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Iran sandstorm kills at least four in Tehran

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081403_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753385_0b3ad8b2cc1698558665f5969d44ab02<p><b>A powerful sandstorm has hit Iran's capital, Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30.</b><p>At its peak, the storm brought winds of up to …

'Millions denied end-of-life drugs'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081305_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753385_390fe9c4dfef736c9202fd63b4e5fc13<p><b>Lack of access to pain relief for dying patients is a "public health emergency", say experts.</b><p>Figures suggest almost 18 million people - mainly in …

This Email Shows Google And NSA's Close Working Relationship

If Google wasn't cooperating with the National Security Agency's spying program, as the company has vehemently claimed again and again, why were the guys in charge of each organization emailing so much in 2011 and 2012?<p>That's the question raised by a series of emails between then-NSA director Keith …

Early Jesus Depiction May Have Been Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Structure

A team of Catalan archaeologists have discovered what they believe could be one of the oldest depictions of Jesus made by the earliest Coptic Christians in Egypt.<p>The researchers uncovered an underground structure in a series of buried tombs that date to the 6th and 7th centuries. Among the Coptic, …

Child Laborers Work 12-Hour Days In Mines So That You Can Have That Glittery Eyeshadow

Do you know how your makeup was made?<p>A campaign by Made in a Free World, an organization on a mission to combat modern-day slavery, is fighting against child labor in India where 60 percent of the Earth's mica is mined. The glittery mineral is used in many common cosmetic products sold …

10 Outrageous Things You May Have Heard About Vaccines

There’s lots of hot air circulating about vaccines. We’re here to set the record straight, because vaccines are at the heart of our work – keeping children alive and healthy!<p>1. You only need to be vaccinated if you travel to far-off places.<p>Read more on BuzzFeed

How Rape Jokes Contribute to Rape Culture

I have friends and acquaintances and friends of friends who have been raped and sexually assaulted. I patiently listened when they recounted their experiences of what had happened, or what should have happened, and what will never happen.<p>It's heartbreaking.<p>The shock that materializes at the …

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. While these debris patches aren't visible piles of floating trash in the water, the reality of what they are and how they got there is just as gross …

Hawaii Child Care Can Cost More Than College Tuition

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>Civil Beat is examining why life in the islands is so expensive in an ongoing series, Living Hawaii. We are looking at what's behind high prices here and discussing ways to bring them down.</i><p>After teacher Mai Hall realized that child care for her two children — an 18-month-old boy and a …

Boko Haram 'to sell' Nigeria girls abducted from Chibok

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1074000/1074214_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753386_139a421ca357e2a2017d263762d7a60b<p><b>Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has threatened to "sell" the hundreds of schoolgirls it abducted three weeks ago.</b><p>Militant leader Abubakar …

In Justices' Votes, Free Speech Often Means ‘Speech I Agree With'

Justice Antonin Scalia is known as a consistent and principled defender of free speech rights.<p>Read more on New York Times

Dien Bien Phu: Did the US offer France an A-bomb?

<b>Sixty years ago this week, French troops were defeated by Vietnamese forces at Dien Bien Phu. As historian Julian Jackson explains, it was a turning point in the history of both nations, and in the Cold War - and a battle where some in the US appear to have contemplated the use of nuclear …

Soooo Our Nuclear Missiles Are Run By Computers That Still Use 8-Inch Floppy Disks

Contrary to what cartoons may have you believe, there’s no giant red button that detonates America’s land-based nuclear missiles. They’re actually operated by -- wait for it -- old-school computers that run 8-inch floppy disks.<p>On a recent tour of one of the nation’s Air Force nuclear missile …

The 18 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

1 of 20<p>Introduction<p>In 1900, the British physicist Lord Kelvin is said to have pronounced: "There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All …

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Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Malls Reveal A Decaying Side Of Our Consumer Culture

Equipped with a hybrid car and a camera, photographer Seph Lawless travels the country snapping pictures of abandoned shopping malls. The empty structures are perhaps not the first thing that would come to one's mind when searching for worthy photographic structures, but in front of Lawless' lens, …

The Most Stunning Stained Glass Windows In The World (PHOTOS)

When stepping into a holy place, our eyes seek the light. If we're lucky, the light will be shining through a stained glass window, adding illumination and beauty at once. Stained glass windows tell stories, educate and inspire.<p>Doctor Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the mind behind the theory of the five …

'Lost Kingdoms' At The Metropolitan Museum Exhibits Hindu, Buddhist Sculptures Of The First Millennium (PHOTOS)

Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are just some of the countries lending treasured Hindu and Buddhist sculptures to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for its stunning 'Lost Kingdoms' exhibition.<p>The show's title refers to Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms of Southeast Asia ranging from the 5th …

Rick Perry On Clayton Lockett Execution: 'I Don't Know Whether It Was Inhumane Or Not'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) defended the use of capital punishment and lethal injections Sunday, after the disastrous execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday renewed a national debate on the practices.<p>Perry, whose state has put more prisoners to death than any other since 1976, …

Alex Owumi: I played basketball for Gaddafi

<b>When US basketball player Alex Owumi signed a contract to play for a team in Benghazi, Libya, he had no idea that his employer was the the most feared man in the country. Nor did he guess the country was about to descend into war. Here he tells his story, parts of which some readers may find</b> …

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

<b>A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.</b><p>Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his …

Megacities contend with sinking land

<b>Subsiding land is a bigger immediate problem for the world's coastal cities than sea level rise, say scientists.</b><p>In some parts of the globe, the ground is going down 10 times faster than the water is rising, with the causes very often being driven by human activity.<p>Decades of ground water extraction …

Report: US prison rates an 'injustice'

<b>Since the 1970s the rate of incarceration in the United States has quadrupled, after having been relatively flat over the prior half-century.</b><p>In 1973 the number of Americans in prison was around 200,000. By 2009 that number had grown to 1.5 million. An additional 750,000 Americans are held daily in …