Christine Carr

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India is ignoring its growing acid attack crisis – but brave survivors are fighting back

Hundreds of women are attacked for rejecting marriage proposals or sexual advances, but acid is widely available.<p>"When I was attacked, my life was …

The latest Brexit buzz is about the fate of England’s honeybees

SURBITON, England — The honeybees buzzing inside the hives in this community garden outside of London appear blissfully oblivious of the follies of man. But the political drama that has engulfed their human keepers since Britain voted to leave the European Union could ensnare them, as well.<p>Few have …

Honey Bees

From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

There is something reassuringly traditional about the neatly typed resignation letters, with a House of Commons letterhead and an attack on the Labour leader within. They are solid and permanent, when everything else seems to be falling apart. And old-fashioned, even if one does tweet a picture of …

Privacy

Can the NHS modernise without going broke?

The NHS has a rotten reputation when it comes to technology. But insiders hope that could be about to change. A newly-launched testbed programme, …

Inside Wetherby, London’s Poshest School for Princes

Princes Charles, William, and Harry went to school at Wetherby—and so will Prince George, alongside some very privileged young people.<p>Kate Middleton …

Prince George of Cambridge

April Fool's Day: How Chaucer, calendar confusion and Hilaria led to pranks and fake news

April Fool's Day is around the corner, coinciding with this Easter Sunday this year. It is a tradition in Western societies to take part in pranks and trickery on April 1 every year, taken as an opportunity by many to inflict some quick humour into an otherwise ordinary day.<p>But how did the day …

Hypnotic New Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe | Colossal

<p>Artist Anthony Howe (previously) continues to amaze with his gargantuan kinetic sculptures powered by wind or motors that cycle continuously through …

How famous writers and artists wooed their lovers with food

The road to artistic greatness is littered with lovers and cherry pits.<p>A new book, <i>Dining with the Famous and Infamous</i> (Rowman & Littlefield, out Jan. 2016) creates rich portraits of famous figures’ relationships to food—and as is quickly apparent, the creative use of snacks and treats played a …

Literature

New Group of European Ancestors Discovered

Scientists have discovered a new group of ancient European humans.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>, researchers used …

Anthropology

Recognising structure of language not unique to humans

Understanding language may seem like a uniquely human trait -- but new research suggests otherwise.<p>A study published in Nature Communications has …

This eBay Wedding Dress Mystery Will Make You Cry

An 85-year-old British man’s donation of his late wife’s wedding dress—along with moving note—to a charity shop has become an international feelgood …

Christopher Lee's most memorable movie roles

From <i>Horror of Dracula</i> <i></i>to <i>The Face of Fu Manchu</i> to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, Christopher Lee led a career playing iconic and imposing roles, mostly …

Unusual Homes Around the World

Today we have a collection of images of interesting and unique houses from around the world, from cave dwellings and tree houses to soccer-ball-shaped shelters, toilet-shaped homes, and portable domiciles. <i>Updated with new images on October 3, 2017.</i>

8 Life-Changing Lessons You Can Learn in 3 Minutes From Ultra-Short TED Talks

If you've got three minutes, you can learn what you need for success, how to start a movement--and a better way to tie your shoes.

Churches the new Airbnb as 'champing' proves popular

The Churches Conservation Trust is offering guests the chance to sleep in a Grade I or Grade II listed church for the 2015 camping season.<p>‘Champers’ can choose from one of three sites- the Church of St Cyriac and St Julitta at Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire; All Saints’ Church in Aldwincle, …

7 Things That Would Be Totally Different At A Real "Jurassic Park"

According to the scientist behind the films.<p>If you're a human being and a good person, then you love <i>Jurassic Park</i>. Which means that Jack Horner, a noted paleontologist who serves as technical advisor for the <i>Jurassic Park</i> films, has the best job ever.<p>Horner was also at the Natural History Museum of …

Dinosaurs

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

Darkest Hour

24 Perfect Word Pairs You Need To Say Out Loud

Together in total euphony.

Felice

Trying To Be Happy Won't Make You Happy

Happiness

Germaine Greer Vs. The World (and Elton John)

The author of The Female Eunuch just attacked Elton John and David Furnish as parents—the latest in a long line of intemperate denunciations. What’s …

Feminism

WWII Pilot Gives the Most Fascinating AMA You'll Ever Read

Fighting Germany was just the beginning.<p>As the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, stumbling on Carl Estersohn's Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend was like finding lost treasure. I never got a chance to ask my grandfather what the war was like, but reading this man's story somehow …

History

A Father’s Photographs, a Daughter’s Film and a Mother’s Discovered Life

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Knights of the Garter ceremony, June 1953.<br>Brian Seed<p>1 of 17<p>Rachel Elizabeth Seed and Brian Seed are on …

New CNN Magazines Debut on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 27, 2014<p>It’s been three months since CNN launched its nonstop news coverage and video clips on Flipboard, along with …

Get Perspective

Inside Flipboard / June 23, 2014<p>In 1981, Michael Bloomberg was a recently laid-off investment banker—with $10 million dollars in severance. Instead …

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Princess Diana's Most Underrated Style Moments

See the rarely seen photos.<p>Known as the people's princess, Lady Diana Spencer was one of the most well recognized, and influential style icons in the world. Paving the way for future fashionable royals like Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia of Spain, Diana made bold statements with her sartorial …

Pictures of the Week 7.3.14

Incredibly talented artist sketches complicated illustrations spontaneously http://ow.ly/yJHwG

Robert Habib

Oscar Pistorius trial: Ex-girlfriend says Pistorius cheated on her - CNN.com

Oscar Pistorius reaches out to his uncle Arnold Pistorius and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, after being sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, October 21. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, was sentenced for …