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Iraq militants take Syria border post in drive for caliphate | Reuters

ANBAR, Iraq, (Reuters) - Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.<p>The militants, led by the Islamic State in Iraq …

Ascot’s Fair Lady

June means Royal Ascot Week: 300 years of British tradition, 30 horse races, $9 million in prize money, Her Majesty the Queen, and hats, hats, hats. As the My Fair Lady lyric goes, “Everyone who should be here is here,” including Pippa Middleton, who received her Ascot baptism last year and now …

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

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Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

• <b>Author:</b> Professor Ian Stewart & John Davey<p>From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere -- and they are fundamental to everyday life.<i>Seventeen Equations that Changed the World</i> examines seventeen ground-breaking equations …

The Elegant Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Greene<p>In <i>The Elegant Universe</i> Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe which isnt quite what we think: one that consists of eleven dimensions, where all matter is generated by the …

The World According to Bob

• <b>Author:</b> James Bowen<p><b>The incredible and heartwarming sequel to the bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob - the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets of Covent Garden and the ginger cat who adopts him and helps him heal his life. Now a major motion picture starring</b> …