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Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide

In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car. In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner. And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala., police shot an elderly man after his son asked them to make sure he was …

Law Enforcement

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

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Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

See Jerry Garcia's Most Astounding Paintings and Sketches Pictures

Dracula’s Heart<p>"An ink and crayon drawing captures a bit of humanity in Dracula, whose red eyes burn more with sadness than evil, his heart dangling …

Northern Lights

Watch these live streams from Ferguson, Missouri, as the city reacts

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is reacting tonight to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black youth, Michael Brown. Watch live on any of these video streams from people and news organizations on the scene.

Justice

Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

Cease-Fire in Ukraine Fails and Preparations for War Begin

The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had …

Russia

Rowling: I'll be 'just fine', but if it all goes badly wrong, other people will pay

Voters in the referendum are "being asked to play a game before they know the rules", JK Rowling has said, as she elaborated on why she gave a £1m donation to the campaign against independence.<p>Writing on Twitter, Rowling said she didn't donate the money "out of self-interest, but because I care …

Disney 2D Animation Veterans Team up for Steampunk Project HULLABALOO

Pink Floyd co-founder says new 'Wall' an anti-war protest film | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters says a new movie about his monumental, three-year remounting of the band’s famous “The Wall” album should be seen as a protest against the growing spread of armed conflict, rather than just a concert documentary.<p>Former Pink Floyd co-founder and …

A Mysterious Virus Is Infecting Children All Over The US

The virus is sweeping the Midwest and has also hit Colorado and some states in the South.<p>CNN reports that one Kansas City hospital has seen up to 30 children a day come in for treatment for the virus, which is similar to a cold, but with worse symptoms. About 15% of those children are placed in …