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Facebook offers explanation for controversial News Feed psychology experiment

"Our goal was never to upset anyone."<p>Facebook caused a stir over the weekend with the revelation that it had been altering the content of some users' News Feeds in an attempt to study the psychology behind what causes people to post emotional material. Now Adam Kramer, Facebook data scientist and …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

World Hunger Day: can Twitter end world hunger?

One eighth of the world's population - 842 million people - are currently living on less than 80p a day. Wednesday is World Hunger Day, and to raise awareness of the scale of the issue, once again the Global Poverty Project have challenged fundraisers to live on £1 a day for five days in their …

Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path.<p>Pope Francis …

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

Focus on Isla Vista killer is criticized

As he left UC Santa Barbara's memorial for victims of last week's rampage Tuesday evening, Matt Moore fumed about the attention being lavished on the man who caused the violence.<p>Elliot Rodger, 22, left behind videos and writings that vividly describe his life, his anger and his plan to kill people …