Alastair M Macmillan

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Shipwreck Shines Light on Historic Shift in Slave Trade

A longer route from Africa to South America brought cheaper captives and less competition, but greater risks.<p>In December 1794, Portuguese slave traders on the east coast of Africa outfitted their vessel for a daunting voyage. The 7,000-mile, months-long journey from Mozambique round the turbulent …

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This Artist Started Painting Gorgeous Art After He Went Blind

John Bramblitt uses textures to guide him stroke by stroke.<p>Over the years, he's worked on different techniques to master painting, with textures as a guide.<p>He mixes paint himself so he can control when it will dry, and even choose to use lines that are raised at first, but later flatten.<p>As for …

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The marijuana startup behind Bob Marley-branded weed just closed a record funding round

<b>The numbers</b>: Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based marijuana conglomerate best known for its plans to bring Bob Marley-branded weed to market this year, has raised $75 million, bringing its total funding to $82 million. Research firm CB Insights says this is the largest-ever funding round for a pot …

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