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51 Illegal Photos Of North Korea That Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want You To See

Photographer Eric Lafforgue is one of the very lucky few that have had a chance to see what North Korea is really like. "Since 2008, I have ventured …

North Korea

Trump Got Wolffed

The president should have known better. Michael Wolff does not mess around.<p>President Donald Trump could have saved himself a lot of grief if he—or one of his people—had read Michael Wolff’s 2008 book, <i>The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch</i>, before permitting the writer …

Donald Trump

What I learned when I stopped smoking weed

<b>I’m convinced that some people are born stoners.</b><p>Before I ever touched a spliff, I was a stereotypical slacker, bunking off school to sit around on my …

The new, free magazine for smart women who love weed

Existing in the “space between the beautiful and weird”, <i>Broccoli</i> is a new (and free + postage and handling) print magazine for smart women who love cannabis. Launched this month, the magazine – whose editor-in-chief is Anja Charbonneau, former creative director at Danish lifestyle magazine <i>Kinfolk</i> – …

Roy Moore is the last straw, you can now call me a Democrat

The GOP would rather elect a sexual predator who preys on teenagers than a prosecutor who happens to be a Democrat. That's it, I'm switching parties.<p>My first exposure to politics was at the local level.<p>I was a 16-year-old junior at Escondido High School who was selected to be a part of a new Youth …

Donald Trump

CNN's Blitzer fights back against Trump's attack

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fought back against President Donald Trump on Monday with a lengthy video showing its reporters in dangerous situations and Wolf Blitzer saying that despite the insults, "even the loudest critics can't silence the facts."<p>Trump has criticized CNN for "fake news" for the entirety …

Donald Trump

This woman and her cat are having the best time sailing around the world

Captain Liz Clark and her cat are having an absolute whale of a time sailing around the world.<p>The captain and her first mate, named Amelia, live on a 40-foot long boat called Swell.<p>Clark told BuzzFeed she adopted Amelia when she was only six months old and is now giving her the adventure of her …

Colorado scientists looking forward for weed classification change in order to begin research

BOULDER, Colo. - As the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers a change to Marijuana's schedule 1 classification, some university scientists …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Store Digital Images in DNA

Data storage just got a lot smaller.<p>DNA - or deoxyribonucleic acid, to give it its full title - is one of the basic biological building blocks of all …

University of Washington

The Latest: The Latest from the GOP presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, which includes a Republican debate on Thursday night in Detroit (all times EST):<p>10:55 p.m.<p>Marco Rubio says the 2016 Republican presidential election campaign has been "an unusual election cycle."<p>In his closing statements at the GOP debate …

Government

​How Mental Health Experts Are Secretly Rewriting Television

Think of it as mental health product placement.​<p>A couple of years ago, when Judi Clements tuned into "Shortland Street," a popular soap opera in New Zealand, she said she was shocked to see a depiction of one of the characters, Bree, who suffered from a mental illness, and upon being released from …

Mental Health

This musician with bipolar disorder is using her art to talk all about mental health

Briana Wolf is 24 years old and has been passionate about music for most of her life. When she was in kindergarten, her teacher called her mother to …

Children Who Are Emotionally Abused May Be More Likely to Experience Migraine as Adults

Children who are emotionally abused may be more likely to experience migraines as young adults, according to a preliminary study. The link between …

Man's travel insurance denied after cancelling trip due to mental health issues

A Toronto man says his travel insurance claim was denied after he cancelled his trip because of mental health issues.<p>The man, who asked to only be …

Sleep deprivation could do something surprising to your diet

While many publications had already linked a lack of sleep to overeating and poor food choices, this study, published in the journal Sleep, explains what happens in the body to trigger this desire to consume greasy, sweet or salty meals.<p>The team of scientists from the University of Chicago …

Sleep

Google to throw software engineering into the Zika virus fight

Googleis now involved in the fight against theZika virus.<p>The tech giant announced Thursday that it is giving UNICEF a $1-million grant to raise awareness about Zika transmission, and is also dedicating software engineering and data science resources to help process information about the virus’ …

VW CEO was told about emissions crisis a year before admitting to cheat scandal

Then-CEO Martin Winterkorn was sent memo detailing emissions figures Volkswagen installed illegal ‘defeat device’ in US cars to trick regulators<p>Volkswagen’s chief executive was told about the company’s illegal emissions crisis more than a year before it admitted it was systematically cheating on US …

North America

6% of companies make 50% of U.S. profit

As corporate earnings were shrinking in 2015, an elite group of U.S. companies found a way to grab a bigger piece of the smaller-profit pie.<p>Just 28 firms in the Standard & Poor's 500 -- including gadget-maker <b>Apple</b>, bank <b>JPMorgan Chase</b><p>and Warren Buffett's diversified <b>Berkshire Hathaway --</b> collectively …

Investing

Winners and losers from Super Tuesday

The biggest day -- and night -- of the 2016 presidential primary season is (mostly) in the books. Voters in 11 states, from Texas to Vermont, cast ballots with hundreds of delegates at stake on both sides. I watched, tweeted and jotted down some of the best and worst of the night that was. My picks …

Government

Donald Trump's foreign policy is savaged by conservative experts

Open letter - signed by former World Bank president and ex-head of USAID - says Republican frontrunner would make America less safe in the world<p>More than 50 conservative foreign policy experts have added their weight to the growing campaign to stop Donald Trump, with a letter condemning the …

This is your Republican Party: The establishment is as racist as Donald Trump — and created him

Enough with the nonsense about a horrified GOP establishment. Trump, and horror like this, is entirely their doing<p>On Super Tuesday, Donald Trump continued to lock in his chokehold on the Republican Party. He won seven of the 11 Republican 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses. Trump now has 302 …

Republicans

Puppy surrendered with severe skull fracture - animal cruelty investigation

On Tuesday, Florida's Martin County Sheriff's Office announced the instigation of an animal cruelty investigation following the death of a young …

Florida

Adele performs inside a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room

As one of most famous singers of our generation, for the most part Adele is pretty low-key. Not for her the visual spectacle of a Vanessa Beecroft-choreographed Kanye West extravaganza, for instance. However, the singer has made her first foray in the world of visual arts.<p><i>The Art Newspaper</i> reports …

American beauty: Andrew Wyeth's painterly wonderland – in pictures

French photographer Joséphine Douet was so inspired by the late US realist painter she followed in his tracks, shooting the barns, bark and bare beauty that inspired him in and around his home of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Photography

Nanny who beheaded Russian girl cites revenge for Putin's Syria strikes | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A woman who brandished the severed head of a four-year-old girl in her care outside a Moscow metro station has said she beheaded the child to avenge Muslims killed in the Kremlin’s campaign of air strikes in Syria.<p>Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a nanny suspected of murdering a child in …

Russia

Ten Day Old Kitten Surprised Everyone with Her Amazing Fight to Live!

She was just ten days old when she was found all alone. No one expected her to survive the first night, but this little kitten whose eyes hadn't even …

a portrait of the raw, disaffected youth of copenhagen

In Young Gods -- an electric new series premiering exclusively on i-D -- photographer Stefanie Moshammer captures Copenhagen’s young men as they discover who they want to be.<p>Presently, Stefanie Moshammer is in sticky Rio de Janeiro, braving the heat to explore and photograph life inside the city. …

Rio De Janeiro