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Demagoguery vs. democracy: How “us vs. them” can lead to state-led violence

Polarized public discourse and political purity wars can start the groundwork for committing atrocities<p>Demagoguery is about identity. It says that complicated policy issues can be reduced to a binary of <i>us</i> (good) versus <i>them</i> (bad). It says that good people recognize there is a bad situation, and bad …

Mark Zuckerberg read this book to understand China — here's what it's about

<i>This post is part of Blinkist's books-in-blinks series.</i><i>The series provides key messages from books that you might not have time to read in their entirety.</i><p><i>Here are the key messages from Dealing With China by Former US Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr, which</i> <i>Mark Zuckerberg chose in 2015 as</i> …

China

Spain bears brunt of new migrant route

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Spain has more than tripled this year, according to the United Nations, making it the fastestgrowing sea route into Europe.<p>More than 3,300 migrants landed on Spanish shores in the first four months of 2017, up from 1,063 in the same period last …

Debt Machine

A look into the global economic system, focusing on the role of debt and Europe's debt crisis spiraling out of control.<p>Filmmaker: Laure Delesalle<p>Debt drives financial markets, creates profit and generates an endless cycle of production and consumption.<br>Many aspects of modern life revolve around …

Banned From Russian TV, A Putin Critic Gets His Message Out On YouTube

Russia's hottest political talk show isn't listed in any TV guides.<p>On Thursday evenings since April, Russians have been navigating to a new YouTube channel to get their weekly dose of biting commentary and political agitation from anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny.<p>The one-hour, one-man show …

Russia

These Six Delicious Party Appetizers Are Perfect For Your Next Get-Together

You'll def be the life of the party.

Brexit ‘Slap’ Is Helping Turn Anti-EU Tide, Slovak Leader Says

The populist forces tearing at Europe’s seams are abating, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said in an interview.<p>France will be the next country to …

Europe

Trump on Being President: ‘I Thought It Would Be Easier’

As he closes in on completing his first 100 days in office, Donald J. Trump reflected on how his life has changed since he became president and the challenges he faces.<p>In an interview on Thursday with Reuters, the president offered these assessments:<p><b>On the difficulties of the job</b><p>“I loved my …

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity.<p>Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never …

Russia

Tent City: Milan, Italy overrun by ‘invasion’ of thousands of immigrants – on the verge of ‘collapse’

<b>August 2016</b> – <b>MILAN, Italy</b> – As other migratory routes north have closed, migrants have converged on the Italian city of Milan, in what Italian press …

US calls proposed sanctions on NKorea a 'major upgrade'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Thursday introduced a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that it said will significantly increase pressure on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test and rocket launch.<p>Ambassador Samantha Power said the draft, which for the first time would …

North Korea

Pope Francis to China’s Xi Jinping: “The world looks to this great wisdom of yours”

Pope Francis has sent a powerful and clear message to Xi Jinping’s China. A message of friendship. He urges the Chinese people to be calm, to have …

Christianity

Academic boycott of Israel takes off in Italy

Scholars from 50 Italian universities urge end to ties with Israel's Technion and other institutions complicit in abuses of Palestinian rights.

Israel

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Health Care

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Prince Charming plan: Disney to make live-action movie about unlucky brother

The comedy, one of a raft of live-action remakes, will follow the character’s unlucky brother who fails to embody the family name<p>After the success of Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella earlier this year, Disney is planning a comedy based on Prince Charming’s brother.<p>The studio has bought the …

Why Millennials Can't Afford to Be Colorblind

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5 Reasons Streaming Is Making DVDs Extinct

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Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

British director says the much-debated final ‘spinning top’ scene of his 2010 brainteasing blockbuster is about the subjective nature of reality<p>Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking …

Intriguing New Details on AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

Only 2 Steps and 5 Ingredients Stand Between You and This Ice Cream

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: A spectacular summer ice cream recipe with just two steps and five ingredients.</i><p>Summer means ice cream, …

Dessert

10 weird gadgets that are really popular

Goofy gadget concepts, along with their pun-driven brands and bizarre commercials, have moved from "As Seen on TV" to crowdfunding sites.<p>Here are 10 of the weirdest gadgets on Indiegogo and Kickstarter that made our foreheads crinkle with wonder.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Wired In.</b> Telling someone to go away is hard. If …

CNN

The horror film that breathes new life into haunted-house movies is now available to watch

After the tragic and untimely death of their son, a married couple move far away to a small New England town in an attempt to leave their melancholy behind. Anne (Barbara Crampton, '80s horror staple) immediately feels her son Bobby's presence in the new house, and while her husband, Paul, doesn't …

Construction

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.<p>But with if a vaccine could be delivered by simply applying a patch?That's Mark Prausnitz's …

Public Health

Microsoft is finally leading the way in mobile, 4 years too late

Microsoft smartly waited until the end of its excruciatingly long keynote to give us a second look at the HoloLens, the company's forward-looking …

NASA's Shapeshifting Airplane Wings Pass Flight Tests

From trailing edge to cutting edge<p>It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it’s close. NASA, working together with the Air Force Research Laboratory, announced yesterday that they’ve successfully flown a plane with a new, flexible wing--the kind that could change how all future fixed-wing aircraft …

Female spin on 21 Jump Street in development at Sony

Sony planning to follow all-women Ghostbusters with a female-fronted take on the undercover comedy formula<p>After the continued success of the 21 Jump Street franchise (the last film made $331m worldwide), Sony is planning to expand the universe with a female-centric spin.<p>According to TheWrap, the …

Kobalt boss defends Spotify: 'This attitude that we should kill streaming is a huge mistake'

Willard Ahdritz thinks the music industry may be about to err by placing more faith in Apple’s upcoming subscription service<p>Streaming music service Spotify is under pressure from some major labels to restrict the free version of its service, as Apple prepares to launch a subscription-only …