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Researchers Have Created Google Maps For The Human Body

Take a Street View tour of your cells.<p>Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have unveiled world-first technology that …

A US Soldier And Iraq Veteran Died Trying To Topple An African Dictatorship Last Month

The Neutrality Act makes it illegal for Americans to plot the violent takeover of any country with which the US is not at war. The two men who were charged, Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, a successful businessman living in Texas and a former US Army officer living in Minnesota, respectively, were …

Africa

Hedge Fund Manager Kyle Bass Is Going After Big Pharma And Its 'BS Patents'

"We'll have a separate pharmacy vehicle. We've dedicated half of our resources over the past six months to this," Bass told conference attendees.<p>According to the conference attendee, Bass called it a "short activist strategy."<p>Bass, the founder of Hayman Capital, was speaking at the Skagen New …

When T.S. Eliot Invented the Hipster

The original cuffed-trouser urbanite on the hunt for authenticity—and undercutting it with his own self-consciousness—was J. Alfred Prufrock.<p>January 4 marks 50 years since the death of poet T. S. Eliot. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of one of Eliot’s most famous poems, “The Love Song …

Literature

Obama on death of Mario Cuomo: He was a 'determined champion of progressive values'

President Barack Obama praised former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday, as "a determined champion of progressive values."<p>Noting Cuomo's upbringing as "an Italian Catholic kid from Queens, born to immigrant parents," Obama said the late former governor "paired his faith in God and faith …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

The stakeout: French President François Hollande gets taste of love, American-style

The media team camped all night outside the ritzy apartment building, waiting for a prominent politician to visit his presumed paramour. The photographer snapped the alleged cheater arriving in the evening and exiting in the morning. ¶ Gotcha! In the United States, it’d be a great stakeout, maybe …

Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks | Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Security forces in Honduras have seized 2,852 wooden sticks stuffed with cocaine paste in the Caribbean port of Puerto Cortes, police said on Tuesday.<p>The paste, which serves as the basis for making cocaine, was found inside the sticks shipped in four of eight containers that …

Layered Resin and Paint Blend in Strikingly Psychedelic Paintings

Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley uses resin and paint to create vibrant, abstract shapes that blossom organically across large-scale panels. Pools of resin form the base of his striking creations, while drips and broad strokes of paint are layered endlessly in mesmerizing patterns that catch the …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Entertainment

There’s more to media than posting links on Facebook and Twitter

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Waa<p>The Nieman Journalism Lab has been posting a number of great forecasts — both serious and funny — …

The Best Fashion Documentaries on Netflix

The best documentaries offering an inside look at the fashion industry—from the stylish streets of New York to backstage at the biggest runway shows.<p><b>1) Unzipped, 1995</b>Starring iconic '90s supers such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, <i>Unzipped</i> offers a behind-the-scenes look into the fashion …

Oscar de la Renta

Social Media Generates Social Capital: Implications for City Resilience and Disaster Response

A new empirical and peer-reviewed study provides “the first evidence that online networks are able to produce social capital. In the case of bonding …

The Humane Interrogation Technique That Actually Works

A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.<p>The Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week found that the CIA tortured terror suspects by, among other things, putting …

At Least 348,000 Migrants Risked Death At Sea This Year, U.N. Says

ISTANBUL -- The United Nations’ refugee agency slammed the international community today for “losing its focus on saving lives” as hundreds of thousands of people risk death at sea in search of a better life.<p>At least 348,000 people have made dangerous and illegal sea voyages this year in an attempt …

New immigration fight: Assimilation

It’s not border security. It’s not “amnesty.”<p>But it is another flash point for conservatives when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform: how to make newly naturalized immigrants fit in better in America.<p>These conservatives prefer the term “assimilation” for the provisions in the current …

New Evidence Shows the Latest Immigrants to America Are Following in Our History’s Footsteps

The story of immigrants in our nation is about newcomers integrating into our society and then strengthening our culture and especially our economy. …

Comparing Immigrant Assimilation in North America and Europe | Manhattan Institute

This is the third in a series of Center for State and Local Leadership reports on the state of immigrant assimilation—the degree of similarity …

Do We Really Want Immigrants to Assimilate?

A few years ago Nathan Glazer posed the question: “Is Assimilation Dead?” His answer was yes, more or less—certainly as a national ideal or policy …

World Series completes immigrant’s assimilation in America

According to the speeches given at my naturalization ceremony, the day marked my profound metamorphosis from an ex-Ukrainian refugee into an …

Study: Latinos Learn English Faster Than Past Immigrants

Many who oppose high levels of Latino immigration argue that these new immigrants don't learn English as quickly as prior waves of European …

Mapping the European Union's Massive Crackdown on Immigrants

As EU member states cooperated on a two-week operation intended to track and penalize illegal immigration, a group of activists worked to track police activity in real time.<p><i>A banner at a protest against immigation raids in Berlin. Photo via Flickr user Markus Winkler</i><p>This month saw the largest …

There is no such thing as ‘immigrants’ – only Poles, Yanks, Somalis…

There was much glee about yesterday’s publication of a report into the economic impact of immigration, which concluded eastern Europeans had provided a net benefit of £4.4 billion to the UK economy.<p>There was far less mention of the fact that immigrants from outside Europe in the same period cost …

Congressmen Link Obama’s Immigration Policy To Terrorism

Undocumented immigrants who apply for President Obama’s latest executive action on immigration relief could be using fraudulent documents and may …

Sweden's left-wing government collapses over immigration policy

The left-of-center government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has been forced to call new elections less than three months after taking office. …

Illegal Immigrant Identification Card: New York City Vows New Immigration Policy Will Fight Fraud

Illegal immigrants living in the most populous city in the United States will soon be able to obtain identification cards needed to access government …