For 1st time, U.S. academic group boycotts Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Association for Asian American Studies decided to boycott Israeli academic institutions, reportedly becoming the first US academic institution to do so. At its annual more…

Jordan's Islamist MPs challenge alliance with Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Increasingly "disobedient" Jordanian parliamentarians are challenging the Hashemite leadership's firm relationship with Israel, in a not-so-subtle tug of war between King Abdullah and a disgruntled more…

Last Samaritans keep ancient faith

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) As dusk fell on Mount Gerizim, the biblical "mountain of the blessing" overlooking the West Bank town of Nablus, men wearing white from head to more…

Watch sun burp, boil and roil

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="xxYWM3YjoI6JhOYokMm4ATkYhSWJOSxg"] (Toronto National Post) It's the job of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory to keep an eye on the sun, a job the SDO has presented in a more…

Bombers' mom speaks out

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) At a news conference Thursday in Russia, the mother of the accused Boston Marathon bombers suggested a conspiracy in which American police captured her older son more…

What if oil lasts forever?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (National Journal) As the great research ship Chikyu left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of more…

Switzerland clamps down on immigrants from EU

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) Switzerland agreed to limit the level of immigrants allowed from the European Union beginning this May, adding to caps that are already in place for eight more…