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Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

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Ukrainian Protester Says He Was Kidnapped, Beaten, and Crucified

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Ukrainian anti-government protester who had been missing for eight days resurfaced on Friday, …

22 Animated GIFs That Are Up For Their Own Version Of The Oscars

If the ultimate signifier of a medium’s acceptance into popular culture is a lavish awards ceremony, then the animated GIF has finally arrived. They’re called the .GIFYs — it stands for GIF of the Year, and it should be pronounced ‘jiffies’ according to .GIF creator Steven Wilhite — and they are …

Could Apple be using sapphire glass for a solar-charging iPhone 6 screen?

There’s been a lot of talk about sapphire glass since Apple(s aapl) CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News last week. But aside from …

Northern Cyprus votes to legalise gay sex

Northern Cyprus, the last jurisdiction in Europe where gay sex between consenting adults was illegal, has voted to remove the offence from its statute books.<p>Turkish Cypriot deputies passed an amendment on Monday repealing a colonial-era law that punished homosexual acts with up to five years in …

Guns hurt or kill 10,000 children in the U.S. each year: study

School shootings unnerve Americans, but the number of children injured or killed in those tragic events is just a fraction of the young people harmed by firearms each year in the United States, a new study finds.<p>Injuries from firearms send more than 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average …

Hopes for first womb transplant baby

The world's first ever birth from a transplanted womb could be imminent as doctors successfully introduce an embryo into a Swedish woman's body<p>A woman is on course to become the first in the world to give birth from a transplanted womb, after doctors successfully introduced an embryo into her …

Xu Zhiyong sentenced to four years in prison

Chinese government jails Xu Zhiyong, a liberal legal scholar, for four years in crackdown on dissent<p>One of China's leading law scholars has been jailed for four years in a case that has deeply dismayed the country's liberals.<p>A statement from Beijing's No.1 Intermediate Court said Xu Zhiyong, 40, …

Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. (Believe me, I've been there.)<p>But a solid body of research suggests that expectant mothers should be walking away with the opposite message: Pregnancy …

Britain sends warships to aid destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, agreed to destroy his country's chemical weapons stockpile following international condemnation of the sarin gas attacks on his own people<p>Britain is sending Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose to assist in the international effort to remove Syria's chemical …

School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in …

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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

Robert Gates on the emotions he felt when writing condolence letters<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The news from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' interviews with NPR and other news outlets — notably, how he uses a new book to criticize many in the White House — has now been widely reported.<p>But we also …