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74 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2017

The Atlantic’s science, technology, and health reporters learned a lot this year.<p>This past year, reporters on <i>The Atlantic</i>’s science, technology, and health desks worked tirelessly, writing hundreds of stories. Each of those stories is packed with facts that surprised us, delighted us, and in some …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Mystic who ‘predicted’ ISIS, 9/11 had two prophecies for 2018

A blind mystic who many claim predicted 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the Boxing Day tsumani and Brexit also foresaw two major events in 2018.<p>Bulgarian …

RANKED: The 10 best economy-class airlines in the world

Business and first class may get the most attention, but economy class is arguably the product that matters the most to consumers. After all, that's where the vast majority of flyers will spend their time. It also requires the most precision to execute properly.<p>What do I mean by this? It's very …

Airlines

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart’s text recaptures the awkward, multivoiced power of the original.<p>In the beginning was … well, what? A clap of the divine hands and a poetic shock wave? Or an itchy node of nothingness inconceivably scratching itself into somethingness? In the beginning was the Word, says the …

T.S. Eliot

10 Legendary Lost Cities That Have Actually Been Found

We may never find the underwater grave of Atlantis, the golden streets of El Dorado, or the peaceful mountains of Shangri-La. By all rights, these …

22 Amazing WhatsApp Hacks That Will Revolutionise Your Chats : IOS

The text message is dead! And in its place, long live the more popular, more flexible, more user-friendly – and now entirely free – WhatsApp. With …

What does the Quran say about Christians?

In these contentious times of conflict between the world's great religions, many Christians believe that Muslims hold the Christian faith in derision …

[Looks at Photo] I’ll Have What They’re Having - Roads & Kingdoms

<i>Katlama in Lahore</i><p>One of my earliest memories is of eating gigantic, deep-fried flatbreads smothered in spices at my grandparents’ home in Lahore. The …

Becoming Muslim in Japan: The Story of a Japanese Muslimah

友達に関しては、悪い反応は一切ありませんでした。もちろん私のムスリムとしての生活を不思議に思う友達もいましたが、決して悪い言葉をいう友達はいませんでした。素晴らしい友達をくれたアッラーに感謝です。アルハムドリッラー(全ての賞賛はアッラーにあり)。<p><b>7. What is life like for</b> …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP - Riveted

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. For some reason, I never wanted to pick up a book set …

Books

Boeing's '797' takes a big step toward becoming reality

Boeing's new '797' has taken a big leap toward becoming a reality.<p>The aerospace giant has named one of its top engineers to a leadership team responsible for the formation of what is likely to become its first all-new airliner since the 787 Dreamliner.<p>Boeing has moved company veteran and 777X chief …

Aerospace
Pakistan

20 countries where English travels well (2017 edition)

So you want to travel the world, but you're worried about your language skills? There's good news: Many countries around the world are quite accommodating to English speakers, and the annual English Proficiency Index by EF Education First ranks them. For the 2017 index, the Netherlands retains the …

Four Firearms Myths: The Bad Guys Believe Them, You Should Not

<b>MYTH 1. You can’t shoot accurately with a (fill in the blank) pistol.</b><p>Normally, I hear this argument about subcompacts, pistols/revolvers with long …

Self Defense

Masala Prawns

This is easily enough for supper for two<p>A light, quick and enlivening supper dish, this version of masala prawns is somewhere between a ‘wet’ and a …

Recipes

What’s the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns?

<b>How to Tell the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns</b><p>When it comes down to their biology, both shrimp and prawns are decapods, meaning they’re …

Seafood

Simulating the universe using Einstein’s theory of gravity may solve cosmic puzzles

Better simulating the dense parts of the universe could improve scientists’ view of how the universe evolves.

Space Science

Travel Hack: How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim

We've all been there — arriving to an exciting destination after enduring a really long flight, only to end up waiting what feels like hours more at …

Luggage

17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

3 Extremely Easy & Cheap Self Watering DIY Ideas

No neighbors to water your plants when you’re away? No problem.<p>If you are like most of us, sometime this summer you might want to leave town for a …

DIY (Do It Yourself) Aquarium Cabinet and Stand Plans

DIY Do-It-Yourself plans for making flat, open style aquarium display stands, and cabinet designs that incorporate the use of closed cupboards below …

Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

CHANGA MANGA: Once a common sight in the skies of Pakistan, today the white-backed vulture is facing extinction -- its population devastated by the …

Aerial Images May Unlock Enigma of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia

<i>David Kennedy is emeritus professor of Roman Archaeology and History at the University of Western Australia and honorary research associate at the</i> …

The forgotten Muslim heroes who fought for Britain in the trenches

The stories of the 2.5 million Muslims who travelled to Europe to fight for the allies during the first world war are finally being told<p>A biting wind whips across the rolling countryside, cutting through the crowd gathered on a hillside overlooking Notre Dame de Lorette, France’s national war …

World's fastest-growing tourism city is in China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hong Kong might be the world's most visited city this year, but a potential, albeit surprising, future contender is emerging from the sidelines.<p>Chongqing -- a major Yangtze River port in southwest China -- has become the world's fastest-growing tourism city, recording a whopping 14% growth …

China

Ancient Egypt: Predynastic Period

(5500-3100 BCE)<p>The Predynastic Period of Ancient Egypt corresponds to the Late Neolithic (Stone Age), and covers the cultural and social changes …

Analysis: Weapons & Tech for New Air Force B-21 Stealth Bomber

On October 27, 2015, nearly thirty-four years to the day after Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to develop the first stealth bomber, the …

NFL

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