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The latest analysis of the world's nuclear arsenals. Russia has taken important steps in modernizing its nuclear forces since early 2013, including the continued development and deployment of new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), construction of ballistic missile submarines, and development of a new strategic bomber. As of March 2013, the authors estimate, Russia had a military stockpile of approximately 4,300 nuclear warheads, of...

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Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15 Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva) Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies.

UK petition to arrest Netanyahu for Gaza war crimes reaches over 80,000 signatures A petition calling on the UK government to arrest Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes in Gaza when he arrives in London has garnered more than 80,000 signatures. But David Cameron’s government says no way: Netanyahu has diplomatic immunity. The petition, posted on the UK government’s website, has already been signed by some 81,000 Brits. Its initiator, Damian Moran, claims that under international law, the Israeli prime minister can be detained when he comes to the British capital in September “for the massacre of over 2,000 [Palestinian] civilians” during the 51-day offensive by the Israeli Defense Force in Gaza last year. Chromosome Mapping: Human Genome Research in Progress The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003. One of the key research areas was Chromosome Mapping. This page details that research. Mapping is the construction of a series of chromosome descriptions that depict the position and spacing of unique, identifiable biochemical landmarks, including some genes, that occur on the DNA of chromosomes.

UK parliament to consider petition to arrest Netanyahu as it reaches over 100,000 signatures The British parliament will consider a petition on its website seeking the arrest of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for “war crimes” after it reached its target of 100,000 signatures. “Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the UK for the massacre of over 2000 civilians in 2014,” says the petition published by Damian Moran, an anti-Israel activist, on August 7.

Home {*style:<ul>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<h3>*}OPEC Secretary General Barkindo pays inaugural visit to IEA{*style:</h3>*} {*style:<br>*}HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the recently-appointed Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), visited Paris on Friday to meet with Dr. Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director. {*style:<a href=' more{*style:</a>*} {*style:</li>*} {*style:<li>*} {*style:<h3>*}Iranian President meets with OPEC Secretary General{*style:</h3>*} {*style:<br>*}The Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Dr.

NOVA The 100-Year-Old Idea That Could Change Flight Inspired by birds, bats, and the Wright brothers, engineers are building the next breakthrough in aviation. From NOVA Next | Feb 22, 2017 Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD ‘Not your BMW!’: Woman sues NYC after being forced into psych ward by police, injected with drugs A black New York woman is suing the city and a hospital after being injected with heavy drugs and forced to spend eight days in a psych ward – all because police did not believe she owned a BMW. She was slapped with a $13,000 hospital bill upon release. In her first on-camera interview since the incident, the 32-year-old African American banker, Kamilah Brock, told PIX 11 the whole ordeal was a “nightmare.” Brock was pulled over by police on September 12, 2014, while waiting at a red light in Harlem, according to the lawsuit. An officer asked her why her hands were not on the steering wheel.

Journal home : Nature Raphael Lis, Charles C. Karrasch, Michael G. Poulos, Balvir Kunar, David Redmond, Jose G. Barcia Duran, Chaitanya R. Badwe, William Schachterle, Michael Ginsberg, Jenny Xiang, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Koji Shido, Zev Rosenwaks, Olivier Elemento, Nancy A. Putin's Plan: Moscow Handles Syria, U.S. Looks After Iraq Source: Al-Arabiya News Russia has now confirmed that it is intervening in the Syrian war on the side of the Assad government; and, as Al-Arabiya's Azeem Ibrahim notes, the response of the U.S. betrays its impotent incredulity. Russia is poised to return to the Middle East, from which it was ejected with the collapse of the USSR. The United States seems to be telling Russia to go ahead, because, as Raghida Dergham explains, it is unwilling to engage – though it is not yet ready to fully retreat. At the end of this month, New York will be see several initiatives, talks, understandings, and deals come together under two main themes: terrorism and immigration.

HOME PAGE - BLACKHEATH PHILOSOPHY FORUM 2014 Program Our 2014 program begins on Saturday, 19 April and continues at two-week intervals until Saturday 9 August. We will kick off with some political philosophy, exploring why some people fundamentally change their political allegiance and others do not. After that we get into philosophy proper. What are the relations between reason and emotion, and between language and thought? Each event has its own home page where you can ask questions, join threaded discussions, raise issues and cite relevant articles and other web resources before and after the event.

Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA’s Efforts to Overthrow Syria’s Government First, let’s establish what we do know. Based on multiple reports over the past three-and-a-half years, we know that the Central Intelligence Agency set up a secret program of arming, funding and training anti-Assad forces. This has been reported by major outlets, including the New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and, most recently, the Washington Post, which—partly thanks to the Snowden revelations—detailed a program that trained approximately 10,000 rebel fighters at a cost of $1 billion a year, or roughly 1/15th of the CIA’s official annual budget.

Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan The energy markets of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania lack adequate connections, both between themselves and to other parts of the EU. For instance, the only power links currently between the Baltic States and another EU country are the Estlink 1 and 2 connections between Estonia and Finland. This lack of integration drives up energy prices for consumers and lowers energy security in the region.

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