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Modern Playhouses That Make Perfect Backyard Additions

Who wouldn’t want a playhouse as stylish and fun as any of the ones we’re about to have a closer look at? Even as an adult it wouldn’t be unheard of …

How a brutal gang rape gave Brazil's 'silent' women the power to fight back

Last week, a 25-year-old businesswoman and a 13-year-old schoolgirl were both gang-raped in different corners of Brazil.<p>Both cases shocked the nation but, in a country where a woman reports a rape every three hours, there is a growing awareness that such attacks are not isolated incidents.<p>The …

SCIENCE FRICTION

With its large number of moving parts, the mechanical wristwatch was made to measure for the young and cutting-edge science of tribology – the study of friction, wear, lubrication and how moving surfaces interact. A modern, precision timepiece might simply grind to a halt without the holistic …

Lawsuit charges that Louisiana judge runs a debtors' prison

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge is running a modern-day debtors' prison by sending poor defendants to jail when they can't pay fines and charging them a questionable "extension fee" to avoid jail time, civil rights lawyers claim in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center filed …

Civil Rights

This Is What Americans Used to Consider Obscene

What’s an obscenity? The question is hard, partly because the answer keeps changing. Forty-three years ago Tuesday, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court …

Literature

Associated Press News

'Sea monster' spotted on Google Earth

A 'sea monster' has been spotted on Google Earth near Antarctica, and it has driven people into a frenzy as they tried to figure out what it is.<p>Is it a kraken? Or something less terrifying?<p>Scott Waring of UFO Sighting Daily thinks it could be a sea monster.<p>“This looks like The Kraken. I used Google …

Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 14 Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali wasn't just a peerless boxer with historic fights against Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman. He also wasn't just the first world famous athlete who forced a nation to reckon with his political and spiritual beliefs. Ali was a father to 9, and he was as loving outside the …

10 breathtaking abandoned places you should visit this summer

It's a fantasy of many to find an abandoned place that has a striking history and to just see it decaying. There are actually plenty of abandoned spots in Europe that have astounding beauty and where nature has reclaimed its rights. So especially for you, the Trip4real team has selected some of the …

Drone videos show endangered Bryde whale feeding in research first

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rare moment of an endangered Bryde's whale feeding her calf off north New Zealand's coast has been caught on camera thanks to a specially built drone.<p>Lorenzo Fiori and Ticiana Fetterman, from Auckland University of Technology, found the whales in the Hauraki Gulf. Their research …

enduring

New Evidence Suggests That Limbs and Fins Evolved From Fish Gills

Over a century ago, scientists discarded a proposed theory that human limbs evolved from gills, given the lack of evidence in the fossil record. That …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "<i>Otzi</i>", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were …

CIA document from the 60s details how to take better photos of UFOs

As we all learned from X-Files, the truth is out there. Or, in this case it might be hidden somewhere in 130,000 formerly classified documents from the US Air Force’s (USAF) UFO investigations between 1947 and 1969.<p>Using the Freedom of Information Act to file over 5,000 requests, on everything from …

Irish DNA originated in Middle East and eastern Europe

Genome analysis shows mass migration of Stone Age farmers from Fertile Crescent and Bronze Age settlers from eastern Europe was foundation of Celtic population<p>Scientists from Dublin and Belfast have looked deep into Ireland’s early history to discover a still-familiar pattern of migration: of stone …

Anthropology

Gene editing treats disease in mice

<b>Researchers in the US have used gene editing to treat mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.</b><p>A team at Duke University used a system known as CRISPR-Cas9 to delete DNA that was preventing cells from producing a protein essential for muscle function.<p>And a virus was used to deliver DNA alterations …

New Research Proves The Hidden Inequality Within The Gender Wage Gap

In a new state-by-state analysis, the gender wage gap is a stark reminder of how inequality affects female heads of households.<p>The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average, 77¢ for every dollar that a man in the same job earns. That number comes from U.S. …

Demographics

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Massachusetts police officer indicted for shooting hoax found dead: report

(Reuters) - A fired Massachusetts police officer accused of a shooting hoax that put a Boston suburb in lockdown was found dead early on Thursday, CBS Boston reported.<p>The former officer, Bryan Johnson, 25, was pronounced dead in his home in Millis, a Boston suburb, CBS said, citing a statement from …

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An artist has completely re-envisioned the most mundane piece of furniture

This beautiful reinvention of the standard side cabinet is a moving, flexible art piece. Artist Sebastian Errazuriz created the Wave Cabinet as a way to invite people to "look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we're talking about furniture."<p>Sebastian Errazuriz is …

Scientists have a long history of trying to convince themselves that race is genetic

Race in human taxonomy—the science of classifying organisms—has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in their time and their fields. They include …

Anthropology

Google's doodle is dedicated to one of anthropology’s greatest discoveries

"Lucy Australopithecus Restoration model" by Momotarou2012 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lucy_Australopithecus_Restoration_model.jpg#/media/File:Lucy_Australopithecus_Restoration_model.jpg Tuesday's Google doodle celebrates …

"Your Fearlessness Will Inspire Other Women to Live Their Best Lives"

Cosmo India Editor-in-Chief Nandini Bhalla explains what it's like to give life-changing advice to young Indian women about how to stay safe.<p><i>When Nandini Bhalla, now 32, interned at</i> Cosmo <i>India at the age of 21, she knew it was where she wanted to be. Bhalla spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the</i> …