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Osama tells me he’s received a torrent of abusive reaction to the cartoon from Muslim readers, but more of a concern are credible death threats from ISIS/ISIL/DAESH members emanating from Jordan and neighboring Syria. Osama writes:
“… but no matter what, those cowards won’t stop me and I still believe that […]
The aliens have always been among us, observing us in the same way we would watch an anthill. With the use of phase-shifting and manipulation of light, they hid beyond our limited vision with ease.
When the mass of ash from Calubco volcano settled on the unsuspecting Jovian Archeology Grad student, it was our […]
Pulitzer’s marketing materials try to associate her clothes with the Palm Beach good life. “Life’s a party,” LilyPulitzer.com declares. “Dress like it.” Lilly Pulitzer stores have a beach-party atmosphere, with pink wallpaper and scallop-shell-framed […]
We have collected these phrases in the form of a handy guide below. Note that if used properly, you can even go on to become a certain moustached celebrated columnist allowed to pontificate on the region with very little […]
Dr. Tesar’s team found that two compounds in particular, miconazole (an antifungal) and clobetasol (a steroid), stimulated mouse and human OPCs into generating myelin-producing cells.
Next, they examined whether the drugs, when injected into a mouse model of […]
A guy was walking along a road, minding his own business when the landscape rumbled, rose up and began to eat surrounding trees and powerlines. If he hadn’t had the presence of mind to run, it might have eaten him.
Like watching a slow-motion disaster, a video that’s […]
I understand the feeling. My not-so-fluent French “self” is most comfortable talking about classroom supplies. It’s surprising, though, that people who are actually fluent in two languages also feel their personality shifting as they switch between languages. Yet researchers have confirmed this: Between 2001 […]
Via the New York Times: Mix of Curiosity and Outrage on the Hill After Pilot Buzzes Capitol
“It’s certainly a concern, but unless you build an invisible dog fence around every capital building that will destroy an object that gets close, you just can’t keep these kinds of […]
“Vulcan Aerospace is the company within Vulcan that plans and executes projects to shift how the world conceptualizes space travel through cost reduction and on‐demand access,” Vulcan Aerospace president Chuck Beames and his colleague Kyu Hwang wrote in a paper describing the company that was presented at the 31 st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs […]
[is] a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming.
He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, […]
The video shows what appears to be an Asian worker being “interrogated” by a Saudi man, who is taking the video. The Saudi man is seen Repeatedly striking and Abusing the Asian man, who Appears to be Apologizing and Cowering in fear.
Asian man: “… for my children, Sustenance. My father, my mother, to […]
Via al Jazeera
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobane, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the armed fighters.
The Britain-based Syrian […]
It’s tough to be President Obama, having to choose where to go for which event. The White House admitted that it was a mistake that neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden showed up in Paris for the […]
After years of defending human rights activists as a legal advocate in Saudi courts, he was called in front of a terrorism tribunal at the end of 2013 for a trial that from its earliest days was declared a farce by human rights organizations. This was […]
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi reports on Jabhat al-Nusra and the Druze of Idlib Province:
While most analysis of the Druze in Syria focuses on their positions in Suwayda province- where they constitute the majority of the population- as well as Jabal al-Sheikh in Damascus/Quneitra provinces, it should be remembered that there is also a […]
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