Dominic McCaffrey

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Why can straight white men have sex with men without social consequences?

White men have more room to push sexual boundaries without being immediately being treated like they have a pathological problem<p>If I have learned anything in my life so far, it’s that the only group of people more obsessed with touching a penis than gay men is straight ones. Promise.<p>I began …

LGBTQI

This guy went to great lengths to prank airline passengers flying over his house

IF YOU LIVED below a busy flight path, you’d probably just have to grin and bear it.<p>Not this guy, though.<p>Living just beside the airport in the US …

News (Ireland)

Megabus Gold 'luxury' sleeper service: seven things you need to know

<b>1. It’s cheap - from £15 for a bed (plus booking fee)</b><p>You would be hard pressed to find a rail fare from London to Scotland for just £15 (plus 50p booking fee) - particularly one including a bed, power socket and Wi-Fi.<p><b>2. The decor is surprisingly tasteful</b><p>Unlike the lurid blue-and-yellow livery of …

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Rights & Freedoms

Tim Farron profile: The Lib Dems' leader-in-waiting

As the activists' darling launches his re-election campaign in the Lake District, he struggles to deflect questions about his next move.<p>Tim Farron is …

L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people.<p>"You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said.<p>But during a recent period of World History, Vanessa and …

Education “reformers'” new big lie: Charter schools become even more disastrous

The more so-called reformers push vouchers and school choice, the worse it works out — for everyone<p>What fun we had recently with North Carolina's recently elected U.S. senator, Republican Thom Tillis, who insisted we didn't need government regulations to compel restaurant employees to wash their …

Education

The Zeppelin: Aboard ‘the hotel in the sky’

Zeppelins like the Hindenburg offered the most luxurious air travel ever. What was it like to travel in one? Jonathan Glancey looks back on a design classic many wish would return.<p>Test flights over California in recent months of the prototype Aeroscraft, the first of a new generation of fully rigid …

Aviation

Chart: Which country has the world's largest army throughout history?

Martin Vargic made a very interesting chart that shows what the world's largest army was throughout history, from 2500 BC until now. He split up the …

No one was “gay” in the 18th century: why we must not rewrite history with today’s terms

The danger of using current terminology and identities when discussing the past, especially marginalised and oppressed pasts, is that it results in …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

This app lets you unlock your Mac with Touch ID

First introduced with the iPhone 5s, Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to unlock your iPhone and iPad. And now, thanks to a new app, it’s also one of the easiest and most convenient ways to unlock your Mac.<p>Called FingerKey, this new utility works by …