A strong bond for Christians and Muslims

IBRAHIM HOOPERA strong bond for Christians and MuslimsDecember 23, 2013 12:00 AM   By Ibrahim Hooper"Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest … Continue reading A strong bond for Christians and Muslims

This isn’t ‘feminism’. It’s Islamophobia

This isn't 'feminism'. It's IslamophobiaI am infuriated by white men stirring up anti-Muslim prejudice to derail debate on western sexismLaurie PennyThe Guardian, Sunday 22 December 2013 18.30 GMT                     An English Defence League rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. ‘Far-right groups … rush to condemn crimes against women committed by Muslim men, while fielding candidates who make claims like “women … Continue reading This isn’t ‘feminism’. It’s Islamophobia

If WIFi does this to plants, what is it doing to you?

Your wireless router could be murdering your houseplantsBy Sarah Weber on December 16, 2013Are you slowly killing your houseplants? Probably! But there might be a reason (other than neglect) why they’re all yellow and wilty: your Wi-Fi router.An experiment by a handful of high school students in Denmark has sparked some serious international interest in the scientific community.Five ninth-grade girls at … Continue reading If WIFi does this to plants, what is it doing to you?

Top 9 New Technologies

Bangalore: The driverless cars, flying internet balloons and Google Glass may make you feel that you are a step closer to science fiction; where world of technology is filled with limitless possibilities. But there are other lesser known technologies that can give you the same feel. Imagine a micro robot traversing your blood stream killing cancerous cells, … Continue reading Top 9 New Technologies

Scientific way to make people like you

How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacksSo you want to know how to make people like you? It's easier than you think.By Eric Barker | December 12, 2013  inShare4414When in doubt, parrot. (Thinkstock)  So you want to know how to make people like you? It's easier than you think.Here are six research-backed tips:1. Encourage people to … Continue reading Scientific way to make people like you

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

How the Bitcoin protocol actually worksby Michael Nielsen on December 6, 2013Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a hand-wavy account of the underlying cryptographic protocol, omitting many details. Even those articles which delve deeper often gloss over crucial points. My aim … Continue reading How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

How the Bitcoin protocol actually worksby Michael Nielsen on December 6, 2013Many thousands of articles have been written purporting to explain Bitcoin, the online, peer-to-peer currency. Most of those articles give a hand-wavy account of the underlying cryptographic protocol, omitting many details. Even those articles which delve deeper often gloss over crucial points. My aim … Continue reading How the Bitcoin protocol actually works

Israel’s Kill List

Inside the Mossad's campaign to off its most dangerous foes, one by one.BY RONEN BERGMANDECEMBER 5, 2013   SHARE +2.3K SHARESMIDDLE EAST"There'll be a summit conference in the sky," smiled an Israeli intelligence official Wednesday morning when he learned of the assassination of Hassan Lakkis, the Hezbollah commander in charge of weapons development and advanced technological warfare, in … Continue reading Israel’s Kill List

Thailand dumps Myanmar’s Muslim refugees into trafficking rings

Special Report - Thailand secretly dumps Myanmar refugees into trafficking ringsBY JASON SZEP AND ANDREW R.C. MARSHALLRANONG, Thailand Thu Dec 5, 2013 12:34am GMT0 COMMENTSLink thisShare thisDiggEmailPrint                   1 OF 21. Bozor Mohammed from the Rakhine state in Myanmar stands near a wall after an interview at his house in Kuala Lumpur November 8, 2013. Picture taken November 8.CREDIT: REUTERS/SAMSUL SAIDRELATED NEWS Thailand's … Continue reading Thailand dumps Myanmar’s Muslim refugees into trafficking rings

Thailand dumps Myanmar’s Muslim refugees into trafficking rings

Special Report – Thailand dumps Myanmar’s Muslim refugees into trafficking ringsBy Jason Szep DECEMBER 5, 2013 Email PrintinShare THAILAND MYANMAR BURMA ROHINGYA MUSLIM REFUGEE BUDDHIST HUMAN TRAFFICKING(Bozor Mohammed from the Rakhine state in Myanmar is pictured after an interview at his house in Kuala Lumpur November 8, 2013. Picture taken November 8. To match Special Report THAILAND-ROHINGYA/ REUTERS/Samsul Said)One afternoon … Continue reading Thailand dumps Myanmar’s Muslim refugees into trafficking rings

20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied

20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied3 December, 2013 INFOGRAPHIC TOOLSPRINTLANGUAGEARABICITALIANZOOMINOUTOPENFULL SCREEN Sources Talks Timeline. The Guardian, 2011. Timeline: Middle East Peace Talks (accessed on 3 December 2013) Settlement Units. Foundation for Middle East Peace, 2012. Housing Stats in Israel, West Bank, and Gaza (2010-2011) (accessed on 3 December 2013) & Peace Now, 2011. The Settlements: The Biggest Threat to a Two-State Solution (PDF) … Continue reading 20 Years of Talks: Keeping Palestinians Occupied

Modi Foot in Mouth List

A few gems of "Prime Minister Material" ModiThe Gujarat chief minister's response on widespread malnutrition being the result of a predominantly vegetarian middle class that is "more beauty conscious than health conscious" is a classic of the foot-in-mouth genre. (About 52 per cent of children under five in his state are victims; 70 per cent of … Continue reading Modi Foot in Mouth List