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Leopoldo Lopez, the Freest Prisoner In the World

Leopoldo Lopez waves from a window of the Ramo Verde military prison in Caracas. (EFE)<p>Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 11 September 2015 -- I met him and it was impossible not to notice him. He stood out among everyone: young, with an impressive energy and an intelligence that suggested he would go far. …

Citizenfour: a victim of the DVD waiting game

Director Laura Poitras has created an incredible documentary about Edward Snowden but its ham-fisted release strategy has lost a huge potential audience<p>For the best part of a century, film fandom was defined by waiting: waiting for a movie to be made, waiting for it to be released one continent at …

Discovering the Great Blue Hole

When Jacques Cousteau puts a dive site on his Top Ten list, then you know it must be good. That’s what I was reminding myself as I descended along a wall into the depths of the Great Blue Hole, a World Heritage Site off the coast of Belize.<p>So far, it was dark.<p>But suddenly, the wall gave way to a …

Scuba Diving

Latest Samsung TV ad takes another swing at the iPhone

Poor Apple and its latest iPhone, the two have been on the receiving end of a few jibes from its Android rivals since its launch announcement this week and Samsung is looking to hammer its major rival once again with its latest TV advertisement.<p>Much like Sony the other day, Samsung seems to be …

Wireless Charging

Hungarian camerawoman apologizes for kicking migrants

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Hungarian camerawoman has apologized for kicking desperate migrants as they fled, saying her actions had nothing to do with racism.<p>In a video released this week, Petra Laszlo was documenting the wave of migrants, many from the Middle East, sprinting from a holding camp in Hungary when she …

Italians Rally to Save 'Ghost Village' with a Population of 10

The 1200-year-old Civita di Bagnoregio, just north of Rome, is one of many Italian villages in danger of extinction. But Italians are in the midst of …

Jessica Simpson: Marriage to Nick Lachey was one of my worst financial 'mistakes'

Jessica Simpson's fashion line celebrated its 10th anniversary this week, and the business mogul, whose company is valued at over $1 billion, sat down with CNBC's 'Closing Bell" on Sept. 10 where the revealed the worst financial decision she's made might have been getting married to Nick …

Get boxes of official 'Star Wars' gear dropped at your door

Funko, the bastion of bobble heads and vinyl figurines, has kicked off a new subscription service created in partnership with StarWars.com.<p>Called "Smuggler's Bounty," the program is billed as the "only official 'Star Wars' subscription box in the galaxy."<p>Our galaxywide search (yes, we Googled) …

30 Lifestyle Fails No Man Should Make After Age 30

It's the age when youth officially ends and a man beomes a man. In theory.<p>1. Try an experimental haircut. (Especially one that requires excessive gel or stencils).<p>2. Wear jerseys. (Unless you're actually playing something).<p>3. Boast about your GPA. (That B in physics hasn't exactly been …

Seven members of 'terrifyingly depraved' paedophile gang jailed

Judge tells men who abused babies and young children while hiding behind veil of respectability that their actions were ‘contrary to all humanity’<p>Seven members of a paedophile gang involved in the rape and abuse of babies and young children have been jailed for a total of 78 years.<p>The British gang …

Sociology

What You May Not See When You Look at Your Nurse

Over the years of taking care of patients it's become clear to me that the general public will only see their nurse at face value. What I mean is they will only see the surface of the woman or man standing at their bedside and will be unable to glimpse below the smooth surface staring back at them. …

Your Fingerprints May Soon Reveal Your Dirtiest Habits

New technology could discern if you've used drugs, handled weapons, or smoked a cigarette.<p>In 2010, a North Carolina woman was found on the side of a roadway, brutally murdered. At first the Guilford County Sheriff's Department had no suspects, but they knew from witness testimony two key facts: …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

A Pocketful Of Terror: Deciphering My Toxic Dust From 9/11

After 10 years, I thought maybe it was time to finally understand my chemical 9/11.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on Sept. 9, 2011.</i><p>WASHINGTON ― A few weeks ago, just before I went on vacation with my family, I went to my basement and retrieved a legal-sized white envelope and an …

Celebrity Sightings: Rihanna, Coco Rocha and Gigi Hadid - Telegraph

Ultratravel 2015 Silent Auction: bid for a life-saving holiday

No one who attended the 2015 Ultras Dinner at The Dorchester in May this year could fail to have been moved and inspired by a speech given by Martin Hewitt, a great sportsman and a former officer with the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan. Hewitt, who was shot in the shoulder by the Taliban in …

It's OK To Spend All Your Money On Traveling, Says Science

<i>By Christine Schoenwald</i><p>It turns out that it's not whoever has the most stuff wins; it's whomever has had the most experiences wins, and ends up being happier.<p><b>Say what? Aren't we supposed to save all our money so we can keep up with having the newest of phones, TVs, and cars?</b><p>It turns out that while …

Happiness

Have The Nathan Drake Experience With These Uncharted Travel Destinations

On August 31, PlayStation.Blog announced a March 18 release date for the highly anticipated video game <i>Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End</i>. That leaves just six months until we can play Nathan Drake’s latest adventure (and between one and infinity years until the movie adaptation comes out). In the meantime, …

J.K. Rowling Has Been Pronouncing The 'T' In Voldemort All Along

She says the "T." She totally says it.<p>Remember when Professor Umbridge forced Harry Potter to carve "I must not tell lies" in his hand for punishment? Does that mean anything to you, J.K. Rowling?<p>Well, apparently not.<p>Rowling shocked both the Muggle and the wizarding worlds on Wednesday by …

The Libertines pull out of show hours after scheduled start

Spokesman tells the crowd at London’s Electric Ballroom the gig had to be postponed for ‘medical reasons’<p>The Libertines, who have seemed remarkably organised and professional of late, returned to form on Thursday night when they pulled out of a gig hours after they were due on stage.<p>Related: The …

Demolition review - Jake Gyllenhaal's muddled quirkfest crashes into emptiness

Jean-Marc Vallée could be quite easily categorised as an “actor’s director”. His last two films notched up two acting Oscars and a further two acting nominations between them (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) so it’s therefore easy to understand why talent would be drawn to his next project. But Jake …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …

Critical Thinking

TRACE -- Ep.9

An Official Ranking of Scott Disick's Saddest Instagram Posts

Wedged between the cars, homes, and planes that Scott Disick wants are the Instagram ads that push the former reality star closer to his dreams. The Lord's form of "paying the bills" is not very covert, often outwardly peddling a product one can imagine Scott—or anyone else—has never even used. …