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Nigeria's gas profits 'up in smoke' The latest deadline set by the Nigerian government to stop flaring natural gas from oil wells in the Niger Delta has passed without stopping the flames, which campaigners say are poisoning local people.

Nigeria's gas profits 'up in smoke'

"Sometimes you can't tell whether it's the dawn breaking or the flame," says activist Vivian Bellonwu, the frustration clear in her voice, after seeing nothing change despite the 1 January target. "It's a history of shifting goal posts, missing deadline after deadline". After A Turbulent Week, Mizzou Students Look Ahead. University of Missouri, Columbia students walk across campus on Nov. 9, when University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned amid protests over racial tensions at the school.

After A Turbulent Week, Mizzou Students Look Ahead

Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images University of Missouri, Columbia students walk across campus on Nov. 9, when University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe resigned amid protests over racial tensions at the school. Why is English so weirdly different from other langu... English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare.

In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal. Spelling is a matter of writing, of course, whereas language is fundamentally about speaking. Top 10 Ways You're Probably Using Email Wrong. The Roman Emperor Who Invented the Whoopee Cushion - Modern Notion. Long before they became a staple at novelty gift shops, whoopee cushions were used in the palace of Emperor Varius Avitus Bassianus, also known as Heliogabalus, way back in 218 A.D.

The Roman Emperor Who Invented the Whoopee Cushion - Modern Notion

Heliogabalus was only 15-years-old when he took over as emperor, which partially explains some of the crazy things he did while in power. Playing God. I can’t remember not wanting a miniature Christmas village.

Playing God

It’s like how I can’t remember when I first realized I have bad posture: some things you never have to learn about yourself but rather just have to accept. I moved out of my parents’ house at seventeen, but my heart has never left—not out of some romantic notion of remembering my roots, but because the idea of renting an apartment with enough room to store my Christmas village borders on lunacy. So now I am back in Calgary, hauling an unending line of boxes out from my parents’ basement and into their dining room.

My mother has already resigned herself to hosting next week’s dinner party for twelve around the kitchen counter. Stop Asking Me About Your Personal Brand, and Start Doing Some Work. For the first decade of my professional career, I kept my damn mouth shut.

Stop Asking Me About Your Personal Brand, and Start Doing Some Work.

The Highest Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree. 5 things the media does to manufacture outrage. 5 things the media does to manufacture outrage.

5 things the media does to manufacture outrage.

People are so sensitive these days! The 8 best TED talks for people who love geeky stuff. With more than 2,000 videos now posted on the TED website, it's difficult to choose which talks to watch.

The 8 best TED talks for people who love geeky stuff

And if you don't have much patience for inspirational speaking, finding the right topic can seem downright impossible. Luckily, we're here to narrow down your search. We've collected eight of the best geeky TED talks, from Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J. FCC: Yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router. A few months ago, the FCC proposed regulations that theoretically banned the use of open source firmware on your WiFi router.

FCC: Yes, you're allowed to hack your WiFi router

Needless to say, that rubbed a lot of enthusiasts the wrong way -- how were you supposed to improve features or security on your own terms, especially on routers that were designed to be hacked? Well, you needn't fear any longer. The Paris Attacks: What You Really Need to Know. In the late hours of Friday the 13th, 2015, a half a dozen locations in Paris have suffered a series of coordinated attacks by the Islamic State (IS), as recently disclosed in a statement by these radical extremists.

The Paris Attacks: What You Really Need to Know

Reports are that 129 people have been killed, with over 300 who have been injured. Eight “terrorists” have also been allegedly killed in action, most of which were suicide bombers. The majority of the deaths occurred at the Bataclan concert hall in the city’s East, which was a packed gig by the band “Eagles of Death Metal”.

A Year-Long U.S. Road Trip for People Who Want 70-Degree Weather Every Day. Say you’re a delicate individual who, like a wilt-prone poinsettia, doesn’t do well with temperature extremes. In fact, 69 degrees and below makes you shiver like a soaked kitten, and 71 and above makes you sweat so much you leave a shiny trail of floor-moisture. Is divorce really that bad? — Hopes&Fears — flow "Question" Divorce is a difficult and painful process that should not be resorted to lightly. But it is not a sentence of doom for either adults or children, and it often rescues people from situations that can inflict much worse long-term damage.

Many problems attributed to divorce actually lie in problems with the marital and parenting relationships that were evident 8-12 years before the divorce, while others arise when parents increase their conflict after a divorce, especially when they involve the children, asking them to keep secrets or bad-mouthing the other parent. Amicable co-parenting is possible and pays off big time, although it does take discipline, and parents should consider the importance of maintaining stability in children’s lives. America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs. Karen Jennings patted her heavily made up face, put on a sardonic smile and said she thought she looked good after all she’d been through. “I was an alcoholic first. I got drunk and fell in the creek and broke my back. The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens. When Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 launched into space in 1977, their mission was to explore the outer solar system, and over the following decade, they did so admirably.

