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6 takeaways from CNN's Democratic town hall

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a campaign that's been filled with zingers and gotcha moments, Wednesday night's CNN Democratic town hall with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got the candidates to slow down for a bit.<p>Both candidates engaged with the audience and were at their best when getting away from the talking …

Middle-class

Why the Iowa caucuses matter and everything you need to know about them

On Monday, at 7 p.m. local time, Iowa voters will begin the process of picking the country’s next president at a series of nearly 1,700 gatherings in meeting halls, high school gymnasiums and community centers between the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers.<p>The Iowa caucuses will go a long way …

Have scientists really found something tougher than nature's invincible material?

There are several ways of measuring hardness but typically an instrument is used to make a dent in the material's surface. The ratio between the …

Nanotech

NASA Calls Off Next Mars Probe Mission Due to Instrument Leak

NASA has called off its next Mars mission because of a leak in a science instrument.<p>The Insight spacecraft was supposed to take off in March and land on the red planet next year. But NASA said Tuesday that managers have suspended the launch because of an air leak in one of two prime science …

Space Science

Immigrant deaths along Mexico border decrease, officials say, but critics are left wondering

For the third straight year, migrant deaths along the southern border have decreased, even in some areas where the number of migrant children and families crossing increased over the summer, authorities said Tuesday.<p>U.S. Customs and Border Protectionreported that there were 240 migrant deaths at …

India toughens up rape laws for youths

World<p>EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel calls for a "humans in command" approach to digital transformation<p>"Yes, there is a risk, there is a dark side, but if we really preserve this approach ‘human in command’ if we preserve this human face of digitalisation, we can succeed." Mariya Gabriel European …

How Star Wars Changed the Way We Dress

The original 1977 film anticipated a radical moment in the fashion world.<p>In the nearly four decades since <b>George Lucas</b> unleashed the universe of Star Wars on the world, Darth Vader masks and Princess Leia donut buns have been Halloween-costume fixtures, and <i>Star Wars</i> logo T-shirts have become …

Star Wars

This Photographer Threw Hot Tea Into Freezing Air. The Result Is Stunning.

There is plenty to complain about during winter, but thanks to Canadian photographer Michael Davies, we now have a reminder of how beautiful the bitter cold can actually be.<p>Davies, who lives in Canada's high arctic, drove his Ski-Doo 45 minutes to the top of a mountain with his camera and friend …

Snowmobiling

The best of the Long Read in 2015

Our 15 favourite pieces of the year<p>The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for …

Books

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b><b>SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made history by sending the first orbital rocket into space and landing it back on earth</b><b>.</b> This monumental moment marks a critical milestone that SpaceX has been working toward for …

iPad Apps

Gay men can donate blood in the US for the first time in 32 years

The FDA has lifted the long-standing ban - but some restrictions remain in place<p>The US has lifted its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, more than three decades after the measure was introduced.<p>Men who have had sex with a man in the previous year are still prohibited from giving blood, in …

LGBTQI

Real life Dr. Dolittle Allan Dixon is animal selfie king, in pictures - Telegraph

Photographing hypersexuality in the home

The narrative imposed on women’s bodies can feel relentlessly objectifying. We’re constantly confronted by the gender power asymmetry afforded by the male gaze: where women are faceless, personality-lacking creatures of body parts for consumption, and where women seem to have no control over their …

Feminism

Word of the Year 2015

A suffix is the Word of the Year because a small group of words that share this three-letter ending triggered both high volume and significant …

'Star Wars:' Here's what the critics are saying about 'Force Awakens'

<i>Star Wars</i> fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning when the first reviews of <i>The Force Awakens</i> were revealed.<p>Spoiler alert: it's good.<p>With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and critical takes ranging from generally positive to four-star raves, here's the early buzz on <i>Force</i> …

Star Wars

The Expanse's Second Episode Delivers on the Promise of the First

In “The Big Empty,” <i>The Expanse</i> is mainly concerned with introducing characters that got the short shrift in the premiere and making strong …

New Orleans

Colombia president hails Farc war victims reparation deal

<b>Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has said an agreement signed with Farc rebels on reparations and justice for victims of the country's civil war is an "important step" towards peace.</b><p>Mr Santos said Colombia was on track to meet a deadline set for 23 March next year for ending the conflict.<p>The …

Latin America
Presidential Debate

Unseen images of the 1953 Iran coup – in pictures

The Guardian is publishing hitherto unseen pictures of Iran’s 1953 coup, taken by Dr William Arthur Cram, a former education officer at the US embassy in Tehran. Engineered by the CIA and the British intelligence to safeguard the west’s oil interests, the coup which overthrew the democratically …

South Asia

U.S.-Led Air Strikes Targeting ISIS Kill 26 Civilians in Syria, Activists Say

Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian for TIME<p>Newsha Tavakolian …

Middle East
China

This 'Stop Wars' Street Art Will Make You Love Yoda Even More

Excited about this street art, we are.<p>Yoda, famed for training up Jedi for combat in the Star Wars epic, has been turned into a multi-colored peace activist for this new mural in Miami.<p>The Grand Jedi Master is pictured carrying a placard that simply reads, "Stop Wars" in the font of the …

Streetwear
Terrorism