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A First Black Professor Remembers Her Segregated Education

<i>Each week,</i> Weekend Edition Sunday <i>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</i><p>Hortense McClinton has lived with a remarkable sense of determination — for 95 years.<p>Her father's parents were slaves, and McClinton grew up …

English Catholics were tricked out of their babies too

We need to look closer to home (Scandal of Chile's baby-snatching priests, 16 May). Thousands of young unmarried girls in the UK were in a similar position in the 1950s to 70s. I like many others was coerced into giving up my baby in the 1965 by the Catholic church. My only crime was that I was not …

Satisfaction Guaranteed with the Gudauskas

Dane and Tanner Gudauskas, keeping themselves entertained between sessions in the Caribbean. Photo: Ellis<p>Surf and travel go hand-in-hand, but the …

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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Need Advil Or A Condom? Call Up A Drone

QuiQui (pronounced “quicky”), a new startup, is taking advantage of a recent court decision that made commercial drones legal to fly below 500 feet. …

The actress who helped Lincoln defeat the Confederacy

Pauline Cushman donned disguises, dodged death and secretly slipped behind enemy lines as a Civil War spy<p>Christina Drill<p>May 19, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Narratively.<p>It was awfully humid inside the Mozart Hall theater in Louisville, Kentucky, on one Saturday night in …

Is Amazon ruining dating in Seattle?

The company’s rapid expansion has brought severe gender imbalance to the city — and things are only getting worse<p>Ej Dickson<p>May 18, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Tech consultant/writer and Seattle native Jeff …

Melbourne's population forecast to hit 7.7 million by 2051

More development will occur in established parts of Melbourne as the city swells to almost 8 million people by 2051.<p>There will be five metropolitan subregions, with the southern and northern areas to absorb the biggest growth.<p>People should be able to reach services and facilities within a 20-minute …

'Cosmos' recap: 'The Immortals' and the origins of life

Everyone has had to grapple, eventually, with the stark realization that he or she will one day die. It's what makes our short human lives so precious -- and what drives so many to seek out ways to cheat death and live on. That's what lies at the heart of this week's episode of "Cosmos," …

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