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'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

Yazidis

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

The 20 photographs of the week

The deteriorating refugee crisis in Europe, wildcat mining in Peru, Milan fashion week – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Fashion Week

10 Questions to Ask Yourself From Positive Psychology

When I first meet with someone who is interested in therapy, I make sure to ask two important questions:<p><i>In what ways do you hope to make your life</i> …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com,</b><p><i>illustrations by Liz Fosslein and Mollie West</i> <i><br>Dear Extroverts,</i><p><i>We love your energy and excitement. But as</i> …

Psychology

Oscar shorts: you could watch them in your tea break - so why doesn’t anyone want to?

As Oscar season reaches its inevitable anticlimax this weekend – congratulations Team Revenant – cinemas across the country are littered with so-called prestige pictures, all eager to soak up the last few ounces of credibility that come with being an Oscar hopeful, before settling into a lifetime …

Animated Movies

J.J. Abrams Says '10 Cloverfield Lane' Is Not 'Cloverfield 2'

The new horror title is an original story that's a "spiritual successor" to the 2008 kaiju movie.<p>Despite the title, producer J.J. Abrams doesn't want …

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A Waterfall in Yosemite Has Turned Into a Glowing 'Firefall'

This one's worth chasing.<p>Yosemite National Park is filled with natural wonders all year-round, but if you happen to visit during the last few weeks …

Controversy as teenage boy wins competition aimed at getting girls into science

EDF Energy's Pretty Curious competition was designed to get girls into science - but won by a 13-year-old boy<p>There has been anger online after a boy won a competition designed to inspire school-aged girls to get involved in Stem subjects.<p>The EDF Energy's 'Pretty Curious' competition was aimed at …

The Economist Takes a Strange Turn on Science

In recent issues of <i>The Economist,</i> a strange habit has popped up: a reliance on a controversial climate skeptic for scientific climate consensus. Said …

Indian-origin scientists develop a new Wi-Fi system that uses 10,000 times less power

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have demonstrated that it is possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Scientists built a book-sized, protein-powered biocomputer

Supercomputers are absurdly impressive in terms of raw power, but it comes at a price: size and energy consumption. A multi-university team of researchers might've sidestepped that, though, with protein-powered biocomputers. Lund University notes that where this should really be helpful is with …