Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan

Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan begins this week, and the first thing that many non-Muslims envision is a month of fasting under blazing desert suns. Ramadan isn’t as simple as that, even for Muslims who practice the holiday in the West. Muslims who observe Ramadan in majority non-Muslim countries face unique challenges. While many Muslims […]

A plague from South Korea is killing frogs and toads worldwide

A plague from South Korea is killing frogs and toads worldwide

A mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) from California, killed by the chytrid fungusJoel Sartore / Nat Geo / Getty By Andy Coghlan A deadly disease that is wiping out the world’s frogs and toads probably originated in the Korean peninsula. The disease is being spread by the pet trade, so banning the trade in amphibians […]

Trump Seeking Advice from ‘Independence Day’ President|Humor

Trump Seeking Advice from ‘Independence Day’ President|Humor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking advice, President Donald Trump has been attempting to call the President from the film Independence Day. “The President recently saw Independence Day on tv, (Trump) watches a lot of tv, and was impressed by President Whitmore,” said White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “(Trump) was so impressed that he has […]

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery […]

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

Top Story Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the amount generated by wind in 2010, but still a far cry from its potential. A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas […]

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating an agreement in a sanctions violation case, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters reut.rs/2H3p0Vl, could be devastating to ZTE since American […]

The Trump Administration Backs Down From Battle Over Legal Pot

In a surprising turn of events, the Trump administration will ditch intentions to crack down on the dozens of states that have legalized the production, distribution, and possession of pot for medical or recreational use. The policy flip came straight from the mouth of President Donald Trump, who promised Republican Cory Gardner (R-Co.) that the administration […]

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