• HEZBULLAH POUNDED BY PROTESTORS

    by - Dec 4, 2019
    BEIRUT—It was the sort of chant that, only a month or so ago, would have been all but unthinkable in Lebanon. “Terrorists, terrorists, Hezbollah are terrorists,” yelled some of the hundreds of anti-government protesters who stood...
  • TENSIONS RISE BETWEEN JORDAN AND ISRAEL

    by - Dec 4, 2019
    Jordan held a military drill simulating an attack on the Hashemite Kingdom’s western border with Israel amid rising tensions with the Jewish state, Arab media reported on Monday. According to the reports, the drill was conducted...
  • 8 CRAZY INNOVATIONS TO SAVE THE PLANET

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    The history of human invention has not always been kind to the environment. Cars and coal factories have partly driven climate change. Early air conditioners tore a massive hole in the ozone layer. Pesticides have destroyed...
  • CAN A WORM TEACH US TO REGROW A HUMAN LEG?

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats. If you cut off a salamander’s leg, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails to distract their predator, only to...
  • TECHNOLOGY IS A HUGE DRIVER OF THE U.S. OIL AND GAS BOOM

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    A natural gas fired turbine, manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. subsidiary Solar Turbines Inc. By David Blackmon In the world of oil and natural gas, engineers, geologists, and drilling and production departments tend to get the lion’s...
  • BRUSSELS TO BAN CARS BY 2035

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Drivers in Brussels, the capital of the European Union and of Belgium, have 16 years to switch to an alternatively-fuelled vehicle under legislation adopted by the city’s government on Friday. The measure is one part of...
  • TIME’S 25 BEST HEALTH CARE INVENTIONS OF 2019

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Airthings Wave Plus: According to TIME, Airthings Wave Plus is the first radon and indoor air quality detector supported by an app. The device can detect “elevated levels of radon, the leading cause of lung cancer for...
  • HONG KONGERS BREAK BEIJING’S DELUSIONS

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    The authorities were so confident of elections going their way that state media filed copy in advance. BY JAMES PALMER Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, attends the opening session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing’s...
  • COPY CAT PROTEST ON CHINESE MAINLAND

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    Slogans of Hong Kong’s democratic movement have been reportedly heard at protests in a Chinese city 60 miles to the west. According to Hong Kong-based Apple Daily—a vocal supporter of the democracy campaign in Hong Kong—chants of “Liberate...
  • THE HINDU HARDLINER WHO COULD REPLACE MODI

    by - Dec 3, 2019
    A cut-out of Amit Shah in a store selling election merchandise in New Delhi, Feb. 2019. Fresh off a resounding re-election victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other lawmakers in India’s colonial-era parliament to applaud the man to his right....