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Up Close: Meg Gardiner

<b>Tracking the Darkness</b><p>By April Snellings<p>When Meg Gardiner launched her new series last summer, she didn’t have to look beyond her own past for the …

Horror

Don Winslow on Crooked NYC Cops and Legalizing Heroin - The Chronicler of the Mexican Cartels Turns His Gaze to the Police State

It used to be there was a bubble over parts of New York, an illusion of peace and prosperity that seemed to hang over the Upper East Side, 57th …

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

The person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were matched to cats owned by a 46-year-old Texas woman.<p>Legal documents filed in a Houston court this week detail the case against Julia Poff, who is …

So excited to announce that @NigelSlater will be here at 12.30pm on TUES 05/12 to sign copies of his fabulous #ChristmasChronicles! 🎄 https://t.co/fB7R1Lt87U

This dog is so determined to get the treats on the counter — and he pulls a genius move to finally make it happen 👏 https://t.co/uVB30oBuKl

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York at 30: Co-writer Jem Finer explains why the song is so loved

Every year, the Christmas song list is a predictable one – the bigger debate is over when it is acceptable to play the first tune.<p>Whether it’s the …

Witnesses: A Frozen Death is a chilly Euro crime thriller on BBC Four

The best murder mysteries aren’t so much ‘whodunnits’, as ‘howdunnits’, and Witnesses: A Frozen Death’s set-up is intriguing to say the least.<p>On the …

Chris Marshall: Why every Scottish police officer doesn’t need a gun

It was the early hours of a Saturday morning in March last year when police were called to deal with a man armed with a crossbow.<p>Over the course of …

Mice run riot at children’s birthday party

Partygoers were left horrified after mice were spotted scuttling around a ball pit during a children’s soft play party.

YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem

Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed at and starring children in compromising, predatory, or creepy situations — and racking up millions of views.<p>BuzzFeed News has found a number of videos, many of which appear to …

Internet

On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters

It was a typical night in Staci Burns’s house outside Fort Wayne, Ind. She was cooking dinner while her 3-year-old son, Isaac, watched videos on the YouTube Kids app on an iPad. Suddenly he cried out, “Mommy, the monster scares me!”<p>When Ms. Burns walked over, Isaac was watching a video featuring …

Internet

Something is wrong on the internet

<i>I’m</i> <i>James Bridle</i><i>. I’m a writer and artist concerned with technology and culture. I usually write on my own blog, but frankly I don’t want what I’m</i> …

Peppa Pig

this photo just keeps getting better the longer you look at it https://t.co/Fff15285i1

Sadly this sign is needed. 😞 https://t.co/TH2SPd7AvK

Australian Catholic school forced to cover unfortunate statue of saint and child. https://t.co/QI6rS1YV3K

In 2017, UK water companies still rely on “magic”

If you had to work out where to dig so that you didn’t cut off the water supply to an entire town, would you rely on a Ouija board for your answer? …

Divine intervention: yes, water companies using dowsing really is that bad

OK, so most UK water companies have people who use divining rods to find leaks and burst pipes, although many have since back-pedalled on these admissions since the story broke, thanks to the sterling work of science writer Sally Le Page, who deserves all credit for it. Understandable perhaps; if …

The entire story behind the Roy Moore saga is more f*cked up than you can possibly imagine https://t.co/o3Wpe5JYUv

When you thought breakfast couldn't get any better https://t.co/MPGuCGupS8

Walking to work has a whole new meaning https://t.co/rBLprqtgdk

Still one of my favourite Chinglish signs, which I spotted in a hotel in Tibet. There was also a health/safety guide in the drawer that said 'beware of honeymoon diseases'. https://t.co/tIt7JEhs9J

Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Our bond with dogs is etched in stone.<p>For thousands of years man’s best friend has been by our sides, helping us hunt, herd and heal from emotional stress. Now, in a study published Thursday, archaeologists exploring rock engravings in the Saudi desert have found what they say may be the earliest …

The Nationalist's Delusion

Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, nearly half of Louisiana voted for a Klansman, and the media struggled to explain why.<p>It was 1990 and David Duke, the former grand …

Political Science

I am CRYING. The Weather Channel set up for a live shot of the Georgia Dome being imploded, and at the perfectly wrong time ... this happened (via @ajc): https://t.co/LA0cXpC7oX

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Nature Photography

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ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth-- BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! ME: Joe. Happy birthday to @JoeBiden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have. https://t.co/sKbXjNiEjH