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“I Never Will Forget”: Memories From Mississippi Freedom Summer » Zinn Education Project

<i>“I Never Will Forget”: Memories from Mississippi Freedom Summer</i> is a collection of interviews conducted by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program …

A Black Man Hangs a White Supremacist: Tyler Shields’s Charged Photography

In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic …

“Screaming About Non-Existent Inequality”

There has now been almost four decades of research and one Nobel prize in cognitive bias, judgment and decision-making, and behavioral economics, and …

Nobel Prize

8 Black Female Inventors Who Will Inspire You to Think Big

Gallery<p>Madame C.J. Walker invented hair care products for African American women and traveled the country promoting her brand. Through calculated …

Women of Color

Europe's Last ATV Cargo Spaceship Falls to Fiery Doom

In the end, Europe's fifth and final space station freighter went out with more of a fiery blaze than with the Big Bang of its namesake.<p>The European Space Agency's ATV-5, christened the Georges Lemaître after the Belgian priest and astronomer whose work led to the Big Bang theory of the universe's …

Space Exploration

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson Announces He'll Renounce U.S. Citizenship

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is finally saying “Cheerio” to his friends across the pond.<p>The American-born Brit (he’s a New Yorker by birth) has announced that he will give up his American citizenship as part of his “commitment to Britain.” The announcement came on the heels of a six-day …

Boris Johnson

The inspirational tech guru who's owning cerebral palsy like a boss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Disability doesn't mean disadvantage. And Farida Bedwei, a celebrated software engineer from Ghana, is proof of that.<p>Born in 1979, Bedwei was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one -- cerebral palsy is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle …

Autism

It's the South's turn for a taste of foul winter weather

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wintry weather is a relative thing.<p>The Northeast is on alert -- urging drivers to stay off roads -- as the fourth storm in three weeks drops snow that in Boston has exceeded 45 inches in February alone.<p>It takes a fraction of that to get residents in the South into emergency mode. Sometimes, …

Weather

Shinra starts ‘supercomputer cloud gaming’ test in Japan with Final Fantasy VII

<i>This article originally claimed Shinra is a Japanese company. It is actually based in New York. I apologize for the error.</i><p>Cloud gaming means you don’t need a console to play video games, and now another new company is stepping in to make that happen.<p>Shinra, a technology company based out of New …

Woman calls herself a 'servant of Allah,' faces sentencing for ISIS plan

<b>Golden, Colorado (CNN) —</b> A Colorado resident who pleaded guilty to wanting to join ISIS jihad has adopted a new Muslim first name and prepared a new hairstyle for her sentencing Friday.<p>Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, now prefers to go by Amatullah, she told CNN during a visit to her jailhouse the day …

Criminal Sentencing

Atomic Scientists Say Humanity Is Closest to Destruction Since 1984

According to the Doomsday Clock, calamity is two "minutes" closer. We were farthest from disaster in 1991.<p>Doomsday has always been at least seven minutes away. That's according to the "Doomsday Clock," a symbolic timepiece that ticks off humanity's proximity to, well, doom. (Doom!)<p>The clock, …

X-Men: Apocalypse – see the blooper reel here

Ahead of the incoming disc release of <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i>, we've now got our paws on the blooper and gag reel for the movie, that's included on the …

The Next Generation of Star Trek Should Be a TV Show

Paramount is currently trying to find a new director for its floundering film franchise, but what the seriesreally needs is to return to television.<p>It's hard to believe, but right now we exist in a world where <i>Star Trek</i> is only a film franchise. For the last half-century, <i>Stark Trek</i> has operated …

N. Korea Wants UN to Probe CIA Torture

Virginia Comicon 2014 mixed classic nerdery with modern geekdom and succeeded on all fronts

Virginia Comic Con was a blast! This past weekend, the two-day con took over part of the Richmond Raceway. The second major comic convention to come …

Science-Fiction TV Finds a New Muse: Feminism

As fantasy shows like Doctor Who and The Legend of Korra tackle issues like abortion and consent, a question emerges: Is this the golden age of …

The History of Women in Geek Culture Should Not Be Overlooked

<i>Gamer Dominique Villanueva in still from the The Doubleclick’s music video “Nothing to Prove.”</i><p>There is a strange and pervasive cultural myth that …

Putin walks out of G20 summit 'to sleep'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Brisbane early after he came under intense pressure from the West over Moscow's alleged support for separatist fights in eastern Ukraine.<p>The two-day summit, which gathered the leaders of the world's largest economies in Brisbane, ended on …

Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …

Women In Tech Explain Why A Tech Conference For Women Went Awry And How To Make It Better

Thousands of women in tech gathered in Phoenix this week for one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in …

Women@NASA

Shortly after birth, Courtney was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer caused by a genetic defect. She became a patient at the St. …

25 Kickass Costumes for Girls Who Aren't Into Princesses

Some girls crave a little more adventure than hanging out with the Seven Dwarves on Halloween.<p>While there's nothing wrong with loving frilly tutus, …

How To Reboot Girl Power

Our favorite super heroines are making a comeback, but will they save the day?<p>She fought evil by moonlight. She won love by daylight. She boasted a meatball-esque hairstyle that Shoshanna Shapiro would kvell over. She was the one named Sailor Moon, and she was a hero to so many misfit girls of the …

From Hermione to U.N. Heroine: Emma Watson’s ‘Badass’ Transformation

The actress impressed observers with a powerful U.N. speech on gender inequality. Expect this ‘goodwill ambassador’s’ profile to only increase.<p>Emma …