Gerrit Reijnders

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Ferguson protests should spark peaceful uprising of raised hands

I have watched with great despair and sadness the events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., this week after the fatal shooting by police of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American man.<p>Consecutive days of protest, interspersed with looting and violence, have captured the nation's …

Overkill

NEARLY every night, Felicia Pope’s house fills with smoke and tear gas. Her four-month-old granddaughter has no idea why the air stings her throat. …

Israel launches fresh air strikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire

The temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was in jeopardy on Tuesday after rockets were fired from Gaza, triggering a swift military and political response from Israel.<p>The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it was targeting "terror sites across the Gaza Strip" in retaliation, and the prime …

Manchester United 1-2 Swansea: 5 Premier League Talking Points

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United era began with a feeble 2-1 defeat to Swansea City.<p>Wayne Rooney cancelled out Ki Sung-yueng's opener but Gylfi …

Cancer patients dying early because of postcode lottery

Thousands of people are dying early of cancer every year because of an "inexcusable postcode lottery" in how quickly the NHS diagnoses and treats the disease, a leading charity warns.<p>Delays mean that cancer patients in some areas of England have up to a 61% higher risk of dying within a year of …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Workers of the world, log in

A LOT of room in an office is a sign either of a blossoming company or a shrivelling one. Happily for Frank Han, the empty space at Kenandy, a …

Players: 0; Colleges: $10,000,000,000

IT SOUNDS like a good deal. As millions of students struggle to pay for higher education, hundreds of universities offer full scholarships to the …

Back to Iraq

AMERICA’S last two presidents have got things wrong in Iraq in opposite ways. George W. Bush went into the country in 2003 guns blazing, with 148,000 …

Manchester United 2-1 Valencia: Marouane Fellaini Masks Cracks On Louis Van Gaal's Old Trafford Bow

The swag stores on Sir Matt Busby Way were splashed with orange as Manchester United supporters welcomed their first manager from outside the British …

Cliff Richard Raid: South Yorkshire Police Admits Leaking Information To The Media

A police force has admitted leaking information to the media about the raid on the home of Sir Cliff Richard.<p>The singer's luxury apartment in …

What Would Happen If Everyone On Earth Jumped At The Same Time?

What would happen if every single man, woman and child on Earth all jumped in the air at the exact same time?<p>Michael from Vsauce explains.

In the Brain, Memories Are Inextricably Tied to Place

A manmade virus that acts like “a remote control” for neurons helped psychologists research the connection.<p>It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: <i>“Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?”</i><p>Psychologists hypothesize that we lock in that memory by linking …

A 24-Year-Old Transport Engineer Is About To Free Her City From Car Ownership

Now, they're set to rub their transportation superiority in our faces.<p>Finland's capital, Helsinki, is about to launch a program that could virtually eliminate car ownership and give its residents the ability to plot an on-demand commute from their phones.<p>It's mostly the vision of Sonja Heikkilä, a …