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Prison Born

What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.<p>Alyssa mayer was four months pregnant the day a police officer showed up at her motel room in Kingston, New York. It was …

Crime

Meet the Malala of Syria

Muzoon Almellehan is trying to convince parents to let their girls stay in school rather than marrying them off as child brides.<p>Fifty miles from the …

Sean Hannity

Poppy Delevingne Loves a Pop of Color

<b>Who:</b> Poppy Delevingne<p><b>Where:</b> The It girl made it back to New York from the Cannes Film Festival in time to attend the Eddie Borgo for Target launch party.<p><b>When:</b> Wednesday, May 20th<p><b>What:</b> A flowing black dress, Aquazzura orchid “Amanda” pumps, and an Eddie Borgo for Target clutch.<p><b>Why:</b> It’s all in the …

Resurrected Large Hadron Collider Smashes Protons, And Speed Records

And this was only a test...<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has hosted a number of major scientific achievements, not the least of which was the thrilling discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle.<p>Now, the massive particle accelerator has done it again, smashing protons together at …

Physics

Leaked Sony-Spotify Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Music

Five big revelations that look at how your streaming music sausage gets made<p>Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between …

6 great ideas for making wine, beer and booze portable this summer

Wherever you’re headed this summer, celebrate the easy way —with six smart and portable ideas for beer, wine, and cocktails. From a park picnic to a day at the beach, we’ve got you covered with tasty pre-filled wine cups, an ingenious beer cooling device, and the easiest way to transport cool …

Portable

Taylor Swift and Her "Bad Blood" Girl Gang Went Shopping at a Hardcore Bondage Store

Well, their costume designer did. Where did you think those clothes in the video came from?<p>That's right—for her new "Bad Blood" video, which just broke the record for most-watched video (that's 20.1 million views) in 24 hours on Vevo, the starlet turned to hardcore BDSM store The Stockroom in L.A. …

Don't Inject Yourself With Baby Mouse Blood Cells Just Yet

Young blood may have healing properties, but we don't know why<p>You might be under the impression that young blood is the fountain of youth. A number of studies conducted in older mice (and, once, humans) over the past 10 years have shown benefits from transfusions of young blood, or parabiosis, …

Harvard

Here's everything leaving Netflix in June

Now that June's almost here, it's time to for your monthly check-in on what movies and TV shows will be leaving Netflix. It's a relatively painless month as far as these things usually go, with only a few big favorites leaving. If you've never seen Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," consider fitting …

Entertainment

The Skyscraper of the Future

The push to build a new kind of tower has begun.<p>There's something inherently absurd about skyscrapers. They defy gravity and high winds. They require years of challenging high-altitude construction. They're dizzying to look at—from the ground and from their top floors, where a sense of vertigo is …

Skyscrapers

The Ghosts of Laprak

How life in a small mountainous village was turned upside down by Nepal’s deadly earthquake — loved ones lost, homes destroyed. BuzzFeed News’ Anup Kaphle brings the first in-depth report from Laprak, near the quake’s epicenter.<p>LAPRAK, Nepal — It was a quiet Saturday in Laprak. With the village’s …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

I regret buying an Apple Watch (and I knew I would)

I bought an Apple Watch. I didn't preorder it, because at first I didn't even want one. I warned people who asked me about the company's first wearable: These things (Apple things) always get much better on the second attempt. Apple's product history, perhaps even more so than other tech companies, …

Smartwatches

The Unkillable Arnold Schwarzenegger

How does an action-hero ex-governor spend his golden years? Loudly<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger boards an elevator beside a mural of Arnold Schwarzenegger, …

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk finds fast new company in a Marvel hit that won't quit<p>Captain America actually says "shit." You heard me. "Language," …

9Bach: Why Welsh folk music will never be the same again

9Bach, who won a Radio 2 Folk Award, tell Bernadette McNulty why they've updated a staunch tradition with trip hop<p>The annual <b>BBC</b> Radio 2 Folk Awards ceremony were held in <b>Wales</b> for the first time in its 15-year history last night. While English, Scottish and Irish musicians have been well rewarded at …

Songwriting

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

Flute

What Elephants and Whales Look Like From Space

Only two creatures—both mammals—have been seen by private orbiting cameras.<p>When satellite companies talk about the imagery they capture, they play up how you can see big, human-made things: planes and trains and parking lots. Sometimes they might mention, too, how important sky pictures are to …

National Parks
Russia

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Body Language

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Genetics

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

9 Fast Recipes to Rescue Your Valentine's Day

If you haven't planned for Valentine's Day, don’t worry. From beautiful French toast to rich, chocolatey molten cake, here are nine fast recipes to …

Food