Tuah Pengembara

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As a Muslim, I'm Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists

Dear liberal pundit,<p>You and I didn't like George W Bush. Remember his puerile declaration after 9/11 that "either you are with us, or you are with …

Religion

#WhoIsMuhammad Takes Over Twitter To Reclaim The Prophet For Islam

Muslims around the world are using Twitter to reassert the image of the Prophet Muhammed in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings.<p>The hashtag …

Islam

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic …

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

The myth of the good war | Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Our year of remembrance has exaggerated the tragic futility of the first world war and preserved the dangerous idea that the second was noble and heroic<p>This year has been such a miserable and violent one in so many parts of the world that it can scarcely end too soon. But for many Europeans, it has …

Cities in numbers

Surprising stats and fascinating facts. We analyse the data from cities around the world<p>From Britain to China to Mali, new maps suggest major inequalities when it comes to commuting<p>Gallery<p>Published: 1:00 PM<p>How do ships safely navigate the San Francisco Bay? In his latest data viz roundup, Max Galka …

Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?

Jan Gehl had just graduated as an architect; it was 1960 and he had been schooled in how to “do modern cities, with high-rises and a lot of lawns and good open space – good windy spaces”. About to put those years of study into practice, he met his future wife, psychologist Ingrid Mundt, and …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

Billionaire bought James Watson’s Nobel prize medal in order to return it

The richest man in Russia and a major shareholder in Arsenal football club has come forward as the buyer of James Watson’s Nobel medal – declaring that he now plans to give the piece back.<p>Alisher Usmanov, the Russian entrepreneur, paid $4.1m (£2.6m) for the medal at an auction at Christie’s in New …

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

From Book to Vision J.R.R. Tolkien - Creator of Middle-Earth Documentary

Potential Danger of Globalization

The world is constantly changing with some changes much more dramatic than others, leading to catastrophic events. The industrial revolution brought …

Writer's Digest Presents A Year of Writing Prompts

"The trick to becoming a great writer is to force yourself to write every day, and this amazing guide of writing prompts will help you do just that. …

JRR Tolkien: 'Film my books? It's easier to film The Odyssey'

<b>This interview was originally published in The Telegraph magazine on March 22. 1968.</b><p>“Spiders,” observed Professor JRR Tolkien, cradling the word with the same affection that he cradled the pipe in his hand, “are the particular terror of northern imaginations.” The Professor, now 76, is the author …

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

Climate Change

10 vivid maps that show Earth in a new light

Average land surface temperature<p>This map, assembled by the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, …

Global Warming

Here's What 6 Billion Tweets Looks Like Mapped

What do you do with three terabytes of geotagged tweets? You map them if you’re a cartographer like Eric Fischer.<p>A data artist and developer at Mapbox, Fischer has been collecting geotagged tweets for the last three and a half years using Twitter’s public API. With more than 6.3 billion tweets …

Angela Merkel Hates Dogs (And Other Amazing Facts About The World's Most Powerful Woman)

In office, Merkel has gone from being viewed as too pro-market for German voters to the ultimate pragmatist and deal-maker. The story charts her journey to become the most dominant political leader in modern Europe, along with her childhood in East Germany.<p>Here are the best bits:<p><b>Merkel seems nice</b> …

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

Just how bad things are can be determined through analysis of 2010 Census data.<p>The average black person lives in a neighborhood that is 45 percent black. Without segregation, his neighborhood would be only 13 percent black, according to professors John Logan and Brian Stults at Brown and Florida …