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ISIS has mastered a crucial recruiting tactic no terrorist group has ever conquered

Local imams are speaking about having to fight against a tide of young people who are turning to radical Islam in increasing numbers, Twitter is scrambling to shut down Islamic State accounts that spew propaganda and advertise the brutal acts the group carries out, and airport customs officials are …

Al-Qaeda

You've been tucking in your shirt all wrong

How and when to tuck in your shirt is something everyone has to get right to thrive in the office. For even more on the subject of tucking, click here.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart. Special thanks to Alex Kuzoian and Antonio Centeno.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Clothing

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Telecoms
Mitch McConnell

Lizard Squad says it won’t take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network anymore, claims it never attacked Tor

The “hacker” group Lizard Squad has declared it will no longer attack Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as denied claims it had planned to attack Tor, an anonymity network often used to resist censorship. While the former appears to be true, the latter information is …

How America can fix the racial wealth gap

It’s time<p>One of the most persistent but unaddressed problems in the United States is our massive racial wealth gap. Wealth provides an important cushion from the threat of unemployment, medical emergency or other unforeseen events. Wealth can also help pay for college, the start of a new business …

The Sad State Of American Inequality In 12 Charts

On a number of measures, inequality in the US has been rising for the last few decades.<p>We put together a dozen charts and maps that show some of the core issues of inequality.

Income Inequality

The gloves don't work

On the disadvantages of having a physicist for a parent<p>The first frosty morning of the year, around here. It is gloriously fresh and bright. Oblique sunshine, filtering through gaps in the curtains, picks out detail on the bookshelves opposite the bedroom window as we wake to the gentle sound of …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Robotics

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Mathematics

WATCH: Wild tie game, take lead, lose lead in 17 seconds against Sabres

There was so much insanity in the first 10 minutes between the Wild and Sabres, you'll just have to see it for yourself.<p>The Buffalo Sabres have …

Ice Hockey

Most People Download Zero Apps a Month

There is pretty much an app for everything these days, including one for ordering pot and another for clacking away on a virtual typewriter. Chances are most people have not downloaded any of them. More than 65 percent of smartphone users download exactly zero apps per month, according to …

Apps

Celebrating Greenspan's Legacy of Failure

On this day in 1987, Alan Greenspan became chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. This anniversary allows us to take a quick look at what followed …

Millennials Are Old News — Here’s Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z.<p>Studies differ on the exact age range of Generation Z, but most agree they were born after 1990, which makes them the largest generational group in the U.S.<p>We set out to …

Demographics

Today's NBA is so much about LeBron, nothing moves till alpha dog does

NBA logo? West is out. LeBron is in. From business practices to who plays where, nothing is decided till The Chosen One chooses with power even Magic …

Basketball

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

New Zealand

These early Google Glass prototypes looked (even more) awkward

Whether you believe Google Glass looks hideous or fashionable -- and hey, we're not here to judge -- the current model looks a <i>heckuva</i> lot better than its first few prototypes. The first models arrived on the scene in 2010, and they looked more like the mess Jason Jones slapped together for the <i>Daily</i> …

America Loves Ronaldo, For Now

What a difference a goal makes.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo became an unlikely hero to many U.S. Soccer fans just days after he broke so many of their hearts. With the U.S. trailing Germany deep into their match on the final day of play in the Group of Death, American fans were nervously eying the deadlocked …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Six Flags Unveils Tallest, Fastest and Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster

After much anticipation from thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois has finally unveiled its newest …

A week of thrilling matches in a country that wasn’t ready

<i>As the World Cup nears the end of the group stage, Globe writers Cathal Kelly and John Doyle discuss the organization of the tournament, its Brazilian backdrop and, more specifically, who is the best player and which country's going to win when the final whistle blows on July 13.</i><p><b>Cathal Kelly:</b> When …

Soccer

Meet the university students trying to send a spacecraft to the moon — for $10 million!

Penn State’s “Lunar Lions” tell Salon about their trailblazing effort to put students in space<p>One hundred and twenty students at Penn State University have their sights set on the surface of the moon -- and some may land a spacecraft there before they earn a degree. The Penn State University Lunar …

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Modern architecture redefines former Soviet republic

Architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann was invited to Georgia's capital, Tbilisi, in 2004 after the country's recently elected president, Mikheil Saakashvili, saw his work in a book. Saakashvili had decided to embark on a program of investment in infrastructure that Mayer-Hermann, in a <i>Dezeen</i> profile, …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

Nelson Mandela shared final moments with wife and former wife, says friend

Graça Machel and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela were at bedside of former South African president, according to Bantu Holomisa<p>Nelson Mandela's final moments were spent off a life support machine, with his wife, Graça Machel, and his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at his bedside, witnesses have …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …