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‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in Northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and Facebook messages were still pouring in. The responses didn’t surprise the owners of Cox Farms, who had long taken politically charged stands on their …

Rights & Freedoms

LG Display delivers a 65-inch rollable OLED

Four years ago LG Display showed us an 18-inch OLED screen capable of rolling up like a newspaper and promised larger versions in the future. Now it's delivering, with a 65-inch OLED that's flexible enough to roll up and store when not in use. Besides this TV and its 88-inch 8K OLED, it's also back …

Edward Snowden made an app to protect your laptop

Wait, Snowden built an app?<p>Earlier this year, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Jacqueline Moudeina, the first female lawyer in Chad and a legendary human rights advocate who has worked tirelessly to bring former dictator Hissène Habré to justice. Habré was convicted of human rights abuses …

The purge in Saudi Arabia, explained

“It is the most volatile period in Saudi history in over a half-century.”<p>Mohammed bin Salman, the ambitious 32-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia, is rounding up the opposition — specifically, the opposition inside his own royal family.<p>Over the weekend, Saudi police arrested an astonishing 11 …

Saudi Arabia

The best winter sun destinations

The burning questions: Where's the best place to spend Christmas on the beach? Where's hot in February and March when we haven't seen the sun for …

We Shall Overcome: The Power Of Protest Songs

“I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar, it meant that you were a protest singer,” sang <b>Morrissey</b> on The Smiths’ song ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’. …

War With North Korea Starts to Look Inevitable

Pyongyang’s and Washington’s miscalculation and misconception could lead to the worst outcomes.<p>“We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we …

Britain flouting duty to protect citizens from toxic air pollution – UN

Exclusive: Special rapporteur’s mission finds government has violated obligation to protect people’s lives and health<p>The UK government is “flouting” its duty to protect the lives and health of its citizens from illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution, according to the UN’s special rapporteur …

The 70-Year-Old Trends You're Still Wearing Today

Our favourite part about looking at what people wore 50, 60, or 70 years ago is not pointing out what’s different about our styles—we’re much more …

Fashion Trends

For Trump and the US right, breaking the nuclear taboo has always been thinkable

Launching a nuclear war against North Korea would teach China and Russia that it is morally and practically acceptable<p>In November 1950, when North Korean forces had the US military on the run, President Truman held an infamous press conference during which he threatened to declare nuclear war.<p>After …

Alzheimer's disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how to stop it

Scientists identified a sequence of events involving immune cells and proteins that become abnormal in Alzheimer's disease. They suggest that this …

5 useless human body parts left over from evolution

Your body is walking proof of evolution, but some parts have grown unnecessary over time. Here are five useless body parts left over from evolution.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Biology

'Not all heroes wear capes': Cyclist pulls hilarious prank on Google Street View car

Google Street View can throw up some pretty bizarre images, with the latest unusual sight captured on a quiet road in Australia.<p>A cheeky cyclist has won online praise for pulling out an impromptu dance move behind a Google Maps car in Victoria.<p>The mystery man decided to dab for the cameras down the …

Can game theory end world conflict?

Robert J. Aumann isn’t only famous for his long white beard and deep sense of wisdom. He’s also renowned for a string of controversies. On one hand, …

Bird Photographer of the Year 2017 – in pictures

Winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, from awe-inspiring action shots to charming portraits, featured in a new book celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year

The Edward Weston Nude That Took Photography to New Heights

We expose the story behind the image-maker’s most celebrated nude study, a paragon of Modernist photography<p><i>This month marks the release of a trilogy</i> …

Elie Wiesel – obituary

Elie Wiesel, who has died aged 87, was the most eloquent witness to the great catastrophe to which he was one of the first to give the name “Holocaust”.<p>Wiesel grew up experiencing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust – he survived hard labour, forced marches, starvation, disease, beatings and …

Donald Trump praises Britons for taking 'their country back,' but only after he promotes his golf resort

Donald Trump stood on his renovated golf course in Scotland and promoted the sprinkler system, the luxury suites and the “greatest par 3 anywhere in the world” before praising British voters’ decision to leave the<p>European Unionand bashing President Obama andHillary Clintonfor urging them to …

Donald Trump

Meet the 75%: the young people who voted to remain in the EU

How does it feel to be one of the 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds who voted to remain in the European Union?<p>Follow our Tumblr The 75%, collecting responses from young remainers<p>According to polling data from YouGov, 75% of 18- to 24-year-olds voted to remain in the European Union. On Friday, the UK voted …

12 Secrets to Happiness, According to Science

A lot of people think that achieving happiness is a matter of seeing good things from the outside and absorbing it in. However, science reveals that …

Happiness

Youth vote targeted for registration before EU referendum

On campuses and in cafes across the UK, groups are organising to ensure that young Britons turn out on 23 June<p>Only 23 days remain until the 7 June deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum, and Amy Longland, a 22-year-old student at Nottingham university, is campaigning hard. She is …

Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East by Nicolas Pelham

Sectarianism is the hall-mark of the deadly collapse of the Arab nation-state, argues a thought-provoking new book. The Ottomans managed better.<p>It’s hardly surprising, given the mayhem and misery across the Middle East, that people who know and care about the region are scratching their heads …

When has negotiating with Israel ever helped the Palestinians?

<b>To the editor:</b> Danny Danon, Israel's ambassador to the<p>United Nations, writes that "the modern history of Israeli-Arab peace-making has taught us that only direct negotiations between the two sides can actually achieve results." ("Israel's U.N. ambassador: Direct diplomacy is the only way to peace," …

Israel

Recipe for ISIS Disaster: Sunni Terrorism. Western Bombs. Repeat.

The first Western journalist to embed with ISIS on why Western bombs won’t defeat it.<p>The West has been waging its war on terror for 14 years. The …

Middle East

The U.S. could feel the Bern for decades as Sanders plans to reform democracy

On Thursday afternoon, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took to the stage in a lush park in Springfield, Ore., and did something unusual. He departed from his usual stump speech and began talking about the future of the Democratic Party.<p>To reform a broken electoral system, the party needed to embrace …

Tony Blair: the former PM for hire

Emails show oil firm questioned complex structure of Blair’s company, and reveal his closeness to Chinese leadership<p>Revealed: Blair courted Chinese leaders for Saudi prince’s oil firm<p>When Jonathan Powell, the gatekeeper to the corporate empire of Tony Blair, sat down to lunch with the former Saudi …

Is Hillary Clinton more dangerous than Donald Trump?

The "Warrior Queen" could be worse for world stability than an isolationist Trump.

Government
Israel

'What's happening is fascism': artists respond to Israel's 'war on culture'

Banned books, fines for theatre groups, playlists for radios, funding axed for ‘disloyal’ art … do Israel’s artists feel under attack from culture minister, and ex-brigadier-general, Miri Regev?<p>The term “loyalty in culture bill” sounds like something out of Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, last …