A Syrian No-Fly Zone?
Forbes' Gordon Chang echoes American politicians' calling for military intervention in Syria. Our foreign policy interests are at stake, he says, and it's not worth waiting for international consensus.
Why are some calling for unilateral intervention in Syria while the U.S. fights on three separate fronts? "Syria is far more important to us at this moment [that Libya]. Bashar Assad is a key ally of American adversaries Iran and North Korea and has been trying to covertly build nuclear weapons in violation of his country's obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Moreover, by backing the terrorists of Hamas and Hezbollah, Assad is a direct threat to Israel.
With the Syrian leader gone, the theocrats in Iran would be stripped of a key friend and would therefore look especially vulnerable."
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Rediscovering the principles of self-actualisation might be just the tonic that the modern world is crying out for.
Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest.
"I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."
- The team managed to stimulate nucleus-like structures to perform some biological processes, but not cell division.
- Unless better technology and DNA samples emerge in the future, it's unlikely that scientists will be able to clone a woolly mammoth.
- Still, studying the DNA of woolly mammoths provides valuable insights into the genetic adaptations that allowed them to survive in unique environments.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
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