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Reparations for the Drug War. Seriously.

While the decriminalization and legalization of marijuana are big steps in ending a serious racial injustice, what about those already punished by …

How clever is your dog? Take these tests to find out...

Telegraph vet Pete Wedderburn selects five exercises to test your faithful companion’s brainpower.<p>1. Observational learning<p>Choose a time of day that is not the normal time when you walk your dog. When the dog is looking at you, silently pick up your coat and keys, and the dog’s leash, then stop …

Psychedelic man. What the brain looks like on LSD

It is the mind-bending drug which sparked a wave of psychedelic creativity in the 1960s.<p>But for the first time scientists have shown that LSD really does wake up the mind, sparking connections in areas of the brain which do not usually communicate.<p>In a controversial study led by Imperial College, …

Neural Networks: What Are They, And Why Is The Tech Industry Obsessed With Them?

The likes of Google and Facebook are pegging their futures on neural networks. Here’s why they’re the future of computing.<p>From Deep Dream to Deep Drumpf, everyone’s talking about neural networks these days. But what the heck <i>are</i> neural networks and what do they mean for the future of computing and …

EgyptAir hijacker in custody, all passengers evacuated, officials say

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> Farrah El Dibany thought something was odd. Her Tuesday EgyptAir flight was taking too long to get from Alexandria to Cairo, the plane was headed out over the Mediterranean Sea, and then, crew members began taking passengers' passports.<p>"When you fly to Cairo, you don't cross the sea," …

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The stalemate over the Supreme Court could get even worse than you think

By Paul Waldman<p>Opinion writer<p>The Senate, in all its august wisdom, used to approach nominations to the Supreme Court with a simple standard: If the nominee was qualified and wasn’t a criminal or a drunk, he or she would probably get confirmed with the support of both the president’s party and the …

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Sanders' Economic Plan Torn Apart By Former Clinton, Obama Economists

They say a new analysis of the plan makes “claims that cannot be supported by the economic evidence."<p>Bernie Sanders' economic plan has sparked a heated debate among Democratic economists over whether it could work.<p>Four former chairs of the White House Council of Economic Advisers published a letter …

You Won't Like It, But Here's the Answer to ISIS

<b>Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to "Do Something"</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>How can we stop the Islamic State?<p>Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: "Come up with a plan for me to do something …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mom of Burkina Faso Terror Victim Is 'Revolted' by Trudeau's Plan to Stop Bombing the Islamic State | VICE News

In the wake of the terror attacks in Burkina Faso that left 29 people dead and dozens more wounded, the mother of one of the six Canadian victims is denouncing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plan to withdraw Canadian jets from the fight against the Islamic State.<p>"I'd like for Justin Trudeau, …

Here Are A Few Of The Real-Life Horrors That Took Place At The Inspiration For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

Last night was the premiere of FX’s <i>American Horror Story: Hotel</i>, and it definitely kicked off with a depraved, bloody bang. With a troubled soul in every corner, the show’s Hotel Cortez boasts a full house of terrifying stories and haunted rooms. What you might not have known is that there is a …

American Horror Story: Hotel premiere marred by one graphic three-minute scene

<i>American Horror Story: Hotel</i> is yet another perfect example of showrunner Ryan Murphy using depraved and unnecessary violent sexual attacks to emphasize the importance he places on shock value instead of substance.<p>It's hard to delve into this review without acknowledging the extremely unsettling …

13 signs someone is lying to you

A 2002 study conducted by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Robert S. Feldman found that 60% of people l ied during a 10-minute conversation, and they told an average of two to three lies in that time.<p>Luckily, fibs are fairly easy to spot — you just have to know the signs.<p>Dr. Lillian …

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A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back

My brain tumor introduced itself to me on a grainy MRI, in the summer of 2009, when I was 28 years old.<p>It had been with me from the day I was born. Tumors like mine develop in utero. They are usually discovered in children, but no one could tell me why mine had only been found once I was an adult. …

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Here Are The Most Unimpressed Internet Reactions To Burger King’s Black Halloween Whopper

On Tuesday, Burger King released its much anticipated Halloween Black Whopper, which is so spooky that it couldn’t wait until October. A little backstory may be in order: Last year, Burger King released a Black Burger in Japan, and the bun was colored with squid ink. BK has not officially revealed …

Edward Snowden: 'Inevitably Someone In A High Risk Situation Like Me Is Going To Get Owned'

"There’s nobody good enough to block every attack."<p>I recently interviewed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Awards, an event that recognizes those protecting freedom on the Internet. We chatted by Google Hangout because Snowden remains in Russia, …

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The voter registration drive will build on their efforts in March when they held massive rallies across the country<p>However, president has no …

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Bill Maher Does Not Stand With Ahmed Mohamed: Young Muslims ‘Blow Sh*t Up’

On Wednesday, the Internet rallied support for a bright 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed was proud of his invention, but school officials and police in Irvine, Texas, did not feel the same way. Ahmed found support from big leaguers like …

Apple iPad Pro Announced with 12.9-Inch Screen A9X Chip and More

Apple also announced iPad Pro, their latest large-screen tablet, so they have had a full iPad line based on sizes. With its powerful hardware specs, …

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The 10 Best True Crime Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 24th</b><p>In case you were somehow unaware:<p>The world isn’t just made up of good guys and bad guys.<br>• People in jail didn’t necessarily commit the crimes for which they were convicted…<br>• but <i>some</i> of them did.<br>• Criminal activity isn’t innate and doesn’t happen in a vacuum.<br>• The economy intersects …