Alex Henry

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All Europeans are related if you go back just 1,000 years, scientists say

A genetic survey concludes that all Europeans living today are related to the same set of ancestors who lived 1,000 years ago. And you wouldn't have to go back much further to find that everyone in the world is related to each other.<p>"We find it remarkable because it's counterintuitive to us," …

'Do Me A Solid,' Diplomat Rodman Says To North Korea's Kim

America's unlikeliest link to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reached out to his friend in a bid to have an American citizen released from one of the communist nation's notorious labor camps.<p>"I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut …

The Best and Worst Countries for Moms, in One Map

The U.S. has the most newborn deaths in the industrialized world.<p>This Mother's Day, you might find the best-off <i>äiti</i>s in Finland, and the worst-off <i>mamans</i> in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those are the best and worst countries for moms, respectively, according to one international ranking …

Russian deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov forced to resign after Vladimir Putin lambasts cabinet

Russia's deputy prime minister Vladislav Surkov, a key figure once dubbed the Kremlin's "puppet master", has resigned, dealing a blow to prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.<p>Mr Surkov, a former ally of President Vladimir Putin, served as a Kremlin adviser for 12 years before being put in charge of …

What We Learned About Benghazi: Incompetence, but No Cover-Up

Moving hearings on Capitol Hill don't turn up any evidence that the Obama Administration deliberately misled Congress or the nation.<p>There was tragic incompetence, plainly, in the Obama Administration's handling of the Benghazi attacks, and even possibly some political calculation. It is a record …

Boris Berezovsky buried in low-key ceremony

The mercurial Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was buried on Wednesday in a deliberately low-key ceremony in Surrey, some six weeks after he was …

The 10 Most Famous Professors Teaching College Courses Right Now

But if you add a level of fame to that mix, students will really pay attention.<p>From former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, we found the most famous professors teaching college courses right now.

A 17th-Century Russian Community Living in 21st-Century Alaska

This clan has traveled from Russia through China, Brazil, and Oregon to make a home in the remote north, struggling to avoid modernization.<p>Father Nikolai says that candles represent a little sacrifice. They cost the members of the congregation a dollar, which goes to the upkeep of the church.<p>On a …

From Henry VIII to Nelson: how historical figures could look today – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/gallery/2013/may/02/television-secret-life-historical-figures-today<p>720<p>Yesterday's Secret Life of … series …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

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