The Evidence of Jihadist Activity in Syria

As the United Nations prepares to expand its observer mission in Syria and the world community debates what that mission should aim to achieve, there […]

World leaders set to tackle Afghanistan’s future

World leaders weary of war will tackle Afghanistan’s post-conflict future — from funding for security forces to upcoming elections — when the NATO summit opens […]

Every time, Facebook looked like it would break below the $38 a share initial price, millions of bids showed up. Coincidence? (Source:

How Facebook’s bankers saved an IPO, kept shares above $38

Facebook’s IPO was a roaring success — for Facebook. Investors aren’t quite sure what to make of it after Facebook’s underwriters repeatedly stepped in to […]

Pirate Attacks by Shoot-to-Kill Guards Fuel Debate

A video recorded by armed security personnel aboard the Avocet bulk carrier ship shows armed guards opening fire on an approaching skiff that they believe […]


The KML Factbook is a great tool for creating mapped displays of all manner of demographic, economic, and political data. (Source:

Map CIA World Factbook Info with KML Factbook

The KML Factbook is a great tool for creating mapped displays of all manner of demographic, economic, and political data. The data used in the […]

Rising inflation threatens India’s economic growth potential (Source:

India inflation rate rises faster than expected

India’s inflation rate rose more than expected in April, figures show. The wholesale price index rose to 7.23% from 6.89% in March, driven by higher […]

Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years

Mobile companies born since 2010 have a very different view of the world.  These companies – and Instagram is the most topical example at the […]

“Lie to Me – Cal Lightman”: behavioral facial expression. (Source:

The Way The Pentagon Is Predicting Your Potential To Become A National Threat Is Frightening

Tom Cruise made “pre-crime’” a futuresque and controversial method of law enforcement in the 2002 movie Minority Report. Ten years later, the idea of preemptively […]

World water scarcity map.

OECD calls for policy reform and technology to prevent impending water crisis

Worldwide population growth and the related rapid increase in urbanization is already posing problems in many areas for the management of that most precious of […] President Pratibha Patil said she is confident that trade between India and South Africa will reach USD 15 billion by 2015 as the two […]

For those interested by asteroids mining and science fiction, Peter F. Hamilton’s books “Greg Mandel – Mindstar” are partially taking place in an asteroid mined […]

Planetary Resources: Mining Asteroids?

It was only a month ago Hollywood Director James Cameron emerged from the bottom of the Mariana’s Trench, setting a world-record for the deepest solo […]


Rare Earths from Madagascar

Rhodia and Tantalus Rare Earths AG announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) relating to technical co-operation for the development of an optimal […]

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