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Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Harvard

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

Mars

This Is Your Brain on Magic

Psychologists and neuroscientists have an unlikely ally in their quest to understand human nature: professional magicians.<p>“I’m going to flip through here and I want you to glance at a card in the middle,” Jay Olson tells his volunteer, offering the deck of cards in his hands. “Not the bottom …

‘Mystery plumes’ on Mars baffle the hell out of scientists

“What the hell is that!?”“Where did it come from!?”“Why are we just hearing about this now!?”“How are we going to keep the UFO freaks from FREAKING the hell out over this!?”<p>One can only imagine the internal dialogues going on at the European Space Agency and NASA over Hubble images of a weird and …

US to base four warships in Singapore as China flexes military muscles

The four combat ships are designed to fight in coastal areas and represent further signs of America’s military tilt to Asia<p>Four US warships designed to fight in coastal areas similar to south-east Asian waters will operate out of Singapore by 2018, a senior US Navy official said Tuesday, further …

Military

Putin tells Kiev to let troops surrender as Ukraine ceasefire unravels | Reuters

NIKISHINE, Ukraine/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Kiev to let its soldiers surrender to pro-Russian rebels, who spurned a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and fought their way on Tuesday into the town of Debaltseve, encircling thousands of government troops.<p>A peace deal …

Russia

US judge temporarily halts Obama's immigration orders

<b>A judge in Texas has temporarily halted a plan by US President Barack Obama to give a reprieve from deportation to millions of undocumented people.</b><p>The ruling by US District Judge Andrew Hanen gives a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders.<p>Some parts of …

Immigration

The Powerful Question You Should Ask Yourself During Every Sales Conversation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you sell for a living, if closing that next deal is always on your mind, if your bills don’t get paid unless you makes sales, then you undoubtedly hold this one goal: <i>how do I close the next customer I talk to?</i><p>Trainers, experts and …

Brainstorming

The industry behind the world's 9th-largest proven oil reserves has all but collapsed

But Libya suffered a second far-reaching blow this week. On Feb. 14, a pipeline explosion shut down operations at the Sarir oil field in eastern Libya. Sarir produced some 180,000 barrels of oil a day and is connected to an oil pipeline that terminates in Hariga, the last functioning oil port in …

Oil

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

Silicon Valley

Joseph Nye just delivered the most complete, cogent analysis of the Russian 'threat' we've heard this year

The context — before you listen to the clip — is that Europe feels as if it is in thrall to Russia: Troops from Russia are meddling in Ukraine; Putin is threatening to cut off gas supplies to the West; and the other European countries have imposed sanctions on Russia in an attempt to get Putin to …

Russia

4 Truths About Human Nature Every Marketer Needs to Know Before Writing a Word of Copy

These psychological triggers will help you get a leg (or two) up on the competition. Image by Amanda Shigehiro via Flickr.Writing effective landing …

Marketing
Middle East

Tripoli-backed fighters sent to Sirte to confront ISIL

Libya's legally installed government has sent fighters to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern city of Sirte.<p>Sources told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that the Tripoli-based government deployed Misrata's 166 battalion, backed by rebels, to tackle ISIL in Sirte.<p>The …

Abandoned Buildings

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the …

Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'

Exclusive: Jihadists hoping to use Libya as a "gateway" to wage war across the whole of southern Europe, plans by Isil supporters reveal<p>Islamic State militants are planning a takeover of Libya as a "gateway" to wage war across the whole of southern Europe, letters written by the group's supporters …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History

An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches …

The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery

No one seemed to notice him: A dark figure who often came to stand at the edge of London's Hammersmith Bridge on nights in 1916. No one seemed to …

River Thames