With an 8-track tape memory system and onboard computers that are thousands of times weaker than the phone in your pocket, the two spacecraft sent back an immense amount of imagery and information about the four gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But NASA knew that after the planetary tour was complete, the Voyagers would remain on a trajectory toward interstellar space, having gained enough velocity from Jupiter's gravity to eventually escape the grasp of the sun. Since they will orbit the Milky Way for the foreseeable future, the Voyagers should carry a message from their maker, NASA scientists decided.

The Voyager team tapped famous astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan to compose that message. My response to German Shepherds being "scary." Uk.businessinsider. Ezviz Mini security cam reviewed: Small, affordable, and surprisingly good. Judging a Book by its Cover. What a clever device the book is. Puberty - The struggle is real. I found this on my son's bed. Why TV Networks Are Cutting Back on Commercials. Free Speech Is No Diversion. Mobile_article. Mossberg: The iPad Pro can’t replace your laptop totally, even for a tablet lover. I am a tablet man, specifically an iPad man. How to Save Up for a Home Down Payment. De Beers myth: Do people spend a month's salary on a diamond engagement ring? iPad Pro review. When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit.

Log In - The New York Times. License renewed? Air Force says it needs A-10 a bit longer, thanks. Last week, the joint commander in charge of operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reported that Syrian Arab Coalition fighters had beaten back the group, taking the town of Al-Hawl and 250 square kilometers of territory around it in an offensive supported from the air by US Air Force A-10s and AC-130s flying from a Turkish air base. Now, the Air Force is apparently reconsidering the timeline it has set for retiring the A-10, as the demand for the venerable assault plane's close air support capabilities rises yet again.

According to a Defense One report, US Air Combat Command chief General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle said at a Defense Writer's Group breakfast this morning that the Air Force "would probably move the retirement slightly to the right" because of the greater demands being placed on the Air Force's operational capacity in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. See the Most Expensive, Extravagant Mansion in L.A. High above Bel Air, Nile Niami is looking down on the tiny mansions of mere millionaires as he stands on a plywood platform that will soon be the roof deck of the house he's selling for $500 million. Uk.businessinsider. How “Under Pressure” Sounds Without Music: Freddie Mercury And David Bowie A Cappella. Russia’s Next President. Quora. How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name. Uk.businessinsider. Tent City, U.S.A. I'm Bruce Campbell. I'm back. Ask Me Anything. : IAmA. The Beauty and the Costs of Extreme Altruism.

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. The real reason Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve are eager to raise interest rates now. Jagged Little Pill: An Essay — Cuepoint. The Birth of “The New Yorker Story” Quora. The ethical dilemmas of robotics. The European Union will pay African countries $2 billion to take back their economic migrants. Study: Dispersants did not help oil degrade in BP spill. Future - Is MSG as bad as it’s made out to be? Why Documentarians Are Filming the Last White Rhinos in VR. Gorilla responds to a little girl beating her chest. Low oil prices could force the Saudis to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars to finance their deficit.

Quora. Helllloooooo there, it's George Takei. Oh myyy... : IAmA. Catalan assembly votes to start process of breaking from Spain. Why Psychopaths Are Immune to Contagious Yawning. The Halloween Costume Controversy at Yale's Silliman College. How Google Aims To Dominate Artificial Intelligence. TensorFlow - Google’s latest machine learning system, open sourced for everyone. How Exxon Mobil Fooled Itself on Climate Change. Marco Rubio is the only presidential candidate talking about one of the most important geopolitical issues. Charlie Brown Never Found His Little Red-Haired Girl, but We Did. Class Clown Or Gifted Student? It's A Matter Of Perspective : NPR Ed. The Real Map Of Africa.

The US Army Wants to Figure Out What Comes After Helicopters. Chris Hedges: The TPP is the Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History. 'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier? The Hardest Puzzle You'll Ever See—and the Secret You Need to Solve It. Vladimir Putin remains the most powerful person in the world. Hillary Clinton May Have Just Committed Election Fraud — And the Internet Found Out (Part 1) Bilingual kids have multiple advantages, no matter what the languages are. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’ I thought the Amazon store was a terrible idea. Then I actually went there.

Quora. Oil 'polluting South Sudan water' Coloured diamonds set to break records at Geneva auctions - Business Insider. The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump" Imgur. The mathematical case for not freaking out about first dates. 6YyzgwG. Uk.businessinsider. NSA says how often, not when, it discloses software flaws. Why New Antibiotics Never Come to Market. Confession of a Russian internet provider. Top 10 Seemingly Risky Things You Can Totally Do Yourself. How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down. Quora. Coliving: A Solution for Lonely Millennials? Star Wars Characters Greek Statues. The Four Factors You Need to Gain Someone's Trust. Convert Picky Eaters Over Time With the "Three Rs" Yahoo's Marissa Mayer utters the six scariest words about Silicon Valley. Comcast Keeps Scolding Me For Calling Its Top Lobbyist A Lobbyist.