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Pakistani bride kills 17 people with poison milk in effort to escape arranged marriage, police say

Arranged marriages are a standard practice in Pakistan, and there’s no shortage of stories about the extreme steps some Pakistani women will take to escape them and marry men of their choosing.<p>But few go as far as Aasia Bibi is alleged to have gone. According to Pakistani authorities, the …

Pakistan

A Silent Voice shows why Kyoto Animation is one of the top animation studios

The best animation isn’t always about spectacle<p>Kyoto Animation’s work isn’t quite like anyone else’s. The style of its animation and storytelling separate the studio from the majority of other Japanese companies. It’s known for high production values compared to its contemporaries; Kyoto’s smooth, …

Shocking discovery of ancient teeth could rewrite human history

There’s still many questions to be answered regarding the origins of mankind, but researchers have a pretty good outline of how it all went down — or …

Anthropology

The pursuit of white women: Brown actors like Aziz Ansari have reduced brown women to a punchline

Why are brown men so infatuated with white women onscreen, BuzzFeed writer Imran Sidiquee asks in his essay of the same name. Why do they overlook and underrepresent women of color in order to date white women is the question I ask.<p>While Sidiquee eviscerated the genre of “Diaspora South Asian Dude …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

This trailer imagines The Legend of Zelda as a Studio Ghibli movie

Designer Matt Vince made a splash awhile back with gorgeous posters that combined Studio Ghibli's animation aesthetic with Nintendo’s <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> video games. This week, Vince has put together a companion film trailer for a movie that will never get made, but will screen every night in our …

We should remember HG Wells for his social predictions, not just his scientific ones

No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have predicted the aeroplane, the tank, …

Mass. Supreme Court: Judges Must Consider High Rate Of Police Stops Of Black Men When Evaluating Flight

On Tuesday, Massachusetts’ highest court threw out a Boston man’s gun conviction. In doing so, the ruling ordered lower court judges to consider the high rate of police stops of black men in the city when determining why a man may choose to walk away from an officer. In other words, judges must …

A powerful generation of 'X-Men' SUPERHUMANS will be here in less than 100 years, claims expert

• <b>Within a hundred years there will be a 'broad array' of super humans</b>• <b><br>Enhancements could use pharmaceuticals, bioelectronics or genetics</b>• <b><br>Those who</b> …

Malicious smartphone apps turn your phone into tracking device

Be careful what you download.<p>Four apps available on the Google Play Store were spying on users in secret, according to research released Friday by Mobile security company Lookout. Running a malicious code that Lookout has dubbed Overseer, the apps could track your latitude and longitude and collect …

Apps

What the Foods You Eat Say About Your Personality

According to various studies over the last couple of years, you really are what you eat.<p>"If you think about it, through most of human existence, we ate what was available," says John Hayes, an associate professor of food science at Pennsylvania State University. "Or if we didn't eat what was …

Insidious, Sinister, Jurassic Park among movies in jump scares video

Not a fan of jump scares? Then you probably shouldn’t watch this supercut of movie jump scares.<p>Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell from YouTube …

Horror

21 Cauliflower Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat Fewer Carbs

Cauliflower pizza was just the beginning.

Cartoons That Might No Longer Be Appropriate in 2016: 'Animaniacs'

<i>Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs</i> premiered 23 years ago, which may not seem like such a long time ago, but in the context of America’s evolving …

Spain rape victim asked by judge if she tried 'closing her legs'

Women's rights organisation lodges complaint against a female judge over her 'humiliating' questioning of rape victim<p>A women’s rights organisation in Spain has lodged a complaint against a female judge who “humiliated” an alleged rape victim by asking whether she had tried closing her legs.<p>The …

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

For black students at Texas, Supreme Court remarks are a burden added

As a chemical engineering major who aced high school science courses and was a regional leader in the National Society of Black Engineers, becoming a physics tutor at the<p>University of Texas at Austincame easily to Claiborne Jones.<p>But students never seemed to seek his help.<p>"People I was tutoring …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

3 Cognitive Biases That Alter Your Thinking

“<i>Change your thoughts and you change your world.</i>”<br>~Norman Vincent Peale<p>There are far too many layers of cognition (thinking, knowing, remembering) to …

Critical Thinking