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New Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc on his daughter, his marriage breakdown and his darkest years

New Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc has told of the bond he enjoys with his daughter Marina, who was diagnosed with a debilitating condition as a baby<p>Friends star and new Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc has spoken of one of the darkest periods of his life, as his marriage collapsed and his daughter …

A Powerful Documentary About Pakistan’s Honor Killings

In their version of events, they would beat Saba Qaiser, shoot her in the head, stuff her in a bag, and drop her body into the river. Her father and uncle would do this in the middle of the night, when no one was watching, and no one would know what happened to her.<p>But that’s not how events …

Pakistan

‘My family resisted the Nazis’: why director had to film Alone in Berlin

Vincent Pérez’s film of Hans Fallada’s bestselling novel will premiere in Berlin<p>In 2009, <i>Alone in Berlin</i> was a little-known German novel describing an act of wartime defiance against the Nazi regime. But when its harrowing pages were translated into English six decades after it was written, Hans …

Winston Churchill

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem

The late music legend famously deflowered a 14-year-old groupie—before she was stolen away by Jimmy Page. Why it’s important for us to take our …

The Real-Life Crime Lords Who Make Scarface Look Soft

Today, drug cartels and Latin American gangs are run by a type of criminal described by journalist Ioan Grillo as "part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star." We spoke to the reporter about his new book documenting the rise of these super criminals.<p>There's a 23-year-old kid in a prison in Nuevo …

Mexico
Obama Administration

A key passage from the novelization of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shows Kylo Ren might not be that evil after all

There are new bad guys in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But one of the most evil new characters, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), may not be as bad as you thought.<p>According to the movie's novelization (a book Disney/Lucas Films had to sign off on before it was published), Ren has as much light as dark in …

Darth Vader

Carrie Fisher Blasts Superficial Fans: 'Youth and Beauty Are Not Accomplishments'

The Force is still strong with Luke Skywalker's sister. In real life, Carrie Fisher is the ultimate force to be reckoned with, using her self-deprecating wit like a lightsaber to combat criticism -- while still probably making those same critics chuckle.<p>Carrie, now 59, has spent part of the past …

Carrie Fisher

Unintended result: Investigation into serial killer Gacy clears 11 unrelated cold cases

CHICAGO — His task was to solve a cruel mystery decades after a serial killer’s death.<p>Sgt. Jason Moran’s work began in a graveyard, his first stop in his quest to identify the eight unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy. More than 30 years had passed since Gacy had murdered 33 young men and boys. (He …

Crime

'She's One of My Best Friends:' Tiger Woods Tells TIME of Ex-Wife Elin Nordegren 5 Years After Split

Tiger Woods says he and ex-wife Elin Nordegren are the best of friends now, and it’s all thanks to their children.<p>In a candid interview with <i>TIME</i> …

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire by a former lover for rejecting a marriage proposal

More than 3,000 women have been killed in such attacks since 2008<p>A young Pakistani woman died on Tuesday after a rejected suitor set her ablaze for refusing his marriage proposal, a doctor said.<p>Sonia Bibi, 20, was admitted to hospital last month, where she told police that her former lover had …

Pakistan

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

The US must do more to help Syria. Step one: let more refugees resettle here

European nations are starting to step up, albeit reluctantly, to address the Syrian catastrophe. It is time America does the same<p>The image of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, face down in the sand, has shaken the world from its collective stupor and exposed the tragically underwhelming …

Middle East

Scientists to reanimate 30,000-year-old 'giant virus' found in Siberia

Before waking up Mollivirus sibericum, a prehistoric virus, researchers will have to verify that the bug cannot cause human disease<p>Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous …

Microbiology
Human Rights

Home Improvement Tips To Follow Before Bedtime

We all lead busy lives. But, we should make sure we have enough of time on our hands to clean and pamper our home too. Most working women prefer to …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …