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Middle East Time Bomb: The Real Aim of ISIS Is to Replace the Saud Family as the New Emirs of Arabia

This article is Part II of Alastair Crooke's historical analysis of the roots of ISIS and its impact on the future of the Middle East. BEIRUT -- ISIS is indeed a veritable time bomb inserted into the heart of the Middle East. But its destructive power is not as commonly understood. Show More Summary

Moby's Gorgeously Subtle New Video Is a Return to His Roots

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Moby has gotten so good at doing so many other things— campaigning for politicians, advocating for animals, blogging about architecture—that you might have almost forgotten that he still makes music. His newest video, "The Last Day," is out today, should you need a reminder. Read more...

The Root Cause of Your Financial Problems and the Source of Your Success

Any person is a product of his or her environment to a significant extent. And because so much of our personality is formed when we are under the age of ten, there’s something to be said for the benefits of being a child within a family situation that has a positive approach to money management [...]Show More Summary

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborhood -- a place with deep roots in the labor and civil rights movement and one that may soon become our 402nd national park site. Traveling back in time, the story begins with George M. Show More Summary

NFL Schedule 2014: Viewing Info and Top Games to Watch in Week 1

It does not matter which team you root for because every NFL fan is excited to watch games that actually count. The regular season begins with defending the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting a likely top contender in the Green Bay Packers. Show More Summary

Early cerebellum injury hinders neural development, possible root of autism

A brain region largely known for coordinating motor control has a largely overlooked role in childhood development that could reveal information crucial to understanding the onset of autism, according to Princeton University researchers. read more

This Video Of Doctor Who Star Karen Gillan Shaving Her Head For Guardians Of The Galaxy Will Make You Root For The Bad Guy!

No wonder she got so mean! When Doctor Who star Karen Gillan scored the role of villain Nebula in Marvel's universe-wide hit Guardians Of The Galaxy, she had to make a big commitment. About 16 inches by the look of it! But like many other ladies who had to undergo a radical change in looks for a part, [...]

'Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.' Season Two to Premiere Tuesday, September 23 on PBS

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from was at the core of the first season of the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Modern population boom traced to pre-industrial roots

The foundation of the human population explosion, commonly attributed to a sudden surge in industrialization and public health during the 18th and 19th centuries, was actually laid as far back as 2,000 years ago, suggests an extended...Show More Summary

East Village, now and then

10 hours agoOdd :

In 1984, Daniel Root took photos of the East Village in NYC. Root is revisiting the locations of those photos and posting comparisons to a Tumblr. Wish the images were bigger...370x250 is more of a 1984 resolution. Tags: Daniel Root NYC photography

Compuware is reportedly close to deal to sell itself

11 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

A company with roots in mainframe diagnostics and performance management may soon sell itself to a mystery private equity firm, according to the Wall Street Journal. Compuware is reportedly close to deal to sell itself originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Macro Xposed Module Brings Text Expansion to Any Android Keyboard

Android (root ): Text expansion is one of the most useful features of desktop OSes. On mobile, they're a bit more rare. You can use shortcuts in the stock Android keyboard, but if you want expansion everyone, the Macro/Text Expansion Xposed module is for you. Read more...

Resident Evil goes back to its roots

Capcom proves that evil never dies with the announcement of Resident Evil Revelations 2. Capcom announced the title at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference on September 1. Resident Evil Revelations was the title known for taking the Resident Evil franchise back to it’s horror roots where the emphasis was less on action but […]

Op-ed: Mondo Guerra on Why HIV Is No Longer A Death Sentence But Still Isn't Easy

Mondo Guerra argues that a lack of awareness of HIV's long-term difficulties may be at the root of a seroconversion spike among gay youth. read more

Compuware reportedly close to deal

13 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

Company with roots in mainframe diagnostics and performance management, may soon sell itself to a mystery PE firm, according to Wall Street Journal Compuware reportedly close to deal originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

Finding Your Roots’ With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend

With a Statue to Frederick Douglass, Blacks Have Their Say in What Freedom Means

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, part of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

PAX Prime 2014: Heroes of the Storm is friendly, zany fun

Heroes of the Storm's beginnings are rooted in a mod that Blizzard made in 2010 to encourage StarCraft II players to get into the modding scene. Not only was this unnecessary (the StarCraft II comunity took to modding like fish to water)...Show More Summary

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