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Kos migrants: 'They said they'd give us papers, then locked us in like a prison'

After being held in a stadium on the Greek island, refugees tell of their ordeal – as immigration officials bemoan Kos mayor’s alleged lack of cooperation<p>“Water,” said the Syrian banker, who holds an accounting degree and an MBA. “All I want is water.” It was 2am on Thursday morning and Youssef, a …

Verge Fiction: Model Organisms

The chewing was what captured the tabloids' imagination. You could say it caught our attention, too. But we lived in the right neighborhoods, we knew. We lived in Park Slope and what was left of the Lower East Side. We lived in Astoria and Williamsburg. We would be fine.<p>Of course, the murders were …

Manhattan

Scientists Make The Case For A 6th Taste — But It's Less Than Tasty

To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers say they are ready to add a sixth taste — and its name is, well, a mouthful: "oleogustus."<p>Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for "a taste for fat."<p>"It is a sensation one would get from eating …

Galactic radio jets and dark matter

The afterglow of the Big Bang points to invisible dark matter, in places where galactic jets travel at near light speed.<p>Astronomers have used the …

Universe

Why Does Time Exist?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Shifting Time<p><b>About Sean Carroll's TED Talk</b><p>Cosmologist Sean Carroll tackles a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.<p><b>About Sean Carroll</b><p>Sean …