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The reason Turkey's economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

What if Turkey collapses?<p>It's not outside the realm of possibility. Turkey's currency is in free fall. Inflation is at 15% and climbing. The Turkish economy could enter a recession. The US has imposed economic sanctions on the country because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to hand over an …

Middle East

Israel 'closer than ever' to defeating Hamas, says minister

An Israeli official has said Israel doesn't want to start a war in Gaza, but admitted toppling Hamas was still "definitely an option." Israel has …

Israel

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers scientific-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to "wrap" a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

Raspberry Pi challengers: The newest boards you can buy

The latest boards<p>The Raspberry Pi may be the world's best-selling single-board computer but it is far from the only credit card-sized device …

Raspberry Pi

CNN Under Fire for Omitting Key Detail About School Shooter Training Compound

CNN was under fire for omitting the words “Muslim extremists” in their report on Tuesday about the child compound case in New Mexico. Police found 11 …

New Mexico

Hamas, Thanks to Iran, Just Launched Hundreds of Rockets at Innocent Israelis

In recent days Islamic terrorist organization Hamas, which is funded and sponsored by Iran, launched hundreds of rockets into Israel. Their goal was …

Israel

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

Raspberry Pi-style computers: The latest boards for you to try

While the Pi strikes a fine balance between performance, price and usability, newer boards are delivering higher specs at a premium price.<p>The …

Raspberry Pi

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

Smart hubs, IFTTT & Raspberry Pi: How to get started with home automation

So you want a smart home. Great! But where do you start? With so many platforms, assistants, hubs and protocols out there, it can get really confusing really fast. Here's what you need to know if you're ready to dip your toe into smart home automation.<p>Zigbee and Z-Wave<p>Zigbee and Z-Wave are low …

Smart Homes

Pope Francis Rewrites Catholicism ... and the Bible

Last week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had changed the Catholic catechism. After 2,000 years of teaching that a moral use of capital …

Pope Francis

Predating all known ancient civilizations, Göbekli Tepe may be world's first architecture

<i></i>At around 12,000 years old, Göbekli Tepe in south-east Turkey has been billed as the world’s oldest temple. It is many millennia older than …

Archaeology

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

This Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit includes four courses and over 10 hours of content

Coupling Internet of Things (IoT) with a Raspberry Pi can lead to plenty of fun and opportunity, but you really need to have the right tools at your …

Raspberry Pi

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

A Sexual Underground Surfaces In 'Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood'

Cary Grant. Katharine Hepburn. Spencer Tracy.<p>They were movie stars immortalized by "the golden age" of Hollywood during the mid-20th century, representing fame and beauty.<p>Behind the glossy glamour, the stars were also connected by something else: a man named Scotty Bowers who worked at a small gas …

Activism

What Happens to Your Body When You’re Gluten Intolerant?

Plus, the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac<p>While it may appear to be the diet <i>du jour</i>, for many people, going gluten-free is simply the …

Diets

Labour official admits to Facebook post saying Jews drink blood

A British lawmaker suspended for sharing a post on Facebook that said it is a Jewish ritual to drink blood admitted to publishing the articles after …

Labour Party

Israel Helps the West with Its Security Needs; When will the West Allow Israel to Defend Itself?

When the United States, Canada, and European Union wanted someone to rescue members of the Syrian Civil Defense organization, also known as the White …

Middle East

8 Fascinating Chemical Differences Between Smoking Weed Vs. Vaping Weed

With vaping on the rise, and the current side effects of vaping still unknown, many people are left wondering what, if any, are the differences …

Cannabis

Greenblatt fires back at PA over Friedman criticism

Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations, fired back at the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Tuesday, after it …

Israel

Impractical Python: Playful Programming Activities to Make You Smarter

Overview<p>Impractical Python: Playful Programming Activities to Make You Smarter by Lee Vaughan<p><b>Impractical Python is a collection of fun and</b> …

Barnes & Noble

Sorry, “New York Times,” Ben-Gurion Never Called on Israel to Cede the West Bank

Among the many mischaracterizations and errors in an article that recently appeared on the front page of the <i>New York Times</i> is the statement, made in …

Israel

Short Little Lessons in Logic: The Science of Logic

Lesson 1: The Science of LogicWhat you'll learn in this lesson:• How logic forms the basis of correct reasoning<br>• How it is used and what makes it …

Philosophy

What makes the Python Cool.

As topic says, we will look into some of the cool feature provided by Python.<p>Python has a lot of functionality (or say tricks) which makes the …

Python Programming

7 Python libraries for more maintainable code

Readability counts.<br>— The Zen of Python, Tim Peters <br>read more

Python Programming

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Science Fiction

Machinon Takes the Hard Work Out of Building a Raspberry Pi Home Automation System

Home automation is becoming increasingly popular, and the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to make it easy to create a smart home. There are just …

Raspberry Pi

Explore the Power of Python By Actually Building Apps With Python

Getting Started<p>Course Introduction (4:14)<br>• Tips for Learning Efficiency (3:04)<br>• The Companion Cheatsheet (1:04)<br>• Three Typical Python Programs<br>• Installing …