Andrew Jonsson

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Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …

These 1,500-Year-Old Teeth Prove the Bubonic Plague Isn’t Dead Yet

Researchers studying the teeth of two 1,500-year-old German victims of the Justinian plague have uncovered tiny bits of DNA that link the ancient …

Inside the CIA's Secret Polish Torture Site

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report by <i>The Washington Post</i> digs deep into one of the CIA's most important "black sites," a …

30 apocalyptic images from the protests in Kiev, Ukraine

<i>Editor’s note:</i> Ilya Varlamov is a photographer covering the protests and riots occurring in the Ukraine via his livejournal. His ground-level …

You know Rodney Graham, artist. Now meet Rodney Graham, coffee-shop owner

Rodney Graham takes a sip of tea and laughs at the notion he might be a home-baking fanatic on the quiet. "Not at all," the renowned Vancouver artist says, shaking his head.<p>We're sitting around the kitchen table of artist Shannon Oksanen (Graham's long-time muse) and her partner, photographer and …

Cambodia garment worker strike unravels | Business & Economy

<b>Phnom Penh, Cambodia -</b> An eerie silence came over theCanadia Industrial Park area on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Friday afternoon, minutes after soldiers fired automatic rifles into crowds of demonstrators supporting a nationwide garment worker strike.<p>Gunfire killed at least four people and …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

America Joins the Developed World, Thanks to Obamacare

I’m sitting here very early Christmas Eve morning staring at a chart from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. You know the …

U.S., Richard Branson Condemn Uganda's New Anti-Gay Bill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier today, the United States harshly criticized Uganda's new anti-gay bill, which aims to punish …

Syrian regime's barrel bomb assault on Aleppo kills hundreds

A brutal air campaign using barrel bombs has killed as many as 480 people in Northern Syria including dozens of children<p>Syrian air strikes killed 15 people, including three children, in Aleppo on Tuesday, as the regime pressed a blistering nine-day bombing campaign that has killed hundreds, a …

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Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections

<b>Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February.</b><p>Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva told a news conference it would not be fielding candidates, saying: "Thai politics is at a failed stage".<p>Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called the election …

NSA task force leader backs talks on amnesty for Snowden

The head of the National Security Agency task force assessing the effect of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden opened the door to the possibility of offering Snowden amnesty in exchange for documents -- though his boss is not on board with the idea.<p>In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," …

I accompanied someone to the police station to report a sexual assault, and this is what happened

Thai PM Yingluck dissolves parliament and calls election

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035280_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534437904_f8bf18d23c9b540618bb08b580b00317<p><b>Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and called an election after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.</b><p>All …

Controversial Pentagon Contract for Russian Helicopters Under Scrutiny

Top secret study recommended use of Russian helicopters to support Afghan troops.

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Our outrageous media created the Tea Party

<b>Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin (Reuters/Mike Segar/AP/Chris Carlson/Fox News/Salon)</b><p>How “melodrama, misrepresentative exaggeration and mockery” became the dominant tone on cable and talk radio<p>Jeffrey M. Berry • Sarah Sobieraj<p>December 7, 2013 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Outrage …