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Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on …

Crime

Should you raise your kids religious? Here's what the science says

In the opening montage of “Religion,” an episode on Aziz Ansari’s TV series <i>Master of None</i>, we see kids protesting miserably as their parents usher them off to church, synagogue, temple, and some kind of Scientology processing ceremony. They don’t want to go; they would much rather stay home. But …

Religion

A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men | Amy Remeikis

When I talked about it, again, the questions came. Why were you out walking so late? How were you walking?<p>The first time it happened, I refused to believe it for a very long time.<p>He had grabbed me from behind, around my neck. I never saw his face. Just smelt the rum and Coke, wet across my cheek, a …

Domestic Violence

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal upheaval. For others the road to sleeping rough winds down a slow, steady and depressing gradient until …

Homelessness

The good men: inside the all-male group taking on modern masculinity

'Conversations with other men are usually very superficial. Most men suffer alone' Marvin, at the Huddle<p>As a man, you kept things inside so you could use them as a weapon. But emotions are energy and they have to move Chris, at The Huddle<p>The problem I have with Jordan Peterson is that finding your …

Feminism

A manifesto to save Planet Earth (and ourselves)

<b>The impacts of human actions on our home planet are now so large that many scientists are declaring a new phase of Earth’s history. The old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago, including meteorites and mega-volcanoes are joined by another: us. We have entered a new</b> …

Universal Basic Income

That 400,000 Romanians live in the UK is a tragedy for their homeland | Claudia Ciobanu

The corruption and poverty that encourage Romanians to migrate leave the country depleted of energy and hope<p>Romanians are now the second largest group of non-British nationals in the UK, following Poles. More than 400,000 Romanians live in the UK, more than double the number before 2014, when …

Europe

I watched an entire flat Earth convention – here's what I learned

Speakers recently flew in from around (or perhaps, across?) the Earth for a three-day event held in Birmingham: the UK’s first ever public flat Earth …

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

Crime families have cashed in on the ‘refugee industry’. By Barbie Latza Nadeau<p>Joy, a young Nigerian woman, was standing in the street outside the sprawling, overcrowded Cara di Mineo reception centre for asylum seekers in central Sicily, waiting for someone to pick her up when I met her. It was …

Profit

Growing up in the Wild Wild Country cult: ‘You heard people having sex all the time, like baboons’

“My parents said: 'What do you want to do?' And I said: 'I want to go to school and learn things'<p>When Noa Maxwell was four, his bohemian upper-middle-class parents, disillusioned with London, bought a farm in Herefordshire, where they began to live self-sufficiently – harvesting by horse, …

Blond Hair

The holiday village run by spies

<b>Arous was an idyllic holiday resort in the Sudanese desert, on the shores of the Red Sea. But this glamorous destination was a base for Israeli agents with a secret mission.</b><p>"Arous on the Red Sea, a wonderful world apart," the glossy brochure says, pronouncing it "the diving and desert recreation …

Red Sea

Europe’s craven conservatives are making the same mistake as Trump’s Republicans

<i>Marcel Dirsus is a political scientist at the University of Kiel in Germany.</i><p>Many Europeans watch American politics with bewilderment and a sense of superiority. We’re not only stunned that Americans elected someone unhinged – we’re also shocked to see prominent members of the Republican Party …

Europe

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

Assisted suicides in the Netherlands include a 29-year-old who had nothing wrong with her physically<p>At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listening to her favourite music, the 29-year-old drank her prescribed medication as close friends …

Euthanasia

Beware the man with no female friends | Johanna Leggatt

And by friends, I don’t mean women he is hoping to one day wear down to date or sleep with<p>When you first meet someone and fall in love, your number one focus is to screen them for signs of sociopathy so you don’t wake up one day and find them knitting your hair.<p>There are many discreet ways of doing …

Friends, Romans, naked wolf-men ... why an ancient festival is still controversial

Scenes from films like Gladiator and series such as HBO’s Rome might lead you to think that the ancient Romans were liberal in their view of nudity. In fact the opposite was true. It was only during exceptional occasions that Romans were freed from their social norms – and the most spectacular …

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.<p>Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access …

Surveillance

How Should Atheism Be Taught?

The endowment of the country’s first college chair for the study of the subject draws attention to the complexity of nonbelief in America today.<p>Louis J. Appignani, an 84-year-old living in Florida, tells a compelling story about his conversion to atheism. Despite attending Catholic schools from a …

Religion

The strange beauty of Greece’s weirdest town

Originally designed as a utopia by Mussolini’s architects, Lakki fell into ruin and few now know it exists. Alex Sakalis visits to find out why it deserves a second chance.<p>There is a town in Greece like no other.<p>Lakki, on the Dodecanese island of Leros, is unique. Its church, austere and …

Art Deco

Intimate Glimpses of Ordinary Life in Iran

This month marks the fortieth anniversary of the student protests that precipitated the Iranian Revolution. In the years after Ayatollah Khomeini …

The Fire That Fueled the Iran Protests

Unlike revolts of the past, the recent unrest came from an emerging, angry middle class facing a future of limited opportunity.<p>A new kind of anger has engulfed the Islamic Republic. On December 28, 2017, a small street protest over high prices in the city of Mashhad rapidly spilled over into some …

Protest

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

In the arid, sun-soaked northwest corner of Australia, along the Tropic of Capricorn, the oldest face of Earth is exposed to the sky. Drive through …

'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom

In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex?<p>It’s past midnight, November 2016, in Dunstable, a small town in Bedfordshire. My friend Miranda has …

Women of Color

King Michael of Romania, Who Ousted a Hitler Puppet, Dies at 96

King Michael of Romania, who was credited with pre-emptively saving thousands of lives in World War II when, at 22, he had the audacity to arrest the country’s dictator, a puppet of Hitler, died on Tuesday at his residence in Switzerland. He was 96.<p>His death was announced in a statement from the …

Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right

Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse<p>Say goodbye to net neutrality. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, released a plan to repeal the …

The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.<p>“You’re just a child,” Roy Moore is accused of saying to Beverly Young Nelson, age 16 at the time, when he …

What happened when I discovered my brother was a sexual predator

Unravelling the central mystery of my childhood taught me the uncomfortable truth about toxic male behavior – and what I, as a man, must do about it<p>I’ve fallen out of touch with a lot of childhood friends, but how it happened with my friend Christie was different – more sudden, and at the time, …

How the oligarchy wins: lessons from ancient Greece | Ganesh Sitaraman

<b>Ganesh Sitaraman</b> looks at what two recent books –Classical Greek Oligarchy by Matthew Simonton and Oligarchy by Jeffrey Winters – can teach us about defending democracy from oligarchs<p>A few years ago, as I was doing research for a book on how economic inequality threatens democracy, a colleague of …

Middle-class

Think you’re self-aware? Think again | Oliver Burkeman

Genuine self-knowledge relies on coming to see yourself as a stranger<p>The psychologist Tasha Eurich reports that 95% of people think they’re self-aware – that is, conscious of what really makes them tick and how they come across to others – yet only about 10-15% of us truly are. The discrepancy …