Allen Milian

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How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

Denmark’s latest policy u-turn is terrible news for Tesla

Denmark, once a leader in policies aimed at combatting climate change, is pulling back from some of its most ambitious initiatives. In a new decision, the government may end its generous tax breaks for citizens who buy low-carbon vehicles, tripling the retail price of some electric cars.<p>A draft …

Tesla

Russia Turning The Corner On Sanctions

Russia has turned the corner, thanks in part to the recent candid, public appearances by its president, Vladimir Putin. The Sept. 29 interview with Charlie Rose in the suburbs of Moscow, his United Nations General Assembly speech about fighting terrorism in Syria, and Germany and France suddenly …

Russia

Air attacks kill at least 19 at Afghanistan hospital; U.S. investigating

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aerial bombardments blew apart a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the battleground Afghan city of Kunduz about the time of a U.S. airstrike early Saturday, killing at least 19 people, officials said.<p>The blasts left part of the hospital in flames and rubble, killing 12 staffers and seven …

Afghanistan

Declassified photos show the US's final preparations for the only nuclear weapons attacks in history

A lot has been established about the immediate preparations for the dropping of the bombs, known as "Little Boy" and "Fat Man," which were loaded onto airplanes on the North Field airbase on Tinian Island, part of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan.<p>Until recently few photographs …

Emoji depicting same-sex parenting and kissing may soon be illegal in Russia

A Russian senator thinks emoji depicting girls kissing girls and boys kissing boys are corrupting his country’s family values.<p>Mikhail Marchenko—the senator in question—complained to authorities that depictions of pleasant yellow people in “non-traditional” sexual relationships violate a 2013 law …

Vladimir Putin

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Ukrainian soldiers accused of murdering civilians

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Prosecutors in Ukraine says a pair of government soldiers has been detained on suspicion of killing two women that allegedly …

United Nations

The 17 Best R-Rated Sci-Fi Movies Ever, Ranked

Hollywood can't stop, won't stop making science fiction movies.<p>From "Star Trek" to "Star Wars," studios will boldly go to that galaxy far, far away as long as audiences are willing to pay for it. And while PG-13 genre fare tends to sell more tickets, movie fans also turn out for titles rated "R." …

Science Fiction

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

Europe

10 Australian films that shook the world

From the Kelly Gang to Crocodile Dundee, Australian cinema has defined cultural identity down under for more than a century. Luke Buckmaster picks the best.

Mad Max

This mesmerizing map shows the world's buses and trains moving in real time

Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of the world's major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds (like the MTA's) offered by train and bus operators to show everything moving in real time. Over 200 systems from around the …

Almost everything we think we know about Osama bin Laden’s death is a lie, reports Sy Hersh

Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of US Navy SEALs was nothing at all like the official accounts given by the United States government and military, according to a controversial article in the London Review of Books by veteran investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh:<p>Rather than hiding in …

National Security

Rise of the techno-Libertarians: The 5 most socially destructive aspects of Silicon Valley

The tech industry is morally and ethically bankrupt, and it’s starting to take its toll on ordinary Americans<p>Nowadays the Silicon Valley is either celebrated as a hotbed of creativity or condemned as a cauldron of greed and wealth inequality.<br>While there are certainly some talented and even …

Russia lashes out at Polish ban on Putin bikers

Foreign ministry in Moscow calls border guards’ refusal to admit Night Wolves “blasphemous”<p><b>Russia</b> has lashed out at <b>Poland</b>’s decision to bar entry to a group of Night Wolves bikers who were trying to ride to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the Second World War.<p>Alexander …

Russia

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …