The FBI recommended against filing criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee for president, for her use of a private e-mail server while leading the State Department, director James Comey said in a statement this morning. But he did chide Clinton and her staff for mishandling classified information, saying they were were “extremely…

via The FBI concludes “no reasonable prosecutor” would charge Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified emails — Quartz



China will conduct military drills in the contested South China Sea this week over a massive area of water that’s larger than the US state of Maine. In a brief online statement (link in Chinese) issued over the weekend, Beijing said the exercises will run from today (July 5) until July 11, finishing one day…

via China has cordoned off 100,000 square kilometers of the South China Sea for military drills — Quartz


Alot of our jobs, careers, demand that we multi-task to get things done.  However, with my own opinion before reading this article, and just being reinforced about my opinion, doing multi-tasking is wearing us down!  I might be slower in getting things done or completed, but I rather make sure things are done right and not having to come back later and fix my problem.

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The very myriad of activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between them, is likely making you very tired. When we attempt…

via Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain — Quartz


When doctors and Nobel Prize winners warned about a looming helium shortage and told us to stop wasting it on party balloons, people laughed. But it’s an irreplaceable element in many technological devices, some of them life-saving. And it’s running out fast. News of a huge new helium gas field found in Tanzania has, for…

via We rely on helium for life-saving care, and we’re swiftly running out — Quartz


This is a developing story. We will update this post as new information becomes available. Saudi state television is reporting a suicide attack on a security center near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, considered the second-holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque in nearby Mecca. Both are destinations for millions of Muslim pilgrims each…

via Saudi TV reports a suicide bombing near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, one of Islam’s holiest sites — Quartz