Amy Hicks

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Note to media: Get used to calling Manning “she” because there’ll be many more like her

The media tied themselves into knots on Thursday (Aug. 22) when the person they had known until then as Bradley Manning, sentenced a day earlier to 35 years for leaking government secrets to Wikileaks, announced that she was a woman named Chelsea. Reporting this, some newspapers ended up where you …

LGBTQI

Hong Kong police smash crime ring

<b>Police in Hong Kong have arrested more than 1,800 people in a crackdown on the organised crime gangs known as triads.</b><p>They raided about 2,500 properties - including discos, massage parlours and nightclubs - in a month-long operation covering Macau and parts of mainland China, as well as Hong …

Hong Kong

Drones: the future of war - as well as agriculture and transport

America’s drone industry is looking forward to a 'gold-rush’ future away from the war on terrorism, writes Raf Sanchez in Washington<p>Just like its Reaper and Predator cousins, it can scour remote valleys for hours on end, relaying vital information back to base.<p>But rather than the mountains of …

The Most Awesomely Eighties 1980s Music Videos

From big hair to big budgets, remember the kinds of gems that ruled the age of MTV<p>Remember how, like, totally awesome MTV was back in the Eighties? …

The Best (Nonfiction) Baseball Books...

<b>Baseball's hold on the American</b> imagination may have loosened somewhat in recent decades, thanks to the NFL, NBA, and, uh, NASCAR, but no other sport has inspired the wealth of literature that baseball has. From memoirs and biographies to essays and historical accounts, here are twenty immensely …

Books

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

Big Pic: Sunrise Over A Dark Earth, As Seen From The ISS

Plus, some cool clouds that form only high above the Earth over polar regions<p>Here's what the land of the midnight sun actually looked like at 12:15 am local time, August 4. Astronauts in the International Space Station snapped this photo as they crossed over the Aleutian Islands. If the foreground …

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …