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Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

Patrolling One of the World's Deadliest Drug Zones with Its Anti-Gang Cops

Policing the gangs of South Africa's Cape Flats is as much of a nightmare on a political level as it is on the ground.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Outside a café in Delft, a suburb of the so-called Cape Flats in the Western Cape province of South Africa, a security camera picks up a …

1985: When Philly police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood

The bombing of MOVE<p>When the police dropped a bomb on a quiet Philly neighborhood<p>1978<p>The black liberation group MOVE was founded in 1972 by John …

This Kobe Bryant pass may have broken the laws of physics

Kobe Bryant may have found the fountain of youth in the form of amazing passes. He spun this pass like it was a top. Think of how much force he had to put into that to deliver it across the court.<p>Is it too late to start renaming basketball passes?

Kobe Bryant

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Happiness

Titans CB Jason McCourty on Dorial Green-Beckham: 'He is a beast'

Dorial Green-Beckham's size, strength and talent have never been questioned.<p>The concerns about Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, selected by the …

NFL

Snapdragon 820 mobile processor promises better performance

Chip maker Qualcomm has announced that its upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor for phones and tablets will allow for twice the performance and battery life of the Snapdragon 810, thanks to a custom built CPU core.<p>For reference, the current Snapdragon 810 is what’s powering devices like the OnePlus 2, …

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground.<p>The ultra-radical IS and a monitoring agency said …

Middle East

Enlightenment Is Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

Ever wondered what an enlightened person looks like? Probably not what you’ve imagined.<p>Having gone through rigorous Zen training myself, which left …

The villains in the next 'Star Wars' movie just got a lot more interesting

There was always something strange about Kylo Ren, the new villain in the upcoming "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens."<p>This guy:<p>Disney/Lucasfilm<p>In …

Darth Vader

Katrina's Message on America's Poor Still Unheard

There was a very fleeting moment in the aftermath of the Katrina debacle, August 29, 2005, that the message that there are a lot of poor in New Orleans and America who are routinely ignored, neglected, and reviled had gotten through. In that very fleeting moment there was a torrent of new studies …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Bill Murray

Photographer Explores The Beautiful Diversity Of Redheads Of Color

Michelle Marshall captures the more unusual manifestations of the MC1R gene.<p>Red hair is usually the result of a mutation in a gene called MC1R, also known as a melanocortin 1 receptor. Normally, when activated by a certain hormone, MC1R sparks a series of signals that leads to the production of …

BBC

Eye-opening photos show how New Orleans is still struggling 10 years after the costliest natural disaster in US history

On August 29, 2005, Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, devastating towns along its path, but particularly crippling New Orleans.<p>A decade later, the "Crescent City" has made some extraordinary comebacks, though some parts are still feeling the effects of a botched …

The climate scientist who predicted Hurricane Katrina explains why future storms will be worse

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that both …

Climate Change

Think Like a Tree: What We Can Learn From the Oaks That Survived Katrina

Author: Chelsea Leu. Chelsea Leu Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.26.15.<p>Time of Publication: 3:12 pm. 3:12 pm<p>Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina …

In Katrina's Aftermath, Psychologists Find Trauma As Well As Resilience

"Natural disasters and other traumatic events could be engines of growth."<p>Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, forcing more than half a million residents to flee, psychologists are investigating the mental and emotional fallout of the natural disaster.<p>A series of …

16 LSU football players share their Hurricane Katrina memories

Children shouldn't see what Leonard Fournette and his family saw in the days during and after Hurricane Katrina.<p>Rapidly rising flood waters that …

10 Years After Katrina, Black Residents See Less Recovery Progress Than Whites

Residents agree that minorities and poorer people were less supported by recovery efforts than were wealthy, middle-class and white residents.<p>Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina brought devastating damage and flooding to New Orleans and surrounding areas. The slow response by the federal government in …

Demographics

Men Gushing About Their Better Halves Will Renew Your Faith in Love

Take that, Ashley Madison.<p>When you’re in a healthy, positive relationship, the person you’re with doesn’t just make you happier—they can actually make you better, too. Many people resist changing who they are for someone else, but the truth is that it’s less changing <i>for</i> someone else and more …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Bill Murray

Guilty of being black in a white world: The ludicrous reason these women were thrown off of a train last weekend

The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks… and for what?<p>Over the weekend, the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club, composed of 10 Black women and one white woman, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing and talking too loudly on their way …

A Scientific Study Says The Best Path To A Woman’s Orgasm Is Not Where You’d Think

Oh, here we go again, another day, another study about the age-old mystery that is the female orgasm. And apparently, we’re still faking it most of the time! A 2009 study by the National Survey of Sex and Behavior (that we are just getting to now) asked 1,931 sex-having people ages 18 to 59 all …

Louisiana cop and stabbing victim die after mini-mart attack

<i>UPDATED 7 p.m. PT to include victims' identities and details about a fire that ensued following the attack.</i><p>A police officer and 40-year-old woman …

House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study shows

Dust from 1100 homes was surveyed to learn more about microbes that might exacerbate breathing problems and allergies ... or even have health benefits<p>If the steady build-up of grime, stains and crumbs on the floor is not enough to spur you to a home cleaning spree, then research on the bugs that …

Microbiology