorer for it

<b>©ILLUSTRATION @ GROP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK</b>“Brexit frees us to build a truly global Britain,” enthused Boris Johnson in his <i>Telegraph</i> column immediately …

UK Politics

New York, New York … not!

Summer is coming to an end and the United Nations is already in full swing with a slew of meetings that, on paper, will have Prime Minister Najib …

Asam Laksa

Penang's noodle dish rouses the appetite<p>'I like how it gets all my senses going, my tummy churning and my lips tingling," gushes Ivy Soon, youth editor at Malaysia's the Star newspaper, about asam laksa, a Penang specialty that's so linked to the northwestern island state in the minds of Malaysians …

Dow Jones

Bigger, better, cheaper: wind power is flourishing in the US

Here’s some good news for your weekend: Wind power is kicking ass in the US.<p>That is the TL;DR version of the annual Wind Technologies Market Report just released by the US Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).<p>With 73,992 MW, the US is now the no. 2 country in the …

Energy

The Biden Doctrine

Has the vice president made a lasting contribution in foreign policy?<p>Joe Biden is now the vice president who will not be president. He’s been VP for seven and a half years, preceded by decades of work on U.S. foreign policy in the Senate, but the question remains whether he is distinctive in any …

Democrats

Global Warming Has Now Made the Northwest Passage a Thing

The fabled Northwest Passage is now a reality. A satellite image taken on Aug. 9 shows the thinning Arctic ice that makes the traversal …

World

The Largest Country Without Medals in Rio

Pakistan just had its worst Olympics ever. Why?<p>On Thursday, after the wrestler Sakshi Malik secured India’s first Olympic medal in Rio, the Pakistani journalist Omar Quraishi taunted his country’s top rival: “Finally one of the 119 competitors that India sent to Rio has won a medal—a bronze—now see …

Pakistan

Where to Eat, Stay and Shop in George Town, Penang: An Opinionated List (UPDATED August 2016)

This post was first published a little over two years ago, and it's been one of the most viewed and shared posts ever since. We're still here in …

Food & Dining

A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River

The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout.<p>On August 12, Montana officials realized that the mountain whitefish of Yellowstone River were dying en masse. They sent corpses off for testing and got grave news in return: The fish had proliferative kidney …

Biology

Shinzo Abe dressed as Super Mario at Rio closing ceremony is today’s weirdest/greatest moment in geopolitics

He has a reputation as a hardline conservative, rarely seen dressed in anything except austere business attire or the anachronistic swallow-tailed …

Gaming

Redemption for Brazil as Neymar seals gold in tense penalty shoot-out against Germany

If the script writer had offered this up before kick-off in Saturday night’s Brazil v Germany Olympic final here at the Maracana they’d have been …

International Football

Watch Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Emerge From a Pipe at the Olympics Dressed as Super Mario

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerges from a Warp Zone.NBC During the Olympics closing ceremony Sunday night, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …

Gaming