Alexis Sabrina Barone

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Slow-twitch vs. Fast-twitch Muscle Fibers

If you watch sports on TV, at some point you’ve probably heard a commentator talk about an athlete having explosive or powerful muscles. For example, …

Pope Francis brings tough love to America

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> America may be in for some tough love from the Pope.<p>After a lifetime of watching the world's most affluent and powerful nation from afar, Pope Francis walked on U.S. soil for the first time Tuesday, at the age of 78, when he arrived in Washington from Cuba.<p>He's assured of a warm …

Christianity

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Pocahontas' tribe, the Pamunkey of Virginia, finally recognized by U.S.

The tidal river that surrounds this spit of scrubby land has long functioned like a moat that rises and falls through the day.<p>A single road connects the reservation's sycamore, poplars and modest houses with miles of cornfields that separate the tribe from large retail stores and suburban office …

Peru rescues group seized by Shining Path decades ago

Peruvian security forces have rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held by the Shining Path armed group in a remote jungle region, government officials have said.<p>Anti-terrorism police chief Jose Baella said on Saturday that some of the …

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation review – all guns blazing, almost constantly

Five films and nearly 20 years into the <i>Mission: Impossible</i> movie franchise, it’s still hard not to feel nostalgic for the original 60-70s TV series, the most rigorously formulaic thriller show ever. Each time the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) set about a new task, the viewer had to piece together …

Hong Kong 'breast walk' held over court ruling

Wearing a rainbow of patterned bras over their shirts, dozens of protesters have gathered outside Hong Kong's police headquarters to protest against the conviction of Ng Lai-ying, who was deemed guilty of assaulting a police officer with her breast during a protest.<p>Lai-ying was sentenced to …

White God; Good Kill; Woman in Gold; Insurgent; La Jetée; Sans Soleil; Level Five; The Case of the Grinning Cat – review

Stray dogs go on the rampage in Kornél Mundruczó’s vicious twist on man-mutt relations, while Ethan Hawke is silent but deadly<p>There are films about dogs that are expressly for dog lovers, films about dogs designed to needle cynophobics, and then there’s <b>White God</b> (Metrodome, 15), a film about dogs …

Amy Schumer responds to open letter about Lafayette theater Trainwreck shooting

Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter calling for her become a voice against gun violence in the wake of the shooting during a screening of</i> …

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Obama to call for '30-day shot clock' on stolen consumer data, protections for student privacy

President Obama will call for new legislation this week protecting data belonging to consumers and students in the US. The Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would demand that hacked American companies inform customers within 30 days if their data has been stolen, while the Student Data …

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than …

Israeli film-makers call for end to Gaza conflict: 'We do not seek revenge'

A group of Israeli film-makers have issued a joint statement condemning the current Israeli military action against Palestinian targets in Gaza, and the attacks by Hamas on Israel.<p>At a press conference during the Jerusalem film festival, the likes of Keren Yedaya and Shira Geffen read out the names …