The former Israeli prime minister turned "the two-state solution into a cloud of dust," Palestinian political scientist and former minister of the Palestinian Authority Ali Jarbawi writes in The New York Times.
Although human warfare is supposedly dwindling, atrocities fueled by belief continue to plague the earth; an ancient Antarctic ice shelf has collapsed due to lakes draining onto it; meanwhile, calling Ariel Sharon a "man of peace" is a dire misinterpretation of his actions. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Though caffeine has been found to enhance long-term memory in bees, it hadn't been shown to have similar effects on humans until now; green vegetables may be a new transformative source of energy for batteries; meanwhile, Brazil faces new dilemmas as a neoliberal democracy. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Former Israeli Army general and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday at age 85 after multiple organ failure, eight years after a massive stroke put him in a vegetative state.
The outburst of anti-Americanism sweeping much of the Arab world was ignited by an off-the-wall film insulting Muhammad, but the underlying outrage is fed by decades of resentment against the US and its ally, IsraelThe outburst of anti-Americanism in the Arab world was ignited by an off-the-wall film insulting Muhammad, but the outrage is fed by decades of resentment against the U and Israel.