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What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

The Freak Middle Eastern Snowstorm, Seen from Space

Looking at the aftermath of an unusually intense snow that swamped Syria, Jerusalem, Lebanon, and elsewhere.

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What Will Mike Bloomberg Ban Next?

For one thing, he's not happy with your iPod earbuds.

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It's Official: The Weather Is Extremely Insane Right Now

Extreme heat in Australia, snow in the Middle East.

Reuters

How Climate Change Is Creating New Exurbs in the Middle East

Hot temperatures and droughts are pushing people into cities, often with disastrous consequences.

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Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

When Automotive 'Drifting' Goes Horribly Wrong, in Saudi Arabia

Could this be the worst car accident ever put to video?

Hergé/Moulinsart

Interpreting the World Through the Lens of Tintin

A researcher travels to the sites of Tintin comic adventures to explore their connections and misperceptions

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Is Yemen's Capital City Doomed?

Sana'a could literally run out of water by 2017. And so far, very little has been done