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18 Badass Women You Probably Didn't Hear About In 2014

Badass women alert.<p>Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran opened the country's first female law firm, where she'll represent women and bring women's rights issues into the courts.<p>"I believe women lawyers can contribute a lot to the legal system," al-Zahran said. "This law firm will make a difference in the …

Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents

One hundred years ago, a crisis in urban masculinity created the lumberjack aesthetic. Now it's making a comeback.<p>The first one I met was at an inauguration party in 2009. I was in a cocktail dress. He was in jeans, work boots, and a flannel shirt. He had John Henry tattooed on his bicep. He was …

EPL Week 16 preview: Untied looks to make things worse for Liverpool

Liverpool's group-stage exit from the Champion League marked a new low in a disappointing season so far for one of the giants of English football. Things could be about to get even worse. Manchester United can deal its fierce rival another blow when the country's two most decorated clubs meet at …

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Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

Findings from Rosetta spacecraft’s Rosina instrument appear to suggest previously held theory is simplistic<p>The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not …

Isis: the inside story

One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. Report by Martin Chulov<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked …

Can America's Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …