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"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

David Bowie’s most fearless fashion moments

<i>UPDATE 11th January 2016: Music and style icon David Bowie has died. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.</i><p>With a career spanning six decades (yes, really) David Bowie has long cemented himself as pop culture’s most fashion-forward music icon. From his emergence as a monochrome teen mod in …

Former administration official: Here's what Obama gets wrong about Syria

President Obama has been consistent on Syria. Even when I was in the administration, the president made clear that he did not want to get dragged into the conflict there.<p>The legacy of Iraq weighed heavily on him. He was elected to get us out of Middle East wars, not into them. He was not going to …

5 Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places Around The World

<i>by Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>James Cheadle/Alamy<p>From a ship graveyard in Mauritania to a picturesque 16th century Italian village, we can't help but be mesmerized by these mysterious and beautiful abandoned places around the world.<p><b>1. Michigan Central Station</b><p>This hulking Beaux-Arts train …

Why Hindus stopped eating beef and began to worship cows

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The aggressive projection of Hindu identity has significantly influenced politics in India during the 20th …

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Middle East

The 10 creepiest ghost towns in America

There is something unsettling about walking through an abandoned town, whether the buildings are crumbling and broken or still creepily intact, as though residents just disappeared into thin air.<p>Some ghost towns provide insight into the country's history, while others are steeped in folk tales and …

What It’s Like to Grow Up as a Closeted Gay Extremist Muslim in East London

At 16, Sohail Ahmed was considering an attack on Canary Wharf and joining in on homophobic jokes. Inside, however, he had a secret.<p><i>Sohail Ahmed, 23, was raised in a hardline Islamist household in London's East End. He was taught to despise his country of birth, all of Western culture and everyone</i> …

Google's new Chromecast is still the easiest way to make your TV smart

Sometimes, the best products are the ones that are the simplest. Google's Chromecast, an HDMI dongle that lets you "cast" videos, music and apps to a …

Patti Smith: 'It's not so easy writing about nothing'

In this extract from punk poet Patti Smith’s memoir M Train, a letter arrives leading to a bizarre speaking engagement in Berlin – and a night binge-watching Inspector Morse in a Covent Garden hotel…<p>Snow. Just enough snow to scrape off my boots. Donning my black coat and watch cap, I trudge across …

Literature

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified.<p>The vast majority of the …

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

New Milky Way Galaxy Map Is The Most Accurate Ever Created

What's it like to draw a map of the vast galaxy in which our solar system is embedded? NASA has likened the task to drawing a map of your house without ever having ventured from your living room. Pretty hard, huh?<p>But now, with the help of a new mapping method, scientists have created what they're …

Eric Cantona: I did not make a porn film

Former Manchester United striker insists the movie he made in France was "art" and "it was beautiful"<p>His latest film sees him don a prosthetic appendage during an orgy but Eric Cantona has denied becoming a "soft porn" star.<p>The Manchester United legend launched a passionate defence of racy comedy …

Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

In an excerpt from his new book about 60s-era radicalism Vanity Fair special correspondent Bryan Burrough delves into the disastrous Village townhouse explosion caused by the Weather Underground, and introduces the man who became the group’s “bomb guru” in its wake.<p>Ever since 9/11, the threat of …

A Photographer Reveals The Spectacular Beauty Of An Iceberg That Flipped Over

"My favorite trips are those that are centered around a beautiful landscape — the more dramatic or unusual the better," says Alex Cornell, a San Francisco-based designer and musician.<p>So it's no surprise that Cornell, along with his mother and sister, traveled to Antarctica in December to take in …

Golden Globes 2015: Ranking all the acceptance speeches (with video)

The Golden Globes have come and gone, but the acceptance speeches will live on forever. Well, the good (and really bad) ones, at least. And as far as …

Hands On With Sony's New 4K, Android And Ultra-Slim X90 TVs

At first glance Sony’s 4K TV showing at the 2015 CES feels a little tepid. The only things that really jump out at you are a striking new ultra-slim design for the brand’s latest mid-range model, and the slightly surprising introduction of an Android smart TV system to keep up with the likes of …

Michael Jackson

"The Khumbu region of Nepal is #6 on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 regions list for 2015. I have been to the Khumbu many times to lead treks to Everest Base Camp, it is one of my favorite places to hike and photograph because of the incredible mountain scenery but also because I get to visit the wonderful Sherpa friends I have made there. Pictured are monks at the Tengboche Monastery with a traditional copper pot used to burn juniper twigs each morning for a daily blessing ceremony." - #lonelyplanet photographer @footloosefotography (Andrew Peacock, facebook.com/footloosefotography). #travel

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …